Warriors versus Knicks: Preview, Analysis and Predictions
In a fight between two between meeting powers that are going off course, the Golden State Warriors will make a trip to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
The Warriors are at present 33-24 and amidst a stretch wherein they’ve lost seven of 10. Luckily, they’ve won three of their previous four.
Brilliant State is 15-17 out and about and 15-6 against the Eastern Conference.
With respect to the Knicks, they are 33-20. They’ve lost five of seven and have now lost their sole ownership of second place in the Eastern Conference playoff structure.
New York is 20-8 at home and 12-8 against the West.Time: Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Records: Golden State Warriors (33-24) at New York Knicks (33-20)
Wagering Line: New York Knicks (- 6.5)
Wounds: Andrew Bogut, Out (Back); Marcus Camby, Out (Foot); Rasheed Wallace, Out (Foot)
Key Storyline: Recovery
The Golden State Warriors have lost seven of their previous 10 games. The New York Knicks are 2-5 during their previous seven games.
One of these groups will get a truly necessary triumph in this one.
The Warriors have been the more smoking group, as they’ve won three of four. So, the Knicks’ latest game finished in a 99-93 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers.
This is a skirmish of two sharpshooting powers. The inquiry is, which group can shoot their approach to triumph?
Whichever group oversees such an accomplishment will establish the tone for the last stretch of their season.
Key Matchup: Stephen Curry versus Raymond Felton
On the off chance that there is one thing that we’ve found out about Raymond Felton, it’s that he wants to get into one-on-one fights inside the course of a game. Despite the fact that his capacities empower him to prevail in certain examples, the methodology can be damaging.
Coordinated facing Stephen Curry, one can dare to dream that Felton can keep himself down.
Felton is shooting 34.8 percent from past the curve for the season. Albeit decent, it could not hope to compare to Curry’s sign of 43.9 percent.
In the event that Felton discovers others to counter Curry, the Knicks will be in a situation to win. In the event that he takes the shot, in any case, it will be a daunting task.
All things considered, Curry isn’t free.
Felton is as proficient as any at running the pick-and-roll. It is on Curry to barrage the play with his assistance safeguard and close off the passing paths for Felton to cut the Warriors’ resistance.
On the off chance that he cannot, the Warriors will be in similarly as troublesome a predicament—particularly with this game being played at Madison Square Garden.
X-Factor: Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors
Youngster little forward Harrison Barnes has turned into a neighborhood fan most loved with his play this season. From his stunning dunks to his unchallenged exertion, the previous UNC Tar Heel has demonstrated his upside during his first season.
Next up, Barnes is entrusted with something new—hindering a whiz scorer.
Quite possibly the Warriors task David Lee with this activity, as Anthony will in general work from the post. All things considered, b-ball shrewdness reveals to us that we’ll see Barnes on Anthony time and again.
So in what manner will he admission?