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Sunday, November 29, 2015


Knicks 93, Thunder 90

Editor’s Note: Following Friday’s far-too-nerve-racking win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Knickerblogger was given exclusive access to rookie sensation and newly crowned Latvian Dictator for Life Kristaps Porzingis. By “exclusive,” of course, we mean “a battalion of Knicks PR supervised the interview with sniper rifles trained on my skull at all times.” Nevertheless, we were able to translate Zinger’s PR-savvy English — solid as it was — into Latvian, and then back into English again. The result is an unfiltered account of New York’s hair-raising win, from the perspective of the franchise’s once and future savior. New York Knicks 93 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.20)

[New York Times] Curry Too Hot for Paul in Spicy Californian Rivalry (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:36:28 GMT) Golden State talisman Stephen Curry continues to steal the spotlight from Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, consistently leaving his rival in his wake as he climbs toward the top rung of the NBA ladder. [New York Times] Warriors Rally, Reach 13-0 With 124-117 Win Over Clippers (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:01:14 GMT) With an NBA championship in their back pocket, the Golden State Warriors never feel as though they’re out of a game. Even when trailing by 23 in the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.19)

[New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis’ Knicks jerseys are scarce commodity (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:20:12 GMT) Knicks jerseys with the No. 6 on them aren’t exactly flying off the virtual shelves of [New York Times] Butler, Bulls Blast Past Suns (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:42:27 GMT) Chicago guard Jimmy Butler was lamenting his shooting touch of late before facing Phoenix but in the fourth quarter, with his team in need of a finishing kick, Butler scored 14 of his season-high 32 points as the Bulls beat the Suns 103-97. [New York Times] Butler’s Season-High 32 Power Bulls Past …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.18)

[New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis powers Knicks past Hornets with 29 and 11 (Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:54:14 GMT) Nobody is booing Kristaps Porzingis anymore. The rookie, booed on draft night back in June, has won over Knicks fans. [New York Daily News] Isola: Carmelo should share ball, spotlight, with Porzingis (Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:08:16 GMT) Long before Kristaps Porzingis became the flavor of the moment at Madison Square Garden there was a phenomenon known as “Linsanity.” [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson not more involved with Knicks this year: Fisher (Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:51:05 GMT) Phil …continue reading

Knicks Can’t Shoot, But They Can Score

According to, the New York Knicks’ offense is ranked 13th in the league. That’s a pretty healthy showing, especially for a team coming off a 17 win season with a fair amount of new players. However there is one oddity with this statistic: the Knicks can’t shoot. New York is 26th in effective field goal percentage (.461). So how is New York scoring so well despite the fact that they can’t hit the broad side of a barn? They’re doing the non-barn-hitting parts of the offense pretty well. At the writing of this article, the Knicks stand 12th in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.17)

[New York Daily News] Langston Galloway becoming leading man off Knicks bench (Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:57:08 GMT) The backup point guard, a D-League call-up on the Knicks last season, has been the most consistent shooter on the roster. [New York Daily News] Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis woking on post-up game (Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:47:59 GMT) The Knicks were stomped by the Cavaliers, rudderless on offense as the shot clock ticked toward the end of each disappointing possession. [New York Daily News] Mets’ Syndergaard painting New York – the sports town – red (Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:02:05 GMT) …continue reading