New York Knicks small forward Marcus Morris addresses the very difficult string of games the team has on deck.
New York ousted the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 123-105, having been led by a game-high 30 points from Julius Randle. The Knicks are now 4-10, sitting in 14th place in the Eastern Conference.
However, a very tough part of their 2019-20 schedule is on deck. The Knicks will face a playoff ballclub from last year in each of their next 11 games. It all starts on Wednesday night when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers on the road.
After the win over Cleveland, Knicks small forward Marcus Morris took the time to address their upcoming string of matchups.
The Knicks' next 11 games come against playoff teams from last season. @MookMorris2 on the mentality heading into a tough stretch of the schedule:
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“We’re just taking it one game at a time,” Morris said. “We’re going to go in there, we’re going to fight. We’ll see how it goes, but like I said, we’re worried about ourselves. We know we’re not backing down. Last year was last year, it’s a new season. Teams have been beaten the season they can’t be beaten. It’s not far fetched if we’re going to different cities and get a win. It’ll be exciting to take the challenge. We’re up for it.”
Morris played a game-high 34 minutes in the win over Cleveland. In that span of time, he racked up 23 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks on 38.5% shooting from the field and 33% from downtown. Morris also had a game-high plus-27 in the plus-minus category.
Tip-off between the Knicks and Sixers will be at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. After that, New York will take on the San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.