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Monday, January 23, 2017

Author: Brian Cronin

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NBA.com: Derrick Rose fined by Knicks for missing game vs. Pelicans

NBA.com reports: Last night, the Knicks hosted the New Orleans Pelicans with hopes of reversing a recent funk in which New York had lost seven of its last eight games. Not only did the Knicks fall last night to the Pelicans, 110-96, but they did so without starting point guard Derrick Rose. Rose was absent from the team for the game for reasons that were unclear, and the team responded today by fining him for his actions. The Knicks followed by noting that he will be in uniform for the game against Philadelphia on Wednesday. If there’s a bigger joke …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pacers

Oops, for some reason I thought that this game was starting later. The Knicks really should win this one. EDITED TO ADD: I wrote this post at the end of the first quarter when the Knicks had just cut it to 4, but it didn’t go up until later. Let’s go, Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

The Knicks barely lost to the Bucks without Kristaps Porzingis and they will have Kristaps Porzingis back tonight, so this could easily be a win. The Bucks are a good match for the Knicks, defensively, since the Bucks don’t shoot threes very well (and they don’t shoot three period, really). As a mediocre team, the Knicks are bound to win a couple of games like tonight. The Eastern Conference is so weak that pretty much everyone from #4-12 could beat each other on an any given night and I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s good to see Porzingis healthy. Hopefully he …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bucks

The Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in a game that they desperately need to win. However, they will be playing without Kristaps Porzingis for the third game in a row and the Bucks have a guy who the Knicks match up poorly with defensively in Giannis Antetokounmpo. To be fair, most of the NBA matches up poorly with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Who can really guard Giannis Antetokounmpo? Kawhi Leonard, maybe? The Knicks should still have a chance even if Giannis dominates, sort of like the Rockets game where they stayed in the game despite James Harden having one of the …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Magic

This is a big game for the Knicks, as they host the Orlando Magic without Kristaps Porzingis (I don’t like him missing multiple games with a mystery Achilles injury. How has he not had an MRI yet?!?). However, Courtney Lee, Kyle O’Quinn and Carmelo Anthony are all playing tonight, so the Knicks really: A. need to win B. should win. The Magic are in the midst of a bit of a freefall, so the Knicks just have to have to have to have to take advantage, especially as they have a home and home coming up against the much tougher …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Rockets

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! The Knicks head to Houston tonight to end 2016 with a tough matchup against the Rockets. This is a very difficult test for the Knicks, made even more difficult with KP, Lee and O’Quinn missing tonight’s game, and I would hate to see them enter the New Year with a losing record, so hey, maybe they’ll shock us!!! The Rockets did play last night (dropping 140 on the Clippers), so maybe they’re tired? What? A fella can hope, can’t he? Let’s go, Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pelicans

The Knicks are in New Orleans tonight to face Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are not particularly good, but nor are they especially bad. They’re sort of in that middle ground with teams like the Hawks, Pistons and Bulls. So you’d like to see the Knicks beat the Pelicans, but this is surely no gimme. With the Rockets looming tomorrow night, however, it is very important for the Knicks to go into Houston two games over .500 because Houston on the second night of a back-to-back is a scary proposition (thankfully, the Rockets are at least …continue reading