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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Author: Brian Cronin

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2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Kings

The Knicks begin a five-game, ten-day (thank goodness for no back-to-backs!) road trip tonight in Sacramento. Sacramento is not particularly good, but the Knicks will be without the services of Derrick Rose tonight. The way that this roster is set up, with Sasha Vujacic as the only other point guard that Jeff Hornacek will give any real minutes to, an injury to either Rose or Brandon Jennings is really devastating, as, again, Sasha Vujacic is the only other point guard that Jeff Hornacek will give any real minutes to. I don’t even mean that in a “Oh man, give Ron …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavs

I know people are already writing this one off because Lebron is angry over Phil being a dick, but I really think that the Knicks have a chance tonight. Yes, Lebron will play angry, but who is to say that that means he’ll play better? Lebron gives it his all every time he comes to New York. I don’t see how he’s going to give extra greatness tonight. And, as we’ve seen before, this team tends to play to their opponents. They let the shitty teams like Minnesota keep it close, but they also kept it close themselves against Toronto. …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

Big game for the Knickerbockers tonight, as they head to Miami to play a decent but not practically good Miami team ahead of a game the next day against Cleveland. They win tonight, and they will be over .500 no matter what happens in the Cleveland game. So let’s hope that they win tonight. Miami is a good defensive team, but an ugly offensive team. Winslow, one of their better defenders and one of their worst offensive players, is out tonight. Carmelo Anthony will likely be happy about that, as Winslow has played him tough in the past. If this …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Kings

The Knicks continue a nice string of winnable games with tonight’s matchup at home against the Sacramento Kings. The Kings are not a terrible team, but nor are they particularly good. It will be fun to watch Boogie Cousins play, though! Joakim Noah practiced in full today, so I suspect he’ll play. It would be great to see him play in an actual win for a change. Let’s go, Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Timberwolves

The Knicks host the Timberwolves on the second half of their dumb home and home series (why are these two teams doing a home and home is still beyond me). The Timberwolves lost to the Knicks on Wednesday despite Karl-Anthony Towns playing one of the best games that you would ever see and the Wolves being at home. The second of those things won’t be true tonight and it seems highly unlikely that the first will be repeated, as well (as simply, who has games like Towns did back-to-back? Nobody, that’s who). So the Knicks really, really should win this …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Timberwolves

The Knicks travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves in the first game of a home and home with Minnesota. The two games are spread over three games, making the whole thing just really weird. What’s the point? NBA schedules are weird. Like Oklahoma City playing at home, then traveling to New York City for one game before returning right back home. Who schedules like that? Anyhow, the Timberwolves have an awful record and they are in a major funk, but this is obviously a talented team, especially their big men, Dieng and reigning Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Thunder

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder come to town tonight. Remember, the Knicks beat the Thunder last year with roughly this same roster (Westbrook there but no Durant) despite Westbrook having a crazy game, so the Knicks should have a very good chance of winning the game tonight. They should be favorites in this game (I believe they are, gambling-wise). Let’s go, Knicks!