Five fearless predictions for Tuesday’s Charlotte Hornets game against the New York Knicks.
1. The Knicks will play free and easy
The Carmelo Anthony trade allowed this team to take a deep breath and move forward. They’re playing that way.
2. Kemba Walker breaks out of his minislump
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He is 8-of-27 from the field in his past two games. Playing in hometown New York so often brings out the best in this All-Star guard.
3. Cody Zeller on the rise
He just missed a double-double in Minnesota with 16 points and nine rebounds. They need him to be a super sub.
4. Porzingis is all that
Much like Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis is a big man with guard skills. Buckle up, Marvin Williams.
5. Knicks 105, Hornets 98
A real danger that the lacking defense Sunday bleeds into this one.
Hornets at Knicks
Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Fox Sports Southeast /WFNZ 610-AM