The Portland Trail Blazers go up against the New York Knicks, and this one might end up being a beatdown. Here is the TV info for this match, which tips off at 8 PM EST.
TV: CSN-Northwest, MSG, ESPN, DTV: 206,634
Would go with the Blazers, who are favored (-2), to cover the spread and to win. Carmelo Anthony might end up keeping things close, but ultimately would expect Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge to play angry in this one after coming off of a loss.
“Give Washington credit,” head coach Terry Stotts said after the loss. “They are playing well, they’ve beaten some good teams, and they are playing with a lot of confidence.”
The Trail Blazers will likely take this one personally, and they do not want to lose two straight games against Eastern conference opponents. That could likely hurt their reputation against some of the Western conference teams, but we will have to see first how they fare at Madison Square Garden. It has certainly been a busy week in New York, and maybe Richard Sherman will kick his feet up a bit this week and enjoy a little basketball while the best cornerback in the league ices his high ankle sprain.
That is all for today, but here is some fortune cookie wisdom to help warm the body during these cold times.
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand” -Henri Nouwen