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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Author: Erik Judd

I'm a lifelong basketball fan whose interests range from some things to other things.

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2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Lakers

There haven’t been many games since mid January that I’ve looked at and thought the Knicks absolutely should win. But tonight is one of them. The Lakers have no incentive to win any more games this year, with their pick set to go to Philadelphia (the only team in the league with a worse record than them) if it falls outside of the top 3. The Knicks really don’t have any incentive to win either, seeing as every win reportedly brings us closer to putting Rambis at the helm again next year. If I’m Melo or Kristaps, I don’t want …continue reading

2015-16 Recap: Knicks 94, Nuggets 110

I’d like to think that we can all agree on what the two biggest problems with this team are, as the season sputters like a 2 year-old hampster towards its eventual and merciful end. The talent at guard is nearly nonexistent, and the coaching has been about as effective as Don Draper is at being monogamous. The kids could use more run and a better coach, but still, I just don’t see Gallo or Grant as a viable NBA starter even with good coaching. The other players around the league at those positions are too damn good, specifically at point …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nuggets

It’s been a strange couple of days in Knicksland, which is to say that is has been a normal couple of days, since so many have been strange lately that the definition of normal has tilted towards the unusual being familiar. For one, they won their last game by 13 over a pretty good Detroit team (with Porzingis sitting out, no less). Melo played 41 minutes as his recent spat of being run into the ground by his coach continues, but he also has said some interesting things to the media. He wants to help the team recruit free agents …continue reading

2015-16 Recap: Knicks 85, Blazers 104

When you’re in a rut, there’s a lot of things people will advise you to do. Spend more time with family and friends instead of being alone. Take up a new hobby, something to keep you busy and active. Exercise. Get out there, meet some new people, maybe at a spin class or a book club or just a good-old-fashioned bar (preferably a dive bar owned by a guy who drinks up whatever small profit he might manage to make while he serves you). Most of the advice comes down to one central concept: change your habits. To get out …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Trailblazers

As the Rambis era continues to rear its ugly head in performances like last night’s game, my mind wanders to construct exactly how this situation came to pass. The Knicks were 22-22 and on the cusp of breaking back into the playoff conversation after a January 20th OT victory over the Jazz before everything went to hell. Since that fateful midpoint of the season, the Knicks have lost 14 of 17, their head coach was fired just before the All-Star break, and blame has cycled from one scapegoat to the next in the ensuing weeks. Melo has played well, probably …continue reading

2015-16 Recap: Knicks 81, Heat 98

Same song… The chorus played in my head as the 4th quarter unraveled tonight. The Knicks had a terrible start to every quarter in this game, but they played us for fools by closing each of the first three quarters on runs to keep the game at a manageable distance. Every time I wanted to turn away, I had to turn back, because an improbable shot would go in, a shaky Miami possession would follow, and suddenly the Knicks would be back to within 5 or 6. But they didn’t end the 4th with another end-of-quarter run, and instead slowly …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Heat

I know this is supposed to be about tonight’s game and to get us all started talking about it, but I would be remiss not to begin this article with a nod to Steph “Galactus” Curry, Devourer of Worlds. I know it’s not easy to watch a Saturday night game, because that’s when a lot of us are out and not paying attention to television, but I hope you got the chance to watch this one live. I got home with about 6 minutes left in the 4th and from there, it was incredible. When I saw Steph in person …continue reading