[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
[New York Post] Fisher: It would be easier to inspire Knicks if I still played (Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:50:44 -0400) So maybe it wasn't Hampton beating Manhattan, but the Knicks upending the world champion Spurs was a shocker. It left coach Derek Fisher feeling positive about his woebegone Knicks, knowing,… [New York Times] Warriors Cruise Past Hawks 114-95 for Best Record in NBA (Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:26:10 GMT) The Golden State Warriors whipped perfect passes through the lane that led to pretty shots and plenty of high-flying dunks. [New York Times] Wizards Push Win Streak to 5 With …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks rally to top Spurs in overtime, 104-100 (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:03 GMT) This is the month for upsets and we now have our first improbable victory of March. [New York Daily News] Knicks could bring enigmatic Andrea Bargnani back (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:40:22 GMT) Andrea Bargnani didn’t just become an enigmatic, aloof 7-footer when he arrived in New York last year. [New York Times] Becky Hammon Returns to Garden as Spurs Assistant Coach (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:43:48 GMT) Becky Hammon kept her eye on the stats, looked for player tendencies and gave …continue reading
I seriously almost fear saying something about games that should be automatic losses like this one, because then Hardaway and Shved will go, like, 18 for 20 from three point land and the Knicks will pull off an upset win. But with the Spurs playing so well recently, this would be a hard-to-believe win for the Knicks. Let’s go? Knicks!