The New York Knicks will take their win streak to San Francisco this Tuesday, as they also put their defense to the test (again) versus the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are feeling good after whipping a Pacific division rival last Sunday, but will they be able to stop the surging Knicks? Or, will New York score another win in their current road trip?

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Away: New York Knicks (40-27/18-14 Away)

Projected Starting Five:

  • Jalen Brunson
  • Donte DiVincenzo
  • Josh Hart
  • OG Anunoby (Questionable)
  • Isaiah Hartenstein

Jalen Brunson is madder than March. The former Villanova Wildcats star has been on a rampage of late. After ripping 45 points in a 105-93 Knicks win over the Portland Trail Blazers last Friday, Brunson skewered the Sacramento Kings for 42 points in a 98-91 victory on Sunday. Over the last five games wherein the Knicks have gone 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread, Brunson has averaged 30.4 points on 49.5 FG%. He also scored 27 points on 11/25 shooting from the field in the first meeting with Golden State this season, albeit in a 110-99 home loss on Mar. 1.

Brunson’s scoring barrage aside, the Knicks’ defense will be among the chief factors in this rematch against Golden State. The Knicks have not allowed more than 93 points in any of their last five outings. On the season, New York is second in the league with 107.8 points allowed per game and eighth with just 112.5 points surrendered per 100 possessions (adjusted).


Home: Golden State Warriors (35-31/17-17 Home)

Projected Starting Five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Brandin Podziemski
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Jonathan Kuminga
  • Draymond Green

Unlike the Knicks, the Warriors have been inconsistent of late. They have won gone 3-3 SU in their last six outings, though, the Dubs are coming off an important 128-121 win on the road against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Stephen Curry dropped 31 points on the Lakers and he will be looking to stretch the Knicks’ defense anew this Tuesday. The two-time league Most Valuable Player also manufactured 31 points in the first meeting with New York.

Don’t sleep on Klay Thompson’s odds of making a big impact against the Knicks. He had 26 points against the Lakers, including 21 in the first half alone. The Splash Brothers could be the antidote to New York’s defense which is only just 13th and 16th in the league in defensive midrange and 3-point shooting percentages, respectively.

The Warriors, who are No. 2 in the NBA with 14.8 3-pointers made per game, are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 outings opposite the Knickerbockers.


Spread: The Warriors (-4.5) cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total (212.0) hit the Over.