After a three-game West Coast road trip that featured losses in two of three games, the New York Knicks return Tuesday to the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden to face the Portland Trail Blazers (7:30 p.m. ET on MSG).
The Knicks (21-9), who hold the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, will get an addition to their lineup as forward Amar'e Stoudemire is expected to make his season debut after missing the first two months of the season with a knee injury.
However, despite the return of Stoudemire the Knicks could be without forward Carmelo Anthony, who's battling a hyper-extended knee and is a game-time decision.
Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers (15-14) are beginning a four-game road trip and will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak against the Knicks.
New York defeated Portland, 121-79, last March.
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
Game time: 7:30 p.m. ET