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Monday, November 24, 2014

Author: Robert Silverman

Hey, did you know that in addition to banging the keys here and occasionally for the NY Times and at ESPN, Robert is a playwright, an actor and a wand'ring mendicant/gadfly? He also once wrestled a bear...and lost.

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Knicks 91, Sixers Aren’t Interested in Putting a Competitive Team on the Floor. They Scored Some Points, But It’s Irrelevant in the Grand Scheme of Things. Less Than the Knicks.

Philadelphia 76ers 83 Final Recap | Box Score 91 New York Knicks I forget where I read this thesis, so please, apologies to whatever fine writer that wrote this first, but to paraphrase… Some smart person (and it’s really pissing me off that all the Googling isn’t helping me dig it up such that I can properly blockquote him/her) surmises that there’s a fascinating tendency for every blog post about something interesting that’s found in the perpetual churn that is US Popular Culture in the year of our Lord 2014, to be equated to the larger qualms that said writer …continue reading

Game Thread and Preview: Knicks at Timberwolves.

If you like words about basketball, you’ve probably read a ton of Steve McPherson‘s stuff. The dude’s a great writer, and he’s everywhere–Rolling Stone, Grantland, Cat Fancy… He’s also a scribbler at Wolf Among Wolves, and so, in exchange for a dandy recipe for warm grape salad, agreed to drop by our lil’ e-corner to give us the skinny on tonight’s matchup. You can check out my answers to his Knicks questions here.  Robert Silverman: So, how’s year one (or rather, the first few weeks) of the Post-Kevin Love era going? Lots of frisky, young pups scurrying about? Tell us more… Steve McPherson: Welllllllll, …continue reading

Knicks 109, Nuggets 93

Denver Nuggets 93 Final Recap | Box Score 109 New York Knicks It’s a lazy Sunday, and so we’ll be brief here in the Ancient Kingdom of Recapperia. But lawdy be, I’ve done gone and buried the lede. For shame, noble ‘Bocker-scrivener… for shame. The Knicks emerged from the dark twoer that was a seven-game losing streak to pummel the lowly Hunks o’ Precious Stones, not so much because they’ve managed to solve all the endemic, structural issues that plague this ball club, but mainly because the kindly schedule-maker set up a tilt against a squad as utterly hapless (if …continue reading

Magic 97, Knicks 95

Orlando Magic 97 Final Recap | Box Score 95 New York Knicks I’m not in a grading frame of mind tonight, so we’re going to kick it old school. One man, in a world…with a keyboard and a bucketful of #feels—none of them particularly pleasing or fun—about the Knicks, rantin’ and hootin’ and hollerin’ to all his virtual pals. So yes, a loss, which is pretty much par for the course, The bulk of the chatter around the Knicksian water cooler tomorrow will be about the last play, and whether J.R. was even paying attention to the best-laid plans of …continue reading

Hawks 91, Knicks 85

Atlanta Hawks 91 Final Recap | Box Score 85 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 42 MIN | 11-25 FG | 3-5 FT | 9 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 25 PTS | -9 Okay. This is a fun topic to start with. [Gets on top of barstool, begins bellowing at top of lungs] Melo doesn’t get foul calls because the media/the league/the Illuminati hate the Knicks. Or New York. They hate New York. It’s a conspiracy! And have you seen the chemtrails above MSG? BIAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!!!1!” [Gets off barstool. Adjusts tie. …continue reading

Nets 110, Knicks 99

New York Knicks 99 Final Recap | Box Score 110 Brooklyn Nets Derek Fisher Welp, One never thought Of all things Derek’s lineup choices would be a Simulacrum Of a certain ex-coach’s Numbskullery. Yeah, you pulled up your ol’ pal Knickerblogger, hoping to get a passel of easy-to-digest letter grades. Sorry, y’all. It’s not that kind of night. We—or at least I—have been far more willing to let bad losses be thing that we expect without shredding two or three layers of stomach lining. The main ingredient in this soothing, hoops-based Metamucil has been the assumption that the contractors that …continue reading

Knicks 96, Hornets 93

[Editor’s Note: The recap generator’s on the fritz. We’ll cram all this info into the appropriate boxes as soon as humanly possible.] Charlotte Hornets 93 Final Recap | Box Score 96 New York Knicks CARMELO ANTHONY, A- Being the sixth youngest cager to surpass the big, gaudy, arbitrary 20,000 point threshold is the lede here, but it was points 20,021-24 including an oh-so-smooth elbow jumper that gave the ‘Bockers the lead for good. (See what I did there?) He also rose up to snaggle the most important ‘bound of the night after Kemba bricked a floater Definitely a small sample …continue reading