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New York Knicks basketball is officially back tonight as they host the Miami Heat in Madison Square Garden.
Last season, the Knicks got knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the Heat in five games.
This game will mean a lot for the Knicks who would love start their season by beating Miami and add juice to this New York-Miami rivalry.
These sure aren't the 1990's, but this rivalry could be coming back once again in the decade of the 2010's.
A lot of critics have the Knicks finishing in second place in the Atlantic division this regular season and winning a playoff round, even though they have the Knicks losing in the second round.
Well, I disagree with a lot of people who say the Knicks can't make a deep playoff run. The roster the Knicks have right now is the best roster they have had since the 1990's.
They have Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton and Ronnie Brewer in the starting lineup.
Also they have bench players like Jason Kidd, J.R. Smith, Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas, Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, Rasheed Wallace and Chris Copeland.
Their is roster is very good, although it is isn't as talented like the Heat, Lakers or Thunder, but they have more experience which is a really good thing if you think about it.
I know the first game of the season doesn't matter all that much, but the Knicks can make a statement by beating the Heat tonight at MSG.
Tonight's game will be at 8:00 pm on ESPN and MSG.
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The New York Knicks lined up at center court at Madison Square Garden before Friday night's game against the Miami Heat, which was the first NBA game held in New York City since the Hurricane Sandy tragedy. Carmelo Anthony addressed the crowd to thank the fans that came to the game to show their support for the Knicks and acknowledged the lives and families impacted by the tragedy...
Carmelo Anthony heard the news about the New York City Marathon being canceled, then came out to warm up and saw plenty of empty seats at Madison Square Garden.
At that moment, it would've been easy to agree with Dwyane Wade and others, that this wasn't the time to be playing games.
By tip-off, Anthony and the Knicks knew otherwise.
Fans had filled the place, when even...
I don't know to what extent the hurricane has hurt the Knicks City Family, I hope you're all safe and haven't been too inconvienced by the disaster.
Tonight, The Knicks open the season against the Miami Heat, with the Starting Lineups being:
Felton, Kidd, Brewer, Melo and Chandler
Bosh, Wade, James, Chalmers and Battier
A sports team's season debut should never be this dramatic. And for the New York Knicks, this wasn't even supposed to be their 2012 season opener and it almost wasn't.
Friday night's Knicks first game of the season against the Miami Heat became the first major sporting event in New York since superstorm Sandy hit the area.
The Knicks already had their first...
Nothing that happened at Madison Square Garden last night will compare to the emotion at Shea Stadium on September 21st, 2001. For all his on-the-court heroics, Carmelo (or is it Melo now?) Anthony wasn’t Mike Piazza. Eric Spoelstra wasn’t Bobby Cox; Mike Woodson wasn’t Bobby Valentine and Lebron James wasn’t Chipper Jones. Or, maybe he kind of was. In any event, it would...
The game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets that was postponed by SuperStorm Sandy will be played on Monday, Nov. 26.
The teams were scheduled to play the first regular-season game at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked the NBA to postpone it with much of the city's mass-transit system still not operating.
The New York Knicks (1-0) beat the Miami Heat (1-1) 104-84, last night at Madison Square Garden from New York, NY.
Carmelo Anthony and rest of the Knicks team told the fans yesterday that hurricane Sandy was a horribe storm that ruined NYC and he also told the fans that we will pull through together as New Yorker's.
Later on, the Knicks dominanted the game against the Heat...
We've waited, said TWT ( a Steady-isum for Time will Tell ).... for this very moment for a very long time. Tonight is the last night the Knicks will be known as good. Tonight will be the start of something no MSM would believe or even dare to believe. The Knicks will be known as the team to beat on their way to the Championship.Tonight will be the last time even Barkley question...
Barclays Center sits right above a major mass-transit hub, an ideal destination for fans throughout New York.
Not right now, though.
With those subways knocked out by Hurricane Sandy and no way of knowing how fans would get there, the city's mayor decided this isn't the time for a game.
So Michael Bloomberg asked the NBA to postpone Thursday's highly anticipated opener...