Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! The Knicks head to Houston tonight to end 2016 with a tough matchup against the Rockets. This is a very difficult test for the Knicks, made even more difficult with KP, Lee and O’Quinn missing tonight’s game, and I would hate to see them enter the New Year with a losing record, so hey, maybe they’ll shock us!!! The Rockets did play last night (dropping 140 on the Clippers), so maybe they’re tired? What? A fella can hope, can’t he? Let’s go, Knicks!
[NYTimes] Pelicans 104, Knicks 92: Top-Heavy Knicks Are Toppled by New Orleans Pelicans (Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:07:55 AM) Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, Kristaps Porzingis 21 and Derrick Rose 20, but no other Knicks player reached double-digits. [NY Newsday] Balanced Pelicans leave Knicks frustrated, upset (Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:18:34 AM) NEW ORLEANS — The Knicks are a frustrated team right now. They’re trying not to sound any alarms, but they could be getting close. [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis reacts fiercely to pushy opponents (Friday, December 30, 2016 10:17:05 PM) System.Xml.XmlElement [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony appreciates Jeff Hornacek’s support …continue reading
The Knicks are in New Orleans tonight to face Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are not particularly good, but nor are they especially bad. They’re sort of in that middle ground with teams like the Hawks, Pistons and Bulls. So you’d like to see the Knicks beat the Pelicans, but this is surely no gimme. With the Rockets looming tomorrow night, however, it is very important for the Knicks to go into Houston two games over .500 because Houston on the second night of a back-to-back is a scary proposition (thankfully, the Rockets are at least …continue reading
[NYDN] Hornacek defends Carmelo Anthony, says Sefolosha had it coming (Thursday, December 29, 2016 8:11:45 PM) Jeff Hornacek was adamant Thursday that his star didn’t deserve the ejection and was merely reacting to the mugging from his opponent. [NYDN] Carmelo: Phil’s breakup with Jeanie Buss puts Lakers rumor to bed (Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:31:31 PM) Carmelo Anthony says he never viewed Phil Jackson’s relationship with Jeanie Buss as the conduit for the Zen Master’s escape to the Lakers. [NYTimes] After an N.B.A. Christmas, the Best Games This Week (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:05:30 PM) The Cleveland Cavaliers edged the …continue reading
[NYTimes] Hawks 102, Knicks 98 | Overtime: With Carmelo Anthony Ejected, Knicks Show Defensive Grit but Fall in Overtime (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:36:55 AM) An elbow in the second quarter cost the Knicks their star. Offensive miscues late in the game cost them a chance to escape with a win. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Celtics and Grizzlies Are Good. In This N.B.A., That’s a Problem. (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 11:13:08 PM) Boston and Memphis are on track to make the playoffs, but a few teams, particularly the Warriors and the Cavaliers, have separated themselves from the pack. [NYPost] Knicks’ …continue reading
After the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the rest of the conference is a shocking mass of mediocrity from #3 to #12. However, despite the parity between these teams, two of these teams will get home court advantage in the playoffs. One of these teams will get home court advantage in the playoffs and avoid playing the Cavaliers in the second round. Determining which teams gets those two spots will most likely be decided in games between the ten teams currently ranked #3-12. Therefore, tonight’s game featuring the Knicks playing the under .500 and yet still somehow the …continue reading
[NYTimes] Phil Jackson of Knicks and Jeanie Buss of Lakers Announce Their Breakup (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:50:48 AM) Jackson and Buss, who had been engaged for several years but were never married, said via social media that they had ended their engagement. [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Melo and Noah on team chemistry (Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:35:18 PM) GEICO SportsNite: Melo and Noah on team chemistry [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ defensive effort has held them back this season (Tuesday, December 27, 2016 3:00:56 PM) The Knicks’ defensive effort this season has been poor, and that was evident Sunday during their …continue reading