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Friday, April 18, 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.

Recent Articles

The Knickerblogger/Posting and Toasting Shindig is Tomorrow!

So, for those of you in the greater NY/NJ Metropolitan area, I have an invitation to extend to you all. Seth, please explain: There is a P&T/Knickerblogger meet-up on Saturday, December 28 at Idle Hands. We will watch the Knicks-Raptors game at 7 PM (the second of a back-to-back, on the road). There will be $5 drinks. I will ask to smell your necks. If you would like to come, please send me (ptknicksblog at gmail) an email with your name or P&T name and the number of people you expect to bring (just so I can give the bar …continue reading

Knicks 103, Magic 98

New York Knicks 103 Final Recap | Box Score 98 Orlando Magic Andrea Bargnani, PF 28 MIN | 5-12 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | -6 If I didn’t know better, I’d swear Andrea Bargnani was created in some twisted, macabre, Island of Dr. Moreau-esque lab with the specific purpose of causing endless spats among Knicker-backers. Our own Kevinicus McElroysius did a dandy job unpacking this paradox before, but this game is such a perfect example. On the one hand, you have the …continue reading

Celtics 90, Knicks 86

New York Knicks 86 Final Recap | Box Score 90 Boston Celtics I’m really at a loss. I’m out of words. Or at least funny/clever ones, or something that might bring a churlish grin to the lips of a fan base that seems destined to spend now until April (the next few years? Longer?) grinding its collective molars down to nubbins/the nerve. Early on, (Or at least halfway through the 2nd quarter), after a 14-0 run put the Celts up 17, and we all assumed they were going to get destroyed, when it looked like the Knicks (and the Celtics, …continue reading

Knicks 115, Cavs 107: Knickerblogger Steps into the Wayback Machine

New York Knicks 94 Final Recap | Box Score 109 Cleveland Cavaliers Patrick Ewing, C 32 MIN | 5-17 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | -22 Another beastly effort for the Big Fella tonight. 44 points on 24 shots? That’s better than the Wonderbra! Patrick’s step-back jumper was falling like manna from heaven (And yes, he probably does travel whenever he takes those huge, loping steps into the paint for a hook shot). He provided yeoman defense on both Brad Daugherty and John …continue reading

Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavs

No Kenyon again tonight so the starters are… (Woodson voice) “Let’s see, tried Timmy Jr., that didn’t work. Started STAT in the 2nd half v. Boston. I’m not a ‘stats’ guy, but that didn’t seem to work. Cole Aldrich is one of those union thugs so I can’t start him. Beno’s a PG and you can never have two of those at the same time or else the universe collapses. JR’s drunk. I can’t spell Toure’ so there’s no way to write his name on the whiteboard. Tyson’s still hurt, right Tyson? (Tyson nods). Welp, since there’s no one left …continue reading

Game Thread: Magic @ Knicks

Evidently Nikola Vucevic won’t play tonight. And more importantly, the Knickerbockers will be sporting their white units tonight v. the Disneyworlds. White tonight versus @Orlando_Magic – @colea45 — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 6, 2013 WE CAN BUILD ON THIS. You know what to do… Go Knicks!

Knicks 113, Nets 83

New York Knicks 113 Final Recap | Box Score 83 Brooklyn Nets Kenyon Martin, PF 25 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | +23 Some solid battlin’ and grindin’ on defense, though his particular brand of bully-ball wasn’t really needed tonight. I’m just impressed that out of all the personal grudges that had a chance to spill over into actual conflict tonight, he somehow managed not to be involved in a single one. Good game, K-Mart. Let’s see it against a …continue reading