New York Knicks will try for 11th home win against Orlando Magic
Feb 26, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja (23) dribbles the ball in front of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks will try and continue their success at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night against the Orlando Magic.

The New York Knicks have been one of the best home teams in the league this season. After finishing 2015-16 with just 18 total wins at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks have already won 10 through the first 28 games.

Thursday night they’ll try and continue their success against the struggling Orlando Magic.

Orlando has struggled offensively under new head coach Frank Vogel. The Magic are 23rd in three-point percentage, 27th in team field goal percentage, and 28th in points per 100 possessions.

The Knicks shouldn’t have a problem outscoring a poor offensive team like the Magic.

Carmelo Anthony is averaging 32.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals on a slash line of .590/.692/.900 in his last two games.

Look for him to have another big game tonight against a team that lacks a lockdown perimeter defender.

Derrick Rose should have a big game too.

Per NBA.com, Orlando is 15th in guarding the restricted area meaning Rose should have an easier time than usual maneuvering through the paint to the rim.

  • All stats are from Basketball-Reference except when noted.
 

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