Knicks host Grizz in a game most of us forgot was on the schedule.
[New York Times] Not 1, but 2 Gonzaga Hoops Teams in the Sweet 16 (Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:37:42 GMT) Gonzaga left KeyArena roaring and Gill Coliseum in silence almost simultaneously Sunday. [New York Times] Warriors, Hawks Prioritizing Health Over NBA’s Best Record (Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:28:58 GMT) Barring a major turn of events, the only thing the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have left to play for is the NBA’s best record. [New York Times] Goodwin, Morris Hit Big Shots, Suns Beat Mavs 98-92 (Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:11:04 GMT) Archie Goodwin hasn’t made a bigger shot …continue reading
[New York Times] Curry Bounces Back to Lead Warriors Past Jazz 106-91 (Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:13:49 GMT) Stephen Curry bounced back from his worst shooting performance of the season to score 24 points, Leandro Barbosa added a season-high 19 off the bench and the Golden State Warriors pulled away late to beat the Utah Jazz 106-91 on Saturday night. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Steve Nash Ends 19-Year Career (Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:05:49 GMT) Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement Saturday, ending his 19-year N.B.A. career. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks can’t even beat Philadelphia 76ers, fall 97-81 (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:28:48 GMT) The indignities and losses keep piling up for the Knicks, but at least they’ve solidified their draft-lottery position over past two nights. [New York Times] Barnes Offsets Curry’s Off Night, Warriors Top Pelicans (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 06:04:49 GMT) Harrison Barnes sure is making it easy for Golden State to deal with Klay Thompson’s injured right ankle. [New York Times] Clippers Close Strong in 113-99 Win Over Wizards (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:19:42 GMT) Chris Paul had 30 points and 15 assists, …continue reading
[New York Times] Hayward Scores 22, Jazz Hand Lakers Their 50th Loss, 80-73 (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:32:05 GMT) The Utah Jazz overcame plenty of adversity to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, whose injury-placed season reached historic proportions. [New York Times] Suns Survive for Ugly 74-72 Win Over Davis-Less New Orleans (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:04:44 GMT) Brandan Wright scored 16 points and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, helping the Phoenix Suns to a sluggish, cold-shooting 74-72 victory over a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without star Anthony Davis on Thursday night. [New York Times] Sports Briefing …continue reading
These next two games against Minnesota and Philadelphia might make or break the Knicks’ season. A quick word, though, on tiebreakers when it comes to the lottery. Ties are not broken the traditional way. If the Knicks end the season tied with either Minnesota or Philadelphia for the worst record, the two teams would then just evenly split the lottery balls allotted for #1 and #2 combined (a three-way tie would then be the same, just adding in the #3 lottery balls). Then a coin flip would determine which team is “officially” #1 and #2 for the purposes of the …continue reading
As I said previously, I have little faith that this Knicks team will be good in the future. You might come to this conclusion from a number of indicators. You could look at their 14-53 record this season, tied for worst in the league. You could look at Phil Jackson’s tenure and there’s plenty of red flags there. The botching of the Steve Kerr hiring. The questionable hiring of Derek Fisher. The weird statements/tweets. The paltry returns on traded players. You could look at their eschewing of advanced statistics, as ESPN rated them 121 out of 122 professional franchises in …continue reading