This will be the first of two meetings between the Knicks and the Jazz this season, with New York holding a 1-0 season series victory from last year. The Knicks were able to gain a 99-88 victory at the Garden, and will look to add upon that tonight.
All-Time against the Jazz:
The Knicks hold a 42-42 all-time series record against the Jazz, with a 30-12 record at home.
In their last home game the Knicks fell just one point shy to the reigning defending Western Conference Champions, the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final of 95-94 on Thursday night. J.R. Smith led all scoring with his season high 36 points on 14-29 shooting from the field. This was Smith’s first 30-point performance of the season.
This Date in Knicks History:
1958: The Knicks thrashed the Philadelphia Warriors, 123-81, at Madison Square Garden. Seven Knicks score in double figures with Kenny Sears leading the way with 20 points.
2011: Carmelo Anthony caps a 31-point night by burying a 19-foot jumper with: 00.5 left to lift the Knicks to a 110-108 victory at Memphis.
The Knicks and the Jazz game are slated to air on the MSG and NBA TV network, with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.