Statistical Analysis. Humor. Knicks.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Game Thread

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Magic

Woah, I thought this was a 7:30 PM game time! Okay, so the Knicks try to rebound from a bad loss to Miami by showing that they can beat some of the feisty back-of-the-standings Eastern Conference teams, which there are suddenly a lot of. Let’s go Knicks!

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

The Knicks try to make it five in a row against a Miami Heat team that, for some reason, are miffed at the attention that Kristaps Porzingis is getting. I really don’t get it. Just shut up and play the game, Miami. Tonight would be a huge win, as not only would it be five in a row, but it would also be against a very good Miami team that is playing with a full roster, so this would be quite a statement victory. Hopefully Porzingis can outdo himself from the amazing game he had in Houston, just to hush …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Rockets

To paraphrase Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne, everything’s coming Knicks right now. A day after playing the Thunder sans Kevin Durant, the Knicks get to take on the Rockets without Dwight Howard (the Rockets are resting him on the second night of back-to-backs, which is not a terrible idea, I guess, but seems awfully conservative). I remember looking at this stretch of games before the season and being like, “Damn, that is a tough stretch of games.” Now it actually looks like it will be the Knicks’ favor, as the Rockets have been playing very poorly this season, led primarily …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

The Knicks are in Oklahoma City to play the Thunder tonight. Luckily, in a major piece of good news for the Knicks, Kevin Durant will be out for tonight’s game – he is still recovering from an injury. Without Kevin Durant, the Thunder are not a bad team, but they are a very beatable team, as so much of the squad’s success is built around the two man game of Westbrook and Durant. This isn’t to say that tonight will be an easy win, of course, as Westbrook is an extremely strong player who happens to play a position that …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets

Last week, the Knicks had a hard luck loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, with Cody Zeller scoring with less than a second left and Zinger’s would-be game-winning three-pointer coming just after the buzzer. Now the Knicks get a chance to avenge that loss at the Garden, as they host the Hornets. The Hornets will be playing without PJ Hairston, who wasn’t a major factor in the loss last week, but his absence could affect the Hornets’ depth, although I imagine that they’ll just play Jeremys Lamb and Lin more than normal. Zeller actually goes into the starting lineup …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pelicans

I’m writing this early Sunday morning, so as of right this moment, I do not know if the great Anthony Davis will be playing in today’s game. For the sake of the Knicks’ chances of winning this game, I hope that he does not. For the sake of Knick fans getting to see one of the greats of the modern NBA, I hope that he does, especially since the Pelicans have been doing quite poorly this season even with Davis playing. If he doesn’t play, then this really ought to be a victory for the Knicks. Playing at home against …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hornets

After a quality win in Toronto the Knicks are going from the frigid north to the deep south to face the Charlotte Lincats for the second game in back-to-backs. Charlotte has struggled a bit in the early season, after losing Kidd-Gilchrist in the preseason, but a win tonight can still get them even at 4 wins and losses. It’s hard to call the ninth game of the season a “big game”, but Charlotte is one of those teams that the Knicks will likely be battling all season for one of the final playoff spots in the East, so a win …continue reading