[New York Times] Jrue Holiday Sinks Jumper to Send Pelicans Past Nets (Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:03:53 GMT) Holiday’s shot, a 15-footer with 1.3 seconds to play, gave New Orleans its fifth win in six games. But it was almost not the shot of the night: Joe Johnson nearly made a 41-footer at the buzzer. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Brett Brown and Steve Kerr: Coaches With Much in Common, Aside From Records (Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:53:51 GMT) Brown, coach of the Philadelphia 76ers (the worst team in the league), and Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors …continue reading
[New York Post] Olympics or Knicks? Kristaps Porzingis torn over summer call (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:22:39 -0500) Latvia or Las Vegas? Kristaps Porzingis told The Post he will have a big decision on his hands soon. Three days ago, the Latvian National Team was chosen to compete in the Olympic qualifier in Belgrade, Serbia, from July 4-10 with a chance to make it to the Summer Games in Rio. The 7-foot-3 Latvian,… [New York Post] Knicks show the promise that makes inconsistency so puzzling (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:17:33 -0500) It seems for much of the season the Knicks have …continue reading
Sorry for the delayed thread! The Knicks need this game and they SHOULD win and they’ve gotten off to a great start. Let’s go, Knicks!
[New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis sit as Knicks fall in Toronto (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:17:09 EST) TORONTO — The Knicks already were facing a daunting task with Carmelo Anthony sitting out with knee soreness against the Eastern Conference's second-best team. Then word came down that Kristaps Porzingis was too sick to play. [New York Daily News] Knicks look lost without Porzingis and Melo, fall to Raptors (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:30:35 GMT) Health finally caught up with Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks. They marched an infirmary line into snowy Canada and didn’t stand a chance. [New York …continue reading
That game will forever go down as “The Sasha Vujacic Game.” Or, it won’t. Vujacic managed 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 three pointers in his 24 minutes of play. Let’s hope Fisher doesn’t take that as a sign he needs more run. That could never happen, right? RIGHT? In a game that can only be described as a pre-All Star break Pre-Season game, the Knicks hung around. That’s all you can really say because the Raptors were never in any real danger of losing the game, even when the Knicks managed to pull it to one in …continue reading
Before I get into discussion of tonight’s game between the New York Basketball Knickerbockers and the Toronto Basketsports Oviraptors, I want to indulge a bit of weirdness that I’m feeling. I began my brainstorming about this piece by checking the Raptors’ Basketball Reference page, browsing the particulars of their 2015-16 season. “B-Ref,” as the kids call it, continually adds tidbits of information, both quantitative and qualitative, to its mix. I spied a list of Raptors’ personnel at the top of the page, and the name “Nick Nurse” stared back at me. I tried to ignore it and get back to …continue reading
[New York Post] Why Knicks are following Afflalo’s lead and talking playoffs (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:23:38 -0500) The Knicks just lost their third straight game and fell three games under .500. They now face five playoff-positioned teams in their next six games, including the mighty Warriors. Leading scorer Carmelo Anthony is nursing a sore left knee that forced him to sit Tuesday and maintain "day-to-day” status. And when he sits, the Knicks… [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:18:54 GMT) LeBron James scored 21 points before sitting out — and dancing — in the fourth quarter, …continue reading