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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Author: Mike Kurylo

Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).

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Quick Recap: Knicks 111, Raptors 109

Prior to tip off, Carmelo Anthony said this was a “winnable game.” And it certainly was. A few quick points: * This felt like a team effort. A lot of different players contributed down the stretch. Lance Thomas, Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez, ‘Melo, etc. I liked the feel of it. * New York appeared to be pulling away when they took a 98-93 lead. However they let Toronto back into the game. Also they got the benefit of a controversial call late in the game. Both things are very un-Knicky. Usually those things don’t go in our favor. * Nice …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.10)

[New York Times] Clippers Edge Grizzlies 94-92 on Redick’s Late Scoring (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:42:39 GMT) The Clippers got drawn into playing the Grizzlies’ grinding style and still managed to eke out a victory. [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:03:37 GMT) J.J. Redick scored six points in the final 55 seconds to rally the Los Angeles Clippers to a 94-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, snapping a two-game skid. [New York Times] Curry Held to Season-Low 22 in Warriors’ Win Over Pistons (Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:03:35 GMT) On a night Stephen …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.09)

[New York Daily News] Lakers’ Kobe Bryant trash-talks with Spike Lee (Mon, 09 Nov 2015 04:10:40 GMT) Kobe Bryant won five championships under Phil Jackson’s three-sided system, so it’s fair to call him an expert. [New York Daily News] Knicks coach Derek Fisher ejected after cursing out refs (Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:48:23 GMT) A foul-mouthed Derek Fisher dropped three F-Bombs before being ejected in the third quarter of Sunday’s Knicks victory. [New York Daily News] Knicks beat Lakers in what could be Kobe’s final Garden game (Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:40:42 GMT) The shell of Kobe Bryant made its …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.08)

[New York Times] Harden Scores 46, Rockets Hang On to Beat Clippers 109-105 (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:48:33 GMT) Seven games into the season, the Houston Rockets have already experienced more ups and downs than most teams. They lost their first three games and have turned things around to win four in a row. [New York Times] Harden Ignites Rockets to Victory Over Clippers (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:24:27 GMT) Guard James Harden scored a season-best 46 points to spark the Houston Rockets to a 109-105 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center on Saturday. [New York …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.07)

[New York Daily News] Hamstrung Afflalo may give it a shot on Knicks road trip (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:52:57 GMT) The Knicks are in desperate need of somebody to pick up the scoring slack, and their second-best option is anticipating a return. [New York Daily News] Porzingis shines but Knicks fall to Bucks, 99-92 (Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:28:21 GMT) Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks rookie, again shined Friday while his team again wilted in the fourth quarter of a 99-92 loss to the Bucks [New York Times] Harden Scores 43 to Lead Rockets Past Kings 116-110 (Sat, 07 Nov …continue reading

Roundtable: 5 Games, 3 Questions

With the Knicks just 5 games in, here’s 3 quick questions for our staff. Right now the offense is ranked 10th & the defense 20th. Which number is more surprising? Kurylo: The offense. Just look at the true shooting percentages of four of their starters: Carmelo Anthony (48.9%), Jose Calderon (37.9%), Kristaps Porzingis (49.2%), and Sasha Vujacic (37.8%). New York is doing well in the non-shooting factors, but unless these guys start hitting shots or get replaced by someone who is, I don’t see that number standing. Lanza: The offense. How does a team that is middle of the pack …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.06)

[New York Times] Lillard’s Big Third Quarter Leads Blazers Over Grizzlies (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:54:28 GMT) Damian Lillard’s 14 third-quarter points were the impetus for the Portland Trail Blazers’ 115-96 romp past the Memphis Grizzlies at the Moda Center. [New York Times] Lillard Leads Blazers to 115-96 Win Over Memphis (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 06:18:38 GMT) Damian Lillard scored 27 points, including 14 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 115-96 on Thursday night. [New York Times] Wade Leads Heat Past Timberwolves (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 04:57:28 GMT) When the half-court shots were …continue reading