We pick up in the second quarter with the Knicks somehow not trailing by thirty points. Let’s go Knicks because, well, why not?
The Lakers are playing without Pau Gasol and they have a lineup filled with back-ups, so the Knicks really, really need to win this game to start their crucial West Coast swing. Let’s go Knicks!
The Knicks were helped out earlier today by Toronto, who defeated the Hawks (with Kyle Korver out, the Hawks could be due for a lot more losses – they seem to be one of those teams where they really cannot withstand a loss to two of their big guys. They survived okay without Horford but when they lost Millsap they collapsed. Now with Korver missing two games, they’ve lost both of them. Hopefully it continues). So if the Knicks beat the Cavaliers tonight, the Knicks will be just three games back of the Hawks in the loss column (I say …continue reading
Oops, I thought that this was a 7:30 PM start. My apologies! Angus Crawford ads: A tale of two streaks: your New York Knickerbockers travel to the Liberty City to confront the inimitable PHILadelphia 76ers. After that heartwarming home triumph over Indiana on Wednesday night, the Knicks have now strung together seven straight wins, and are officially 1-0 in the PHIL Jackson era. The Sixers, however, are approaching league history (in an unenviable way), as their questionable PHILosophical approach destines the organization for the likely PHILanthropy of majestic ping-pong balls. There’s hope that the Knicks’ ceremonially welcomed new President & …continue reading
I really don’t know if this is necessarily news, since nothing has actually been formally agreed to (remember when it looked like Jackson was going to be the Lakers coach last year?), but I think that since it is dominating the Knicks news universe, we might as well have a thread for it. From Chris Broussard in the ESPN.com article… Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are expected to finalize a deal that will give the legendary coach control of the club’s front office by the end of this week, according to a league source. “Everything is pretty much …continue reading
A little while back, I noted that the Knicks still surprisingly had a shot at making the playoffs, due to the Hawks seemingly willing themselves to fall out of the playoffs and the Cavs and the Pistons being possibly even worse than the Knicks. My pal Fabian pointed out to me, “These games strike me as near certain losses: @CLE (similar quality team, on the road, they have a good PG),” to which I replied, regarding Cleveland, “And sure, if the Knicks can’t beat Cleveland then they’re not going to make the playoffs, but that’s the rub, ya know? The …continue reading