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Monday, November 24, 2014

Game Thread

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

This is a bit of a peculiar home and home, isn’t it? They rarely give teams a day off between them. I’ll definitely take it for the Knicks, as Prigs is back tonight and who knows if he would have been able to play if they played yesterday. I just bought tickets to the game (playing the ol’ StubHub game today – I sold an extra ticket I had to a concert this weekend and made enough on the sale that I figured I’d splurge on some cheap Knicks tickets – I ended up with some nice seats for half-face) …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pistons

Is it just me or does it seem slightly unreasonable to schedule in the first two weeks of the season two back-to-back games where the team is traveling from New York to the Midwest? Why not a back-to-back where both games are on the road? Or where the second game is not such a long journey? Just seems odd to me. Anyhow, the Knicks take on the Pistons tonight, playing without a second key member of their rotation, with JR Smith being suspended for his “punch” towards Glen Rice Jr.’s groin last night. Seems like a stretch to me, but …continue reading

Game Preview and Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

To get set for tonight’s matchup against the Washington Wizards, we hooked up with Conor D. Dirks of the TrueHoop Network’s Truth About It. Me n’ Robert Silverman talked Knicks over at their place too. Link’ll be up soon. It was a tad surprising to see Washington ditch their starting small forward, Trevor Ariza, filling the gap on the wing with Paul Pierce. What’s the primary cost of Ariza’s exit, and how might we expect Pierce to fit in alongside Otto Porter Jr. and Rasual Butler Wall & Beal? Also, on a scale of one to 1995 Pat Riley, how much more …continue reading

2014-5 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavaliers

Tonight marks one of the most dramatic returns in NBA history as Brandon Haywood returns to the NBA after taking the 2013-14 season off. The Knicks are going to matching up against Haywood and his Cavaliers tonight with a new starting lineup. Jose “He’s 75% ready to go, which is 100% in the NBA” Calderon misses another game so Shane Larkin remains as the starting point guard but Quincy Acy takes Amar’e Stoudemire’s place as the Knicks’ starting power forward. STAT will be the center for the second unit. Let’s hope that that somehow works. There are a lot of …continue reading

Pre-Season Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

It’s the penultimate game of the preseason for the Knicks! And this game against Washington will mark the first time that the Knicks will face an opposing team’s starting point guard this preseason. Let us hope that it goes well. Derek Fisher is experimenting a little bit with Jose Calderon still out with a sore calf (he would play if this was a regular season game – in the old Knick regime, I’d say “Jose Calderon scheduled to lose his leg next week” but this new regime is supposedly more transparent, so I’ll take them at their word and presume …continue reading