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Thursday, November 27, 2014

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Mavericks

We join the game with the Knicks actually leading Dallas sans Carmelo Anthony! Let’s go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.26)

[New York Daily News] J.R. Smith links ‘Black Friday’ to slavery on Instagram (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:46:57 GMT) Don’t expect J.R. Smith to master something as complicated as a triangle offense when he can’t even grasp basic American history. [New York Daily News] Carmelo doubtful vs. Mavericks, could miss extended time (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:36:14 GMT) Carmelo Anthony, as expected, is listed as doubtful for Wednesday night’s game in Dallas after back spasms forced him out of Monday night’s 91-86 loss to the Rockets. [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks have little to gain from Carmelo Anthony pain …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.25)

[New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony goes out with back spasms and Knicks lose tough fight with Rockets (Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:28:07 EST) Carmelo Anthony was doubled over and wincing late in the first half before slowly walking off the court and into the locker room. Nearly two hours later, he still was grimacing and walking very gingerly as he left the arena. [New York Times] Rockets 91, Knicks 86: In Latest Loss, Carmelo Anthony Hurts Back to Add to Knicks’ Woes (Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:09:43 GMT) Troubled by what the team described as back spasms, Anthony left the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.24)

[New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks can’t be thinking about lottery (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:37 GMT) All the losing the Knicks have done in November is not a total loss. Remember, Phil Jackson does own a first-round pick in the June draft, which looks more like a lottery selection each day. [New York Times] As 76ers’ Brown Nears 100 Games, Can He Be Judged? (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:52:40 GMT) Brett Brown is nearing 100 games with Philadelphia, and not many coaches had fewer victories when they got there. [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Pelicans at …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.23)

[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Fall to Surging Spurs; Raptors Extend Cavs’ Skid (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:33:00 GMT) Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points, and Toronto turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 victory on the road over Cleveland. [New York Times] Harden Scores 32 as Rockets Beat Mavericks 95-92 (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:19:00 GMT) James Harden has starred on offense since joining the Houston Rockets. After some intense criticism in the offseason, he’s now stepped things up on defense, too. [New York Times] Williams, Raptors Beat Struggling Cavs, 110-93 (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:03:56 …continue reading

Knicks 91, Sixers Aren’t Interested in Putting a Competitive Team on the Floor. They Scored Some Points, But It’s Irrelevant in the Grand Scheme of Things. Less Than the Knicks.

Philadelphia 76ers 83 Final Recap | Box Score 91 New York Knicks I forget where I read this thesis, so please, apologies to whatever fine writer that wrote this first, but to paraphrase… Some smart person (and it’s really pissing me off that all the Googling isn’t helping me dig it up such that I can properly blockquote him/her) surmises that there’s a fascinating tendency for every blog post about something interesting that’s found in the perpetual churn that is US Popular Culture in the year of our Lord 2014, to be equated to the larger qualms that said writer …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.22)

[New York Post] ‘Limited’ Andrea Bargnani unlikely to play vs. 76ers (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:05:44 -0500) When the record is 3-10, going 1-for-2 is not all that bad. So, the Knicks apparently will welcome Jose Calderon back into the active playing fold Saturday against the Sixers… [New York Post] In one play, Duke phenom Okafor gives Knicks fans reason to hope (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:37:34 -0500) It was Brooklyn, not the Garden, and a college game, not an NBA battle, but the potential future for both the Knicks and their fans opened eyes with a phenomenal… [New York …continue reading