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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Author: Brian Cronin

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2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

After playing something like 18 of their first 14 games at home, the Knicks head to the road to take on the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks have actually played the Raptors pretty tough over the last few years, with rosters a lot worse than this current one, so I think that they might really have a shot tonight. If so, that would be a huge sign that this team’s strong start is for real (to be fair, a loss wouldn’t rule that out, either, as the Raptors are a pretty good team and they’re at home). It’d be a lot …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Jazz

Doesn’t this sound like the tagline of a weird 1980s Footloose-type film? “The Knicks are against Jazz, but some plucky teenagers manage to change the town’s mind with an impromptu performance!” Anyhow, this game is huge for a number of reasons… 1. It is important to see how they respond from their crushing loss on Monday night, where they blew a 567 point lead in the fourth quarter. 2. This is the end of one of their seemingly inordinate home stands and you have to figure that they will stop playing so many home games, so they have to bank …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers

ANOTHER home game? What the heck is up with this ridiculous schedule? I like when the Knicks get to play at home, but this is just ridiculous. They just had a long homestand, had one road game and they’re right back to playing three games in a row at home (this being the middle game). The Cavaliers are a weird team. The Knicks kicked their ass on the road earlier in the season, so you’d like to think that the Knicks would do well again, and I like their chances pretty well, but who the hell knows with the Cavs? …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Kings

The Knicks continue their journey through Scott Perry’s former teams tonight as they host the Kings, who have gotten off to a horrendous start to 2017-18. The Knicks have Porzongis back tonight, so they better keep that home cooking going! Let’s go, Knicks!

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Magic

After one of the longest home stands in recent history (especially with the extra time that the NBA gives between games), the Knicks finally go back on the road to take on an Orlando Magic team that is somehow even more of a surprise than the Knicks this season, as they are 6-4 and have the 5th best SRS in the Eastern Conference (the Knicks are this close to getting into the positive with their SRS – a win tonight would get them into positive territory). They’re being led mostly by Aaron Gordon being allowed to play the position he …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets

Man, this is a really long homestand. I like homestands, but when they’re this long this early, it just makes you think, “Crap, they’re going to have some crazy stretches later in the year, aren’t they?” Anyhow, the Knicks host the Charlotte Hornets in a big matchup in terms of figuring out how good this particular Knicks team is, or perhaps, most importantly, just how good is Frank Ntilikina on defense? We know he’s good and even if he does poorly tonight, he’ll likely continue to be good, but if he dominates Kemba Walker tonight? Then holy crap, that would …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

Tonight is a very nice test for the Knicks. The Suns were a surprising 4-4 when the Knicks beat them, but they were getting it done with smoke and mirrors, as they had the third-worst SRS in the NBA. The Knicks are currently about middle of the road in SRS (they still have a negative SRS, but they’ve obviously been improving as of late). The Pacers, though, have a positive SRS, so this will be a real test to measure the Knicks’ improvement. The two players that the Pacers got for Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, have been …continue reading