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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nuggets 98, Knicks: The Unnamable.

New York Knicks 95 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Denver Nuggets Melo is/was right: we are in a dark place. This is exhausting. I don’t know about you, but I’m just tired of writing the same dumb things about a dumb team that fails in painfully repetitive, dumb ways. All of it so very Beckett-like (if the man had ever heard of or deigned to root for a team, this one would nestle in the cockles of his heart). Unnamable, yet totally familiar. So yes, again there aren’t any individual grades tonight. The same small group of ‘Bockers (more …continue reading

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks @ Nuggets

We noted in the Knicks-Blazers preview how rough this Western Conference road trip could potentially be and so far its been just that. The Knicks have fallen to the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers, and now must face a red-hot Denver Nuggets team. To help get a better idea of what to expect out of the Nuggets-Knicks game tonight I brought in Nate Timmons from the SBNation site, DenverStiffs and Justin Faudree, a Nuggets fan, basketball observant and former Warriorsworld contributor. The Denver Nuggets are currently riding a four game winning streak after getting off to a pretty rough …continue reading

Recap: LA Clippers 93, NY Dolans 80

New York Knicks 80 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Los Angeles Clippers Kenyon Martin, PF 24 MIN | 3-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +17 Kenyon did what he’s supposed to do: rebound, play some defense, dole out some hard fouls, then give that Kenyon smirk at the player he just clobbered. Andrea Bargnani, PF 39 MIN | 8-18 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 0 TO | 20 PTS …continue reading

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks @ Clippers

Well, this game should be fun. The Knicks travel to Los Angeles to take on the 10-5 Clippers, a bucket-getting juggernaut that ranks 2nd in the league in offensive efficiency. The Clips have high-fliers (Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan), sharpshooters (J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley, Jamal Crawford), and the best point guard in the world (Chris Paul). It’s not hard to foresee trouble for our beloved Knicks, who rank 28th in defensive efficiency and seem confused with how to defend the NBA’s latest newfangled craze, a play these nutty kids are calling  the “pick-and-roll.” For some insight on the Clips, Fred …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2013.11.26)

[New York Times] Trail Blazers 102, Knicks 91: Knicks Drop Sixth Straight, Falling in Portland (Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:53:42 GMT) The Trail Blazers took an early 22-point lead and responded to every run from the Knicks, who were led by Carmelo Anthony’s 34 points and 15 rebounds.     [New York Times] Blazers Beat Knicks 102-91 for 11th Straight Win (Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:42:31 GMT) LaMarcus Aldridge believes the key to the Trail Blazers’ early success this season is chemistry.     [New York Times] Roundup: Lakers Finalize Deal With Bryant With Eye on 2014 Free Agents (Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:20:26 …continue reading

Knick Libs: [NBA TEAM] [NUMBER BETWEEN 90-120], KNICKS [LOWER NUMBER]

Play along at home! This [A PART OF THE DAY], the Knicks suffered a [“Frustrating”/”Embarrassing”] loss at the hands of [NBA TEAM].  A rough start, characterized by [Choose at least three of “Poor shooting,” “Lackluster interior defense,” “A lack of ball movement,” “Inability to protect the defensive glass,” “Turnovers and fouls”] saw the Knicks fall behind by [NUMBER BETWEEN 8 AND 25].  The bench provided [“little”/”no]” help, as JR Smith’s performance was [“uneven”/”total dogshit”] and interior muscle was provided by [“nobody”/”absolutely nobody”]. In the [“second”/”third”/”fourth”/”imaginary non-existent”] quarter, Carmelo helped make up some of the deficit through a nice stretch of …continue reading

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks @ Blazers

You could make the case that every week of this season has been Hell Week for the Knicks. You definitely could. However, what the Knicks have in store for them this week is pretty heinous. The Knicks have the Blazers, Clippers and Nuggets all on the road this week. Weeeee!  First up in this week’s potential blood bath, the Portland Trail Blazers. To help get a better sense of what the Knicks are up against tonight NBA Writer Sean Highkin of USA TODAY and Chris Lucia of Blazersedge stopped by to engage in some light chin-wagging.  The Portland Trail Blazers are …continue reading