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Sunday, November 29, 2015

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

The Knicks are in Oklahoma City to play the Thunder tonight. Luckily, in a major piece of good news for the Knicks, Kevin Durant will be out for tonight’s game – he is still recovering from an injury. Without Kevin Durant, the Thunder are not a bad team, but they are a very beatable team, as so much of the squad’s success is built around the two man game of Westbrook and Durant. This isn’t to say that tonight will be an easy win, of course, as Westbrook is an extremely strong player who happens to play a position that …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.20)

[New York Times] Curry Too Hot for Paul in Spicy Californian Rivalry (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:36:28 GMT) Golden State talisman Stephen Curry continues to steal the spotlight from Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, consistently leaving his rival in his wake as he climbs toward the top rung of the NBA ladder. [New York Times] Warriors Rally, Reach 13-0 With 124-117 Win Over Clippers (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:01:14 GMT) With an NBA championship in their back pocket, the Golden State Warriors never feel as though they’re out of a game. Even when trailing by 23 in the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.19)

[New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis’ Knicks jerseys are scarce commodity (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:20:12 GMT) Knicks jerseys with the No. 6 on them aren’t exactly flying off the virtual shelves of [New York Times] Butler, Bulls Blast Past Suns (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:42:27 GMT) Chicago guard Jimmy Butler was lamenting his shooting touch of late before facing Phoenix but in the fourth quarter, with his team in need of a finishing kick, Butler scored 14 of his season-high 32 points as the Bulls beat the Suns 103-97. [New York Times] Butler’s Season-High 32 Power Bulls Past …continue reading

Recap: Knicks 102, Hornets 94

Part of me was inclined to begin this recap by discussing the Knicks excellent ball movement this evening (61.1% of their FG were assisted, Melo had 5+ assists for the third time this season, and four others had 3+). Another wanted to point out how efficient the team was, hitting 10 of 20 from deep and 20 of 21 from the line – which would build upon the first point, as their extra passes generated open looks from the perimeter, and caused the Hornets defense to collapse. And I even thought about leading off with Kevin Seraphin putting together another …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.18)

[New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis powers Knicks past Hornets with 29 and 11 (Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:54:14 GMT) Nobody is booing Kristaps Porzingis anymore. The rookie, booed on draft night back in June, has won over Knicks fans. [New York Daily News] Isola: Carmelo should share ball, spotlight, with Porzingis (Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:08:16 GMT) Long before Kristaps Porzingis became the flavor of the moment at Madison Square Garden there was a phenomenon known as “Linsanity.” [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson not more involved with Knicks this year: Fisher (Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:51:05 GMT) Phil …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets

Last week, the Knicks had a hard luck loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, with Cody Zeller scoring with less than a second left and Zinger’s would-be game-winning three-pointer coming just after the buzzer. Now the Knicks get a chance to avenge that loss at the Garden, as they host the Hornets. The Hornets will be playing without PJ Hairston, who wasn’t a major factor in the loss last week, but his absence could affect the Hornets’ depth, although I imagine that they’ll just play Jeremys Lamb and Lin more than normal. Zeller actually goes into the starting lineup …continue reading