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Monthly Archives: November 2010

2011 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bobcats

For your in-post game thoughts. Update: Just made the 90 minute trek back to Columbia, SC from the arena in Charlotte. A handful of random thoughts. I suspect that most of these have been covered to some degree in the comments but I’m too tired to look through them right now :) 1. Tough night for Gallo — 2 of 9 and a -6. He got to the line and hit the boards, but this was definitely a night when his “move without the ball!” critics got an eyeful. During more than one key fourth quarter possession, the other four …continue reading

Knicks Win Fourth Straight

Tonight the New York beat the Bobcats at home 110-107. The Knicks led for most of the game, and started off the fourth quarter with a 14 point lead. But Charlotte whittled away and dropped it down to 3 (94-91) with 8:09 left, making the Knicks earn the victory. New York shot well from inside the arc (58%), outside the arc (40%) and the free throw line (96%). They had 25 attempts from the charity stripe, led by Gallo (8-8), Stoudemire (7-7) and Felton (5-5). Toney Douglas was en fuego racking up 22 points on just 12 shots in only …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – Before There Was Red, There Was Fuzzy

This is the twelfth in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far.

I don’t think I would get very many arguments out there (perhaps a crazed Jeff Van Gundy fan) if I were to state that the late, great William “Red” Holzman was the greatest head coach in New York Knick history. Holzman coached the Knicks to both of their only two National Basketball Association (NBA) titles in 1970 and 1973. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Holzman’s career in professional basketball is a bit of a strange one. Amazingly enough, Holzman owes what were likely the three biggest breaks in his career to one man – his longtime friend, Andrew “Fuzzy” Levane. Bizarrely, on three separate points in history, Levane brought Holzman into a situation where Holzman would end up lasting longer than Levane himself!

Read on to see how important Levane was to Holzman’s career in the pro basketball, including his time with the New York Knicks!

What Difference Did Two Games Make, Statistically Speaking?

The Knicks have won their last two contests, and have snuck into 7th place in the Eastern Conference standings. This chain of events might have coaxed Knick fans who were on the ledge back into safety. But what do these recent games say about the team? To do so I’ll compare the Knicks stats from prior to this win streak to today. I’ll concentrate with team stats, since they are the most insightful. The good news is that the New York offense has jumped up to the 8th spot from the 18th. Although the Knicks have improved in each of …continue reading

Knicks 124 Clippers 115

It’s the NBA’s equivalent of a tree falling in the woods. A Saturday late night West Coast game against the Clippers. Knick beat writer Alan Hahn asked “Roll Call. Who is really watching Knicks-Clippers on a Saturday night?” Answered by the Times’ Howard Beck “No way. Total waste of a Saturday night. Oh, wait.” As for the game, Los Angeles had a 52-49 lead in the 2nd quarter. However New York scored 9 straight point and would hold the lead for the rest of the game. Blake Griffin and Amar’e Stoudemire traded thunderous dunks, the former outscoring scoring the latter …continue reading