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* Tonight’s matchup comes with, like, such incredible baggage; the game could be totally awkward.

From the Times:

“I think them guys knowing, of being part of the whole Melo drama situation from Day 1 and this being my first time playing against them since the trade went down, I’m excited about the game,” Anthony said. “Especially after us having the game like we had last night. Just looking forward to basically doing the same thing tomorrow night.”

The Nets are 3-5 in games with Williams available, and he is averaging 14.8 points and 13.1 assists with them. Williams has an injured wrist, though, and he missed his eighth of the Nets’ past 11 games against Houston on Tuesday. The Nets debated resting Williams for the season, but now hope he will return against the Knicks.

* Hate to be the bearer of such tragic news, but it looks like Shawne Williams might be unable to give it a go tonight.

* In order to keep drool from splashing all over my keyboard, gobs and gobs of paper towels were on hand before I could take a look at this.

* Wonderful look at the Knicks defensive deficiencies via NBA Playbook via The Knicks Blog.

* Knicks Player Rankings!! The weekly superb read.

* Did you know Carmelo Anthony plays basketball in New York? Boost Mobile’s making sure you do.

* According to these power rankings, the Knicks would barely be scraping a last playoff spot.

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  • http://www.shattertheglass.com bgalella

    If Philadelphia beats Houston and Charlotte falls to Cleveland, the 76ers lock in a playoff spot.

    New York needs to secure its spot as soon as possible, their recent fall has given Indiana a glimpse of hope for the 7th seed.

  • http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/ Leffty

    Here’s a nice optimistic piece on the Knicks’ future:

    http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/2011/03/whos-better-atlantic-division-team-ny.html

    There’s definitely some holes to fill, but give the team time to gel and Landry/Toney time to grow as players, and we should see some good basketball.