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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Author: Jim Cavan

Beyond his KnickerBlogger roots, Jim's work has appeared at, Grantland, The Classical, and the New York Times. He is currently working on a biography of Robert Silverman, entitled "Clownin' and Astoundin.'" Follow him on Twitter @JPCavan.

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Knicks 93, Thunder 90

Editor’s Note: Following Friday’s far-too-nerve-racking win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Knickerblogger was given exclusive access to rookie sensation and newly crowned Latvian Dictator for Life Kristaps Porzingis. By “exclusive,” of course, we mean “a battalion of Knicks PR supervised the interview with sniper rifles trained on my skull at all times.” Nevertheless, we were able to translate Zinger’s PR-savvy English — solid as it was — into Latvian, and then back into English again. The result is an unfiltered account of New York’s hair-raising win, from the perspective of the franchise’s once and future savior. New York Knicks 93 …continue reading

Zen and the Art of Triangle Maintenance

Hi! Jim here. It’s been a while. I once had a life and no kids. Now I have a kid and no life. Funny how that works. Anyway, I’ll hopefully be back up around these parts for semi-regular recaps and whatnot. In the meantime, Mike said I should be linking out to Knicks-related stuff I’m writing for other sites. So here’s something I wrote for The Cauldron (which you should definitely follow) about Phil Jackson teaching the Knicks the triangle. I’ll let you decide if it actually happened or not. Here’s the link. And here’s The Cauldron again. <3 u …continue reading

Mavs 110, Knicks 108: Off the Rock Quarry

EDITOR’S NOTE: After a tumultuous stint with his hometown Knicks, Metta World Peace was waived today (along with Beno Udrih). Being the gentleman he is, Metta left a letter in each of the Knicks’ lockers. (He did not.) Dallas Mavericks 110 Final Recap | Box Score 108 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 20 MIN | 3-5 FG | 3-3 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | -8 Hebrew National, Must feel good to start for once, I know the injuries and stuff have been frustrating. You …continue reading

Knicks 117, Nuggets 90: Low Key in Sochi

EDITOR’S NOTE: As most of you probably noticed, Clyde was not on booth duty for tonight’s game, having left yesterday to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Afghanistan. However, he did manage to compose an email for every Knick that suited up. They arrived by giant water-borne Popov bottle just moments ago. Denver Nuggets 90 Final Recap | Box Score 117 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 33 MIN | 12-21 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 31 PTS | +18 Tyson Chandler, C 23 MIN …continue reading

Knicks 117, Cavs 86: Letters to David

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tonight was David Stern’s final Knicks game as NBA Commissioner. A few hours before tipoff, the Knicks were asked to write a short letter to Stern highlighting some of the ways the outgoing chief had touched their lives over the years. These are their letters. Cleveland Cavaliers 86 Final Recap | Box Score 117 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 30 MIN | 8-17 FG | 10-12 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 29 PTS | +9 Yo Commish, It’s been great working with you. When I …continue reading

Knicks 125, Bobcats 96: The Ecstasy of Victory

Charlotte Bobcats 96 Final Recap | Box Score 125 New York Knicks Beno Udrih, PG 7 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -8 Look man, I know you and coach haven’t been on the best terms or anything. But I can see why you’d wanna be traded. It’s tough here. We just want you to be happy. “We” meaning me and Destiny over here. Beno, this is Destiny. Destiny, show Beno your teeth. They glow in the dark! I’ve never …continue reading