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Saturday, February 6, 2016

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Grizzlies

Well, that‘s not a good piece of news before the game begins. Carmelo Anthony is out for the game due to his knee (hopefully they’re just being conservative because of the back-to-back games and not something much more worrisome) and Lance Thomas is out because he is in the concussion protocol (which means he will miss Sunday’s game, as well, as he wouldn’t be eligible to play until Tuesday). Sooo….well…this will be a tough game for the Knicks to win. However, they played the Grizzlies fairly tight without Melo the last time they played, so maybe they’ll have a chance …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.05)

[New York Times] Resurgent Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers Past Pelicans, 99-96 (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:21:55 GMT) Kobe Bryant kept his right arm extended upward, his hand dangling as he held his follow-through on a 3-point shot with a minute to go. [New York Times] Lowry, DeRozan Lead Raptors Past Trail Blazers (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:15:30 GMT) Guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 59 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-103 at the Moda Center on Thursday. [New York Times] Raptors Hold Off Blazers for 110-103 Victory (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:57:37 GMT) …continue reading

Quick Recap: Knicks vs. Pistons

I had a whole premise for this quick recap at the end of the first half. It wasn’t a pretty sort of thing. Arron Afflalo opened the third quarter with a patented Kobe Bryant-in-the-post imitation, pounding the ball against a bigger defender like he could put it all the way through the Earth if only he put more into each dribble. He fumbled, turned it over, and never looked at any of his teammates. I was convinced it was over, and so were you. Admit it. The Knicks were down 27 points at one point in the game and nothing …continue reading

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

Welcome to the new low point of the season Knicks fans! For the first time all season our favorite club is five games under .500 and the panic is starting to set in among fans and beat reporters. I would be lying if I didn’t feel a tinge of that panic. The Celtics loss was particularly galling to me, and I had a hard time not feeling the sort of anger and hatred that lead to the Dark Side. Nothing about this recent skid ought to be a surprise to followers of the Knickerbockers. The guards have been pretty bad …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.04)

[New York Daily News] Isola: Carmelo should consider asking Knicks for a trade (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:21:16 GMT) Wait until Carmelo Anthony finds out that Derek Fisher won’t be disappointed if the Knicks fail to make the playoffs. [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis itching to play with Spanish League pal (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:18:39 -0500) If Kristaps Porzingis made the call, he would have his Spanish League buddy, center Willy Hernangomez, on his side next season. No, the Knicks don't have a first-round pick this June — unless you consider the potential arrival of 6-foot-11, 255-pound Hernangomez next …continue reading

2015-16 Recap: Knicks 89, Celtics 97

This game had all the makings of a hang-around game in which the Knicks would eventually lose. All the symptoms were there. The lethargic rotations, the 4th-quarter regression; it all conspired to knock the Knicks one notch further out of the 8th playoff spot in the East. And so it did, as the Celtics stormed out of MSG tied for the 3 seed and the Knicks retired to their apartments to regroup and maybe do a Netflix binge or brush up on their 2K skills. No starter for the Knicks played particularly well, and without the much-maligned Jose Calderon, the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.03)

[New York Post] Derek Fisher’s top 2016 goal for Knicks — and it’s not playoffs (Wed, 03 Feb 2016 02:06:42 -0500) Knicks coach Derek Fisher said because his club is coming off a 17-win season, he can't consider it a failure if they don't make the playoffs, believing the "end result” is not what's most essential. With the Knicks about to face two teams they need to pass to nab a playoff berth — Boston on… [New York Post] Knicks’ playoff-squelching talk proves painfully prophetic (Wed, 03 Feb 2016 01:09:14 -0500) Perhaps Derek Fisher is right after all. Maybe any …continue reading