Tonight's Knicks opponent, the Los Angeles Clippers, is not in great shape. They've lost four straight, are in the midst of an eleven-game road trip (yes, ELEVEN), and are just 3-18 on the road, including Tuesday night's defeat in Orlando. On top of that, they're missing key players like Chris Kaman and Eric Gordon. Even still, the Clippers still employ Blake Griffin, the jaw-dropping youngster who, though the Knicks know him rather intimately, will be making his Madison Square Garden debut this evening.
Despite the above evidence that he doesn't stand a chance, Timofey Mozgov will get the start once more for Mike D'Antoni. He and Amar'e Stoudemire will be tasked with keeping Griffin and frontcourt mate DeAndre Jordan away from the rim and off the offensive glass, where the Clippers are the league's fourth most prolific rebounders.
Wilson Chandler will come off the bench once more, while Ronny Turiaf will sit another game with a sprained ankle.
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