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Monday, November 30, 2015

Game Thread

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pelicans

I’m writing this early Sunday morning, so as of right this moment, I do not know if the great Anthony Davis will be playing in today’s game. For the sake of the Knicks’ chances of winning this game, I hope that he does not. For the sake of Knick fans getting to see one of the greats of the modern NBA, I hope that he does, especially since the Pelicans have been doing quite poorly this season even with Davis playing. If he doesn’t play, then this really ought to be a victory for the Knicks. Playing at home against …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hornets

After a quality win in Toronto the Knicks are going from the frigid north to the deep south to face the Charlotte Lincats for the second game in back-to-backs. Charlotte has struggled a bit in the early season, after losing Kidd-Gilchrist in the preseason, but a win tonight can still get them even at 4 wins and losses. It’s hard to call the ninth game of the season a “big game”, but Charlotte is one of those teams that the Knicks will likely be battling all season for one of the final playoff spots in the East, so a win …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Lakers

Once upon a time, Lakers at Knicks was a marquee matchup. The two largest TV markets in the country squaring off on a Sunday afternoon, taking on the NFL juggernaut, was damn good stuff. Today…not so much. The narratives drifting around this particular game are largely about things that are broken and things that are old. If things were going really well for the two cornerstone franchises, we might be talking about a budding rivalry between Kristaps Porzingis and Julius Randle, or the dynamic guard duos of Jerian Grant/Langston Galloway and D’Angelo Russell/Jordan Clarkson. Maybe we ought to be talking …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bucks

The Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight looking for their first home victory of the young season. The Knicks destroyed the Bucks when they first played them (in Milwaukee, even!) in the season opener, but Milwaukee was playing without the Greek Freak, Jabari Parker and OJ Mayo. They’ll be without Mayo again but Giannis and Jabari Parker will both play tonight. Parker playing could be good for the Knicks, as while the Greek Freak is a good defender, Parker is coming off of a major injury and still looks tentative out there, so that should open up opportunities for either …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavaliers

In all seriousness, tonight’s game has no special meaning. They’re on the road, facing the defending Eastern Conference champions and perhaps the best player in the game (certainly the best player of his generation). So a loss really wouldn’t be a big deal. However, being over .500 five games into the season? How amazing would that be? Plus, Cleveland does not have a great penetrating point guard, which gives you some hope that the Knicks won’t get torched. I know, I know, don’t get your hopes up, but darnit, I can’t help but get my hopes up! So come on, …continue reading

Knicks 2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Wizards

The Knicks take on the Washington Wizards on Halloween Night, the second night of a back-to-back for the Wizards. Hopefully they will be tired out and the Knicks will be able to take advantage. John Wall and Bradley Beal are a tough matchup for the Knicks’ current starting backcourt, but hopefully they’ll be able to hang in there until the faster second unit enters the game. Former Wizard and new Knicks Kevin Seraphim makes his season debut tonight. Hopefully he torments his former team! Let’s go Knicks!

Knicks 2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

Sorry, folks, there was a bit of confusion. One of our newest writers, Heather Rose, will be handling the recap of the game tonight, but I thought that that meant that she would be starting the game thread, as well. My mistake. Welcome to the Knicks’ home opener, as the Knicks try to run the Hawks out of the Garden. The Hawks looked sluggish in a Game 1 loss to the Pistons. Can the Knicks follow up yesterday’s amazing blowout victory with another win over a playoff team from last year? Let’s hope so! Let’s go Knicks! We join the …continue reading