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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Game Thread: BOS @ NYK

This is game one in the Knicks’ journey against two title contenders (their next stop is a game against the defending champion Lakers in Los Angeles).

Can the Knicks somehow continue their winning streak?

Talk about it here!

145 comments on “Game Thread: BOS @ NYK

  1. tastycakes

    And missing :(

    Nice to see Gallo hit the boards a little but man, not going after the loose ball after fumbling it was bush league. I assume he was just winded, but come on.

  2. Z

    We’re 20 minutes into this game and we’re not down by 20.

    In fact, WE’RE WINNING!

    Has this team turned a corner– where even if they don’t win, they at least show up to play?

  3. Robert Silverman

    Al, when there are two folks guarding you, you can pass it. You don’t have to keep it. Give it to the tall Italianate fellow, f’rinstance

  4. Brian Cronin

    He’s triple-teamed and his teammates are jumping up and down for the ball and he still tries to drive.

    Amazing.

  5. BigBlueAL

    This is the first game ive been able to watch in awhile and I must say I have been pleasantly surprised so far. Nice 1st half for the Knicks, it would be great if they can somehow pull this one out.

  6. BigBlueAL

    How about that dunk Gallo had in the 1st quarter btw. My bro was watching the game with me at the time and he was like WTF!! lol

  7. Brian Cronin

    D’Antoni called the timeout a possession too late.

    Also, Gallo really needs to take some lessons from Harrington in being more arrogant.

  8. GAx

    THERE we go.

    I think that was the first *-on-1 break I’ve seen this season. I was almost afraid Wilson was going to pull up for the ju-OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU LET RONDO JUST BASKET TOSS IN LAYUPS??

  9. Frank

    Eddy Curry is continuing is 13.3 rebounds/40 pace so far! I think I just saw him get 2 rebounds in 30 seconds. I had to rub my eyes.

  10. Robert Silverman

    Eddy drew a charge? I thought they changed the NBA bylaws to make that impossible.

    PS – the Nix have a chance to pull away here and they’re blowing it

  11. Brian Cronin

    I don’t like this whole “running the offense through Curry” thing.

    It’s not bad for certain times of the game, but crunch time? Seriously?

  12. Brian Cronin

    The weird thing about Lee not being in is that he was in during the comeback, so it’s weird not to go to him now.

  13. Robert Silverman

    And there’s the Eddy I know. That was colossally stupid. But jeez, he really shouldn’t be in the game

  14. david

    We could use Lee’s ability on the boards — they are really working the offensive glass. ANd here he comes…

  15. Robert Silverman

    “Curry’s been really quite good, though. And I can’t believe I wrote that either…”

    How has Curry been good? He’s 2-6 from the field, 50% from the line and a turnover machine?

  16. Z

    Eddy’s game never shows up in box-score, Robert. It’s the intangibles he brings to the game. The energy. The basketball IQ.

    You just don’t get it.

  17. SeeWhyDee77

    all I can say is wow..I don’t wanna jinx the game b/c the C’s have absolutely killed us these past few years..but I am amazed at how efficient we are playing today..wow.

  18. Brian Cronin

    I take it back, he was smart enough not to make a dumb move there.

    Wait…is that a compliment really?

  19. Brian Cronin

    So, two seconds left to take a shot and your pass is to…David Lee behind the three point arc?

    Niiiice.

  20. Robert Silverman

    I understand the logic of putting in Gallo cold. He spreads the floor much better than Chandy, esp. if the play you’re calling is an iso for Harrington

  21. Robert Silverman

    What was that play that Rivers called for Boston? Not that I’m complaining, but why in the name of Vishnu didn’t the ball go to Pierce?

  22. Kikuchiyo

    I don’t have MSG, just the Celtics network.

    I have the distinct pleasure of listening to Tommy Heinsohn whine endlessly about “New York calls.” Someone shoot me.

  23. d-mar

    Is it just me or do Perkins and Garnett constantly set illegal screens – they hold onto the guy they’re screening every time?

  24. SeeWhyDee77

    I don’t understand y Hughes is still in the game when he’s missin everything..but Nate and Rooster aren’t in on offense

  25. Robert Silverman

    Why did Perk rotate to Duhon there? Again, I’m not complaining, b/c it’s nice to see the other team botch a play on D from time to time.

  26. Brian Cronin

    As he hit that game-winner, my opponent in fantasy football scored two separate touchdowns.

    I am feeling great right now.

  27. Owen

    Crap. And a foul to give. Was that on Lee or Harrington defensively? Strong effort though, I felt proud of them today…

  28. Z

    Well, the effort was there. If we compete like that every game, the Jazz may only end up with a late lottery pick.

  29. BigBlueAL

    Biggest problem with this team:

    Most minutes played by a Knick Chris Duhon with 47 and this is what he did in all those minutes: 3 pts, 6 asts on 1-6 shooting from the field. Waste of minutes.

  30. d-mar

    I’ve got a big problem with the Knicks not using their foul to give at the end. They should have fouled Pierce as soon as he put the ball on the floor. What did D”Antoni tell them in the huddle?

  31. SeeWhyDee77

    I agree BigBlueAL.. Du played too many minutes and did next to nothing with the PT..while Nate & Rooster rode the pine late in the game..unbelievable

  32. BigBlueAL

    I know this sounds very mean and cruel, but Im almost hoping for Duhon to get injured so D’Antoni cant freakin play him.

