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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Author: Kevin McElroy

Kevin McElroy watches the Knicks and owns a computer.

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Preseason Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics

Welcome back, friends! When last we met, your Knicks were unceremoniously shuffling away from the scene of an anticlimacitc stale fart of a playoff series loss at the hands of Lance Stephenson and the Indiana Pacers while we yelled angrily from the terraces about JR Smith’s poor decision-making and Coach Mike Woodson’s abandonment of two-point-guard lineups. Which is to say, exactly the same things we’re doing now. The Knicks take the court tonight for their preseason debut without their mercurial Sixth Man of the Year, suspended for using medicinal marijuana to regenerate tissue in his knee and setting a horrible …continue reading

“Celtics 92, Knicks 86″ or “The Ten People You Meet at a Funeral” or “You Want Mike Woodson on That Wall, You NEED Mike Woodson on That Wall”

Boston Celtics 92 Final Recap | Box Score 86 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 45 MIN | 8-24 FG | 6-6 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 22 PTS | -4 The guy who gives a 25 minute eulogy that goes nowhere and doesn’t leave anyone else time to say a few words. Fair or not, the doubts will only get louder. Personally — and this is only personally — I don’t think Melo is overwhelmed by the moment or anything that neat and tidy. We’ve seen him …continue reading

Eastern Conference First Round Game 2: Knicks 87, Celtics 71

Boston Celtics 71 Final Recap | Box Score 87 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 40 MIN | 11-24 FG | 10-11 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 34 PTS | +22 Had a classic “Look a little closer” first half, shooting 3 for 11 and displaying a frustrating willingness to settle for long two but going 8 for 9 from the line, committing just one turnover, and drawing a whopping six fouls, including two on Kevin Garnett that would pay dividends throughout the evening. Melo’s second half approach …continue reading

TheKnicksWall Podcast: Awards Edition

Hey folks.  Bryan Gibberman of theknickswall.com was kind enough to have me (along with Meloship of the Ring’s Taylor Armosino) on for a special two-part podcast.  We discussed our selections for the major NBA awards and how various Knicks’ candidates (Melo, JR, and coach Beardsley von Switchalot) fit into things.  If you’d like to have a listen, the links are below: PART 1: http://theknickswall.com/2013/04/15/knicks-wall-podcast-episode-14-part-1-the-awards/ PART 2: http://theknickswall.com/2013/04/15/knicks-wall-podcast-episode-14-part-2-the-awards/ Over here at KnickerBlogger, we’re trying to get a Playoff Preview Spreecast scheduled for some time late this week and I’m working on a Knicks/Celtics series preview that should go up before Game 1 of …continue reading

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