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Friday, January 30, 2015

2014-2015 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pacers

Things are starting to get interesting in the great tankathon of 2015. Last night, the Knicks continued their strong recent play (the only game in the last five that they lost they played without their second-best player after Langston Galloway, Carmelo Anthony*) with a victory over the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder. Tonight they go to Indiana to play against a Pacers team only 6.5 games ahead of them in the standings. The other two contenders for the worst-record “crown,” Philly and Minny, also won, so the Knicks begin today a half-game behind Minny and tied with Philly. It’s going …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.29)

[New York Daily News] Melo and Knicks beat Westbrook and Thunder without Durant (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:58:53 GMT) Tim Hardaway Jr. and Lance Thomas played helped the Knicks build a fourth-quarter lead in a 100-92 win against the Thunder. [New York Daily News] Isola: Kevin Durant said to have eye on Big Apple (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:46:48 GMT) The countdown to Kevin Durant’s free agency has already begun in places like New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington and especially OKC. [New York Daily News] Knicks DeflateGate? Phil Jackson: ’73 team deflated balls (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:52:30 GMT) …continue reading

2014-2015 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Thunder

Tonight we will all get to see a superstar point guard play. Oh, and Russell Westbrook will also be in action tonight. The newly-signed Langston Galloway has himself a tough matchup tonight. Let’s see if he can keep his strong play up. He’ll actually open the game as the off guard, as Jose Calderon has returned to hopefully pump up his trade value (come on, teams, you know you want Jose!). Melo also returns to the lineup. He’ll be the starting three tonight, with Jason “Stretch” Smith and Lou Amundson forming the rest of the Knicks’ starting frontcourt. Let’s go! …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.28)

[New York Times] Rose’s Shot Lifts Bulls Over Warriors 113-111 in Overtime (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:21:05 GMT) One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA’s hottest team on their home floor. [New York Times] Wall’s Wizards Rally, Send Lakers to 9th Straight Loss 98-92 (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:57:05 GMT) For one entertaining half, Wayne Ellington and Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson outscored and outplayed Washington’s star backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal. [New York Times] Randolph, Grizzlies Hand Mavs 1st 3-Game Skid, 109-90 (Wed, 28 Jan …continue reading

ESPN New York: Knicks agree with Langston Galloway

The Knicks have agreed to a two-year contract with point guard Langston Galloway. Ian Begley has the details at ESPN: The Knicks have agreed to a contract with point guard Langston Galloway for the remainder of this season and the 2015-16 season, league sources told ESPNNewYork.com. Galloway’s second 10-day contract with the Knicks expired earlier Tuesday, so he had been free to sign with any team. His contract for the 2015-16 season contains a partial guarantee, according to league sources. Galloway has impressed the Knicks’ coaches since being signed to his first 10-day contract Jan. 7. The stumbling block as …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.27)

[New York Daily News] Both Nets and Knicks cancel games due to blizzard (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:20:55 GMT) There will be plenty of snowballs in the city on Monday night, but there will not be any basketball. [New York Times] Clippers Ride Crawford’s Shooting to 102-98 Win Over Nuggets (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:27 GMT) Jamal Crawford never stews over statistics. As a prolific scorer, he knows he’s usually one shot away from triggering an offensive outburst. [New York Times] Prince Helps Celtics Edge Jazz 99-90 (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:11:52 GMT) Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the …continue reading

Mother Nature Doesn’t Want to Watch the Knicks Either

From ESPN NY: With one of the largest snowstorms in recent history bearing down on the New York City area, the NBA has postponed the New York Knicks’ and Brooklyn Nets’ home games scheduled for Monday night. With the National Weather Service describing this storm as a “crippling and potentially historic” blizzard, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Monday. Forecast projections for New York City and areas surrounding it predict that up to 20 to 30 inches of snow could hit the area over the next two days. The Knicks’ game against the Sacramento Kings …continue reading