Two days after hosting the No. 2 team in the Eastern Conference in a 121-112 loss to the Boston Celtics, the struggling New York Knicks welcome the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors to Madison Square Garden on Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
Talk about a devastating 1-2 punch, for a team that's long been on the ropes.
After a brief reprieve -- a 120-113 decision at Orlando on Thursday that was the Knicks' first win since Jan. 30 -- New York must halt the NBA's best scoring offense, two days after trying to fend off the league's second-best scoring defense.
New York knew the storm into which it was heading for the two-game set, but that doesn't make it any easier.
"They're going to be tough," center Kyle O'Quinn said. "Obviously Boston and Golden State are two much different teams than an Orlando Magic team who has good guys, I love those guys out there, but much different squad. They present some challenges. They have dynamic bigs that are pretty good. Both have all-star caliber players that I think if we go out there, play as hard as we can and believe in ourselves, we'll give ourselves a chance like we did in Orlando." >> Read more
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