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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Author: Brian Cronin

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2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets

Pulling this completely out of my ass, but I would think that it would have to be beneficial to be the home team in the first game of a home and home series. Doesn’t that just seem like it makes sense? You have the better chance of winning the first game and then you’re playing with a game in hand for the next game. So I think it is a good thing that the Knicks start tonight’s home and home at MSG. Home and homes are weird, by the way. I don’t get the purpose of them. It’s not like …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Trailblazers

Tonight is a very interesting game as the Knicks try to get to .500 on the season. The Portland Trailblazers are a lot like the Knicks so far, middling offenses but with terrible defenses. The Trailblazers are actually at the very bottom of the NBA in defensive efficiency right now. So, playing at home, the Knicks should win this game, but boy, the Blazers’ guards are scary. The Knicks handled them last season, so let’s hope that they handle them tonight! Let’s go, Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

The Knicks host the Hawks in another one of those weird noon games that nobody likes playing. Hopefully the Hawks went out partying in New York City last night (although after what happened to Thabo Sefolosha last year, perhaps they would be a bit wary of partying in New York City) and that the early game time will slow them down. The Hawks lost their last game after Dwight Howard was ejected for a flagrant foul late in the fourth quarter against Charlotte. Charlotte then scored nine unanswered points and ended up winning the game despite being down ten points …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Mavericks

The Knicks begin a homestand tonight with their first game against the Dallas Mavericks, who are in a total shambles as a franchise, as Dirk might finally really be slowing down (he is pretty darn old). The Knicks really, really need to win this game. 4-6 is nicely mediocre. 3-7 is awful. The Mavericks are bad and their guards are not scary. So this should be a win. Not a “hey, maybe the Knicks could win this one!” but “they better win this one.” Let’s go, Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

During the early to mid-1990s, the Knicks were a whole lot of fun to watch because they were such a good team that every night they had a really good chance of winning. The NBA is one of those leagues where the better team almost always wins (that’s why the gambling is about the point spread, not the who will win) and the Knicks were as good as anyone. That was a lot of fun – a consistent good team is awesome. These Knicks, however, are more like a mediocre team. Mediocre teams win their fair share of games, don’t …continue reading