Pre-Game Report: Knicks vs. Thunder 1.14.12

New York Knicks (6-5) at Oklahoma City Thunder (10-2)

8:00 PM EST, January 14, 2012

Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

TV: MSG TV

Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio

Thunder Projected Starting Line-up:

PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Thabo Sefolosha
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: Serge Ibaka
C:  Kendrick Perkins

Key Reserves: James Harden, Nick Collison, Daequan Cook

The Knicks took a beating in Memphis on Friday, ‘Melo was injured and the team played terrible team offense. With no #7 tonight to off-set the scoring barrage of Durant, the Knicks TEAM will need to step up and provide a scoring punch to have fighters chance against the Thunder.

Match-Up: Russell Westbrook vs. Iman Shumpert

Shump will have his full tonight with the unstoppable force that is Westbrook. Russ is averaging 19ppg and just dominating opponents off the dribble.

Injury Report:

Knicks – Baron Davis OUT, Carmelo Anthony OUT

Thunder – Eric Maynor is OUT (torn right ACL) Ryan Reid is OUT (nasal fracture surgery)

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