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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Game Thread

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

Coming off of a win, the Knicks are really on a huge playoff push now, with the Knicks now 7-11 under new coach Mike Miller. They head to Milwaukee to take on the best regular season team in the NBA. Should be interesting. Let’s go! Knicks?

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks vs. A Team With a Lottery Pick Who Scores Even Less Efficiently Than RJ Barrett

As Zion doesn’t score at all. The Knicks head home to keep their playoff push going by hosting the New Orleans Pelicans, but once again without the services of Julius Randle and likely with no Marcus Morris and Dennis Smith Jr., as well. The Pelicans are actually scoring really well lately, but they’re not exactly a great team, so a win would’t be surprising for the Knicks, who are a red-hot 6-10 since Mike Miller took over coaching duties from David Fizdale last month. Let’s go! Knicks?

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks @ The Team That Missed Out On Both Frank Ntilikina AND Dennis Smith Jr. in the 2017 Draft

The Knicks, now solidly back in the playoff race at 10-27, have cleverly decided to hold tight and not trade any of their players before the deadline. Now, you might be thinking, “Wait, Brian, don’t smart basketball teams often say things like ‘We’re not going to make a move’ in an attempt to increase their leverage so that they could get a better deal when they do make a move?” Yes, that is something that happens with smart basketball teams. Moving on, the Knicks bring their playoff push to Utah tonight to take on the Jazz, who missed out on …continue reading

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks @ A Team That Just Gave Up 140 Points to the Grizzlies

This next stop might be a lot easier than you would normally expect. Playing without Paul George and Patrick Beverley, the Los Angeles Clippers were just embarrassed on their home floor by Ja Morant (…sigh…this team is perpetually one pick away, aren’t they?) and the Memphis Grizzlies just last night, so the quick turnaround should also help the Knicks a lot. The shorthanded Clippers are obviously still much better than the Knicks, but if you’re going to steal a game, this is ripe for the stealing. Kawhi playing a day game after a night game? With his injury issues? It …continue reading