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Monthly Archives: April 2011

You Gotta Be Kidding Me?

If you watched the game from the Knicks blue and orange colored lenses, then you must feel the same way I do. I just don’t get that offensive foul call with 21 seconds left in the game against Carmelo Anthony for a number of reasons. First, I don’t see how ‘Melo gets some kind of superior position due to the ‘foul’. And granted it seemed that there was a lot of hand fighting on both ends before the ball got there. The whistle could have gone either way. Secondly how do the refs make that critical call given how loose …continue reading

Celtics Hub Interview

For our playoff edition of the True Hoop blogger interview, I asked Hayes Davenport, Brian Robb, Ryan DeGama, and Mike Salvucci of Celtics Hub about the Boston/New York matchup. Many thanks to Jafa, SangaD, and Trenton Tuckah for suggesting questions, three of which you’ll find answered below. If you guys can think of any questions you’d like to ask Celtics Hub about the first few games, let me know here or in the game thread and I’ll pick a few to pass along. Here’s to a great series. KnickerBlogger: Are you concerned by how the Celtics finished the season? How …continue reading

Knicks Game 1 Meet-Up!

Tonight, Sunday 4/17, you’re invited to the second ever KnickerBlogger Meet-Up, playoff edition. It’ll be at Lilly O’Brien’s which is in downtown Manhattan. Closest train is the 1/2/3 or ACE @ Chambers St, while the RW @City Hall, 456 @ Brooklyn Bridge or Path train at WTC is a 5 minute walk. By car it’s close to the Brooklyn Bridge, Holland Tunnel, and West Side Highway. In other words it’s pretty easy to get to from about anywhere. Unless you’re heading up to Boston, there’s no better place to be. Come hang with some of the KB staff and get …continue reading


By Thomas B. and Jim Cavan   PART I What We Know: A look at the Knicks-Celtics regular season series   The best way to understand how Boston swept the season series is to look at the advanced stats from the games.  Is there reason to think New York can avoid a post season sweep as well? Let’s take a look at the four factors from the regular season games and then see if there is reason for optimism. I’ve included the stats from the season finale but I won’t spend much time on the stats from that game because …continue reading


Yesterday I spent a couple of minutes chatting with AM NY’s Tim Herrera. “It should be entertaining, but I think Boston is just too strong,” said Mike Kurylo of “They have a better team structure. When the Knicks traded for Carmelo, they kind of got a ‘Franken-team.’ They really don’t have a team concept.” A recurring theme in my recent posts is that since New York traded for Carmelo Anthony, they’ve lacked the complementary pieces to their two superstars. I’ve outlined this in the past, noting the Knicks need a big man rebounder/defender, a swingman defender, and a point …continue reading

NBA Playoff Schedules Released

Today, the NBA released the playoff schedule for all the teams. Here is the schedule for the Knicks (read on for the schedule for the entire playoffs): Game 1: New York Knicks at Boston Celtics, Sunday, April 17, 7 p.m. (TNT) Game 2: New York Knicks at Boston Celtics, Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. (TNT) Game 3: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, Friday, April 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Game 4: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, Sunday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. (ABC) (Easter Sunday! Ties into my recent Unsung Knick History piece). Game 5*: New York Knicks at Boston …continue reading