The latest 2014 NBA live streaming and televised games on Thursday, Jan. 16 will feature a doubleheader with several teams that could very well be in the postseason. The first of these games will feature Carmelo Anthony and the NY Knicks as they look to continue their push towards a playoff spot. However, they’ll have a tough road test playing at Indiana, as the East’s top team will look to continue their dominant start. This televised and live stream NBA game on the schedule arrives to fans courtesy of TNT’s sources.
An ESPN.com report from Jan. 16 notes that Indiana’s top scorer, Paul George, was able to bounce back after a bad outing against the Washington Wizards. In that game, George finished with just eight points on 2-of-14 shooting. Fast forward to his game against the Kings on this past Tuesday, and George ended with 31 points to lead the Pacers to a 30-7 mark. George told the team website “..some nights it’s going to be like that I guess. I got back into a rhythm.”
Tonight’s matchup has a New York Knicks team which features the league's No. 2 scorer in Carmelo Anthony (26 ppg). The Knicks were among the laughingstocks of the league due to their dismal start, but have been playing much better as of late. As of this report, New York is 15-23, just a game or so behind in-state rivals, the Brooklyn Nets for the eighth spot. There’s plenty of season left to go, with both teams playing for different agendas right now. For the Pacers it’s securing the best record in the East, and possibly overall, which will give them home court advantage through the playoffs.
Pacers guard Lance Stephenson said with regards to tonight’s game:
"The Knicks have been playing well. We just have to stop what they like to do and bring energy, and bring excitement. Play hard defense, send them to Roy (Hibbert), who's doing a good job playing defense and blocking shots."
Hibbert currently ranks second among NBA players in blocked shots, averaging 2.59 per contest. He trails only the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, who leads the league with 3 per game. Meanwhile, the team’s leading scorer Paul George ranks fifth in steals with 1.89 per game, while the Pacers as a team rank first in the league in defense, as they hold opponents to just 88.1 points a game. That could make for a tough defense for Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the Knicks to pull out a win against in Indiana, where the Pacers are 19-1 this season.
Odds makers see this game as a tough spot for the Knicks. The latest spread has the Pacers favored by as many as 10 points at some sports books, after they first opened as 9 1/2-point favorites. Tonight’s over/under points total for the game is set at 183 points for the game. Notable injuries for tonight’s contest include Tyson Chandler and Beno Udrih who are both listed as “day-to-day.”
Thursday night’s NBA game featuring the Knicks vs. Pacers has a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. EST. This game will be televised for viewers on TNT in both standard and hi-definition formats. In addition, the TNT Overtime website will allow fans to watch the game online live streaming through multiple camera feeds. See more info here about upcoming games that will be featured on this live feed site.