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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Game Thread

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers

The Knicks welcome Lebron James and the traveling circus known as the Cleveland Cavaliers to Madison Square Garden tonight. The Cavs are the most discombobulated team in first place in their Conference and winning seven of their last ten games. Yet there is something there. Whether just typical Lebron drama or not. The Cavs just lost to the Brooklyn Nets, so this game is ripe for the taking for the Knicks. Let’s hope that Melo does so well tonight that Lebron insists on forming his Banana Boat Super Team this offseason! Since that’s never going to happen, I’ll “settle” for …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls

As the second half begins, the Knicks have opened up an 11-point lead on the Bulls. Boy, the Bulls are just falling apart this season. Good for the Knicks! Kristaps Poringis is kicking some major ass! Let’s go, Knicks!

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls

It seems fitting on this day that the Knicks and Bulls would be playing one another, a day when the world saw the passing of Malik Taylor, aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest. Why, you ask, is it a fitting matchup? Well, you have to go back to Quest’s heyday to get a sense of the thing. I just turned 45 the other day, which hardly seems possible. Phife passed at the age of 45, which is an especially hurtful and troubling thing for me. We were contemporaries. We shared the world’s stage at the same moments. I …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Kings

Sorry, fellas, I totally forgot that there was a game tonight. Why in the world are they playing a long road trip, then time off, then travel to Washington and then back to New York for a back-to-back? That is some stupid scheduling. Anyhow, at halftime, one terrible team is up 3 points on the other terrible team. Let’s go, terrible team #2! Also, congrats to Cleanthony Early for getting back into the NBA! Very impressive work from the youngster.

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

Greetings Knickerbuddies. Tonight, on the menu, the Knicks take on the 33-35 Washington Wizards. The Wizards are only a game and a half out of the 8th seed in the East and looking to make some things happen in the final weeks of the season. This is a team that started the year with high expectations, and John Wall was even heard to say that he’d be competing for the MVP. The pre-season predictions never quite materialized for the Wizards and I’m sure they’re all surprised to be out of the playoff mix this late in the year. A lot …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ (gulp) Warriors

Hello and welcome to tonight’s game, Knicks fans. I know the thought of watching a Knicks game is about as appealing as getting a series of papercuts on your tongue and then eating a bag of pretzels washed down with lemon juice, but tonight’s game is more about the opponent, folks. This is a team chasing history. I always thought the phrase “chasing history” was pretty weird, Ted. I mean, isn’t history behind us? How can we chase something we’re ahead of? My apologies to our viewing audience, I believe based on his quasi-philosophical mindstate that my colleague might have …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Lakers

There haven’t been many games since mid January that I’ve looked at and thought the Knicks absolutely should win. But tonight is one of them. The Lakers have no incentive to win any more games this year, with their pick set to go to Philadelphia (the only team in the league with a worse record than them) if it falls outside of the top 3. The Knicks really don’t have any incentive to win either, seeing as every win reportedly brings us closer to putting Rambis at the helm again next year. If I’m Melo or Kristaps, I don’t want …continue reading