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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Author: Brian Cronin

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2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Wizards

The Knicks host the Washington Wizards tonight. The Knicks and Wizards have been weird parallels of each other this season. When the Knicks were up earlier this season, the Wizards were down and while the Knicks have been down, the Wizards have been up. We’ll probably see a reverse of that tonight, as the hunt for 42 wins continues apace! It’s the Knicks, always bet on the worst possible scenario happening! Let’s go, Knicks?

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

The Knicks head to Boston to take on the Boston Celtics tonight. The Knicks will be playing without both Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah (and Lance Thomas, for that matter), so you would think that that would spell doom for the Knicks tonight and, frankly, it probably will, but I dunno, I could see the Celtics looking past the Knicks due to Porzingis and Noah not being there and then having Melo and O’Quinn surprise them. Mostly, though, I’m basing that on my whole “just waiting for the Knicks to win a game they shouldn’t just to mess with their …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

Happy Martin Luther King day, everyone! The Knicks have some very impressive African American history that is worth celebrating on a day like today. They veeeery nearly had the first African American player in the NBA (a few teams each signed one African American player, the other team just happened to play first in the schedule). The Knicks were also the first team to have an entirely African-American roster. Today, the Knicks host the Atlanta Hawks and what will likely be a difficult game, but what is perhaps more worrisome is that the Hawks are not particularly good, so there’s …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

The Knicks head to Toronto this afternoon to take on the division-leading Raptors. This will obviously be a tough game, but knowing this team, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Knicks play the Raptors surprisingly well. Melo is much more suited to be a 4 nowadays, so I think he’ll have a good game. The issue will be defense, of course. Kyle Lowry didn’t do that well against the Knicks last time they played, but he’s also carved the Knicks up in the past. This stretch of games is going to be the logical make or break point of …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls

The Knicks host the Butler/Mirotic-less Bulls tonight in a game that is a key game for the future of this squad. They’ve been losing some hard-luck games recently, which suggests that they’re probably a little better than this current streak shows, and, of course, being “a little better” is the worst thing for this team overall, so a win tonight could be very bad for them. I’m attending the game. I presume they’ll win because they’re better off losing, so at least I’ll get to see the stupid Bulls lose. They’re so dumb. They’re like the mirror image Knicks, except …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Sixers

The Knicks and their starting point guard, Derrick Rose, travel to Philadelphia for a very important game for the future of the team. The Sixers are not particularly good and the Chicago Bulls are playing without Jimmy Butler on Thursday, so the Knicks very well could win both of these games and be right back in the playoff hunt, which is good if you want them to get the #8 seed and not so good if you want the future of the team to not be not so, you know, bad. Let’s go, Knicks!

NBA.com: Derrick Rose fined by Knicks for missing game vs. Pelicans

NBA.com reports: Last night, the Knicks hosted the New Orleans Pelicans with hopes of reversing a recent funk in which New York had lost seven of its last eight games. Not only did the Knicks fall last night to the Pelicans, 110-96, but they did so without starting point guard Derrick Rose. Rose was absent from the team for the game for reasons that were unclear, and the team responded today by fining him for his actions. The Knicks followed by noting that he will be in uniform for the game against Philadelphia on Wednesday. If there’s a bigger joke …continue reading