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Saturday, April 18, 2015

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hawks

It’s 2015. Everyone has access to the internet. So when the Associated Press goes out of their way to write: New York has the inside track to the most ping-pong balls in the lottery since the tiebreaker with the Timberwolves goes in the Knicks’ favor if they finish the season tied. then that is not cool. That is not how it works. If two teams end the season with the same record, they split the ping pong balls evenly (so it would go from one team having a 25% chance at the #1 pick and the other team having a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.13)

[New York Daily News] Knicks, Hawks going in opposite directions (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:34:18 GMT) The Knicks finished a single game behind the Hawks for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference last season. [New York Times] Rockets’ James Harden Bolsters Scoring With Foul Shots (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:00:20 GMT) On his way to what could be an N.B.A. scoring title, Harden has been drawing fouls and sinking free throws at an impressive rate. [New York Times] Around the NBA: Picks for NBA Awards _ and League Champion (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:31:58 GMT) The final days …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.12)

[New York Daily News] Knicks grab 16th win in ugly game vs. Magic (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:46:51 GMT) Saturday’s 80-79 win over the Orlando Magic gave Phil Jackson’s team 16 wins for the season. [New York Times] Redick and Griffin Lead Clippers Past Grizzlies 94-86 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:07:59 GMT) Don’t ask the Los Angeles Clippers about their playoff seeding or first-round opponent. [New York Times] Curry, Warriors Too Much for Timberwolves (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:05:01 GMT) Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half, Klay Thompson made three 3-pointers in the final …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.11)

[New York Times] Kelly Leads Lakers Past Timberwolves 106-98 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:08:19 GMT) While other NBA teams are getting ready to play for all the marbles, fans of the lottery-bound Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves have their minds on ping pong balls and the draft lottery on May 19. [New York Times] Felton Lifts Mavs to 144-143 Win Over Nuggets in 2 OTs (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:41:33 GMT) Raymond Felton hit a layup with 1.5 seconds remaining in double overtime, then blocked a last-second shot to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets 144-143 on …continue reading

Why “Why Karl-Anthony Towns Is a Lock for the New York Knicks with the No. 1 Pick” Is A Load Of …

Bleacher Report, although more legitimate today than previously, still relies on salacious headlines to draw readers in. Take for instance this vlog titled “Why Karl-Anthony Towns Is a Lock for the New York Knicks with the No. 1 Pick”. I watched the video hoping there was some legitimate reason the Knicks were locked in to Towns. Was it an insider who has first hand knowledge of the Knicks front office? A scout that couldn’t keep a secret? Did someone find a memo in the trash can outlining how the Knicks would start using their brain (instead of Dolan’s gut) to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.10)

[New York Times] Essay: Amid a Woeful Circus, Basketball’s Lowly Strivers Carry the Knicks (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:00:04 GMT) Lost in the historically dismal nature of the Knicks’ season has been the dedication of its makeshift core: the undrafted temp players who have remained steadfast until the bitter end. [New York Times] Curry Breaks 3-Point Record, Warriors Beat Blazers 116-105 (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:13:20 GMT) Stephen Curry never talks about his case for NBA MVP unless he’s asked. Instead, he prefers to let his play speak for itself. [New York Times] Bulls Topple Fading Heat (Fri, 10 Apr …continue reading