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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Author: Brian Cronin

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2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pacers

Oops, I thought that this was a later game. I think the Knicks match up well against the Pacers. Monta Ellis is really not all that good. I’m okay with his 50% True Shooting Percentage going nuts. It will be fun to finally see Myles Turner against the Knicks. There’s no draft pick waiting for them, so let’s go Knicks!

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Wizards

Sorry, folks, someone else was scheduled to do this game thread, so I wanted to wait until the last moment before throwing one up on my own. Anyhow, today is the first game of the Kurt Rambis era of the New York Knicks. If Kristaps Porzingis suddenly starts getting played less than Kevin Seraphim, you know things are bad. Seriously, though, I honestly don’t think Rambis’ disastrous stint in Minnesota says that much about him as a coach. That was just a really bad team. I think Rambis is not an awful coach, but nor is he a particularly good …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Nuggets

I totally forgot that there was a game today. It is so weird that the NBA has the Knicks playing the same day as the Super Bowl. In any event, the Knicks are currently in the first period against the Denver Nuggets, trailing 14-10. Hopefully at least this Denver team does not win today. Carmelo Anthony is back in the starting lineup to play against his old team. Let’s go Knicks!

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Grizzlies

Well, that‘s not a good piece of news before the game begins. Carmelo Anthony is out for the game due to his knee (hopefully they’re just being conservative because of the back-to-back games and not something much more worrisome) and Lance Thomas is out because he is in the concussion protocol (which means he will miss Sunday’s game, as well, as he wouldn’t be eligible to play until Tuesday). Sooo….well…this will be a tough game for the Knicks to win. However, they played the Grizzlies fairly tight without Melo the last time they played, so maybe they’ll have a chance …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hornets

If you’re in on the East Coast right now, hopefully you’re handling the snow well. My wife went out for bagels this morning and here was the front door of our apartment building – I can only imagine what it looks like now. Anyhow, the Knicks luckily got in last night safe and sound at 2am. And their next game is not until Tuesday, so they won’t have to rush back home. Two games in the NBA have already been postponed tonight (Boston/Philadelphia and Utah/Washington) but since the Hornets play Sacramento Monday, they couldn’t push this one to Sunday. Anyhow, …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. 76ers

While Martin Luther King Day is a special day for all of us, it is especially important in the NBA, where the vast majority of players are African-American. The Knicks, in particular, have a long and proud association with African-American history – the Knicks were the first NBA team to sign an African-American player and, as I detailed in an old Unsung Knick History installment, were the first team to have an all-black team (and thus also played in the first game in NBA history where all the players who played in the game were black). Today, the Knicks celebrate …continue reading