Knicks Important Week Overview
The New York Knicks will face three out of the four teams they are versing this week at home, Madison Square Garden. The only other place they are playing is the last game of the week in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena. The teams that Knicks will be playing this week consist of the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings, the Indiana Pacers, and finally the Detroit Pistons.
Knicks vs Warriors
Knicks vs Warriors Matchup Importance
This is less of an important matchup for the Knicks compared to the other teams they verse this week. Although, this can be a very keen one for them to win and sweep the season series between the Warriors. This is also a non-conference matchup between the two teams and will be quality if one team can steal the win as both teams are barely in the playoffs picture. The Knicks won their last matchup against the Warriors this season with a total score of 119 to 104. These two teams look to dual it out once but this time at Madison Square Garden.
The predicted winner of this game is very relied on the injuries on the Warriors’ side. With Stephen Curry missing the last game against the Charlotte Hornets due to a late Illness report. Curry as of now is a game-time decision for the game. Hypothetically if Curry does come back the predicted winner by a slight edge are the Warriors despite the Knicks winning the last matchup. If Curry doesn’t come back the Knicks are the predicted winner.
The Knicks vs Warriors game is set to be played on February 23 which is a Tuesday. The game will start at 7:30 PM EST. Additionally, the game will be played in New York at Madison Square Garden. The Warriors injury report consists of Stephen Curry with an Illness who is a game-time decision, Klay Thompson with an Achilles tear who is out indefinitely, Kevon Looney with an ankle sprain who is a game-time decision, and Marquese Chriss with a broken leg who is out indefinitely. The Knicks injury report consists of Austin Rivers with an illness who is a game-time decision and Mitchell Robinson with a fractured hand who is out.
Knicks vs Kings
Knicks vs Kings Matchup Importance
This is an important matchup for the Knicks as they can take advantage of the lost Kings. The Kings are coming off their seven straight loss and all their momentum has fallen from their good strides in the season. This is also a non-conference matchup between the two teams which would be a very viable one if the Knicks can win to further boost their playoff chances. The Knicks lost their last matchup against the Kings this season with a total score of 103-94. The teams are going to face one another again this season although this time at Madison Square Garden.
Although the Knicks lost their last matchup against the Kings, this matchup the Knicks are the predicted winner. This is because the Kings are coming off a big losing streak which of right now is seven. Also, they are possibly going to miss an important role player in Harrison Barnes. It is much later in the season than it previously was last time and the Knicks are becoming a much more developed team.
The Knicks vs Kings game is set to be played on February 25 which is a Thursday. The game will start at 7:30 PM EST. Additionally, the game will be played in New York at Madison Square Garden. The Kings injury report consists of Harrison Barnes with a left foot strain who is a game-time decision, Glenn Robinson with a personal issue who is out, and Chimezie Metu with a fractured right wrist who is out. The Knicks injury report consists of Austin Rivers with an Illness who is a game-time decision and Mitchell Robinson with a fractured hand who is out.
Knicks vs Pacers
Knicks vs Pacers Matchup Importance
This is the most important and significant matchup for the Knicks this whole week. The Pacers currently sit at 4th in the Eastern Conference and the Knicks at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Although, they are only a mere two games separate from each other. In addition to this, this is a conference matchup, unlike the first two matchups New York has this week. So, they need to capitalize on this game. Both teams already met twice before this season with each team winning a game so this last game will decide who wins the season series.
Either team can win this game if they start off strong and not give the lead-up. The slight edge goes to New York as the predicted winner for this matchup. The Pacers have fallen into a mid-season problem only being one game above .500. The Knicks are known for their stellar defense and if they execute a good game plan against Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon the Knicks can pull this important victory out.
The Knicks vs Pacers game is set to be played on February 27 which is a Saturday. The game will start at 8:00 PM EST. The game will also be played in New York at Madison Square Garden. The Pacers injury report consists of T.J. Warren with a stress fracture in his left foot who is out indefinitely and Caris LeVert with a small mass found on his kidney who is out indefinitely. The Knicks injury report consists of Mitchell Robinson with a fractured hand who it out.
Knicks vs Pistons
Knicks vs Pistons Matchup Importance
This is a key matchup for the Knicks. This is because the Knicks can take advantage of the Pistons who are the worst team in the Eastern Conference. This could be an easy win they could pick up and move up within the Eastern Conference. This will be the first time the Knicks would verse the Pistons in the regular season even though they faced them twice in the pre-season. Overall, this would be a good win the Knicks can get against the dreadful Pistons.
The predicted winner of this matchup undoubtedly goes to the Knicks. They have a farther more superior defense to the Pistons which will lock up any of the plays the Pistons will run. Also, the Pistons are missing valuable pieces such as Blake Griffin and Delon Wright so they will have no answers trying to play against the Knicks.
The Knicks vs Pistons game is set to be played on February 28 which is a Sunday. The game will start at 8:00 PM EST. The game will be played in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena contradictory to where the Knicks will play most of their games this week. The Pistons injury report consists of Blake Griffin with a not injury-related issue who is out, Delon Wright with a grade 2 right groin strain who is out, Jahlil Okafor with a lateral meniscus in his left knee who is out, and finally Killian Hayes with a hip injury who is out. The Knicks injury report consists of Mitchell Robinson with a fractured hand who it out.