Tonight, the struggling Phoenix Suns will take on the hot New York Knicks, a team that has won four consecutive games.
Both teams are dealing with several injuries though.
The Suns come into this game without Eric Bledsoe (knee), who has been sensational, and has been one of the leading candidates for the Most Improved Player award this season. Phoenix will also be without Emeka Okafor, who has a herniated disk in his neck.
For the Knicks, Tyson Chandler (illness), Beno Udrih (knee), and Pablo Prigioni (toe) will all be out. New York has been dealing with many injuries all season long.
As previously mentioned, the Suns are in a slump. Without Bledsoe, Phoenix has been struggling to score and replace the absence of Bledsoe’s contributions. Guard Goran Dragic, and the Suns role players are going to have to really step up in place of Bledsoe.
The Knicks have been playing some much better basketball recently. Both their scoring and defense has tremendously improved, and there are many more positives out of their most recent victories.
Prediction: Because Phoenix is 9-10 on the road and the Knicks are heating up, I have the Knicks winning this in a close contest.
National TV: None
Time: 7:30 PM ET