Knicks To Start 2010-11 Season With A Win Against Bosh-less Raptors

From The Daily News

The Knicks will open the 2010-11 season the way they ended the 2009-10 season; with a game in Toronto.

A team source tells The Daily News that the Knicks will face the Raptors on Oct. 27 and will play their home opener three days later against Portland.

The preliminary schedule also has the Knicks hosting Chicago on Christmas Day. As for the big game – Miami – LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh make their Garden debut on Dec. 17 and return Jan. 27

The Raptors finished last season 40-42 barely missing the playoffs after a two game winning streak.  Bosh who played 70 games for Toronto is now in warmer climates and is the third wheel on the Heat’s tri-cycle.   Small forward Hedo Turkoglu also left for warmer climate when he signed with the Phoenix Suns.  Still, unlike the Knicks, the Raptors are bringing back many players including DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Jose Calderon, Andrea Bargnani, Sonny Weems and Marco Belinelli. Nevertheless, we still expect Anthony Randolph, Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton to start the season with a bang.