Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks
Tip-off: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – 8:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
The New York Knicks seemed to have received a boost of energy by returning to Madison Square Garden.
YouWager experts consider that tonight they might need a little bit more, especially when looking at their recent performances against the Golden State Warriors.
The Knicks (33-20) snapped a season-high four-game slide with a 99-93 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
New York currently holds a 1 1/2-game lead on second-place Brooklyn Nets atop the Atlantic Division. The Knicks have also dropped to third in the Eastern Conference, one game behind the Indiana Pacers.
Golden State (33-24) wasn’t merciful towards the Knicks on Tuesday, falling 108-97 versus Indiana after opening their five-game road trip with a 100-99 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
New York is 20-8 at home and will try to hand the Warriors a seventh defeat in their last eight road games. Even so, the Knicks are 4-15 in their past 19 meetings versus Golden State, losing six of nine at MSG and each of the last two.
Anthony’s only NBA game with the Warriors as a member of the Knicks ended in a 92-78 defeat away from home on Dec. 28, 2011. The 28 year-old missed 10 of 13 from the floor while finishing with 13 points, well below his 26.6-point career average versus Golden State.
Amare Stoudemire made just 5 of 14 shots in that particular basketball game, however he’s coming off a season-high 22-point performance while hitting 9 of 10 from the field versus the Sixers.
While New York is coming off a game that featured three technicals and a flagrant, Golden State’s latest contest was perhaps even more physical. The Pacers; Roy Hibbert was ejected after starting a skirmish with David Lee, and four technicals were handed out in all — one to Stephen Curry for trying to step in.
Lee, who spent his first five seasons with New York, has averaged 19.7 points and 15.7 rebounds in his last three games, and he’ll be making his second trip to the Garden as a visitor. By taking a loot at the NBA point spread and odds we can tell had 28 points and 10 boards there in a 122-117 victory on Nov. 10, 2010.