Dear Mr. Dolan, Can I call you James? Great. Listen, Jim, if you aren’t too busy lavishing premature laurels upon your first place hockey team, you may have noticed that the other denizens of your fine bit of real estate on top of Penn Station aren’t doing very well these days. And as is oft the case, New York fans want the head coach of said offending team served to them on a silver platter with a nice sauce béarnaise. I’m here to tell you that the maddening crowd in this instance is one hundred and twelve percent right. Mike …continue reading
[New York Times] Cavaliers 91, Knicks 81: Cavaliers Hand Knicks 7th Loss in 8 Games, 91-81 (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:20:11 GMT) Carmelo Anthony was 5 for 14 with 15 points as the Knicks committed 23 turnovers, which led to 24 Cavaliers points, and made only 42 percent of their shots. [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Deron Williams Leads Nets Past 76ers in Overtime (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:24:06 GMT) Deron Williams scored 34 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26.8 seconds left in overtime, to help lift the Nets to a 97-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday. [New …continue reading
New York Knicks 81 Final Recap | Box Score 91 Cleveland Cavaliers Carmelo Anthony, SF 38 MIN | 5-14 FG | 5-7 FT | 4 REB | 6 AST | 15 PTS | -13 Melo looks like he’s wearing a version of the armor that Batman concocted in the original, comic book “Dark Knight.” You know, the one that Frank Miller wrote in the 80’s. Not the creepily pro-Bush Chris Nolan movie. You haven’t read it? Go do that. It’s great. It’s definitely more fun than watching Melo creak his way through games and attempt a cumbersome, heavily-laden replica of …continue reading
New York (7-10) visits Cleveland (6-10). New York coming off a great game in Charlotte looks to keep things moving on the road in Cleveland. Have at it!
Link to the latest article at the NY Times. However, despite all the positives of Tuesday night’s game, it may not indicate a major surge for New York; the victory is tarnished because Charlotte is one of the league’s worst teams. Before facing the Knicks, the Bobcats had a record of 3 wins and 14 losses. Out of 30 N.B.A. teams, Charlotte ranked 26th in offensive efficency and 28th in defensive efficiency. In simpler terms, the Bobcats are bad at both scoring and defending. There is a way to calculate the probability of one team beating another by using both …continue reading
Yesterday I took a break from wallowing in my own tears to sit down with Beckley Mason (of HoopSpeak and TrueHoop fame) for a good ol’ fashioned Skype grillin’. we spent about a minute each on five topics: The Carmelo Anthony “problem,” Stat’s woes, D’Antoni’s job security, Baron Davis’ comeback, and, of course, Iman Shumpert’s status as the greatest basketball player who ever lived. Considering I can barely get all four of my tires filled with three full minutes of air, it’s pretty incredible we managed to pull this off in one take. Oh, and sorry about the “umms” and …continue reading
[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup | Knicks 111, Bobcats 78 : Knicks End Six-Game Losing Streak With a Rout of the Bobcats (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:40:20 GMT) Carmelo Anthony had a career-low 1 point, but the Knicks got 20 from Tyson Chandler, and 18 each from Amar’e Stoudemire and Landry Fields in a rout of the Bobcats. [New York Times] Wizards Fire Saunders (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:25:39 GMT) Flip Saunders was fired as coach of the N.B.A.-worst Washington Wizards and replaced by the assistant Randy Wittman, who has the job for the rest of the season. [New York …continue reading