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Friday, December 6, 2019

Author: Farfa

Just an Italian basketball fan with an insane passion for all things Knicks (and yes, linguine Alfredo is not a real Italian dish).

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Boston Celtics 113 – New York Knicks 104 – Game Recap

Fight for 42 minutes. Down the stretch, go ISO after ISO. Lose everything in the last 6. Rinse, repeat. Fight for 42 minutes. Down the stretch, go ISO after ISO. Lose everything in the last 6. Rinse, repeat. I mean, we shouldn’t even be surprised anymore. I certainly ain’t. I’m just already along for the ride. I’ll come clean: when we were evidently in the act of throwing away the game, I was completely rooting for the Knicks to falter so as to not give any single excuse for keeping Fiz on board. Now, I know Fizdale isn’t the source …continue reading

Philadelphia 76ers 101 – New York Knicks 95 – Game Recap

At last, a game where something akin to basketball happened with regard to the Knicks. Apart from the final score (that looks like it was ripped from 2005, in a League that’s been seeing the highest score average since… last year? No but seriously, this season is still seeing teams average 110.3 PPG, and without 2018-19 that would be the highest average since I was a kid, in 84-85), there were a few intense moments here. Most important of all, some of the protagonists were the youngsters, and not just the merc du jour who gets hot but won’t have …continue reading

New York Knicks 98 – Toronto Raptors 126 – After the KB blackout

Lately I found myself more and more invested in reading every nook and cranny of the spoilerrific site Tv Tropes. If I have ten minutes to spare and nothing else to read, I’ll fire up the aforementioned site and see what it has to say about one of my favorite movies (or series, or cartoons, or videogames). I have discovered through the years that Tv Tropes is the vastest hoard of hidden meanings, mindblowing theories and genuine fun facts you’ll ever come around in the ‘Net. If there’s an Easter egg in a semi-unknown Korean movie you just happened to …continue reading

Brooklyn Nets 103 – New York Knicks 101 – Game Recap

Hey there, fellow Knicks fans! I guess you want to know why we lost last night against a pretty mediocre Nets team, right? Fear not, I’m your man and up to the task! Here’s the reasons why: Dolan. Dolan Dolan Dolan Dolan Dolan: Oh and Dolan. Did you Dolan that Dolan just Dolan? But Dolan Dolan, Dolan! And Dolan. So, Dolan Dolan Dolan. Dolan… Seriously, when you consider how the loss (the game, actually) came to be, you can’t help but trace everything to the origin of evil that taints this franchise since 1999. The Knicks played pretty much the …continue reading

San Antonio Spurs 111 – New York Knicks 104 – Game Recap

Sometimes I have trouble sleeping. Especially if I come home pretty late after a night of quasi-partying (if hanging around at a big downtown pub/karaoke until 4 am qualifies). So when I came home last night I took my iPad, fired NBA League Pass up and started watching the already finished Spurs-Knicks game, knowing it would either relax my mind and lull me to sleep or keep me awake in an exciting manner but saving time in the morning after (I’d have already watched the game and would be ready to write the recap just jumping off my bed). It …continue reading

New York Knicks 104 – Philadelphia 76ers 109 – Game Recap

I wanted the Knicks to win this game. Actually, scratch that. I needed the Knicks to win this game. I’m going through a very rough patch in my personal life right now, and I certainly could have used it a little Bockers win balm to apply upon my emotional wounds. I know, sports wins don’t matter at all big picture-wise, but you try and find solace where you can, amirite? That’s why the third quarter looked a bit like heaven. After going mano-y-mano for two quarters with the Sixers, they came out firing on all cylinders right after the long …continue reading

Cleveland Cavaliers 105 – New York Knicks 123 – Game Recap

It’s weird. I’m at a loss for words. I’ve become so used to recapping losing efforts (or hard fought wins) that such a lopsided win looks dull and unworthy. The win was never in doubt. Like, never ever. The Knicks took control of the game in the first quarter behind the heroics of a seemingly reborn Julius Randle (fifteen points in the period) and a pretty cohesive defensive effort by the whole team, keeping the Cavs at 20 points scored. The second quarter was more of the same, only with a little scare everytime the Cavs started hitting two or …continue reading