One of many hottest teams in the NBA will square off against one of the most miserable teams in the league once the San Antonio Spurs look at the New York Knicks.
The Knicks have clearly gone into “tank-mode” after shutting down Carmelo Anthony after the All-Star game and by releasing Amar’e Stoudemire at exactly the same time. Head coach Derek Fisher has not done a sufficient job attempting to successfully implement an audio offense or defensive identity, and the end result is one of the most miserable Knicks teams in the history of the organization.
The Spurs on one other hand have already been on a split recently, winning seven out of the last eight games and appearing like they are finally just starting to round into shape because they prepare to defend their title in the playoffs. Kawhi Leonard has been dominating and has changed into a legitimate superstar, and could be the best player on the team right now. It is not surprising that the Spurs are playing their finest basketball now that Leonard has changed into a force to be reckoned with.
The key match-up with this game is likely to be Langston Galloway vs. Tony Parker. Galloway shows flashes here and there, but in this game Parker is going to take him to school.
In the long run, I start to see the Spurs winning this game easily. Every game matters out West, and the Spurs are rolling right now. NBA Prediction San Antonio Spurs Wins by 15 plus points.