After earning a dramatic season-opening victory over the Boston Celtics on Christmas Day the New York Knicks begin a three-game, West Coast road trip Wednesday, as the Knicks visit the Golden State Warriors (1-1) and the ORACLE Arena (10:30 p.m. ET on MSG). After the contest, the Knicks (1-0) will then play at the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday (10:30 p.m. on TNT), and at the Sacramento Kings, Saturday (8 p.m. on MSG).
On Wednesday, New York will search for its second consecutive victory to start the season, a feat that hasn't been accomplished by the franchise since 1999. The game will be a reunion with former Knick Mark Jackson, who's now the Warriors head coach, and could be the debut of newly-acquired guard Jeremy Lin, who was claimed off waivers Monday and will return to the Bay Area where he played last season.
On Thursday, the Knicks will travel to Staples Center to play the Lakers (1-2), who will be playing their fourth game in five days. On Tuesday, behind 26 points from Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles earned a 96-71 victory over the Utah Jazz and snapped a two-game losing streak.
The West Coast swing ends Saturday, when New York visits the always rowdy Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA. The Kings (1-1) will be coming off a Thursday match up with the visiting Chicago Bulls. As of Wednesday, guard Marcus Thorton is the squad's leading scoring with 20.5 points per game.
Here's the New York Knicks' upcoming schedule:
Next 5 Games
|@ Golden State||Wed 12/28||10:30 PM EST|
|@ Los Angeles Lakers||Thu 12/29||10:30 PM EST|
|@ Sacramento||Sat 12/31||8:00 PM EST|
|Toronto||Mon 01/02||7:30 PM EST|
|Charlotte||Wed 01/04||7:30 PM EST|
Last 5 Games
|Boston||Sun 12/25||W 106 - 104|
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