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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Game Thread

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

The Knicks have their first home game of the season tonight as they host the 1-1 Detroit Piston at the Garden. Frank Ntilikina sadly will not play tonight after injuring his ankle during practice (he apparently landed on Willy Hernangomez’s foot and it turned his ankle). Hopefully the injury is not too severe. Also hopefully Willy actually, you know, plays tonight? And hopefully we get to see KP feast again. KP is so much fun to watch. Let’s go Knicks!

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

Here we are, the first game of the new NBA season! This whole “starting the season 10 days early” thing is legitimately a good idea, but it’s so odd to see the season starting so soon. In any event, hilariously enough, the Knicks get to face their former teammate, Carmelo Anthony, for the first time since they traded him…in the first game of the season!! Timing can be such an odd thing. Honestly, in a lot of ways, the thing that I’m most fearful for tonight is that a Knick injures himself. We’ve already seen Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Lin, …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. 76ers

Here we go, if they lose, they are locked into the #6 seed. If they win, and the Timberwolves lose to the Houston Rockets (which is fairly likely), then they are tied for the #6 seed with Minnesota (and then they will split the #6 and #7 ping pong balls with Minny and then a coin toss will determine who is officially #6 and who is officially #7). This will be a fascinating game. Let’s hope that either the Knicks lose or the Timberwolves win! Let’s? Go Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Raptors

The Raptors still have reasons to win games. The Knicks have reasons to LOSE games. If the Knicks lose this game, the Timberwolves and the Kings would both have to lose out (and they each have one very winnable game left) just to TIE the Knicks (presuming that the Knicks beat the Sixers – and hey, maybe they’ll surprise us and not beat the Sixers. I doubt it). If they win this game, the Wolves or Kings could easily tie them and possibly even pass them if they lose out. In other words, they really, really need to lose this …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

The Wizards have been playing very well the last few months, as they really look like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. So this is a very fortuitous matchup for the Knicks right now. Let’s hope that they just take the L. Let’s? Go Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls

The Bulls have been taking advantage of just how bad the bottom of the Eastern Conference’s playoff teams look by winning four in a row to get to 7th in the Conference despite still being under .500. So this will hopefully be a loss. Let’s? Go Knicks!

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics

This should be an easy game to get the tank back on its treads, but the Knicks have also played the Celtics fairly well this season for some reason, so I’m not totally confident. But, really, odds are they’re losing this one, which is good. Let? Go Knick!