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Monday, March 27, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.17)

[SNY Knicks] Nets beat up on Knicks again (Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:15:00 PM) Brook Lopez scored a game-high 24 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Knicks for the second time in five days, 121-110, Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. [SNY Knicks] Stefan Bondy joins DNL to discuss Knicks (Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:29:36 PM) [SNY Knicks] Porzingis won’t play Thursday against Nets (Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:00:00 PM) Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis will miss the Knicks’ game against the Nets on Thursday night with a left thigh contusion. [SNY …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Nets

I’m attending the game and I am hoping like heck to see some Linsanity at work so that the Knicks don’t suddenly start stringing a couple of wins together. I don’t want them getting too confident. But you just know that they can’t very well lose to the Nets twice in a week, so this is almost certainly a win. But eh, if they’re going to win a game, at least I’ll be at MSG to watch it. Wins are pretty fun to watch live. Let’s go? Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.16)

[NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek blames everyone for Knicks missing playoffs (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:59:00 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jeff Hornacek said he didn’t feel undermined by team president Phil Jackson conducting a triangle tutorial last week, and doesn’t seem concerned about someone being the fall guy if and when the season ends with the Knicks missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year. [NY Newsday] Knicks show life in win over Pacers, but team is looking to next season (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:52:09 AM) Jeff Hornacek is no longer saying the Knicks can make a playoff run. The …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.15)

[NYPost] Porzingis spoils Knicks’ inspiring rise after Hornacek white flag (Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:59:54 PM) Jeff Hornacek finally gave his playoff concession speech Tuesday, then the Knicks showed why it’s a pity they are all but out of it in mid-March. If they had just played a little more defense … Despite Kristaps Porzingis going from “confusion’’ to “contusion,” succumbing to a bruised left thigh, the Knicks staged a second-half… [NYPost] What if Phil Jackson had landed his first Knicks target? (Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:25:32 PM) Blame Stan Van Gundy. It’s his fault, honestly. Van Gundy and the …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

Despite a notable snowstorm (although not quite the blizzard some feared), the Knicks and Pacers will still go at it tonight. Which is good for the Knicks, as they need to get back to losing! The Pacers are fighting for the playoffs, so this should be a loss for the Knicks, but hell, who knows with this team? That Nets loss has reduced my skepticism a great deal about the Knicks getting a top six pick (and if they get into the top six, who knows when it comes to the lottery), but the Knicks have a knack of letting …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.14)

[NYDN] John Andariese, longtime Knicks broadcaster, dead at 78 (Monday, March 13, 2017 7:39:25 PM) “Johnny Hoops” has died. [NYDN] Why Phil Jackson may be looking to dump Hornacek after the season (Monday, March 13, 2017 7:28:29 PM) Phil Jackson has never really been sold on Jeff Hornacek as his head coach. That was painfully obvious from the beginning. [NYDN] Knicks – Pacers postponement would be up to NBA (Monday, March 13, 2017 1:32:53 PM) The Knicks haven’t been able to stop the losing themselves, so maybe a snowstorm will save them Tuesday. [NYTimes] Thin Lines of the N.C.A.A. Women’s …continue reading

R.I.P. John Andariese

We lost “Johnny Hoops” today, the great former Knicks announcer, John Andariese (whose last name was so tricky that I already spelled it incorrectly on Twitter), today. For Knick fans of the 1990s, we were not only in a Golden Age, but we all KNEW we were in a Golden Age, as we had John Andariese and Marv Albert on MSG with Mike Breen and Clyde Frazier on the radio. Breen and Frazier were clearly way too talented to be “just” radio announcers, but boy, all four were great. John Andariese then swapped roles with Clyde Frazier and eventually, Andariese …continue reading