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Monthly Archives: January 2014

What Kind of Big Has the East Been?

Robert Silverman and I decided to have a Midseason Assessment e-mail exchange. It quickly devolved (EVOLVED?) into something predictably weird but unpredictably specific in its weirdness. It is recorded below. We promise you an actual midseason post soon. ROBERT Here we stand, Kevin. At the midpoint of a howling garbage fire of a season. The ruins of yesterday still smoldering, possibly to the point of toxicity (and I’ve certainly made inquiries with the NY DEP) and definitely emitting an odor that is as pungent as a combination of burnt dog hair and whatever that smell is when you stick a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.01.28)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Can Melo win a title in N.Y.? (Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:00:24 EDT) Carmelo Anthony has won a scoring title and an NCAA National Championship. He’s won multiple Olympic gold medals and played in plenty of All-Star games. So the list of priorities for the rest of Anthony’s career is simple and short. There’s winning a title, and there’s everything else. “Nothing else even motivates me anymore, just that,” Anthony said on Monday. Carmelo is in his 11th season in the league, so there’s little left to accomplish at this point. [New York …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.01.27)

[New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors Past Trail Blazers, 103-88 (Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:39:41 GMT) Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has been pleading with his players to improve their defensive effort and efficiency for most of the last two weeks.     [New York Times] Lawson Scores 27 as Nuggets Beat Kings 125-117 (Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:08:47 GMT) Ty Lawson scored 27 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and the Denver Nuggets defeated the short-handed Sacramento Kings 125-117 on Sunday night.     [New York Times] Hall of Fame Basketball Player Tom Gola Dies at 81 (Mon, 27 Jan 2014 04:17:50 GMT) …continue reading

Knicks 110, Lakers 103: COGNITIVE BIASES

Los Angeles Lakers 103 FinalRecap | Box Score 110 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 40 MIN | 14-31 FG | 5-6 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 35 PTS | +8Half empty: 35? PFFT. WHATEVS. ON 31 SHOTS, MANG. BIG WHOOP. MY WRINKLY-ASS GRAMMA COULD SCORE THIRTY-FREAKING FIVE POINTS AGAINST THIS LAKERS TEAM. ANYONE TAKE A GANDER AT WHO WAS GUARDING HIM, THIS GUY? HAHAHAHAHAH AT LEAST HE GOT SOME FREAKING DIMES. LOOKIT THIS. 6.5 ASSIST OPPORTUNITIES PER GAME. BLAME IT ON THE REST OF HIS TEAMMATES SUDDENLY …continue reading

2013-14 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Lakers

My brother was at a business conference this week in Las Vegas, so he called me to get my advice on some first half bets. I did pretty well and he made money, but one of the games that I missed on was the Lakers vs. the Heat. The Heat were giving seven points in the first half, which is a ton of points and the Heat tend to do better late in games so I thought that it was a good bet. As it turned out, I was way off as the Heat murderlized them. So yeah, I think …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.01.25)

[New York Times] Anthony Sets Records With 62 Points as Knicks Roll (Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:17:30 GMT) Carmelo Anthony shot his way past Kobe Bryant, Bernard King and Kevin Durant, and he pulled off one more impressive achievement.     [New York Times] George Leads Pacers Past Kings in OT, 116-11 (Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:17:14 GMT) Paul George scored eight of his 36 points in overtime and the Indiana Pacers defeated the Sacramento Kings 116-111 on Friday night.     [New York Times] Martin’s Shot Lifts Wolves Over Warriors, 121-120 (Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:14:16 GMT) Kevin Martin hit a step-back jumper …continue reading

Knicks 125, Bobcats 96: The Ecstasy of Victory

Charlotte Bobcats 96 Final Recap | Box Score 125 New York Knicks Beno Udrih, PG 7 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -8 Look man, I know you and coach haven’t been on the best terms or anything. But I can see why you’d wanna be traded. It’s tough here. We just want you to be happy. “We” meaning me and Destiny over here. Beno, this is Destiny. Destiny, show Beno your teeth. They glow in the dark! I’ve never …continue reading