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Friday, November 21, 2014

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

This is a bit of a peculiar home and home, isn’t it? They rarely give teams a day off between them. I’ll definitely take it for the Knicks, as Prigs is back tonight and who knows if he would have been able to play if they played yesterday. I just bought tickets to the game (playing the ol’ StubHub game today – I sold an extra ticket I had to a concert this weekend and made enough on the sale that I figured I’d splurge on some cheap Knicks tickets – I ended up with some nice seats for half-face) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.10)

[New York Times] NBA Rookie Extension Deadline Creates Distractions (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:07:19 GMT) The clock was ticking down on Halloween night, and millions of dollars hung in the balance for Ricky Rubio and several other players who entered the NBA in 2011 and were up for extensions of their rookie contracts. [New York Times] Lakers Beat Hornets 107-92 for 1st Win of Season (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:04:14 GMT) Purple and gold streamers descended from the ceiling and fans were on their feet applauding at the end. The Los Angeles Lakers finally won a game after five straight …continue reading

Hawks 103, Knicks 96

New York Knicks 96 FinalRecap | Box Score 103 Atlanta Hawks Carmelo Anthony, SF 37 MIN | 8-20 FG | 2-3 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +1A perfectly imperfect game for Melo—that first quarter outburst (14 points, eight ‘bounds and a block) flickered like a neon light spelling out ‘H-O-P-E’, before his next 25 minutes on the floor chewed up and spat out a line of 2-10 from the field, 1-for-2 at the line, three fouls, one board, and a solitary assist. He bodied up …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.09)

[New York Post] Knicks’ Iman Shumpert bounces back from Nets’ debacle (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:58:57 -0500) ATLANTA — Iman Shumpert took plenty of the blame for Friday's loss to the Nets in Brooklyn, knowing he got schooled by former All-Star point guard Deron Williams. But Shumpert,… [New York Times] Curry Has 34, Warriors Beat Depleted Rockets 98-87 (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 05:49:10 GMT) Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr can’t figure out how his team is still undefeated. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Ricky Rubio of Timberwolves Is Sidelined by Sprained Left Ankle (Sun, 09 Nov …continue reading

Nets 110, Knicks 99

New York Knicks 99 Final Recap | Box Score 110 Brooklyn Nets Derek Fisher Welp, One never thought Of all things Derek’s lineup choices would be a Simulacrum Of a certain ex-coach’s Numbskullery. Yeah, you pulled up your ol’ pal Knickerblogger, hoping to get a passel of easy-to-digest letter grades. Sorry, y’all. It’s not that kind of night. We—or at least I—have been far more willing to let bad losses be thing that we expect without shredding two or three layers of stomach lining. The main ingredient in this soothing, hoops-based Metamucil has been the assumption that the contractors that …continue reading

2014-2015 Game Thread: Smiths v. Nets

Star center Jason Smith (3.9rbs/36min) looks to lead the Knicks to victory tonight in Brooklyn versus the Nets. The Knicks have dropped 2 in a row including a heart breaker to the Pistons in which the team came up just one ill-advised-step-back three pointer short of a victory. Speaking of which… J.R. Smith (.440 TS%)–the second part of the dynamic Smith duo–is done serving his one game suspension. J.R. Smith sat a game after the NBA head offices decided his ball hawking wasn’t exactly directed where it should be. Hopefully the Smiths will get help from supporting players Anthony, Stoudemire, …continue reading