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Friday, September 19, 2014

Author: Kevin McElroy

Kevin McElroy watches the Knicks and owns a computer.

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Bulls 118, Knicks 111

First: take a deep breath. Tonight, the Knickerbockers lost what felt like a Capital “I” Important game 118-111 to a depleted Chicago Bulls squad.  The result completes a Chicago sweep of the teams’ season series, the only such sweep the Knicks will suffer at the hands of an Eastern Conference foe this year.  So that’s a mite frustrating.  Add the fact that it’s the Bulls, weavers of many a recurring nightmare for our 21-and-over crowd, and it gets a little worse.  Toss in a catalytic 35-point-outburst from former Knick and Once and Future miniature-cocktail-hot-dog-with-extra-relish Nate Robinson and the wound starts …continue reading

Knicks 111, Bobcats 102

Charlotte Bobcats 102 Final Recap | Box Score 111 New York Knicks Kenyon Martin, PF 36 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-4 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +3Simply everywhere on defense for as long as the game was competitive. 3 contracts at or near the max, an 18-5 start, and yet I shudder to think what our outlook would be without this guy. He needs to not play 36 minutes in games like this. Carmelo Anthony, SF 36 MIN | 11-28 FG | 9-10 FT …continue reading

Knicks 106, Magic 94

Orlando Magic 94 Final Recap | Box Score 106 New York Knicks Kenyon Martin, PF 28 MIN | 5-6 FG | 1-3 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +20On, the unending game of Whack-a-Mole! Time swings the mallet, Injury, and yet the heads of quadragenarian power forwards keep popping up out of orange and blue jerseys, ready to provide defense, rebounding, and “edge” and — on the right night — more makes than misses. Tonight, with Kurt Thomas laid low, it was Kenyon Martin’s turn. Starting …continue reading

Knicks 109, Warriors 105

Golden State Warriors 105 FinalRecap | Box Score 109 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 40 MIN | 10-26 FG | 13-15 FT | 1 REB | 8 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 35 PTS | +11If you’re in the “Melo needs to be our primary creator” camp, this may have been your favorite performance by him in some time. On a night when the jumpers were (mostly) not falling, he broke down the defense off the dribble, got to the line a ton, and mixed in some filthy post moves and breathtaking passes. …continue reading

Raptors Meh, Knicks BLECHHHH. Plus/Minus Talk, Though!

Toronto Raptors 92 FinalRecap | Box Score 88 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 41 MIN | 5-24 FG | 1-4 FT | 12 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 12 PTS | +5|BOOOOOOO! Oddly enough, the Knicks actually — sorry you know what, hang on a minute. BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! OK that’s better. Oddly enough, despite how awful Melo was in this game, the Knicks lost this game in the 11 possessions that saw Melo on the pine, possessions in which — as was pointed out by beat writer extraordinaire Chris Herring — …continue reading

Knicks 106, Hawks 104

Atlanta Hawks 104 FinalRecap | Box Score 106 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 44 MIN | 15-28 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 42 PTS | -4 11 minutes into this one he was 0 for 4 from the field with a couple of boards and a turnover.  The Hawks will hereafter look upon that moment with kindness.  The rest of the way: 15 for 24, 9 for 11 from deep, 3 for 3 from the line, 40 points.  Thats 80% true shooting and a …continue reading

The Cereal Bowl: Knicks 89, Celtics 86

Prologue: In Which Our Hero Suffers an Affront to His Honor and the Surreal becomes Commonplace So it’s January 7th and you’re sitting in your living room waiting for the Knicks/Celtics game to start and all of a sudden tires screech and a horn honks and you step outside and there’s Doc Brown in the DeLorean and he’s telling you that you have to go back…back to the future.  Apparently something about a Notre Dame linebacker and a Twitter account and a presidential inauguration and a singer and a scandal and it doesn’t make a lot of sense but he’s …continue reading