The Wolves are 13-11 on the season (now two games over .500 on the season) and proving they can defeat any squad in the NBA. Minnesota is also 5-8 on the road and 7-3 in their last ten games.
The Knicks are 19-7 this season, 11-2 at home and they're also 7-3 in their last ten games. They've been able to do all of this without their star forward Amar'e Stoudemire who has yet to play this season (though he's getting close).
The Knicks have won the last two meetings as well as three of the last four at Madison Square Garden.
Let's take a look at each team's (unfortunately) lengthy injury reports...
Let's take a look back at each team's last games...
12/20 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 99-93W
12/21 vs. Chicago Bulls, 106-110L
Luke Ridnour (11.7ppg, 4.4apg, 1.3spg)
Alexey Shved (10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.5apg, 0.8spg)
Andrei (13.7ppg, 7.3rpg, 3.3apg, 1.7spg, 1.5bpg)
Dante Cunningham (7.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 0.8spg)
Nikola Pekovic (16ppg, 7.9rpg, 0.8bpg)
Raymond Felton (16.1ppg, 3rpg, 6.5apg, 1.2spg)
Jason Kidd (8.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.9apg, 1.9spg)
Ronnie Brewer (5.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1spg)
Carmelo Anthony (28ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1spg)
Tyson Chandler (12.7ppg, 10rpg, 0.9bpg)
The biggest concern will be containing Carmelo Anthony. The Wolves have one of the best defensive small forward in the NBA in Andrei Kirilenko, so if anyone can slow down Melo (I say slow down, because there's very little chance you can 'stop' Carmelo Anthony). Slow down Melo--upset one of the Eastern Conference's best teams.
That's all for now, tipoff for this one is set for 4pmCT and a full gameday recap can be found on this site later this evening. Thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!