Post Game: Pacers beat Knicks, 107-101

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  • [knickerblogger.net] Knicks 108 Pacers 101: KIDS INCORPORATED!
  • [sports.yahoo.com] Knicks use huge run to even series with Pacers
  • Full BoxScore:
    http://www.nba.com/games/20181031/INDNYK#/boxscore

    Score by Period:

    Team 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
    Pacers 28 22 27 30 107
    Knicks 25 27 29 20 101

    Four Factors

    TEAM eFG TOR ORB FTR
    IND 0.579 0.143 0.278 0.133
    NYK 0.507 0.160 0.226 0.266

    Simple Box Score

    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Bogdanovic, Bojan 31:59 10 8 1 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 7
    Young, Thaddeus 33:52 13 10 1 2 4 10 1 5 0 3 1 8
    Turner, Myles 28:54 8 10 0 0 1 3 4 0 1 2 3 4
    Collison, Darren 23:47 8 7 0 0 0 3 6 1 1 0 1 3
    Oladipo, Victor 32:17 24 18 3 1 0 6 1 2 3 1 3 3
    Sabonis, Domantas 21:26 30 12 0 6 3 9 3 0 6 2 6 6
    Joseph, Cory 31:39 6 7 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 1 1 3
    Evans, Tyreke 20:30 5 8 0 1 1 5 3 1 2 1 1 0
    McDermott, Doug 12:35 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -2
    O’Quinn, Kyle 2:59 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -2
    Holiday, Aaron 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Leaf, TJ 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sumner, Edmond 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pacers 240:00 107 83 6 11 10 41 24 10 15 10 19 6
    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Dotson, Damyean 31:57 13 11 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 -8
    Vonleh, Noah 32:49 14 6 1 5 2 10 4 2 5 3 3 -4
    Robinson, Mitchell 17:41 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 1 4
    Hardaway Jr., Tim 37:56 37 19 7 10 0 1 1 0 5 0 4 -14
    Ntilikina, Frank 32:49 4 8 0 0 0 1 7 1 2 0 2 -8
    Hezonja, Mario 12:30 3 5 0 1 1 7 0 0 2 0 1 5
    Kanter, Enes 21:04 7 11 0 1 4 6 2 0 2 0 4 -4
    Trier, Allonzo 23:07 14 7 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 -2
    Burke, Trey 13:59 6 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4
    Thomas, Lance 16:04 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 -3
    Baker, Ron 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kornet, Luke 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mudiay, Emmanuel 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Knicks 240:00 101 79 12 21 9 35 18 6 17 6 19 -6

    Game Thread: Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks

    Game Thread: Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks

    Start Time: 10/31/2018 20:00:00

    Knicks hope to get on track vs. Pacers

    After dropping their first home game of the season, the Indiana Pacers venture to the perhaps even friendly confines of Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night as they face a New York Knicks team that has lost five of seven to open the season.
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    Pre Game Links:

  • [msn.com] Pacers link: Pacers back on the road to face Knicks
  • [foxsports.com] Pacers look to overcome rough shooting night in visit to Knicks
  • [heavy.com] Knicks Roster & Starting Lineup vs. Pacers
  • [cbssports.com] Knicks hope to get on track vs. Pacers
  • [nypost.com] There is a pattern to the Knicks’ Over/Unders so far
  • [sports.yahoo.com] Three at 3: Underdog Nets Offer Great Value Against Knicks
  • [madduxsports.com] NBA on ESPN Wednesday Betting: Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks
  • [sportsbookreview.com] Knicks Cannot Keep Pace With Indiana in ESPN Wednesday Opener
  • Knicks Morning News (2018.10.31)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks assistant could be key to landing Kevin Durant
    (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:47:14 PM)

    Knicks assistant Royal Ivey and Kevin Durant have a close relationship that extends back to Durant’s college days.

