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Friday, March 6, 2015

Game Thread

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nets

On the one hand, we should likely be rooting for as many losses as this team can get, to best assure the worst record in the league. On the other hand, wouldn’t it be fun to help the Nets not even make the playoffs? As bad as the Knicks’ future is, the Nets is that much worse, since they don’t own their own first round pick until…man, I don’t even know when (will we need a new rule, call it the Billy King Rule, where you can’t do first round pick swaps in consecutive years?). So I’m going to root …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics

Tonight is a very important game in Tankathon 2015, as Danny Ainge has historically demonstrated an inordinate ability to have the Celtics tank really well. The Knicks are still seven behind the Celtics but the Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 as opposed to the Knicks’ 5-5 and they are sinking fast. If the Knicks can pull off a loss tonight, that would be big in the tanking department. Let’s go! Knicks?

2014-2015 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pacers

Things are starting to get interesting in the great tankathon of 2015. Last night, the Knicks continued their strong recent play (the only game in the last five that they lost they played without their second-best player after Langston Galloway, Carmelo Anthony*) with a victory over the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder. Tonight they go to Indiana to play against a Pacers team only 6.5 games ahead of them in the standings. The other two contenders for the worst-record “crown,” Philly and Minny, also won, so the Knicks begin today a half-game behind Minny and tied with Philly. It’s going …continue reading

2014-2015 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Thunder

Tonight we will all get to see a superstar point guard play. Oh, and Russell Westbrook will also be in action tonight. The newly-signed Langston Galloway has himself a tough matchup tonight. Let’s see if he can keep his strong play up. He’ll actually open the game as the off guard, as Jose Calderon has returned to hopefully pump up his trade value (come on, teams, you know you want Jose!). Melo also returns to the lineup. He’ll be the starting three tonight, with Jason “Stretch” Smith and Lou Amundson forming the rest of the Knicks’ starting frontcourt. Let’s go! …continue reading

2014-2015 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hornets

The Knicks are riding an unlikely three-game winning streak. They really would be better off with losing this one tonight, and the Hornets have been playing better as of late, so you figure this will be a loss, especially with Melo out. While I should be rooting for a loss, I am still rooting for the chance to say my new catch phrase, “A clutch trey by Galloway!” Let’s go! Knicks!

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Sixers, AKA “Tankageddon 2015″

In one of the most exciting games of the new year, the Knicks and the 76ers face off in a dramatic battle to see who gets more ping pong balls in the NBA Draft Lottery this June. The Sixers made a decisive move in preparation for the battle today by holding back “sick” Nerlens Noel (Tony Wroten is also out, but I think he’s legitimately injured). Let’s see whether Melo has a mysterious stomach flu right before tip-off. On top of exciting, this might be one of the ugliest games of the year, but it might also be so ugly …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

Now we get to see the Knicks lose on a whole other continent! It’s nice of the Knicks to get their losing done before dinner time here. Melo and STAT are back to play today, so hopefully the Knicks don’t accidentally win this one. Let’s go! Knicks!