[SNY Knicks] Report: Rose leaves Knicks without permission to deal with family issue (Monday, January 09, 2017 11:26:18 PM) New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose was not with the team for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to undisclosed reasons. [SNY Knicks] Shorthanded Knicks struggle against Davis, Pelicans (Monday, January 09, 2017 10:08:00 PM) Playing without Derrick Rose and Mindaugas Kuzminskas, the New York Knicks allowed a 40-point, 18-rebound performance to Anthony Davis in a 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday at Madison Square Garden. [SNY Knicks] Kuzminskas to miss Monday’s game vs. Pelicans due …continue reading
[NYTimes] Keeping Score: Ron Baker, Knicks’ Third-String Point Guard, Provides Lift (Monday, January 09, 2017 1:17:34 AM) The fourth-quarter play of Baker, a little-used option behind Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings, helped end a six-game losing streak and injected offense into the game that followed. [NYPost] Knicks are sick of their own excuses (Sunday, January 08, 2017 8:18:19 AM) Brandon Jennings says there can be no more excuses that the Knicks are still getting to know each other. It’s 37 games in — closing in on the halfway mark — and the Knicks are worse than mediocre at 17-20. In …continue reading
[SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to streaking Pacers, 123-109 (Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:28:29 PM) Jeff Teague and Paul George led six Pacers in double figures with 19 points each and Indiana used a 53-32 rebounding edge to defeat the Knicks 123-109 in Indianapolis Saturday. [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Pacers (Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:36:16 PM) The Knicks head to Indiana to play the Pacers at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. [SNY Knicks] Ron Baker keeps cool during crunch time against Bucks (Saturday, January 07, 2017 1:09:21 PM) Ron Baker may not be as explosive or agile as Chasson …continue reading
Oops, for some reason I thought that this game was starting later. The Knicks really should win this one. EDITED TO ADD: I wrote this post at the end of the first quarter when the Knicks had just cut it to 4, but it didn’t go up until later. Let’s go, Knicks!
[NYTimes] James Harden Meets Russell Westbrook in a Battle of Perpetual Motion (Friday, January 06, 2017 12:41:24 PM) The Rockets outlasted the Thunder. Westbrook had 49 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, while Harden had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. [NYTimes] Cavaliers 116, Nets 108: Even With Mr. Whammy, Nets Are No Match for LeBron James and the Cavs (Saturday, January 07, 2017 2:24:20 AM) Bruce Reznick, a retired Nets fan from Brooklyn, tried to cast his usual spells on James, but he finished with 36 points in Cleveland’s victory at Barclays Center. [NYTimes] Is Zaza Pachulia an …continue reading
The Knicks barely lost to the Bucks without Kristaps Porzingis and they will have Kristaps Porzingis back tonight, so this could easily be a win. The Bucks are a good match for the Knicks, defensively, since the Bucks don’t shoot threes very well (and they don’t shoot three period, really). As a mediocre team, the Knicks are bound to win a couple of games like tonight. The Eastern Conference is so weak that pretty much everyone from #4-12 could beat each other on an any given night and I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s good to see Porzingis healthy. Hopefully he …continue reading
[NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Knicks must figure out how to end slide (Thursday, January 05, 2017 7:01:44 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Not only is Giannis Antetokounmpo nicknamed “The Greek Freak,” he’s also “The Alphabet,” and he spelled “victory” for the Bucks against the Knicks Wednesday night at the Garden. Now the Knicks need to figure out The Alphabet in the sequel Friday night at Milwaukee. [NY Newsday] NBA All-Star voting: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving lead in first fan returns (Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:52:15 PM) The defending NBA champions lead the way in NBA All-Star voting, with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ …continue reading