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Knicks Morning News (2014.12.10)

[New York Post] Why Jason Smith’s return to New Orleans was so emotional (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:48:04 -0500) Knicks power forward Jason Smith got together with Ryan Anderson, his former New Orleans teammate. It was an emotional reunion and an emotional return here for Smith. One month ago,… [New York Newsday] Another city, another loss for Knicks (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:17:20 EST) The Knicks couldn't shake their "loser's mentality" Tuesday night, and now they're tied for the most losses in the league. [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony might sit out to rest troublesome left knee (Wed, 10 Dec …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.09)

[New York Daily News] ‘Disappointed’ Phil Jackson ‘not happy’ with Knicks’ start (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:59:19 GMT) Phil Jackson admitted that he’s ‘obviously disappointed’ with the Knicks’ 4-18 record. [New York Post] Phil Jackson dishes on Knicks: Melo must do more than score (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:52:21 -0500) It was not a case-by-case, player-by-player assessment. But during the course of Phil Jackson speaking on virtually all things Knicks Monday, he spent time answering questions asked about three specific… [New York Post] Phil Jackson struggling to wield the power of a president (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:19:39 -0500) Phil …continue reading

Blazers 103, Knicks 99

Portland Trail Blazers 103 Final Recap | Box Score 99 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 36 MIN | 7-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +8 I mean, sure. Some decent rebounding and post defense, but is still mind-numbingly bad whenever he’s facing a pick and roll. Of course, the STAT-Acy-Melo-Shump-Jose quintet represents the Knicks’ 10th different starting lineup in the first 22 contests. At no point have they gone with the same five for more than two games in a row. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.08)

[New York Times] J.B. Bickerstaff Rebuilds Rockets Defense (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:57:48 GMT) When Damian Lillard drilled the 3-pointer to beat Houston in Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs last season, the Rockets left Portland knowing that they had to do one thing if they were going to become legitimate contenders in the powerful Western Conference. [New York Times] Davis Scores 23, Pelicans Top Lakers 104-87 (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:40:00 GMT) Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.06)

[New York Times] Ginobili, Duncan Lift Spurs Over Grizzlies 107-101 (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 08:03:54 GMT) The Memphis Grizzlies dominance at home could only be outdone by the San Antonio Spurs dominance over the Grizzlies. [New York Times] Gay, Landry Lead Kings Over Pacers 102-101 in OT (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 06:18:48 GMT) Rudy Gay scored 27 points, Carl Landry made the game-winning basket with just under a second to play and the Sacramento Kings beat the struggling Indiana Pacers 102-101 in overtime Friday night to stop a four-game losing streak. [New York Times] James Scores 24, Cavaliers Beat Raptors …continue reading

Cavaliers 90, Knicks 87

Cleveland Cavaliers 90 Final Recap | Box Score 87 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 30 MIN | 8-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 18 PTS | +8 It was mostly good. The MONSTER SLAM at the beginning of the 4th Quarter over Varejao was a thing of beauty that sent visions of fall 2010 running through MSG. STAT unleashed some crafty low post moves and played some good defense in space on PNR, leading to a clanged Marion corner 3 and then a Shumpert/Carmelo …continue reading

First Quarterly Review: 6-on-5

Welcome to the KnickerBlogger First Quarterly review! We are basically done with the first quarter of this futility-of-existence-confirming monstrosity season, and the Phil Jackson era is off to a bit of a rough start. The Knicks stand at 4-16, and are struggling mightily on both ends. Simultaneously horrified and unable to look away at this car crash that is the Knicks’ beginning of the season, we Knickerbloggers got together for a 6-on-5 to discuss the Triangle, Coach Derek Fisher’s lineups, and any positive developments (stop laughing!) from the past 20 games Knicks fans can cling to. 1. So, this team …continue reading