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Tuesday, September 2, 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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Nets 103, Knicks 80

Brooklyn Nets 103 Final Recap | Box Score 80 New York Knicks Yep, it’s grade-free time again. We’re like a freaking Montessori school around these parts. What we’re left with is a short (snuff) film that really encapsulates this dilapidated, rusted clown car of a season (too many clowns, yo). In case you had much better things to do on MLK Day (like, I dunno, drinking a BJ’s Price Club-sized jug of Windex, ripping off all your clothes, howling like a would-be Lycanthrope and running headlong into a fairly busy interstate, screaming obscenities at the incoming traffic), here it is, …continue reading

Knicks 98, Suns 96

Phoenix Suns 96 Final Recap | Box Score 98 New York Knicks Raymond Felton, PG 44 MIN | 8-16 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 19 PTS | +7 There are going to be a ton of caveats in this one, so please gird your loins. If you don’t have a metal stucco loin-girder, use a carbon-fiber loin-girder. Let’s start with the poor ol’ Penguin. Yes, he hit more than his share of step back 20 footers (and I hated every man jack of them), and …continue reading

Rockets 102, Knicks 100: Starring JR Smith in the Captivating Feature Film, Gravity

New York Knicks 100 Final Recap | Box Score 102 Houston Rockets AMBROSIA SALAD Total Time: 2 hr 30 min Prep: 30 min Inactive: 2 hr 0 min Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar 4 ounces sour cream 6 ounces homemade mini marshmallows, approximately 3 cups 1 cup clementine orange segments, approximately 6 clementines 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple 1 cup freshly grated coconut 1 cup toasted, chopped pecans 1/2 cup drained maraschino cherries Directions Place the cream and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and whip until stiff …continue reading

At The Classical: Theater of Pain — The Knicks as Performance Art

Over at The Classical, I wrote about the Knicks and Performance art (for serious) Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe RT @TheRealJRSmith: We lose an I take 1 shit y'all mad we win I take 23 shots y'all mad! Lol #OHWELL — Robert Silverman (@BobSaietta) December 19, 2013 If you’d attended a performance called Accidens (Matar Para Comer) at the Prelude Festival five years ago, here is what you would have happened: you walk into a bare, stage- and set-free room—this is at the City University of New York—to find a man sitting in a chair and smoking a cigar off …continue reading

Raptors 95, Knicks 83: Some Thoughts on Boredom.

Toronto Raptors 95 Final Recap | Box Score 83 New York Knicks Back when I was in High School, I wrote for the paper. We called our lil’ rag “Zeitgeist,” because we were full of all of the hubris and youth, and fancied the notion that reviews of school plays and or random jeremiads calling for the principal’s head on a pike because he wouldn’t reveal our fine, hoary (Columbia Prep is the oldest non-denominational private school in the history of the United States. For serious) institution of learning’s investments to see if we could further tie him to a …continue reading

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