  • [SNY Knicks] David Fizdale staying patient with Knicks’ new starting five
    (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:19:19 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale deployed his experimental starting five full of youth for the second straight game on Sunday. And he defended exactly why is doing it, saying he isn’t “hunting for wins.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks rookie Kevin Knox nearing a return
    (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 2:09:04 PM)

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox knows he’s close, but he isn’t rushing it
    (Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:26:57 AM)

    Kevin Knox looked like he could have been warming up for his next game. One after another, the shots from deep dropped through the net. When the 6-foot-9 forward moved, he showed almost no hint of the ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for more than half of the first seven games of his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks get a visit from legend Bill Bradley
    (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:37:59 PM)

    David Fizdale acknowledges the Knicks should hear perspectives besides his, and has already brought in Walt Frazier, Patrick Ewing, Chris Bosh and Rasheed Wallace to speak with the team. On Tuesday, the legends tour received arguably its most impressive guest yet, with former U.S. senator and Knicks All-Star Bill Bradley speaking to the team for…

  • [NYPost] There is a pattern to the Knicks’ Over/Unders so far
    (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:46:27 PM)

    With the Pacers in town to face the Knicks on Wednesday night, it’s a fitting time to talk about “pace.” Too many casual bettors struggle to make successful Over/Under calls because they don’t give proper respect to pace. In analytics terms, that’s the estimated number of possessions per team in any given game. Fast-paced track…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ link to Kevin Durant’s past could be key to free agency
    (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:17:57 PM)

    When the final buzzer sounded on Friday’s Warriors victory at the Garden, Knicks assistant coach Royal Ivey and Golden State forward Kevin Durant hugged and chatted for about 45 seconds on the court. It was no surprise to those close to Ivey. The former Cardozo High standout has been close to Durant ever since Durant attended…

  • Brooklyn Nets 95 – New York Knicks 116 – Game Recap

    “Don’t it always seem to go/that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone?”. Damn, it felt good to have the third worst record in the NBA. There are some things in life you really can’t avoid, though, no matter how actively you try to. The win tonight was one of them; these Nets were completely listless, especially on the boards, and apart from the first minutes of the game couldn’t hit anything. But alas, how can we complain about a win against a bad team, giving again a lot of minutes to our juniors? I guess it’s ok, after all. And we had the chance to witness a few spicy highlights, too!

    And, with no further ado…

    The good:

    – Guys, I just love Noah Vonleh (8 pts, 10 rebs, 2 ast, +17 +/-). He’s just everywhere, pestering opposing bigs on multiple plays, grabbing boards in traffic, looking in fantastic shape and almost always playing within himself. This season he’s posting a career high percentage of shots taken inside of 10 feet (81,8%) and a career high in multiple other facets, such as TS%, Oreb%, Dreb%, a bunch of other stuff and even quadrupled his Ast%. He’s an amazing cog to have on your team, unless he regresses badly, but I’m not convinced he will. I mean, there’s nothing unsusteinable about what he’s doing. He’s a serviceable big who doesn’t get in over his head, defends averagely, moves well without the ball and seems content to shoot sparsely. In the mean time, he’s not a ball-handler for his size, and has a knack for finding guys in the right spots around the basket. He also got me salivating in the first quarter when he initiated a 4-5 PnR with Mitch that ultimately yielded no results but looked very organic and fluid. I hope to see more of that. About his game tonight: throughout all of 30 minutes of play his level of effort was very consistent, he was in the right place most of the times, and he dunked the ball with ferocity and a bit of swag, even hanging from the rim a few tenths of seconds more than it’s allowed, earning a stupid but sweeeeet technical.

    – Tim Hardaway Jr. (25 pts, 5 rebs, 8 ast, +11 +/-) finally gets a mention here, and for good reasons. This was the most team friendly performance of Timmy this season, what with his 8 assists and general focus on letting the team get involved. He started slowly but steadily, finding a bunch of guys for easy shots. In the second quarter, he lobbed a sky-high pass that was clearly intended for Mitch, and found him perfectly. His shooting keeps on being a bit subpar (another sub .500 FG% night – for what it’s worth, last season he reached that threshold only 13 times), but this was the all around showing that we needed to see from THJ. For the sake of the tank it’s okay if he saves those nights only for very bad teams; for the sake of this team development, I’m not that sure, but we’ll take what we can. Nice to see him compliment Trier on a two on one fastbreak where Allonzo could have easily passed the ball for an easy layup but instead chose to go the rack himself. I don’t know how bright Tim is, but certainly seems a good-natured kid. He took another charge, sacrificing some of his face in the process. I always liked that part of his game (the charge taking one, not the blood losing). Currently he’s tied for seventh in the entire league for charges taken. Chuck Hardaway wasn’t anywhere to be found tonight.

