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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Knicks 99, ‘Ptors 94

New York Knicks 99 Final Recap | Box Score 94 Toronto Raptors Kenyon Martin, PF 36 MIN | 9-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 11 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -6 After K-Mart flailed helplessly at his first touch like a swarm of wasps, I thought he’d just take the night off. But Martin turned things around quickly – obliterating a running hook from Valunchooniss (I’m not looking that up), sticking a baseline J, and following up a Felton miss with a vicious, bolt-snapping put-back late in the …continue reading

A Finicky Old Sports Car

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment of a four part examination of what happened after the Knicks’ 18-5 start, during which they were beating opponents by an average of over seven points a game, and whether or not the Knicks can return (in varying degrees) to their early-season form.) If you’re a casual NBA fan looking for a slightly more original way of getting Knick fans worked up these days, something more pertinent to this iteration of the Knicks than James Dolan, Jeremy Lin, or the Carmelo Anthony trade, you have a couple options. The first is to make some …continue reading

Game Preview: Knickerblogger does a Rapcast

Happy Friday! May you be blessed in your tournament game streaming boss avoidance. I was fortunate to be invited on Rapcast, a Raptors Republic production, where Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) and I dished on the book, the Knicks’ season to date, and this weekend’s home-and-home with the ‘Ptors. So…. here’s something else you can stream! Perhaps during your lunch break. Cheers.

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Mar 22 2013)

[New York Post] 5 Questions for Wally Szczerbiak (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:18:47 -0500) Msg studio analyst Wally Szczerbiak talks about how the Knicks should handle Carmelo Anthony’s right knee injury and what the priority should be heading into the playoffs with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Should the Knicks exercise extreme caution when it comes to Carmelo Anthony’s knee? A… [New York Post] Division title on Knicks’ mind (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:36 -0500) The time-worn adage says every sports team takes matters one game at a time. Worry about today because yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. …continue reading

Old Is As Old Does

My pickup basketball game is awful. We’re talking embarrassingly terrible – so bad that I often sit out as a consideration to my team and friends. I don’t think anyone enjoys playing the Don’t Pass the Ball to Fred, 4-on-5 Offense. But I’m 23 years old and can still physically move so – most of the time – I play. Last week I did just that. I wasn’t getting the game MVP, but I like to think I do things that aren’t in the box score – like talking trash in a way that weirds out whomever I’m guarding enough …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Mar 21 2013)

[New York Post] Anthony leads Magic rout, but knee forces Iman out (Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:16:46 -0500) Carmelo Anthony made a triumphant return, but Iman Shumpert made a discouraging exit. Anthony, in his first game since getting his swollen right knee drained last Thursday, looked like a new player. He was limber and light in scoring 21 points with eight rebounds in 33 tidy minutes as the… [New York Post] Doesn’t take long to notice he’s back (Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:35:48 -0500) Twenty-two seconds deep, he figured, was plenty long enough to wait. Might as well see how …continue reading

Knicks 106, Magic 94

Orlando Magic 94 Final Recap | Box Score 106 New York Knicks Kenyon Martin, PF 28 MIN | 5-6 FG | 1-3 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +20On, the unending game of Whack-a-Mole! Time swings the mallet, Injury, and yet the heads of quadragenarian power forwards keep popping up out of orange and blue jerseys, ready to provide defense, rebounding, and “edge” and — on the right night — more makes than misses. Tonight, with Kurt Thomas laid low, it was Kenyon Martin’s turn. Starting …continue reading