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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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 96, Hornets 93

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Bulls 104, Knicks 80

Chicago Bulls 104 Final Recap | Box Score 80 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 24 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -6 Big freaking deal. A couple of dunks in the first stanza. I guess he’s “back.” Wife, go draw me a bath of the finest Manischewitz. I wish to re-vivify these aged bones. ‘Tis a miracle cure! Carmelo Anthony, SF 29 MIN | 5-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode IX: Kevin McElroy

Four preseason games down and we continue to inch towards the regular season. Bryan Gibberman and Kevin McElroy had a lovely little convo on Ye Olde Knickerblogger Podcast, Est. 2004, Mike Kurlyo, Prop., about the team’s fits and starts, how a gaggle of new bros fit the triangle, said shapely offense’s relevance and effectiveness in this here newfangled, modern NBA, the starting lineup, a few easy recipes for family-friendly meals and other choice goodies. Take a listen here, now why dontcha. Enjoy! Also, if you stare into the pattern below long enough, you’ll see your very own personal spirit animal/guide. …continue reading

Pre-Raptors 81, Pre-Knicks 76

Hi Knickerbloggeristas, So I missed the first quarter and a half but the score was a robust 26-22 by the time I tuned in. And no, I don’t own a TiVo. Yes, I have to rub two sticks together and sacrifice a goat to my Dark Lord and Master to get a wireless signal. I do it because of my fidelity to old school, ruggedly individualistic blogging and my Ludditic fear of technology and/or exorbitant cable fees. But since they putting the biscuit in the oven at a rate that seemed to suggest there were still laces on the ball …continue reading

Pre-Knicks 96, Pre-Celtics 80

Basketball! To start, a semi-painful admission: it may be partially due to a three-month hibernation without watching more than the odd Summer League tilt, but for vast swathes of this game I was as confused as a lost, wet puppy in the rain staring at a street sign. (Yes, it was adorbs.) Whether it was all the new ‘Bockers, a totally different, rather intricate offensive system, a revamped (if conservative) defensive set or just a combination of all of these things, it felt like trying to re-learn AP Calculus after twenty years without running so much as a standard-brand differential …continue reading