Knicks @ Pistons (Game 38 - London): Jan. 17th, 3:00 PM EST
New York Knicks: 24-13 (10-8 on road)
Detroit Pistons: 14-24 (10-10 at “home”)
Head-to-Head: Knicks Lead 1-0
TV: MSG, NBATV
I put the home in quotes for the Pistons since this is essentially a road game for both teams as they are playing in London today/tonight.
The big news is, yes… the Knicks and Pistons are playing in London. Carmelo and Tyson are making their return after capturing gold here over the summer.
But, the BIG big news for the game… Iman Shumpert is making his season debut.
I want him to have the same impact on our team as Avery Bradly had with the Celtics. When Avery game back, the Celtics defensive mindset completely changed. The “want” was back.
I don’t expect that with Iman right away, but that’s the eventual.
All we need from Iman? Play defense, get out in transition and maybe run the point from time to time (not a lot though). That’s all.
Key Matchup: Tyson (coming off the flu) vs. Greg Monroe - Monroe is really the only decent player on the Pistons.
Over/Under Game Put your guesses in the reply or comment section (either say under or over the values below). In case of a tie, it won’t count as right. Guess 5 out of 5 right, I’ll feature your name/blog in the post game write up:
- Shumpert Minutes: 15
- Carmelo Points: 30
- Monroe Assists: 3
- Drummond Blocks: 2 (I’m a big fan of Drummond, feel like there’s a lot of potential there, just needs to be coached and groomed)
- Shumpert Steals: 2
Early game today (3:00pm EST) - if you have access to TV during the day… consider yourself lucky, ha.
Betting Line: Knicks by 4.5 (O/U 196.5)
Prediction: Knicks 104, Pistons 91
Prediction Record: 24-13