Lots of people will look at tonight's game, see the lineups and say "it's James Harden vs. Carmelo Anthony tonight." False.
It's Trevor Ariza against 'Melo, and I have full confidence in Trev to stifle Anthony. That being said, Iman Shumpert will be guarding Harden, and while he's far from Ariza, he's no slouch defensively.
Ultimately I think this will come down to if any of Isaiah Canaan, Kostas Papanikolaou, Donatas Motiejunas or Tarik Black can have a big game. If just one of them goes off, and Harden does Harden things, I think the Rockets pull it out. The Knicks are terrible.