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Monday, November 20, 2017

Author: Brian Cronin

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2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Suns

Tonight will be a fascinating test of the Knicks’ season. They enter tonight’s game at 3-4 and are hosting the 4-4 Suns. Both teams were expected to be among the worst teams in the NBA, but after starting off the season terribly, the Suns have turned things around after firing their head coach, Earl Watson, and benching temperamental star point guard, Eric Bledsoe. Since then, the Suns have been scoring like crazy and have evened their record on the season after an impressive come from behind victory against the Washington Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back. The Suns …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Rockets

After two very impressive victories, the Knicks now amazingly have a chance of getting over .500 tonight as they host the Houston Rockets at the Garden. The Rockets just lost to the Sixers, so this is very much a game that the Knicks should at least have a chance at winning. Eric Gordon is the Rockets’ back-up point guard right now, so hopefully the Knicks can put some pressure on Gordon when James Harden is out of the game. While James Harden is in the game, of course, that will probably not be good for the Knicks, but still. Hey, …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavaliers

The Nets beat the Cavs recently and the Knicks beat the Nets on Friday. Ergo, the Knicks are 100% guaranteed to win tonight. It might be only 98%, though. I could be mistaken. In all seriousness, tonight will be interesting to see how Ntilikina does against the sketchy Cleveland point guards. Hopefully he continues his strong defensive play (and maybe fixes his shot a bit). Hopefully Porzongis has a good game against Lebron! Let’s go, Knicks!

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Nets

The Knicks host the surprisingly decent so far Brooklyn Nets, who have a winning record while the Knicks are still trying to get their first win. Jarrett Jack is somehow starting tonight. D’Angelo Russell returns for the Nets. This should be at least a fun game to watch! Let’s go, Knicks’ tank!

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

It’s obviously early, but Danny Ainge’s offseason trades are looking pretty good so far, as Jayson Tatum is playing about as well as I’d expect him to play…in Year 2. That he’s already there in his rookie season is very impressive. Meanwhile, Markelle Fultz is playing through a shoulder injury and looking bad in the process. Meanwhile, the Nets are playing just competent enough that the 2018 Nets pick might not be a great pick. Of course, all of this could change, but so far, Ainge’s moves are working out. Except, of course, the horrific injury that happened to Ainge’s …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

The Knicks have their first home game of the season tonight as they host the 1-1 Detroit Piston at the Garden. Frank Ntilikina sadly will not play tonight after injuring his ankle during practice (he apparently landed on Willy Hernangomez’s foot and it turned his ankle). Hopefully the injury is not too severe. Also hopefully Willy actually, you know, plays tonight? And hopefully we get to see KP feast again. KP is so much fun to watch. Let’s go Knicks!

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

Here we are, the first game of the new NBA season! This whole “starting the season 10 days early” thing is legitimately a good idea, but it’s so odd to see the season starting so soon. In any event, hilariously enough, the Knicks get to face their former teammate, Carmelo Anthony, for the first time since they traded him…in the first game of the season!! Timing can be such an odd thing. Honestly, in a lot of ways, the thing that I’m most fearful for tonight is that a Knick injures himself. We’ve already seen Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Lin, …continue reading