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Friday, February 22, 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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New York Knicks 106 – Atlanta Hawks 91 – Game Recap

What is this? Is this some magical artifact shaped like two mountain peaks, only upside-down? What in the world should I do with this W? I wasn’t ready anymore to write about… a win? And a from start to finish line one to boot? Seriously, where do I begin? This was like watching a usual Knicks game, only from the other side of the mirror. Oh, ok, I’ll start from the beginning: the Knicks came out with guns blazing and got to an early 14-0 lead thanks to some good shooting and abysmal Hawks offense. Dennis Smith Jr was hitting his …continue reading

Philadelphia 76ers 126 – New York Knicks 111 – Game Recap

I have a few things to say about the game, but first of all: is this the game we’ll go back in, say, five years, and retrodub it “The start of Mitch Lob dominance”? I feel like it might be, so hold this very pugnacious 15-point loss close to your heart. That said: it was a very fun game, with a cool first quarter and the usual mini comeback in the second half sparked by bench players all around. Rotations and lineups were at the same time funky and at times effective, especially when Fiz decided at last to roll …continue reading

Toronto Raptors 104 – New York Knicks 99 – Game Recap

Sometimes this poor excuse for a basketball team gives you reasons to feel a little flame of pride inside of you (while still losing, of course). This game was one of those occasions, because we went toe-to-toe for the entire game (of course there were ebbs and flows, but you get my point) with one of the best teams in the League, and it didn’t look like it was just a case of poor shooting or whatever from the other team. We were in it, and while the game wasn’t particularly fun it had a lot of that scrappiness that …continue reading

New York Knicks 103 – Detroit Pistons 120 – Game Recap

Tell me where you’ve already heard this story: Knicks go down double digits in the first quarters, a scrappy second unit helps bringing them back into the game, during the third quarter they make a run to tie the game (or at least to make it close), then proceed to lose the game by more than 10 points without offering even a sliver of resistance, and the starters all end up with highly negative plus/minus for the game while getting outrebounded and outshot. Oh, they also get killed in the pick and roll over and over. Same old story, right? …continue reading

Detroit Pistons 105 – New York Knicks 92 – Game Recap

“Son, here you have a man who owns a Lamborghini; another one who’s happily married to the love of his life; and another yet who just lost his job and got his car repo’d. Now tell me: who’s the rich one?” “The Lambo one! We know for sure he has the money, a Lambo doesn’t sure come for pennies!” “I think you have the wrong answer, child” “Ohhh… so is it the married one? Because spiritual riches are more worthy than physical ones?” “I think you have the wrong answer again, my son” “Uh, dad. It can’t be the third …continue reading

Dallas Mavericks 114 – New York Knicks 90 – Haiku time

Hoo boy, such a shitfest. I’ll say it clear right at the beginning: no recap this time. It doesn’t make any sense to recap this flaming turd of a game, where nobody played well and, ahem, we got a case of crowd-pleasing schizofrenia from our coaching staff. About that: in the third quarter, somebody in the crowd started a “we want Kanter!” chant for no apparent reason. It’s the third game in a row that happens, and unless there is a really dedicated Turkish community that routinely sends a representative to every Knicks game until Enes gets bought out, I’m …continue reading

New York Knicks 92 – Charlotte Hornets 101 – Game Recap

For the third time in a row, our Knicks couldn’t reach the triple-digit threshold, and for the second game straight they looked like they could finally pull it off. This time it was a very, very close game until the end of the third quarter, when the two teams were perfectly tied at 71. From there on, our guys kept on misfiring while the Hornets suddenly caught fire from three, and the game was suddenly over thanks to a flurry of Malik Monk trifectas and a few inspired minutes from an unusually lethargic Kemba. Good minutes from Parker and Willy …continue reading