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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.12.01)

[New York Post] Phil Jackson would’ve snubbed Porzingis for troubled Okafor (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:05:58 -0500) Knicks president Phil Jackson wasn't that much a basketball genius that if Duke center Jahlil Okafor and Kristaps Porzingis were both on the draft board last June, he would've gone Latvian. According to an NBA source, as much as Jackson's top adviser, Clarence Gaines Jr., wanted Jackson to take Porzingis even if the Knicks had… [New York Daily News] Up next for Knicks is historically awful 0-18 Sixers (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:51:45 GMT) The Knicks are in a rut and immersed in …continue reading

Recap: Knicks 111, Rockets 116 (OT)

We’ve all had a night to sleep on the frustrating and disappointing loss to the Houston Hardens last night. In my quick recap I didn’t get into one of the unbelievable stats to come out of the game. The Knicks are the first team since 2013 to lose a game while shooting as high as 57.7% from the field. I’m not in love with that stat. It’s way too specific, and feels a bit like cherry picking, but it does tell part of the story. The Knicks did just about everything right (for once) on offense. Afflalo was cooking and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.30)

[New York Times] Kobe Bryant to Retire at End of Season (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:15:28 GMT) Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season. [New York Times] Kobe Bryant Says He Will Retire at End of Season (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:51:31 GMT) The decision by the Lakers’ shooting guard, not totally unexpected, was announced in a post on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday. [New York Times] Grizzlies Hand 76ers 18th Straight Loss of Season (Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:33:27 GMT) …continue reading

Quick Recap: Knicks 111, Rockets 116 (OT)

Maybe the Knicks like sleep. They sure fell asleep on multiple occasions down the stretch in this game and gave away a 14…..14…..14….14…..14 point 4th quarter lead. They slept on inbound passes. They slept on the defensive glass. They slept while dribbling in the vicinity of Patrick “I’ll pick your pocket just like that” Beverley. There was some very nice hooping and then there was deep, deep slumber. The Positives: The Knicks seemed eager to share the ball and got Afflalo cooking on a night when Carmelo Anthony sat out with some sort of flesh-eating virus. Porzingis played within himself …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Rockets

Oh, the ups and downs of the long NBA season. The Knicks, very recently, looked like an up-and-coming team, coherent on offense and much improved on defense. How quickly things fall apart. A four game win streak was immediately followed by a three game losing streak, and the Knicks’ offense sure looked impotent in those most recent three losses. I’ve been on record recently as a Miami Heat believer. It pains me to admit that, given my long standing hatred of Pat Riley and his stupid beachfront franchise. The Heat’s defense can be stifling at times and the Knicks showed …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.28)

[New York Times] Pelicans Lose Davis to Injury, Clippers Win 111-90 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:12:39 GMT) Doc Rivers rested all of his starters throughout the fourth quarter against New Orleans on Friday night, a rarity for the Clippers coach this season. [New York Times] Curry Scores 41 Points, Warriors Pour in 3s to Go 17-0 (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:24:42 GMT) The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0. [New York Times] Warriors Extend Unbeaten Streak (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:09:27 GMT) Golden State guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and …continue reading

Knicks 78, Heat 97

Sometime towards the end of the second quarter, the Knicks decided they were willing to get outcompeted by the Heat, which is a discouraging trend of late. When the lead evaporated before halftime and the third quarter became a friendly competition between Knicks to see who could hit the front of the rim the softest, the signs were there. Even with a spirited start to the 4th, the Knicks were caving faster than a mole with vertigo and they essentially watched Gerald Green assassinate their chances to avenge the loss on Monday. The turning point happened when Green was fouled …continue reading