New York Knicks Mix 12/9/17: off to Chicago
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Knicks have been off since Wednesday, but they have a big stretch of three games in four days starting tomorrow.

Here are some New York Knicks highlights from earlier this week to help ease the pain from no Knicks basketball in what seems like eons.

On Wednesday, the Knickerbockers rebounded from a tough loss to Indiana. The Knicks defense was up for the task against Memphis. The Grizzlies were held to 88 points and the Knicks won comfortably.  Hopefully, we will be seeing more plays like this in Chicago tomorrow.

Looking ahead, the Knicks have an important stretch of winnable games, starting with the Bulls on the road tomorrow night. The Knicks are facing the worst team in the NBA, but the Knicks have also been woeful on the road. They only have one win in eight road games this season. The Bulls may be the perfect matchup to right the ship.

Sunday night, the Knicks return to Madison Square Garden and look to get revenge on the lowly Atlanta Hawks. Earlier this season, the Hawks took down the Knicks 116-104.

Two days later the Knicks will meet the likes of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and the Los Angeles Lakers. This is an interesting game because we’ll see two young teams trending upwards. This could be must-watch television in a few years when the young talent on these teams enter their prime.

The Knicks currently sit at 12-12 and ninth place in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks have overperformed this season despite injuries to their three most important players this season. Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter have missed games due to some minor injuries. As soon as the Knicks frontcourt got healthy, Tim Hardaway, Jr. went down with a leg injury. The Knicks are going to have to fight through injuries and hope they don’t derail the season.

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Willy! Off to Chicago. Go New York, go New York, go.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.