ESPN TrueHoop blogger Kyle Weidie (@Truth_About_It) of the excellent Wizards Blog TruthAboutit.net was kind enough to answer a few questions about the Wizards (18-38) as they take on the Knicks (34-20) for the third time this season. The Wizards have as many wins in the first 40 games of the season (9) as they do over the last 16. Is this just about getting John Wall back? It’s definitely about John Wall, but to say that it’s ‘all’ about him would detract from the efforts of others. Wall has certainly helped the presence of Bradley Beal, but the rookie showed …continue reading
Knicks look to knot the season series after suffering a tough last second loss to the Kings in December. Your in-game thoughts here.
Felton is back! And just when Prigioni was getting to be not so awful. It will be interesting to see whether Felton’s return–even in limited minutes–can help the Knicks find the offensive rhythm they had earlier in the season. I’m also going to pay close attention to how Felton and Shumpert play together since they comprise what really should be the team’s starting backcourt. The 76ers (17-25) are 2-8 in the last 10 games and are struggling mightily to find consistent scoring. They are 28th in offensive rating at 101.7 points per 100 possessions. The Hawes v. Chandler match up …continue reading
The Knicks (22-10) won the last trip to Orlando (12-20) 99-89. Orlando is mired in a 7 game losing streak. While the Knicks just ended the Spurs’s 7 game win streak 100-83. The Knicks have a pretty favorable schedule over the next month. They’ll play 1 set of consecutive road games, and only 2 back-to-backs over the next 14 games. The Knicks need to grind out as many wins as they can right now because March is looking to be a very tough month. Your in-game thoughts here.
San Antonio Spurs 83 FinalRecap | Box Score 100 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 36 MIN | 9-20 FG | 3-4 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 23 PTS | +16 With a quick move just 13 seconds into the game, Anthony was able to draw a foul. I was really pleased by this. I saw this as a sign that the Knicks were coming out as the aggressor. I was enthralled. “Hey, quick shots taken in rhythm and catching the defense off guard. Finally, we are getting back to what worked so well. We are going …continue reading
The last time the Knicks played the Spurs was just awesome. An improbable 4th quarter comeback brought about by defense, heady plays, timely buckets, and fantastic floor spacing. This team sure could use some of that awesomeness tonight. Speaking of awesome, instead of the stats and analysis I usually offer, which most of you have figured out isn’t all that insightful, check out these images courtesy of Jesse Blanchard of 48 minutes of hell. Here’s hoping this is the most awesome Duncan will look tonight. Go New York, go New York go!
Happy New Year everyone. The Knicks host Blazers in what should be Amar’e Stoudemire‘s season debut, and Carmelo Anthony’s return from a knee sprain. What a way to start the new year. Just about everyone here has been wondering, speculating, and predicting what Stoudemire’s return could mean, and now we get to see it. The Blazers aren’t a strong road team (4-10), or a strong defensive team (22nd in Drtg at 107.6). They do however feature a young, athletic front court led by Aldridge and Hickson. I am interested in how Stoudemire will perform against that front court duo. …continue reading