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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Author: Brian Cronin

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2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Wizards

The Knicks head to Washington D.C. to take on the Washington Wizards. The two teams are on the opposite ends of streaks, with the Knicks having lost 5 of their past 6 and the Wizards winning two straight. The Wizards are at home and the Knicks have struggled on the road. However, the Knicks have had had a bit of a mixed bag recently while playing in Washington. Last year, they got blown out once but the other game was very competitive. The previous year they won a game in Washington and were competitive in the other game. The Wizards …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Spurs

Sorry, I thought that this was going to be an 8pm game for TNT. Anyhow, the Knicks are actually holding tight with the Spurs through the first, down 14-9. This would be a remarkable win if they could it off. Let’s go, Knicks!

HoopsHype: No team is shooting or making fewer three-pointers than the Knicks

Good article by Bryan Kalbrosky. Only the Golden State Warriors have a better catch-and-shoot field goal percentage this season. New York is shooting 38.7 percent from downtown when taking catch-and-shoot three-pointers, which ranks Top 5 in the East. But they rank last in the East (16.6) for attempts per game. They have not found a true spot-up shooter on their roster, as they have run this play type (15.3 percent) fewer than any other team in their conference. Last season, this is something they relied on from 6-foot-8 forward Lance Thomas. In fact, most of his offense (53.2 percent frequency) …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Spurs

This teams makes no sense sometimes, so honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them somehow pull off the upset in San Antonio. They have played well here in recent years, winning once and coming one rimmed out three by Calderon from winning again two years ago. Plus, no Kawhi tonight for the Spurs. So, hey, stranger things have happened! Let’s go, Knicks!

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bulls

Tonight will be a fascinating game. The Knicks have been really poor on the road, but they’re still a good deal better, overall, than the Bulls. However, the Bulls are playing extremely well since Nikola Mirotic has returned and basically said, “Eff y’all for taking Bobby Portis’ side in our fight. I’m going to play out of my mind and show you that I’m awesome.” I find it a bit odd that they’re doing so well, since so many of their players are still not particularly good, but hey, maybe it’s a synergy-type thing? Anyhow, since the Knicks own the …continue reading