    – Frank Ntilikina (16 pts, 5 rebs, 4 ast, +15 +/-) was very shaky with his jumper inside the arc, and lost Russell a few times in the first quarter, but was again pretty good for his standard. His scoring numbers in the last two games are a bit inflated from unsusteinable sharpshooting ability from three (6-for-12) and from lucky bounces on weird floaters, but his aggressiveness is not a fluke. Now, don’t get me wrong. All of this is in context; it’s not like Frank has become prime Derrick Rose, barreling towards the rim with explosiveness and extreme quickness, but he’s not shying away from shooting the damn ball, and that is very good for his development. Oh and guess what? Zero turnovers for this bad guy tonight. I maintain he’s our best PnR initiator, only he does that at a typical SF speed, while we’re expecting him to be a lot quicker and nimble on his feet. My guess is that won’t ever happen, but that’s not a shade on him. It’s just that we need an above-average player as our first primary ball-handler to untap the full potential of Frank as a part-time PG. In the meantime I’m totally ok in developing his confidence with a streak of double figure games to shut his detractors down, and then getting back to focus on other aspects of the game. 32 minutes is more like it, Fiz.

    – Damyean Dotson (10 pts, 5 rebs, 40% FG, +21 +/-) did not post gaudy numbers tonight, but hit double figures for the fifth straight time and was amazing on defensive rotations, as mirrored by his game-high plus minus. Even if his shot didn’t fall (1/6 from three) and his passing game keeps on resembling that of the late Yinka Dare, his place in the rotation looks cementified by now. I know it’s incredibly early in the season, but this kind of 3-and-D player, with the added feature of elite rebounding. Damyean is currently tied for fifth in DReb%, and ahead of him are noted board chaser Westbrook, huge human being Ben Simmons, small sample size Kevin Huerter and good rebounder Lance Stephenson. I think this guy is for real.

    – Hey guys, do you know how to solve the problem of a dislocated jaw? Asking for a friend who’s stuck with his mouth open after that incredibile sequence of steal, run, dunk from Mitchell Robinson (11 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, +6 +/-) in the third quarter. That play alone was worth the ticket for the MitchRob experience tonight, who in limited minutes (just 15) posted his first double figure scoring game. He’s still raw and gets pushed around a little too much, but moves adequately on offense and… well.. jumps high enough that every lob in the rim vicinity is his by default. A perfect 5 for 5 from the field, by good measure he ate a Jarrett Allen in the most humiliating way possible. It has to be said, though, that said Allen attempt would have never happened if Mitch knew how to box him out. His defense leaves a lot to be desired in a lot of occasions, especially when he tries to block guys on the perimeter and ends up so far away from the basket that there’s no chance in hell that he’ll corral the rebound. He also committed a couple of very stupid fouls. Anyway, I’m amazed about how NBA ready this guy is and can’t believe our own luck.

    – Allonzo Trier (12 pts, 5 rebs, 2 ast, +3 +/-) showed up tonight and played a very competent 25 minutes, scoring efficiently and with purpose. His defense was on point and acted as Fiz’s release valve when it was clear that Mitch was being badly exposed in the fourth quarter by the Nets. Fiz inserted him with around 6 minutes to go and never looked back, securing the win for the night. A good Zo game here and there is always something I can hang my hat on.

    The bad:

    – Trey Burke (5 pts, 50% FG, nothing else, 0 +/-) is slowly, and surprisingly, falling out of the rotation. I’m not completely against it, since his usefulness is questionable on this roster, save for the fact that it would open up playing time for Mudiay, who’s notoriously terrible. We’ll just wait and see if this is just a rough patch or something more. Maybe I’m oversensitive, but it feels like there are the first cracks in Fizdale’s shining armor as a communicator. I hope I’m wrong, but I have bad vibes about it. Anyway, Trey played only 14 minutes before Fiz caught up on his uselessness tonight.

    Fun-sized bits:

    – Enes Kanter’s numbers (15 pts, 15 rebs, 2 ast, +6 +/-) should have earned him a mention in the good column, but honestly there’s something about him that worries me. His body language is horrible at times, especially since he’s got benched. Even in the half-game interview with Rebecca Haarlow he looked sad and out of sorts. I don’t know if it has to do with the coaching staff, but after his first three games he looked more and more disconnected. Watching him now fills me with sadness, like watching from afar an ex that used to be extra funny when you were together but now passive-aggressively ignores you while treading water. Don’t know, I expect him to be somewhere else on January. Also, a couple of defensive possessions where he doubled on the ball handler went horribly, with him completely forgetting to get back to his man after the double, and he committed a few terrible turnovers.

