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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Author: Kevin Udwary

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Game Preview & Thread: Knicks vs. Heat

We all know the Heat and what they bring to the table, but this is the first time this season that the Knicks will play them. Let’s take a quick look at where the Heat are at so far this year. The Team Record: 27-8 PTS/G: 104.9 (5th) Opp PTS/G: 97.9 (7th) Off Rtg: 111.4 (2nd) Def Rtg: 104.0 (9th) The Players It seems like every year a case can be made for Lebron James having the best season of his career. Considering he has been the undeniable (by sane people) best player in the world for nearly a decade, …continue reading

Knicks: Something, Bucks: Something Slightly Less

New York Knicks 107 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Milwaukee Bucks Four Things We Saw It’s not often I get to write recaps, but when I do, it’s for 3 hours of the most awful basketball ever played outside of a preschool gym. I was very much tempted to just forget about the recap template and go on a thousand word rant about how awful and stupid this team is, but decided I would do what the Knicks have proved incapable of: Show some damned structure. These are NBA players, how is it possible to not know the very …continue reading

Recap: LA Clippers 93, NY Dolans 80

New York Knicks 80 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Los Angeles Clippers Kenyon Martin, PF 24 MIN | 3-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +17 Kenyon did what he’s supposed to do: rebound, play some defense, dole out some hard fouls, then give that Kenyon smirk at the player he just clobbered. Andrea Bargnani, PF 39 MIN | 8-18 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 0 TO | 20 PTS …continue reading

Sunday Notes and Errata: The Sky is Not Falling?

I was out last night, doing responsible adult things, and missed the first half of the game. But I did check the box score at the half! Bargnani: 15pts 6reb 2blks. Wait, what? I couldn’t wait to get home to watch the second half, to see what the hell was happening. So I turn the game on, and Patrick Ewing is coaching the Bobcats? Where the hell am I? Early in the third quarter Carmelo picks up his 5th assist. Ok, now it’s getting ridiculous. I don’t really know what happened in this game, but here are some notes I …continue reading

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks vs. Bobcats

I live in the state of North Carolina, yet I know very little about the Charlotte Bobcats. I’ve figured that being a Knicks fan has bought me enough pain and suffering over the past couple decades, why should I follow another struggling franchise? I could have pretended to be an expert and lied my way through this pre-game article, but instead I turned to Spencer Percy at the Bobcats’ TrueHoop blog, Queen City Hoops, to school us on this year’s iteration of the Charlotte Bobcats.   1. What are some of the greatest strengths and weaknesses of this year’s Bobcats? …continue reading

On the Greatest of Days, a Poll to End All Polls

This is it, folks — the answers to the most pertinent questions facing the Knicks this season. The Knickerblogger contributors answered a series of poll questions and, like Moses, I have been commanded to bring these great truths before you. As is a proper scholarly presentation of data, I’ll present to you the poll results in percentages, so that you don’t know what kind of sample size we’re dealing with. Just assume that Knickerblogger articles are outsourced to India, where over 500 factory workers churn out daily articles which are then posted under a handful of names, and all those …continue reading

C.J. Leslie: A Story of Unmet Expectations

I spent the first 27 years of my life in upstate New York, in and around Albany, and would have been content to stay in the Empire State. But there are always opportunities that arise in your life that make sense to take advantage of, and my calling happened to come from the lovely capital of North Carolina (that’s Raleigh, for everyone that failed geography). I’ve been living here for almost 7 years now, which means I’ve experienced much of C.J. Leslie’s high school and college career — hard to avoid, considering I’m in the center of the college basketball …continue reading