NYK vs SAS: San Antonio Spurs will be looking to return to winning ways when they host a struggling New York Knicks in an NBA regular season match at Madison Square Garden, in New York, on Monday morning Knicks suffered a familiar fate in the last game as they went down 104-115 at home against Minnesota Timberwolves. After all, they are propping up the table in the Eastern Conference and are one of the favourites to finish at the foot of the standings.
But before the last match, New York won a game, beating Atlanta Hawks 106-91 at Philips Arena. That was a rare sight as Knicks were on an 18-game losing streak before that match. So the whole team must be relieved after getting the monkey off their back. Gregg Popovich is under some pressure as Spurs have lost a bit of momentum ever since hitting the road. The team is in the midst of a road trip, and this will be their seventh consecutive away game.
New York Knicks:
Emmanuel Mudiay – There are not many positives to take from a season which has gone from bad to worse with each passing week. A couple of high-performing players have left the team for pastures new. But Emmanuel Mudiay is still with Knicks and his stats make him the highest performing player for the team. The 22-year-old is averaging 14.7 points per game.
DeAndre Jordan – He has joined the team in the mid-season and is a very very good player. The 30-year-old is scoring points at a very good rate and is one of the best players inside the paint.
San Antonio Spurs:
DeMar DeRozan: He never wanted a trade in first place, but destiny brought him to San Antonio and now he is the main man for Spurs. The 29-year-old is racking up the most points for San Antonio this season, dropping 21.4 points per game.
LaMarcus Aldridge – DeRozan has suffered from inconsistency this season but to some extent, LaMarcus Aldridge managed to stand tall in those games. The former Portland Trail Blazers superstar is scoring points at 20.7 per game and is also leading the rebounds charts with 9.0 per game.
NYK vs SAS Dream11 Teams :
- New York Knicks: Kevin Knox (F), Luke Kornet (F), DeAndre Jordan (C), Damyean Dotson (G), Dennis Smith Jr. (G)
- San Antonio Spurs: DeMar DeRozan (F), Rudy Gay (F), LaMarcus Aldridge (C), Bryn Forbes (G), Derrick White (G)
- New York Knicks: Allonzo Trier, Emmanuel Mudiay, Noah Vonleh, Mitchell Robinson, John Jenkins
- San Antonio Spurs: Marco Belinelli, Patty Mills, Davis Bertans, Jakob Poeltl