New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Hornets will be a battle about starting and breaking streaks. For the Knicks (7-1) it will be about restarting a winning streak after its first loss this season last week. And for the New Orleans Hornets (3-5) it will be about breaking its losing streak; the team has lost three games in a row and tonight could make it four. The Knicks vs. Hornets game can be seen starting at 8 p.m. ET online through live stream in the link below.
The New York Knicks lost its first game this season against the Memphis Grizzlies (8-2) last Friday, 105-95, breaking its 6-game winning streak and losing its title as the only undefeated team in the league this season. But it redeemed itself on Sunday in a hard-fought game against the Indiana Pacers (5-7), 88-76. Now the Knicks are on a mission to start another winning streak. Knicks star Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points on Sunday.
"Last year we let this game slip away," said center Tyson Chandler, referring to the Pacers game, to The Associated Press. "It's definitely the maturity of the team and obviously the maturity of the players. We got a lot of vets around here that understand that these games add up.
"These are the games at the end of the year when you are in the dog fight and jockeying for position, these are the games that put you over or under."
Knicks fans are hoping that the historic club can maintain its success and finally make it into the second round of the playoffs and, hopefully, finals. The Knicks has not advanced past the first round of the playoffs since 2000.
Meanwhile, the Hornets are struggling to rise above a bad start to the season; they are ranked fourth in the Southwest Division. But it's unlikely that they'll be able to turnaround their losing streak tonight, given that they are coming up against the top team in the league.
Hornets star Anthony Davis (No. 1 overall pick in 2012 NBA Draft), who scored a career-high of 28 points in the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, might be matched up with Anthony tonight.
Tonight's game between the New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Hornets starts at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.