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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Game Thread: New York Knicks at Washington Wizards

Game Thread: New York Knicks at Washington Wizards

Start Time: 11/04/2018 18:00:00

Wizards hope Howard provides magic vs. Knicks

WASHINGTON — Wizards center Dwight Howard provided an early spark for Washington in his debut Friday night.
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Pre Game Links:

  • [upi.com] Wizards hope Howard provides magic vs. Knicks
  • [nbcsports.com] Wizards vs. Knicks: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch
  • [nba.com] Wizards look to bounce back vs. Knicks
  • [cbssports.com] Wizards’ Otto Porter: Questionable vs. Knicks
  • [bulletsforever.com] Wizards vs. Knicks preview: Washington looks to get back on track as they host the Knicks
  • [washingtonpost.com] Rookies lead way as Knicks make easy work of Mavs, 118-106
  • [nbcsports.com] Three things to watch for Wizards vs. Knicks, Dwight Howard’s second game of the season
  • [wizofawes.com] Washington Wizards: Wizards look to bounce back vs New York Knicks
  • [msn.com] Preview: Wizards look to get back on track as they host the Knicks
  • [nba.nbcsports.com] With NBA’s worst defense, among other issues, Wizards start 1-7
  • 94 comments on “Game Thread: New York Knicks at Washington Wizards

    1. Farfa

      I’m really curious to see what’s gonna happen to the rotation when Knox is back in the mix. My guess is that Mario isn’t gonna see any minutes, and Vonleh is going to see his minutes cut back.

    2. geo

      Tank tank

      hmmm, some decent off season moves by the front office could make that a bit of an issue…

      still way to early to tell, but, not sure many of us saw a starting line up of frank, th2, dotson, vonleh, robinson happening when we were all guessing they’d win 25 to 30 games…

      dallas was favored by 11, the wiz are a plus 7…

      at this point us versus washington seems like a pick em…

    3. Max

      Yes, with KK back Mario could disappear, I hope Vonleh’ll get his minutes at Thomas’ expense.

      Giannis’s obliterating the Kings, a triple double in 3 quarters.

      We’re better lose tonight or with Chicago and Atlanta coming, we’re at risk to win too many games…

    4. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      “Knox Knox”
      “Who’s There?”
      “Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.”

      Interesting feeling to shoot milk from your nose and vomit in disgust at the same time

    5. The Glass Half Rebuilt

      Nobody is gonna remember SGA when TH2 and Kevin Knox get traded for our 3rd max player to go with KD and KP.

    6. Bruno Almeida

      In Brazil we have the perfect word to describe this game, “pelada”, a slang for unorganized soccer played by kids on the streets.

      This has been unwatchable.

    7. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

      This was the ugliest first quarter I’ve seen in a minute

    8. thenoblefacehumper

      I have very few complaints about Fizdale but I would like to know his thought process regarding this lineup…

    9. The Infamous Cdiggy

      Yeah I was gonna say that Dot has been legit so far.
      Also, if Frank and Robinson continue developing on-court chemistry, it can bode very, very well towards the team’s future.

    10. Mike Honcho

      I’m very down with the French Connection nickname that was batted around last year if they keep developing lob chemistry

    11. Owen

      Tyson chandler to the Lakers ? 203 all star team in LA really coming together

      Missed first half but that alley pop to Mitch Rob was nasty.

    12. GoNyGoNyGo

      It’s tough to come back on the road. Wizards are a team that is better than their record. The Knicks need a spark or this game can get out of hand quickly.

    13. The Infamous Cdiggy

      Trier’s gotta chill just a lil. Guys are gonna start coming after him on both ends and he’s gotta learn composure in that regard.
      Nice D on Wall tho.

    14. Owen

      Trier has some real offensive moves. He’d be a playground legend if he weren’t in the NBA. I don’t see him filling up the box score but he stays in front of his man and can really get to the rack.

    15. Mike Honcho

      I’d still rather just ride Burke/Trier and even Ron Baker before giving Mudiay that many minutes.

    16. thenoblefacehumper

      Huh. I get the reasoning behind calling it but not really a fan of that call in general. Think it should be subjective based on perceived intention.

    17. thenoblefacehumper

      If Frank is ever going to be a net positive on offense those threes are going to have to fall

    18. Mike Honcho

      It’s hard to watch but this is basically how we want it to go, right? We saw some flashes from a couple younger guys, were reasonably competitive, and now the other team is putting their foot down to cement the L. Would have been nice to see more production from guys not named Trier, Dotson or Robinson, though.

    19. Max

      When we tied it I was really worried,
      thank god Frank bricked a small house and everything’s fine.
      Good action of the week: we saved Brooks’ job.

    20. KJG

      No I’d rather stay close. Hanging around is fun. I don’t mind losses but wtf is this shit last five minutes

    21. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Robinson displays a bit of the mid-90s Knicks fire we all know and love. Unfortunately, that kind of play gets you two techs and/or a suspension in today’s NBA. He’s got to learn to control himself.

    22. Mike Honcho

      Oh I didn’t mean to imply this has been fun to watch, just that the result isn’t that far off from what we want. Obviously I would prefer to have a more competitive game where we fall a few points short.

