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Thursday, February 11, 2016

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Nuggets

I totally forgot that there was a game today. It is so weird that the NBA has the Knicks playing the same day as the Super Bowl. In any event, the Knicks are currently in the first period against the Denver Nuggets, trailing 14-10. Hopefully at least this Denver team does not win today. Carmelo Anthony is back in the starting lineup to play against his old team. Let’s go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.07)

[New York Times] Warriors Hold Off Charge to Beat Thunder (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:00:30 GMT) The Golden State Warriors showed why they are considered the best team in the NBA. Then it all fell apart and it nearly cost them a monster home winning streak. [New York Times] Spurs Hold Off Bryant and Lakers to Continue Home Run (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:12:27 GMT) Retiring Los Angeles guard and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant may have won the battle on Saturday in his final trip to San Antonio, but it was the Spurs who won the war, thanks …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.06)

[New York Post] Will Carmelo ignore escalating knee issue for All-Star Game again? (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:51:32 -0500) Now it's really starting to feel like last season. Carmelo Anthony missed his unlucky seventh game Friday against Memphis with left knee soreness that became alarming enough he chose to take an MRI exam. Knicks coach Derek Fisher said the exam showed no structural damage and the injury still is considered soreness. But Anthony elected… [New York Times] Spurs Embarrass Mavericks in Dallas (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:18:27 GMT) The San Antonio Spurs handed the Dallas Mavericks one of their more …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Grizzlies

Well, that‘s not a good piece of news before the game begins. Carmelo Anthony is out for the game due to his knee (hopefully they’re just being conservative because of the back-to-back games and not something much more worrisome) and Lance Thomas is out because he is in the concussion protocol (which means he will miss Sunday’s game, as well, as he wouldn’t be eligible to play until Tuesday). Sooo….well…this will be a tough game for the Knicks to win. However, they played the Grizzlies fairly tight without Melo the last time they played, so maybe they’ll have a chance …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.05)

[New York Times] Resurgent Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers Past Pelicans, 99-96 (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:21:55 GMT) Kobe Bryant kept his right arm extended upward, his hand dangling as he held his follow-through on a 3-point shot with a minute to go. [New York Times] Lowry, DeRozan Lead Raptors Past Trail Blazers (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:15:30 GMT) Guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 59 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-103 at the Moda Center on Thursday. [New York Times] Raptors Hold Off Blazers for 110-103 Victory (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:57:37 GMT) …continue reading

Quick Recap: Knicks vs. Pistons

I had a whole premise for this quick recap at the end of the first half. It wasn’t a pretty sort of thing. Arron Afflalo opened the third quarter with a patented Kobe Bryant-in-the-post imitation, pounding the ball against a bigger defender like he could put it all the way through the Earth if only he put more into each dribble. He fumbled, turned it over, and never looked at any of his teammates. I was convinced it was over, and so were you. Admit it. The Knicks were down 27 points at one point in the game and nothing …continue reading

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

Welcome to the new low point of the season Knicks fans! For the first time all season our favorite club is five games under .500 and the panic is starting to set in among fans and beat reporters. I would be lying if I didn’t feel a tinge of that panic. The Celtics loss was particularly galling to me, and I had a hard time not feeling the sort of anger and hatred that lead to the Dark Side. Nothing about this recent skid ought to be a surprise to followers of the Knickerbockers. The guards have been pretty bad …continue reading