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Friday, November 16, 2018

Author: Farfa

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

Recent Articles

New York Knicks 87 – Miami Heat 110 – Game Recap

Last Tuesday, I wrote I sensed a win in Miami. Boy, was I wrong! Tonight’s game delivered us our first stinkfest ot the season (and it certainly will not be the last), and there were stretches when it was really hard to keep watching. At least we can take solace in the fourth loss (and get annoyed at the thought that it’s so Knicksy to nail a rebulding/tanking plan in the first season of flattened lottery odds). And finally, some playing time for Mitch! The adequate (nobody was good tonight): – Damyean Dotson (20 pts, 10 rebs, 2 ast, -5 +/-) was …continue reading

New York Knicks 113 – Milwaukee Bucks 124 – Game Recap

Another feel-good loss for our Knicks! We are 1-3 and I didn’t feel this good about the direction of the team since… maybe the pre-Melo half of 2010-11? We keep piling close losses – this one was waaaaay closer than it looks – while playing young guys and having a solid rotation in place. Our coach might not be an offensive genius, but looks like he has what it takes to mold this team. I’m having a lot of fun in watching games this year, and it feels strangely intoxicating rooting for losses. There’s nowhere to go but upwards! The good: …continue reading

Boston Celtics 103 – New York Knicks 101 – Game Recap

Losing to the Celtics is always hard and stings always deep, that’s for sure. Anyway, to put it into bizarro Dark Knight terms, this wasn’t the loss we deserved but it was the loss we needed. I’ll gladly take another competitive loss, propelled by a lot of young players, even if it means dropping one to those untrustworthy leprechauns. A fun game all in all, with some unlikely heroes, a scary but ultimately mild injury to Knox and a Ron Baker layup! The good: – Enes Kanter (17 pts, 15 rebs, 2 ast, -6 +/-) had a very quiet first half, …continue reading

New York Knicks 105 – Brooklyn Nets 107 – Game Recap

Mick Jagger used to sing “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you will find, you get what you need!”, and that’s exactly what we got tonight, and maybe more. A highly competitive loss where our youngsters play a lot of minutes, learn their trade and generally play well? Count me in for a season of this! Maybe, just maybe, sprinkle a win here and there as not to make my dopamine level drop too low. By now you should be acquainted with my writing gimmicks, so let’s not waste any more time and let’s …continue reading

Atlanta Hawks 107 – New York Knicks 126 – Game Recap

To paraphrase Dwyane Wade circa 2010, “Sorry if everyone thought we were going to go 0-82″. I guess this Hawks team was tailor made to get a thorough beating under the MSG lights on opening night! So, with our first win under our belt, let’s take a look at what happened tonight! The good: – Tim Hardaway Jr. (31 pts. 6 rebs, 5 ast, +14 +/-) had a heck of an second quarter on offense. He just couldn’t miss (which was not true for the rest of the game, since he ended up shooting 10/22 from the field and 3 for …continue reading

Brooklyn Nets 113 – New York Knicks 107 – Game Recap

Sooo… Preseason is over, and it went a little better than we could have expected, I guess. And the last game of preseason brought us a new gift: a game recap! Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? The good: – Frank Ntilikina (9 pts, 4 rebs. 5 ast, -17 +/-) played a really good game, despite the awful plus/minus. The kid was pretty much always in control of his actions, and his defense is still remarkable. On a night where a lot of Knicks fumbled defensive rotations, Frank was always on his toes, ready to step in front of …continue reading