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Report: Knicks to open the season at home against Bucks

Aug 5, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in New York Reuters

This is the final schedule leak you’ll receive from us, so soak it up in all of its August glory.

The New York Knicks will open the season at home against the rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks, according to a report from Marc Berman of the New York Post.

While many teams in big markets have marquee matchups slated for the first game of the season, it would appear that the Knicks are getting off relatively easy.

Milwaukee added some talent in the offseason in O.J. Mayo, Gary Neal, and Zaza Pachulia. But they lost Monta Ellis in free agency and traded away Brandon Jennings, so they’ll be looking for the new players to turn into a cohesive unit relatively quickly in order to be able to compete with the league’s top teams.

The Knicks, meanwhile, may be without J.R. Smith to start the season, but added Metta World Peace to the team that finished with the second best record in the Eastern Conference last season.

This adds to our earlier reports of games appearing on next season’s schedule, which mostly involved the Miami Heat. The NBA will release the 2013-14 schedule in its entirety on August 6th at 6 p.m. Eastern live on NBA TV.

  1. kpatrick51 - Aug 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Hold up. Unlike every other PBT article about the Knicks, you’ve failed to mention how they will be a 5th seed at best in the East this year and not nearly as good as the Heat. Come on now, you guys are slipping.

  2. atrivino37 - Aug 5, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    woulda been cool to see bucks vs pistons instead

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Set your Tivos

  4. jzone954 - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Bargnani double double?…..

    • eboneseagles - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      I think he’ll really show what he’s capable of now that he’ll be the third scoring option most games.

  5. eboneseagles - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Meh, was hoping to play BK opening night to shut up all their bandwagoning fools, but starting a guaranteed 1-0 ain’t bad.

    • knicksmets - Aug 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      No win is guaranteed, hopefully the Knicks will play as well as they did against the heat last year in their first game

  6. legendsports124 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Knicks should be ashamed for playing Marquette

  7. saint1997 - Aug 6, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    I never thought I’d say this – but people are sleeping on the Knicks

  8. sportsnut101 - Aug 6, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Not the great bucks this is must see tv. Nice job Stern

    was knicks Bob cats to big of a match up lol

    Ny vs Houston better

  9. canehouse - Aug 6, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    and how is this blog worthy… two perenial 1st and 2nd round playoff chumps. The Knocks Knocks are a joke.

  10. davidly - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Observe the evolution of the game over the four–count ‘em, 4 !–playoff series ‘twixt the Bulls & Pistons–beginning in ’88 and ending with Chicago’s first EC title in ’91–and one might notice something that still defines how the game is called today.

    Whenever folks argue about how a great team from the past and a great team from today would fare against each other, they often fail to ask the all-important question: in which era would this fictional matchup take place?

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