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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Magic 111, Knicks 99

November 27th, 2010.  That was when the New York Knicks last found themselves below .500. But unlike their recent, highly publicized skid, that night’s 99-90 home loss to the Hawks was viewed as the easily-excused hiccup between a cluster of 13 wins which had – for a fleeting moment – suggested the dawning of a new and exciting era in Knicks basketball. Now, a full month into the Carmelo Anthony era, it’s the excuses that seem to be piling up as quickly as the Ls. Lately, Amare Stoudemire has played the role of post-game oracle in this respect, offering up …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – Small School, Big Results (for the Knicks)

This is the twenty-eighth 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. With the NCAA Basketball Tournament into full swing, I thought it would be fun to spotlight a point in history where a team’s success in the tournament directly led to the …continue reading

Some Plays Count: Knicks Collapse vs Celtics

Thought I’d go over a critical time of the Knicks-Celtics game and try to understand what caused such a bitter defeat. Midway though the fourth quarter, Chauncey Billups just completed a 4 point play to put New York up by 9. The Knicks appeared to be poised for victory, but in less than 3 minutes, the Celtics would regain the lead. How did such a collapse occur? 07:14 Anthony Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 07:14 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) [BOS 75-82] The Celtics clear out for a Paul Pierce isolation on Carmelo Anthony. Turiaf is at …continue reading

Celtics 96, Knicks 86

Disclaimer: as this was written for the Daily Dime and in a fog of moderate-to-severe anger (made all the more intense by a round of antibiotics which preclude me from drinking), please excuse both the lack of statistics and the overly pessimistic tone of this screed. 2010 was supposed to be a year of changing fortunes for the New York Knicks. And in a few meaningful ways, it has been. Playoff bound for the first time in seven years and with a certifiable Big Three to call their own, the Knicks seem to have embraced the new decade – like …continue reading