Today is a major test for the Knicks, as they host the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks. During the period known as “Linsanity,” the Knicks have had a relatively easy schedule, with the win over the Lakers being the only win against a really good team. So this has led the media to throw in a bunch of “well, let’s see them do it against good teams.” Today is just that sort of matchup. The Mavericks come in riding a six-game winning streak against some good teams all the while dealing with significant injuries. Shawn Marion has been outstanding on defense as of late, and he’ll likely see a lot of time as the “Lin-Stopper,” so let’s hope that Lin can adjust well and maybe make a few less careless passes.
Melo is out for today, Baron Davis will likely only play in a blowout and D’Antoni apparently wants to get JR Smith some practice time before throwing him into the mix. I bet Smith gets in there, though (and hopefully the Knicks are up by enough that Davis gets some burn, as well). Bill Walker is out, so Iman Shumpert will get the start in his place (even more reason for Smith to see some burn).
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