The New York Knicks (24-13) and the Detroit Pistons (14-24) will head to the O2 Arena in London, England to face off against one another in a rare oversees NBA matchup.
Two days ago, the Newark Star-Ledger reported that MSG chairman James Dolan had listening devices installed on the Knicks home court to monitor everything that was said during the team's matchups following a trash-talking incident that occurred between Carmelo Anthony and the Celtics Kevin Garnett.
Anthony was understandably pleased with the move.
"I got an owner that looks out (for me). You can't beat that," Anthony told ESPN just before Wednesday's practice in London.
Anthony and Garnett had exchanged words during the Celtics' 102-96 win on Jan. 7. New York's superstar was clearly off his game following it, as he finished off 6-of-26 from the field. He later tried to confront Garnett near the team bus and received a one-game suspension.
"If an owner tries to protect their players, trying to protect his player, you can't beat that," Anthony added.
The game between the Knicks and Pistons will be only the second time the NBA has made the trek to London for a relevant matchup.
New York coach Mike Woodson appears to be focused on the task at hand and not his owner's decision to microphone the basketball court at MSG.
"I don't really care about the miking thing. I don't follow it and haven't followed it. I got better things to worry about than this miking thing that you guys are talking about," he said.
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