The Knicks are in Oklahoma City to play the Thunder tonight. Luckily, in a major piece of good news for the Knicks, Kevin Durant will be out for tonight’s game – he is still recovering from an injury. Without Kevin Durant, the Thunder are not a bad team, but they are a very beatable team, as so much of the squad’s success is built around the two man game of Westbrook and Durant. This isn’t to say that tonight will be an easy win, of course, as Westbrook is an extremely strong player who happens to play a position that …continue reading
Last week, the Knicks had a hard luck loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, with Cody Zeller scoring with less than a second left and Zinger’s would-be game-winning three-pointer coming just after the buzzer. Now the Knicks get a chance to avenge that loss at the Garden, as they host the Hornets. The Hornets will be playing without PJ Hairston, who wasn’t a major factor in the loss last week, but his absence could affect the Hornets’ depth, although I imagine that they’ll just play Jeremys Lamb and Lin more than normal. Zeller actually goes into the starting lineup …continue reading
I’m writing this early Sunday morning, so as of right this moment, I do not know if the great Anthony Davis will be playing in today’s game. For the sake of the Knicks’ chances of winning this game, I hope that he does not. For the sake of Knick fans getting to see one of the greats of the modern NBA, I hope that he does, especially since the Pelicans have been doing quite poorly this season even with Davis playing. If he doesn’t play, then this really ought to be a victory for the Knicks. Playing at home against …continue reading
Sorry for the lack of a game thread tonight, folks. I had left my apartment around 5:00 PM, and I thought that was too early to presume no one else was handling the game thread. In the future, I’ll just schedule a game thread before I go to go up about a half hour before the game and if someone else wants to do a more in-depth one, they can just replace mine before it posts (and as I said in the comments, I checked on my phone during intermission at a musical and I saw the Knicks were up …continue reading
The Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight looking for their first home victory of the young season. The Knicks destroyed the Bucks when they first played them (in Milwaukee, even!) in the season opener, but Milwaukee was playing without the Greek Freak, Jabari Parker and OJ Mayo. They’ll be without Mayo again but Giannis and Jabari Parker will both play tonight. Parker playing could be good for the Knicks, as while the Greek Freak is a good defender, Parker is coming off of a major injury and still looks tentative out there, so that should open up opportunities for either …continue reading
In all seriousness, tonight’s game has no special meaning. They’re on the road, facing the defending Eastern Conference champions and perhaps the best player in the game (certainly the best player of his generation). So a loss really wouldn’t be a big deal. However, being over .500 five games into the season? How amazing would that be? Plus, Cleveland does not have a great penetrating point guard, which gives you some hope that the Knicks won’t get torched. I know, I know, don’t get your hopes up, but darnit, I can’t help but get my hopes up! So come on, …continue reading
The Knicks take on the Washington Wizards on Halloween Night, the second night of a back-to-back for the Wizards. Hopefully they will be tired out and the Knicks will be able to take advantage. John Wall and Bradley Beal are a tough matchup for the Knicks’ current starting backcourt, but hopefully they’ll be able to hang in there until the faster second unit enters the game. Former Wizard and new Knicks Kevin Seraphim makes his season debut tonight. Hopefully he torments his former team! Let’s go Knicks!