The New York Knicks will have to find something to do in Minnesota following Friday’s game with the Timberwolves. They could be there for a while.
The massive blizzard hitting New York will keep the Knicks from flying home Friday and could possibly strand the team in Minneapolis through Saturday as well, putting Sunday’s home matinee versus the Los Angeles Clippers in jeopardy.
New York head coach Mike Woodson told the media if his team isn’t able to fly out Saturday, he would hold a shootaround in Minneapolis. Los Angeles is also expected to hit delays after Friday’s game in Miami. However, it seems the Clippers get the better end of the delay, being stuck in South Beach.
“If we can’t get back there because of the snow we just got to adjust,” Woodson told the New York Post. “Let’s just hope the game’s not cancelled. That’s my whole thing.”
The NBA is looking into the travel issues. With the game part of the nationally televised ABC broadcast, there is an urgency to get both teams to the Big Apple. Commentator Chris Mullen has already given up on getting to New York with his flight plans cancelled.
"Mother nature comes first. It will be interesting to see when we do get home, if we can get home, especially with an early game on Sunday," Knicks veteran guard Jason Kidd told the media.
The Knicks took a 31-16 SU and 25-21-1 ATS mark into Friday game versus the Timberwolves. The Clippers were 35-16 SU and 28-23 ATS as of Friday’s game against the Heat.