Squaring off with the Golden State Warriors for the first time this season, the New York Knicks look to close out the month of February with a notch in the win column.
The Warriors are currently averaging 100.9 points per game, and the Knicks put up 100.4 of their own, so fans can expect a high-scoring contest.
Carmelo Anthony will feast on the defense, as Golden State allows close to 100 points per contest, but he's going to need some help, and the extra three days off might have the rest of the team playing lazy ball.
On the contrary, the Warriors have many weapons available at their disposal.
Former Knick and current Warrior David Lee is having an All-Star season, and he's looking to display his talents against his previous team. For the season, Lee is averaging 19.6 points per game and 10.9 rebounds as well. The man is doing his thing, and unfortunately, I don't see the Knicks derailing this freight train.
The Warriors also have Stephen Curry, who is a capable scorer averaging 21 points a game, and Klay Thompson, who brings 17 points to the table as well. The Warriors aren't going to have trouble finding a scorer, and the way this Knicks team has been playing lately, it's hard for me to predict a win here.
Prediction: Knicks lose 102-98