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Monthly Archives: February 2013

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I keed! I keed! We saw a few of these starts early in the year – a symphony of snapping rims minus the brass – but Melo kept the kettle cooking long into the night. There are more than a few reasons to savor this one, but what made Melo’s performance uniquely remarkable was that he just stayed in fourth gear the whole time — a top-down joyride down the PCH. The bullish drives, follows, spin cycles – cameos none. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, came on jumpers. Jumpers from the wing; jumpers from the corner; jumpers turning around on …continue reading

Ronnie Brewer Traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Ronnie Brewer has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a future second round pick, according to various reports. The trade opens up a roster space for the Knicks, who many expect to pursue a free agent in the coming days and weeks. As numerous trade options spiraled about the Knicks camp — most of which involved a potential trade of Iman Shumpert — Ronnie Brewer became  the most movable piece the Knicks had to offer. Looking at a team that virtually had no way to improve a very strong roster based around the scoring efforts of Carmelo Anthony, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Feb 21 2013)

[New York Times] Lakers Beat Celtics 113-99 on Emotional Night (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:40:08 GMT) Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss loved to win. He especially relished beating the Boston Celtics. [New York Times] Warriors Snap 6-Game Skid, Beat Suns 108-98 (Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:03:47 GMT) Klay Thompson had 28 points and eight rebounds, David Lee finished with 19 points and 11 boards and the Golden State Warriors snapped a season-high, six-game losing streak by beating the Phoenix Suns 108-98 on Wednesday night. [New York Times] Nets 97, Bucks 94: Nets Rally Past Bucks and Close In on …continue reading

Pacers 125, Knicks 91

New York Knicks 91 FinalRecap | Box Score 125 Indiana Pacers Yep, it’s another one of those recaps. If you want grades, everyone failed. That’s not hyperbole or the gnawing rage that’s roiling in my gut talking; they all get a well-deserved F, even Jim Todd fails for not punching Frank Vogel in his sweaty, carbuncular little substitute teacher face. If you want to hear what happened, because you were fortunate enough to skip this so-called display of professional-grade basketball, just think about all the things that have bedeviled the ‘Bockers this season—Melo jacking contested mid-range shots, stagnant offense, an …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Feb 20 2013)

[New York Times] Parker’s Double-Double Leads Spurs Past Kings (Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:57:51 GMT) Tony Parker had 30 points and 11 assists to lead San Antonio to a 108-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, giving the Spurs their 15th win in their last 16 games. [New York Times] Suns Hold Off Blazers 102-98 (Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:57:46 GMT) Goran Dragic had 16 points and a career-high 18 assists and the Phoenix Suns snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. [New York Times] Nets 113, Bucks …continue reading

Off the Dribble: At the Garden, a Long-Awaited Father and Son Reunion

So I actually witnessed last Wednesday’s execrable effort v. the Canadians in person with my father in tow. It was a blight of a ballgame but reminded me oh-so-clearly how things have changed. As you may know, the Knicks played atrociously. By the start of the third quarter, when the Knicks were clinging to a small lead, we both started to prepare ourselves for a loss. A dreary mid-season affairs such as this one, filled with missed opportunities that allow a lesser opponent to hang around, tend to end badly. Like a play we’ve seen countless times before, we were …continue reading