Raymond Felton showed why Jeremy Lin is not missed in New York and Jason Kidd rolled back the years as the Knicks rallied from a 12-point deficit in the last seven minutes to beat the Spurs yesterday.
One night after beating the best in the West, the Knicks will have to repeat the trick to remain undefeated, after San Antonio's defeat moved Memphis into first place. The Grizzlies belong there, though, after winning six in a row and beating both Miami and Oklahoma in their last two games.
On current form the Grizzlies should have enough to deal the Knicks a loss, but one important factor is whether Zach Randolph plays tonight. Randolph was ejected from Wednesday's win in Oklahoma and if the NBA suspends him tonight, it will make the Grizzlies more vulnerable inside. The Knicks are very generous 2.85 to win tonight, but if you fancy Memphis, best odds are Grizzlies to win with a -5.5 handicap at 1.91.
The Utah Jazz finally got a road win Toronto earlier this week and then came up just short in Boston on Wednesday. This evening they take on the Philadelphia 76ers and although the Sixers have home court, Utah have a good shot at picking up road win number two. With no Andrew Bynum to protect the paint, the Jazz duo of Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson should have a much easier time inside and although 1.82 is on offer for Philadelphia to win, their recent form suggests that 2.02 for a Jazz win is a better bet.
After coming up just short in getting a road win in Houston the other night, the New Orleans Hornets have another chance for a big scalp when the Oklahoma Thunder come to town. The Thunder are still coming to terms with not having James Harden, but they still have Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and should prevail. But New Orleans with a +6.5 handicap at 1.91 does look tempting.
Bet of the day: Utah Jazz to beat Philadelphia 76ers at 2.02