On Tuesday, the New York Knicks host the Charlotte Hornets at the Madison Square Garden. Game time is set at 8:30PM ET.
Last Wednesday, the Charlotte carved out a 95-93 home win against New York. Knicks' rookie Kristaps Porzingis last second 3-point shot was nullified as he failed to beat the buzzer.
Charlotte must find a way to win the battle of the board. They have been outrebounded in their five games. Their weakness was exposed by New York as they were beaten, 52-33 on the rebound department.
New York is slowly but surely progressing as a team. Kristaps Porzingis has been contributing in offense and rebounds. Carmelo Anthony has shown his interest to lead the team and enhance his partnership with Kristaps Porzingis.
New York does not solely rely on their first five lineups. Their secondary units are also delivering impressive contributions. New York is averaging 41.7 bench points per game and is on the NBA's best marks.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Charlotte Hornets as a 1-point favorite to beat the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.