    23. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Who was it that said Giannis needed an outside shot to be effective? How about, uh, haha, nah?

    24. Clyde's suit

      Tonight was an eyesore. Ugly basketball by both teams for the most part.
      I do like Frank as a rotation player. However, when this team is ready to become a serious contender, we will need a serious upgrade at the pg position. Frank is NOT the answer.
      If Timmy is hurt, this team is about to lose a lot of games. Well, they were going to lose a lot of games anyway, but the entertaining basketball we’ve been enjoying could be in serious jeopardy.

    25. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      There’s going to be a lot of competition for a bottom-3 slot this year, but I believe in our Knicks.

    26. Brian Cronin

      There’s going to be a lot of competition for a bottom-3 slot this year, but I believe in our Knicks.

      I just don’t see it. They are too competitive for bottom three, I think. They’re going to need lottery luck. They’re due, though!

    27. Z-man

      Missed most of the game because I was busy puking and shivering after running (more like participating in) the NYC Marathon. Just missed my goal of breaking 6:00:00 at 60 years old, but it’s all good. NYC is the greatest place in the world, especially when it tries to be.

    28. Z-man

      Looking at the box score, nothing really stood out positively. Maybe Hezonja’s 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, and Kanter’s typical bench double-double. Trier may have had some good moves, but he had 9 points on 8 shots, 2 rebs and 3 TOs. Mitch seemed to have a pretty good but not great game, nice to see him go 4-4 from the line after bricking a few in preseason. Dotson was what we have come to expect, strong rebounding and promising but spotty shooting.

      On the bad side, TH2 with the 2-10 triple-single, Vonleh with 4 fouls in 10 minutes, our PGs combining for 1-9 from 3 and 10 assists vs. 9 turnovers. Overall, 5-27 from 3 isn’t gonna do it.

      I think we will tend to struggle vs. teams with seasoned, explosive guards. And most other teams.

    29. Bruno Almeida

      @73

      I think they are too competitive too, but look at the other bad teams. The Magic just beat San Antonio, Brooklyn destroyed the Sixers, the Hawks are looking competitive and the Bulls will have Markkanen and a bunch of other players returning from injury. The Cavs are an absolute train wreck and will be great competition, but in the west both Dallas and Phoenix are not willing to tank. I don’t know, it’s too early to tell, but I don’t think there’s a zero chance the Knicks are a bottom 3 team with some bad luck here and there.

      By the way, I checked the box score for Raptors and Lakers and I thought the CBS app had bugged, 42 to 15?????? Ibaka is 8/8 for 20 points in the first?????

    30. alsep73

      For an analytics-driven blog, it’s remarkable how we can be so fickle and prone to overreact to the latest sample in front of us. After the Mavs game, everyone was practically floating. After this one, we’re back to lamenting that we stink, only not enough to get a shot at this year’s Big Four.

      (I’m the same way, FWIW. Not judging. Just saying it’s funny.)

    31. Brian Cronin

      Man, remember when Derrick Rose had that one good game in December of 2016? And then reub and er spent the next day posting old comments from people who were negative about the Rose trade to mock them for being so wrong about the trade?

      So, yeah, it is funny how people react from game to game. :)

    32. d-mar

      By the way, I checked the box score for Raptors and Lakers and I thought the CBS app had bugged, 42 to 15?????? Ibaka is 8/8 for 20 points in the first?????

      Plus Kawhi isn’t playing (and Ibaka is now 11-11)

      I don’t get why the consensus is that the Lakers make the playoffs. Seems like they’re a .500 team at best, and that won’t get it done in the West.

    33. Z-man

      Brian, I like what we’re seeing, but this time of year is notorious for shitty teams getting unexpected wins. And so far, we’ve beaten two terrible teams (Nets, ATL) and a probable lottery team with two kids starting (DAL). Sure, we’ve made some games close for a while, but in several of those, their star vets took over when it counted. It’s too early to tell whether we actually put something together or whether these close games are just fool’s gold.

      I think we saw today how dependent we are on Timmy, which is not a formula for winning, since most teams have someone (or several players) better than him.

    34. dtrickey

      I think we saw today how dependent we are on Timmy, which is not a formula for winning, since most teams have someone (or several players) better than him.

      That player is arguably KP, but certainly at the moment he is it. Unless Kanter can defend and we get really good production out of Burke and Trier.

    35. Bruno Almeida

      I don’t think LeCoast pulls this off, but weirder things have happened. At least we get to marvel at Serge Ibaka’s (?) greatness.

    36. Donnie Walsh

      Good job, Z-Man!

      I ran the New York Marathon exactly 20 years ago. I pulled myself together afterward and crawled down to MSG that night, not for the Knicks, but to see Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell play a rare double bill. Good memories.

    37. geo

      I ran the New York Marathon exactly 20 years ago. I pulled myself together afterward and crawled down to MSG that night, not for the Knicks, but to see Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell play a rare double bill. Good memories.

      wow, that’s a pretty amazing day…

      congrats z-man…keep on truckin :)

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