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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Knicks 120, Cavs 103

Cleveland Cavaliers 103 Final Recap | Box Score 120 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 34 MIN | 9-16 FG | 3-5 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 22 PTS | +12 I wish I could just copy this stat line and use my internet time machine to paste it into every box score from now until the end of Melo’s Knick career in 2039 – maybe doctor it with a couple more ‘bounds, dimes, and steals, but that’s it. With a few, fairly minor exceptions (at this point, you figure it’s going to take minor neck paralysis …continue reading

2012 Game Thread: New York v. Cleveland

The second half begins tonight! The Knicks have astonishingly lost 12 of their last 13 games against Cleveland (what the heck, right? I mean, with Lebron it made sense, but they’ve played them at least five times since he left) so it would be nice to beat them tonight. Josh Harrelson and Iman Shumpert are supposedly going to play tonight, so tonight will be the first time that the Knicks’ 11 best players are all healthy. Should be interesting. Will D’Antoni actually play 11 guys? Plus, of course, there is the whole Lin versus Irving match-up. Anyhow, here’s a thread …continue reading

The Last of the Melo-hicans

Once upon a time, in the midst of Melo hysteria, this blog seemed like the sole bastion of reason. Mike Kurylo argued on more than one occasion that we should temper our expectations, that while Melo could improve the team, whether he would and just how much he would was an open question (1, 2). I don’t bring this up just to stir up poop. I do it to point out the irony of the phase shift that is already beginning to occur. By the end of this season, KnickerBlogger’s constituency may contain some of the last of the Melo-hicans. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Feb 29 2012)

[New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Lopez’s 38 Points Help Nets Edge the Mavericks (Wed, 29 Feb 2012 06:24:05 GMT) Brook Lopez scored 38 points, and made the go-ahead free throws with 42 seconds left to give the Nets a 93-92 victory in Dallas. [New York Times] Tight-Knit Family Shares Lin’s Achievement (Wed, 29 Feb 2012 04:20:05 GMT) Jeremy Lin’s parents navigated a winding path from Taiwan to Virginia, from Purdue University to Palo Alto, on their way to raising a global icon. [New York Times] Timberwolves Rally in 4th to Beat Clippers 109-97 (Wed, 29 Feb 2012 06:20:04 GMT) Derrick …continue reading

Some Linteresting comps

Those of you who stick around KBlogger after the season’s close are probably familiar with our Report Cards. When we’re not busy going out of our way to hurt a certain player’s feelings, part of our analysis involves comparing them to other players in the modern era who reflect some of the same statistics. Over at the always outstanding, stats-driven Hickory High, Ian Levy (also of TrueHoop partner in crime Two Man Game), did some great number crunching to come up with a few similarity scores for Jeremy Lin. Some of the names that came up might surprise you. Check …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 28 2012)

[New York Post] Baron needs to pick up some of Jeremy’s load (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:52:02 -0500) Jeremy Lin already saved the Knicks’ season, Mike D’Antoni’s reputation as an offensive guru and probably his job. Now as the NBA’s most scrutinized franchise embarks on the season’s second half tomorrow against Cleveland, Lin will need more help and fewer minutes. And that means more… [New York Post] Harrellson could be back in the fold tomorrow (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:26:16 -0500) The Knicks may get one ailing player back tomorrow in power forward Josh Harrellson to give them an even …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – The First All-Black Game in NBA History

This is the latest in a series 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. As Black History Month comes to a close, I thought it would be nice to take a look at a nearly forgotten piece of NBA racial history. Earlier in the season, the Los Angeles Clippers held …continue reading