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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Game Thread

2019-20 David Fizdale Coaching Death Watch: Game 4 – Knicks vs. Cavaliers

So far, the Knicks are 1-2 since the Fizdale Coaching Death Watch began, but that one win was an extremely exciting defeat of Kristaps Porzingis’ Dallas Mavericks team that probably counted for, like, three wins in the grand scheme of things, so that win bought Fizdale a lot of time. However, if he’s going to keep his job, the Knicks are going to have to: A. beat up on shitty teams like the Cavaliers (who are on the second half of a back to back) and B. win at least two games in a row at some point. They can’t …continue reading

2019-20 David Fizdale Coaching Death Watch: Game 3 – Knicks vs. Hornets

David Fizdale’s Knicks coaching career got a major jolt from the defibrillator on Thursday, with the Knicks getting a big, big victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the Garden. Two-thirds of the Knicks’ victories this season have hilariously come against a pretty decent Dallas Mavericks team. The Knicks clearly should pretend that every NBA team has offended them, as they are now 1-3 in “revenge games” with their only other win coming in Bobby Portis’ “revenge game” against the Bulls. Portis’ good initial game clearly led to him feeling sated, as he then sucked in the rematch. Anyhow, if you’re …continue reading

2019-20 David Fizdale Coaching Death Watch: Game 2 – Knicks vs. The Team That’s Stuck With KP

How funny would it be if two thirds of the Knicks’ victories this year came against Kristaps Porzingis’ new team? That could easily be the case tonight as the Knicks host the Dallas Mavericks, who previously lost to this here Knick at home, so in the somewhat friendly confines of Madison Square Garden, you would like to believe that the Knicks would have a decent enough chance of beating them this time around as well, right? Porzingis didn’t have a terrible game in his debut against the Knicks, but nor did he have a particularly great game, either, and he …continue reading

2019-20 David Fizdale Coaching Death Watch: Game 1 – Knicks @ Bulls

The David Fizdale Coaching Death Watch begins tonight, as the Knicks head to Chicago to take on the Bulls in a repeat of an earlier game this year that remains half of the Knicks’ total wins this season. The Bulls are one of the few teams out there (outside of the Warriors, of course, who have some significant extenuating circumstances) that is almost as disappointing as the Knicks, as the Bulls barely have a better record than the Knicks (or, as David Fizdale would put it, “Just one game back of the 8th seed!”) and, you know, lost to the …continue reading

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers

The Knicks host the terrible Cleveland Cavaliers at the Garden as the ‘Bocker actually have the chance to go on a…GASP…winning streak with another win! The Cavaliers don’t have a terrible record, but their schedule has been pretty light to this point, but they have been aided by Kevin Love being, well, you know, Kevin Love. Following his excellent game against Dallas on Friday, Frank Ntilikina will have another chance to show his mettle against the speedy Collin Sexton (by the way, Darius Garland has had an awful start to his rookie season). Mitchell Robinson misses another game, so Taj …continue reading

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks @ The Team That’s Stuck With KP

The Knicks travel to Dallas tonight for the Knicks’ first matchup against Kristaps Porzingis, who is now a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Sadly, Mitchell Robinson is not going to play tonight, so we don’t get to see Mitch dunk on KP. We’ll likely see Marcus Morris, instead, push KP around on the block. Maybe RJ Barrett can post up on KP, as well! The Mavericks have far and away the best player on the court tonight in the brilliant Luka Doncic, so this will probably be a Mavericks win, but the Orlando Magic just gave the Mavericks a tough …continue reading

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pistons

Hey, at least Mitch is back into the starting lineup, so that’s something! The Knicks will be opening with Frank Ntilikina in the starting lineup, as well, along with RJ Barrett in the backcourt and Mitch, Julius Randle and Marcus Morris in the frontcourt. This Pistons team is still missing Blake Griffin, so they should be beatable, but we shall see if that actually happens. It’s funny that the Pistons are starting Morris’ twin brother, but at the more logical power forward spot. Let’s go, Knicks!