    – Last two paragraphs got me thinking about the Fiz-Gasol debacle in Memphis. Is it possibile that Fiz isn’t quite able to connect with people who feel (right or wrong as it may be) entitled about their role in the team? I’m not sure, but Enes went very quickly from exhilarated guy to semi-productive sad sack. That’s in contrast with Vonleh, who was good when starting from the bench and he’s still good now. I don’t know, but I’m perplexed at this development.

    – Mario Hezonja put up a transparent 11 points, 4 rebounds game. You tend to forget he’s even on the roster when he’s not on the court, given what he provides to the team. Not a lot of substance in him. Beasley was better, at least he was a lot more rootable.

    – Lance Thomas played 10 minutes. That’s good game planning, coach.

    – Ron Baker has to be the most expensive player ever to incite a “We want (insert mascotte guy here)!” chant. It’s ok to love a hustling player, but it’s also a bit humiliating to be treated like a token scruffy walk-on while making 5 millions. The very brief Mills stint as a GM without Phil Jackson was really weird.

    – Tonight NBA League Pass malfunctioned for an entire quarter, making me see the action from strange camera angles without any commentary whatsoever. During those 12 minutes I realized once and for all how much Breen and Clyde make the games more tolerable when we’re losing and exciting when we’re winning. I hope it doesn’t ever happen again, it was like watching a Marvel movie directed by Tommy Wiseau.

    So, we bag this win and head to next game with the exact record of the Nets. Weren’t they supposed to maybe be a dark horse for the playoffs this year? If Caris LeVert is not cooking, they don’t look so well, and I think that D’Angelo will soon end up on the overhyped, underperforming 2015 lottery picks list, which as of now is looking longer that it should be.

    Let’s see you on Halloween night against the Pacers!

    Knicks Morning News (2018.10.30)

  • [NYDN] Mitchell Robinson, inspired by Rasheed Wallace’s advice, is learning to be more vocal for Knicks
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Rasheed Wallace’s mentorship paid dividends for Mitchell Robinson.

    The 20-year-old rookie center had the best game of his short NBA career in Monday’s 115-96 victory over the Nets, collecting 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting with a couple highlight dunks.

    Wallace, the former All-Star and NBA champion,…

  • [NYDN] Tim Hardaway Jr. leads the way and Knicks’ young, balanced attack is too much for Nets to handle
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr.’s lip was busted and bleeding, courtesy of an elbow he absorbed while successfully taking a charge.

    Inside the locker room, a doctor glued it back together and Hardaway Jr. returned to carry the Knicks to a 115-96 victory Monday over the Nets. It snapped the team’s five-game losing…

  • [Sports Illustrated] Three at 3: Underdog Nets Offer Great Value Against Knicks
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 2:30:52 PM)

    The Nets thrive against uptempo teams and should be able to contain the Kevin Knox-less Knicks. Sports Illustrated analyzes that matchup and more in the Three at 3. 

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 149, Bulls 124: Golden State’s Klay Thompson Sets 3-Pointer Record in Blowout Win
    (Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:47:36 AM)

    The Warriors guard hit 14 3-pointers against the Bulls, topping a record set by his teammate Stephen Curry in 2016.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks use big third-quarter run to outlast Nets 115-96
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 10:05:30 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitchell Robinson combined for 15 points during a key 23-6 run in the third quarter to lead the Knicks to a 115-96 win over the Nets on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks hope rookie Mitchell Robinson can learn from Rasheed Wallace
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 8:21:16 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale brought in former player Rasheed Wallace to practice and hopes the former NBA champion can help rookie Mitchell Robinson become a more vocal player.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks aiming to stop five-game losing streak at home vs. Nets
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 5:11:36 PM)

    The Knicks look to avenge their 107-105 loss to Brooklyn and snap their five-game losing streak when they host the Nets at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. took a hard hit to the face and still dominated
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 7:53:17 PM)

    Not even a swollen, stitched-up lip could stop Tim Hardaway Jr. from lighting it up again. The Knicks’ new go-to scorer, who took an elbow to the mouth from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the first half in drawing a charge, finished with 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds in the club’s 115-96 Garden win Monday…

