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.
Knicks – Baron Davis OUT, Carmelo Anthony OUT
Thunder – Eric Maynor is OUT (torn right ACL) Ryan Reid is OUT (nasal fracture surgery)