I’m writing this early Sunday morning, so as of right this moment, I do not know if the great Anthony Davis will be playing in today’s game. For the sake of the Knicks’ chances of winning this game, I hope that he does not. For the sake of Knick fans getting to see one of the greats of the modern NBA, I hope that he does, especially since the Pelicans have been doing quite poorly this season even with Davis playing.
If he doesn’t play, then this really ought to be a victory for the Knicks. Playing at home against a Pelicans team without Davis whose backup guards are Ish Smith and Toney Douglas (who combined to shoot 2-16 in their last game)? That should really be a win.
Getting a win today is also big because after a rematch on Tuesday with the Charlotte Hornets where the Knicks look to avenge their recent close loss (or, as Kevin Udwary would put it, a win in all ways except in the eyes of the NBA) to the Hornets on Tuesday, the Knicks play some tough teams for the rest of the month. It would be very nice to get to .500 before that stretch and to do so, they really need to win today.
So let’s go Knicks!