Pulling this completely out of my ass, but I would think that it would have to be beneficial to be the home team in the first game of a home and home series. Doesn’t that just seem like it makes sense? You have the better chance of winning the first game and then you’re playing with a game in hand for the next game. So I think it is a good thing that the Knicks start tonight’s home and home at MSG.
Home and homes are weird, by the way. I don’t get the purpose of them. It’s not like the Knicks play the Hornets a lot, why burn through two of the games right away?
Anyhow, the Knicks host the Hornets tonight. They will get Joakim Noah back tonight, so it will be interesting to see how they work him into a rotation that looked pretty darn good with Porzingis at the 5 and Melo at the 4 for most of the game. Hopefully he works in well. I really like Noah a lot, and I’d hate for him to be in a weird situation where the team looks better without him. So hopefully they win tonight and he gets 53 rebounds and 17 blocked shots.
Let’s go, Knicks!