Milwaukee Bucks 83 Final Recap | Box Score 90 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 38 MIN | 7-16 FG | 5-6 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 19 PTS | +4 First half: Found something of an early rhythm, due in part to not forcing the issue. Rotated well; hit the glass in style; and seemed more than happy to send Spaulding ’round the horn. And he dunked with two hands twice, which, let’s try and save those. Second half: A roller coaster seat studded with rusty nails …continue reading
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New York Knicks 120 Final Recap | Box Score 123 Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani, PF 29 MIN | 4-12 FG | 5-7 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | -4 Sure it’s the preseason, but someone’s gotta be with me on this: Bargnani looks a lot better / smoother / sexier / more effective when he’s killing YOUR team during the regular season. Sure, there were some promising notes: jumpers sans hesitation, a beautiful drive and dime-stopped turnaround, a smooth baseline J a few moments later. Still, …continue reading
New York Knicks 98 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Washington Wizards Andrea Bargnani, PF 25 MIN | 4-7 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -4 THAT’S what we’re kinda sorta talking about! Kinda! Bargs forged an effective niche early, taking what the defense was giving, attacking the tin aggressively, and hitting his throws when he did. On defense, a 6-foot ball of dryer lint could be rolling towards him at one mile an hour, Bargnani still wouldn’t take the charge. He relied …continue reading
Father Knickerbocker Knows Best: SCHOENE merely sorcery masked as science! Originally in “The Old Post”, October the 16th of 1803. Festooned as we are upon an age wherein matters of basketball opinion have been made readily available by dint of a free and noble public press, that spittle rag New York Post notwithstanding, it is nigh impossible to divorce oneself from the cacophony of opinion that is its wont. And basket ball, that equally democratic sport which has brought under awning all manner of man, save for certain breeds of Mongols, is no exception in this regard. As such, the …continue reading
Hi! The boys and I had the pleasure of doing a 5-on-5 for ESPN’s NBA forecast. So here’s that: 1. What grade would you give the Knicks’ offseason? Jim Cavan, KnickerBlogger: B. Yes, trading for Andrea Bargnani was risky. Yes, Masai Ujiri clowned them again. No, the Knicks’ small, mostly lateral moves might not be enough to keep pace in an improved East. But signing Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih, bringing back Pablo Prigioni — these are not insignificant moves. Former GM Glen Grunwald did a good job with barely a sliver of wiggle room. Jared Dubin, Hardwood Paroxysm: …continue reading
Father Knickerbocker Knows Best: To new seasons, twenty toasts too many! Originally in “The Old Post”, October the 10th of 1803. Editor’s Note: The following transcript has been stitched together based on a stack of mostly indecipherable notes found strewn beside our humble correspondent as he lay asleep along Canal Street, hare fully swallowed and besotted by gin, the product, we suspect, of wanton excitement at the commencement of the new basket ball season. The dispatch begins in a manner cogent and coherent, but falls asunder quite apace. To our readers, who would require an in-kind barrel to translate the …continue reading