The Knicks were helped out earlier today by Toronto, who defeated the Hawks (with Kyle Korver out, the Hawks could be due for a lot more losses – they seem to be one of those teams where they really cannot withstand a loss to two of their big guys. They survived okay without Horford but when they lost Millsap they collapsed. Now with Korver missing two games, they’ve lost both of them. Hopefully it continues). So if the Knicks beat the Cavaliers tonight, the Knicks will be just three games back of the Hawks in the loss column (I say “just” but that’s actually still a significant deficit).
Annoyingly, Luol Deng will play tonight. Also annoyingly, Iman Shumpert will not (flu-like symptoms). One thing I will say is that the Knicks better freakin’ keep Shump away from Chandler – that guy has the immune system of an infant and the Knicks cannot afford to lose him to the flu. Chandler has been beasting of late.
Anyhow, this is a big game. Let’s hope that the Knicks pull it off.
Let’s go Knicks!