National Basketball Association
New York at Golden State
When: 10:30 PM ET, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
The Golden State Warriors look to bounce back from a rare setback when they host the New York Knicks on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game homestand. The Warriors possess the best record in the NBA but they were outplayed on Saturday when they suffered a 116-108 road loss against the Houston Rockets.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr wasn't happy with a contest in which his club gave up 40 first-quarter points, scored a meager 17 in the fourth, committed 19 turnovers and was outrebounded 59-42. "We didn't deserve to win," Kerr said afterward. "We played pretty poorly, did a lot of things to hurt ourselves and we're playing a great team. Can't get away with it." New York is 2-2 on a seven-game road trip after being trounced 127-107 by the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. The Knicks have dropped 12 of their past 16 games and have matched a season worst by being five games below .500.TV:
10:30 p.m. ET, MSG (New York), NBCS Bay Area (Golden State)ABOUT THE KNICKS (21-26):
New York is just 6-17 on the road and getting routed by the lowly Lakers on Sunday was just the latest in shaky away-game outings. "They just played harder than us in everything," center Enes Kanter told reporters. "They got a lot of offensive rebounds. We got a lot of turnovers. I don't think we can play like this in road games and expect to get a win." Standout power forward Kristaps Porzingis averages a team-best 23.3 points but tallied just 17 against Los Angeles as he failed to reach 20 for the sixth time in his past 11 games.
ABOUT THE WARRIORS (37-10):
Golden State hasn't lost multiple games in a row this season, winning all nine previous occasions it played after defeats. Point guard Stephen Curry will be looking for a bounce-back outing after scoring 19 on 6-of-20 shooting against Houston, while backcourt mate Klay Thompson was even worse with just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. Forward Kevin Durant scored 26 points and has reached 20 or more in 10 of the past 11 games, and fell one point short in the other contest.BUZZER BEATERS
1. The Warriors have won the past six meetings and 23 of the last 29.
2. Golden State PF Draymond Green needs seven steals to become the 10th player in franchise history to record 600.
3. New York reserve SF Michael Beasley is averaging 17 points over the past four games.PREDICTION:
Warriors 126, Knicks 103
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