  • [NYPost] This is exactly why the Knicks brought in Rasheed Wallace
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 7:03:20 PM)

    Rasheed Wallace may or may not be a long-term coaching consultant for the Knicks, but he’s certainly worth keeping around for the time being, especially if he continues to have the impact he has had so far. The former Knick and world champion with the Pistons spent the last few days working with project center…

  • [NYPost] Knicks beat up on rival Nets to end losing streak
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 6:06:45 PM)

    The Mitchell Robinson-Enes Kanter center tag team was a winning tandem Monday as the Knicks broke their five-game schneid. But everything is not all hunky dory in Knicks center-land despite the pair’s effectiveness against the Nets. Despite David Fizdale’s decree the Knicks aren’t “hunting for victories’’ by virtue of their youthful starting lineup, they managed…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale has big plans for Knicks’ youthful starting lineup
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 5:03:03 PM)

    Though it’s before Halloween, Knicks coach David Fizdale already is not all caught up with “hunting for wins’’ and wasn’t concerned about matching up best for the Nets. That, in a nutshell, is why Fizdale didn’t budge and stuck with his baby starting lineup that had rookie project Mitchell Robinson at center and Enes Kanter…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox’s return to Knicks appears imminent
    (Monday, October 29, 2018 3:51:35 PM)

    Kevin Knox, looking limber during pregame workouts while launching 3-pointers Monday at the Garden, is getting close to making his return. Indications are the rookie lottery pick, who injured his ankle on Oct. 20 against the Celtics, may be cleared for his first practice Tuesday. Though it’s a near certainty he won’t return Wednesday versus…

  • Post Game: Knicks beat Nets, 115-96

    Potential Links

  • [foxsports.com] Knicks rout Nets 115-96, end five-game skid
  • [nypost.com] Knicks beat up on rival Nets to end losing streak
  • [nypost.com] Knicks-Nets rivalry jump-started by deals
  • Full BoxScore:
    http://www.nba.com/games/20181029/BKNNYK#/boxscore

    Score by Period:

    Team 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
    Nets 26 18 23 29 96
    Knicks 26 26 33 30 115

    Four Factors

    TEAM eFG TOR ORB FTR
    BKN 0.471 0.097 0.230 0.203
    NYK 0.539 0.116 0.433 0.174

    Simple Box Score

    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Dudley, Jared 18:12 0 4 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 2 -5
    Harris, Joe 27:33 11 9 3 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 -11
    Allen, Jarrett 20:29 7 6 0 3 2 6 3 0 0 2 2 -15
    LeVert, Caris 29:29 4 11 0 0 0 2 5 2 2 0 3 -23
    Russell, D’Angelo 27:19 13 10 3 2 1 3 2 0 2 0 1 -14
    Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae 27:00 16 15 0 0 3 7 0 1 1 2 2 -11
    Crabbe, Allen 25:00 8 8 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 -8
    Dinwiddie, Spencer 25:24 17 10 2 3 0 1 3 0 1 2 3 -6
    Napier, Shabazz 18:53 12 6 2 4 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 3
    Davis, Ed 12:23 6 4 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 3 -1
    Musa, Dzanan 4:09 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
    Faried, Kenneth 4:09 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 -2
    Nets 240:00 96 84 11 17 11 32 22 6 10 7 20 -19
    Name min pts fga 3pm ftm or Reb ast stl to blk pf +/-
    Dotson, Damyean 28:00 10 10 1 1 1 5 0 0 2 0 2 21
    Vonleh, Noah 28:39 8 6 0 2 3 10 2 1 1 1 4 17
    Robinson, Mitchell 15:07 11 5 0 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 3 6
    Hardaway Jr., Tim 34:54 25 19 3 6 1 5 8 1 2 0 1 11
    Ntilikina, Frank 31:35 16 13 3 3 1 5 4 0 0 1 2 15
    Hezonja, Mario 20:13 11 12 1 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 2 3
    Kanter, Enes 26:19 15 13 0 1 6 15 2 1 6 0 3 6
    Trier, Allonzo 24:41 12 7 0 2 1 5 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Burke, Trey 14:01 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas, Lance 9:19 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 2
    Mudiay, Emmanuel 2:24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Kornet, Luke 2:24 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
    Baker, Ron 2:24 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
    Knicks 240:00 115 92 9 16 16 53 21 5 13 3 21 19