  33. Owen

    “Eddy’s game never shows up in box-score, Robert. It’s the intangibles he brings to the game. The energy. The basketball IQ.

    You just don’t get it.”

    What happened with the flagrant foul and Curry? Didn’t see it. Trautwig said it was a game-changer…

  34. Z

    “Biggest problem with this team: Most minutes played by a Knick Chris Duhon with 47 and this is what he did in all those minutes: 3 pts, 6 asts on 1-6 shooting from the field. Waste of minutes.”

    But he only had one turnover. And the Knicks looked good while he was out there. (He just didn’t need to be out there for that long!)

  35. BigBlueAL

    D-Mar the reason I believe they didnt foul Pierce is because Chandler was covering him and he had 5 fouls.

  36. Z

    Eddy missed a shot, thought he was fouled, and took it out on Rondo’s back, pushing him into the first row.

    But it wasn’t really a game changer. There was a lot of time left, and Rondo missed one of the free throws.

    The way it really changed the game was that it got Eddy on the bench, where he probably should have been in the first place.

  37. d-mar

    “D-Mar the reason I believe they didnt foul Pierce is because Chandler was covering him and he had 5 fouls.”

    I don’t know, I guess I’d rather see him foul out and take my chances in 2nd OT. Either way, it’s inexcusable that a guy has a wide open jumper to win the game.

    But really, a strong effort, there’s not a lot to complain about.

  38. BigBlueAL

    It really is a shame they lost on a horrible defensive stand on the final shot because for the most part they played excellent D the entire game holding the Celtics to 41.7 % for the game.

    Hopefully they can win in Sacramento and avoid an 0-3 road trip.

  39. Robert Silverman

    The key was in the beginning of the fourth when the Nix had a chance to extend the lead and didn’t. THat was the turning point

  40. Z

    I’m glad I watched this game. It makes me more excited to go to the Lakers game on Tuesday (and not feel I’ve wasted $$ before it even starts).

  41. jon abbey

    the real question is why didn’t this team play this hard for the first 10 games? they’re still way too undisciplined, regardless of talent level, but generally a nice effort today.

  42. jp

    No one seems to mentionthat KG committed a blatant foul. He “set a pick” by grabbing Chandler with his extended hands. That’s 2 shots for chandler if it’s called right, isn’t it?

  43. BK

    Z, I think the game against the Lakers is going to be a lot uglier. The Celtics missed a lot of open shots today. Today’s effort was good (especially on the 2nd of a back to back), but the Lakers are a much better team with Gasol back. Hope you have fun though and that the game isn’t a 20+ point blowout.

  44. d-mar

    “the real question is why didn’t this team play this hard for the first 10 games? ”

    Amen. They played 6 out of their last 7 at home and won 1. And now 4 out of the next 5 teams they play are playoff and/or elite teams. They’ve dug a huge hole due to that stretch of putrid play that’s gonna be very hard to climb out of. It’s a shame because a lot of the East teams aren’t exactly tearing it up lately, so they could easily be in the mix.

  45. BigBlueAL

    Just realized Knicks now 0-3 in OT. Considering they are 3-10, if they couldve won 2 of the 3 games that went into OT a 5-8 record wouldnt seem that bad at all.

  46. BK

    AL, I want to see Duhon getting less minutes too, but I’m guessing that Nate had to get out of the coach’s doghouse first before earning his trust (plus it doesn’t help that Nate is atrocious on D). And he doesn’t trust Douglas enough to run the show on his own in limited minutes, which I do think there’s some justification for.

    But by the end of this road trip, if Duhon is still getting 40+ minutes, I’m going to be incredibly annoyed. Let Hughes and Douglas play together if necessary for 15 to 20 minutes a game.

  47. BigBlueAL

    What show does Duhon run, the Twilight Zone?? So many times in the 4th quarter he dribbled the ball for almost the entire shot clock and gave it up to someone who had to force a horrible shot. Hell at the end of OT Hughes was the player running the pnr with Lee not Duhon yet Duhon I believe was still in the game during that possession.

    Nate annoys the crap out of me but at least he is a major threat on offense and hell he is fun to watch at times. Last year he actually played very good running the point when Duhon was out. I would love it if Nate and Douglas played all the PG minutes but I know barring an injury to Duhon that will never happen.

  48. Z

    “Z, I think the game against the Lakers is going to be a lot uglier.”

    Okay. Can I have my money back? Thanks.

    “I want to see Duhon getting less minutes too, but I’m guessing that Nate had to get out of the coach’s doghouse first before earning his trust.”

    Why not start Larry Hughes at PG? He can’t do worse than the Du, and Nate/Toney can play SG.

    But D’Antoni is married to Duhon, for whatever reason, so I think we really do need an injury to make a better back court happen (addition by subtraction!)

  49. d-mar

    The title of this article says it all, “Passing on Jennings could cost Knicks James”….

    Owen, I posted a couple of days ago how totally different the Knicks season would be right now if they had picked Jennings. And also how much more attractive we would be to FA’s. Every time I look at a Bucks box score, it just hurts, and he’s showing game after game that he’s no fluke. I guess we know how Dumars felt picking Darko over Anthony. Bosh and Wade – it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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