Highlights of Knicks 2018-19 Schedule

By: Lucky Ngamwajasat

Kevin Knox and the Knicks will open the 2018-19 regular season against fellow rookie Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Madison Square Garden.

It’s the first time the Knicks will be starting the regular season at The Garden since 2014.

Including Opening Night, New York will start the first week of the 2018-19 campaign with three games in four nights — Oct. 17 against Atlanta, Oct. 19 in Brooklyn against the Nets and Oct. 20 hosting the Celtics at The Garden.

Here’s some more analysis from Alan Hahn:

Other Notable Dates & Matchups

— The Knicks take on their local rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, in their first road contest of the season on Friday, Oct. 19 at Barclays Center.

— Kyrie Irving and the Celtics make an early-season appearance at the World’s Most Famous Arena on Saturday, Oct. 20.

— The defending champion Golden State Warriors visit The Garden on Friday, Oct. 26. The Knicks return the favor by wrapping up a grueling six-game road trip with a game against the Warriors on Jan. 8.

— The Knicks will tip off against Kawhi Leonard at the Raptors for the first time on Saturday. Nov. 10 in Toronto.

— The Knicks will also kick off the NBA’s Christmas slate with a home game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks at noon.

— New York faces LeBron James and the new-look Lakers for the first time in LA on Jan. 7. “King” James and the Lakers make their only trip to The Garden on St. Patrick’s Day in a Sunday matinee on March 17.

— The Knicks will head across the pond for a game against the Wizards on Thursday, Jan. 17 in London.

— It’s another Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee at the World’s Most Famous Arena, with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder as the opponents on Monday, Jan. 21.

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and James Harden make the Rockets only visit to The Garden on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

— The Knicks finish off the 2018-19 regular season at home on Wednesday, April 10 against Blake Griffin and the Pistons.

The complete Knicks regular season schedule can be viewed below:

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