Howard vs. Noah: The battle of the marquee big men that hardly anybody wanted. In Noah’s case literally, no one wanted him except for Phil Jackson.

The Knicks contained Dwight in their first meeting, sans Noah. He had 18 points and 18 rebounds, but it could’ve been much worse. New York wisely put him on the line 12 times, and he missed six of those attempts.

Can Noah pull a rabbit out of his hat and slow down Howard or will he be eaten alive as even the most optimistic of Knicks supporters expect?