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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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New York Knicks 102 – Chicago Bulls 120 – Game Recap

“Rigid Thinking is a 3rd level priest spell. It inflicts confusion on a single target.  The target of this spell must make a Saving Throw vs. Spell or come under its effects. When under the effects of the Rigid Thinking spell, the victim will randomly wander, attack the nearest person, or stand confused.” As you well know, I played a lot of CRPG in my youth and early adult life. Baldur’s Gate has always been one of my favourite ones, being the first taste I had of a real D&D videogame (it also came out smack dab in the middle of a …continue reading

New York Knicks 106 – Dallas Mavericks 102 – Game RecaFRAAAANKK

FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK! Ah, that feels very good. Even amidst the most dreary seasons (and there’s no reason to believe this one isn’t going to be amongst them) there’s a chance to stumble into a game that will be remember for years to come. The Michael Beasley game against the Celtics comes to mind (“I’m strapped!”) on the good side of the memories and the Maurice N’Dour game against the Sixers does the same on the bad side. That said, I think we have on our hands the mother of every legendary game during dismal seasons: the “Frank Ntilikina pwns the Mavs” …continue reading

New York Knicks 102 – Detroit Pistons 122 – Game Recap

There are games that have a distinct explanation to them: you watch them, there’s a single narrative and that’s it (say, the Kings game. The entire narrative was “Fiz sucks”). There are, instead, other games you can watch under a million different lights and come away with contradictory feelings about. Last night it was a genuine example of this. Seeing the game, and gradually accepting the warm comfort of a predictable loss, I felt like a few personalities of mine were interacting with themselves. It was like a tennis table game played by at least four different people (all inside …continue reading

NY Daily News: Developing Mitchell Robinson should be the Knicks’ priority, not appeasing Julius Randle

No game today, so I figured we could use a new thread, so let’s check in with Stefan Bondy to see how things are doing in Knick-land: David Fizdale sent his message loud and clear last game: Julius Randle and his $63 million contract take priority, even at the expense of Mitchell Robinson. It backfired spectacularly. It’s hard to blame Fizdale for the cascade of losing that has once again besieged the Knicks. Steve Mills and Scott Perry created this roster with more headscratchers than a lice-infested nursery school. But Fizdale cannot fail with developing Robinson, who has taken a …continue reading

Sacramento Kings 113 – New York Knicks 92 – Game Recap

If I had to guess the Knicks’ record in the first six games before the season began, I would probably have said 1-6 or 2-5 if I was wearing particularly rose-colored glasses. The Knicks record is actually 1-6 right now. So why, oh why, I do feel like everything is going in the most horrible way possible? I guess everything starts with the inherent distrust you’re forced to carry around Dolan’s minions. While Perry hasn’t done anything super bad (not a good talent evaluator, but he actually won a few marginal trades), Mills and Fizdale look like guys who can …continue reading

New York Knicks 83 – Orlando Magic 95 – Game Recap

“The young hero, albeit wounded and with unsteady hands, was still fighting his war against those long-limbed monsters. Somehow, even if his party had been outsmarted many a few times (and even outmanned when the other young guy with the funny accent simply refused to attack the enemy), there was still a chance to bring down those black clad monstrosities and to climb further up the Mountain of Standings, very far from the dreaded Pit of Tank.  “Help me! I need magical assistance here!” shouted the valiant son of Rowan, faced by two foes. Soon at his side came the …continue reading

Chicago Bulls 98 – New York Knicks 105 – Game Recap

Well, who woulda thunk. We witnessed The Bobby Portis game. Now, hear me out. A win is a win and that’s good, especially because you don’t want to send RJ into the depths of despair so soon in his young and very promising career. But you know how it is when you’re trying to eat healthy to get yourself into shape and you have a cheat meal on your weekly schedule? Ok, now think of this season as that: eating healthy is the equivalent of losing competitively to get another top-5 pick and the cheat meals are the game where …continue reading