Coming off of a tough overtime loss to the superstar-studded Brooklyn Nets, the San Antonio Spurs will be looking to jump-start a new win streak and get one over on at least one of the Tri-State area teams.
Unfortunately, they’ll be facing what looks to be one of the best Knicks teams in recent (and perhaps even not-so-recent) memory.
Tasked with molding the once-proud Knickerbockers in his image, Tom Thibodeau appears to have succeeded where just about every coach since Jeff Van Gundy has failed. Having fallen to what might have been the lowest point in franchise history, both ownership and the young roster appear to have taken in everything Thibodeau has offered, and the result has been impressive.
The Knicks are sporting the NBA’s 2nd best defensive rating and 11th best net rating and are currently sitting on the 4th seed in the (admittedly weaker) Eastern Conference after having failed to win more than thirty-one games every year since since the 2013-2014 season.