The New York Knicks will kick off their regular season on the road Wednesday, October 27th against the Toronto Raptors before traveling to the TD Garden to face the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics Friday, October 29th. Newly acquired power forward Amare Stoudemire will then showcase his talents for the first time in front of his new home crowd the following day against the Portland Trailblazers. November 2nd will feature the Knicks playing host to Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.
LeBron James and the revamped Miami Heat will make their way downtown Friday, December 17th and again on Thursday, January 27th. Carmelo Anthony, New York’s primary free agent target in 2011, will pay visit to the MSG on Sunday, December 12th. The Knicks are to be featured Christmas Day against the Chicago Bulls as part of the NBA’s five-game holiday lineup.
The Knicks have put themselves in a legitimate position to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Stoudemire will lead the charge with the help of new editions Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike and Ronny Turiaf. Point guard Raymond Felton was also signed to a two year contract this summer. Check here for the complete 2010-2011 New York Knicks regular season schedule.