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New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics

The New York Knicks are set to sq. off with the division rival Boston Celtics. What can we count on to see in Boston on Tuesday, October 24?

Coming off a troublesome loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, October 21, the New York Knicks will look to rebound towards the Boston Celtics. I imply that actually, because the Knicks have to crash the glass towards a weak Celtics frontcourt.
Some questionable teaching choices, and an absence of defensive prowess, led to the Knicks conceding a 21-point lead towards the Pistons. Lots of good to remove from the sport (Kristaps Porzingis dominating, robust bench play from Kyle O’Quinn), however plenty of head scratching choices from Hornacek.
Right here’s what the Knicks are going to see from the Celtics on Tuesday, October 24.
Kyrie Irving
The Celtics want extra from Kyrie Irving, each on and off the courtroom. Everybody has been so excessive on Irving since he got here into the league, and we’re going to get to see him be the focal point each night time in Boston.
I do know it’s untimely, however two video games into the season, Irving has struggled mightily. Irving additionally felt it essential to yell an expletive at a fan in Philadelphia, costing him $25,000.
It’s been a troublesome begin for Irving up to now this season, coming in taking pictures 37.three % from the sector, however the Knicks are weak at level guard after Frank Ntilikina’s ankle harm.
Anticipate Irving to have a giant sport towards New York’s depleted backcourt.
The Celtics up to now have held their very own rebounding the ball, however in a small pattern measurement, I’m not offered that Boston will be capable of maintain that streak going.
The Celtics’ obvious weak point is their incapacity to rebound the ball. Final 12 months, their main rebounder, Al Horford, averaged 6.eight per sport. They haven't any actual large that may sustain with Porzingis, Enes Kanter, O’Quinn, or Willy Hernangomez (if he performs).
All through the sport, and each sport the Knicks play, two of those bigs will probably be on the courtroom on the similar time. Anticipate the Knicks to dominate on the glass Tuesday night time.

Ron Baker and Willy Hernangomez

To date this season, Knicks followers haven’t seen plenty of Ron Baker or Willy Hernangomez. I’m unsure why Hornacek hasn’t performed both very a lot, however I believe we’re going to start out seeing these gamers getting extra time.
With Ntilikina taking place, this opens up an opportunity for Ron Baker to strut his stuff. He was a pleasing shock for the Knicks final season, and will probably be given extra of a chance to show himself with Ntilikina’s harm.
I can’t see Ramon Classes being the purpose guard for the foreseeable future, which suggests Baker ought to see extra time towards the Celtics.
 Hernangomez is a very completely different story. As the largest shock of the 2016-17 Knicks crew, it’s questionable why he’s performed 4 whole minutes via two video games in 2017-18.
As talked about earlier than, the Celtics are a really weak rebounding crew. Hernangomez is a monster down low, so he ought to see extra time on Tuesday.
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