We join the game in progress with the Knicks leading 17-11 in a rather odd game, with neither team playing particularly well so far.
Hi Knickerbloggeristas, So I missed the first quarter and a half but the score was a robust 26-22 by the time I tuned in. And no, I don’t own a TiVo. Yes, I have to rub two sticks together and sacrifice a goat to my Dark Lord and Master to get a wireless signal. I do it because of my fidelity to old school, ruggedly individualistic blogging and my Ludditic fear of technology and/or exorbitant cable fees. But since they putting the biscuit in the oven at a rate that seemed to suggest there were still laces on the ball …continue reading
[New York Times] Gobert’s Double-Double Lifts Jazz Over Clippers (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:41:52 GMT) Trey Burke scored 16 points and had eight assists while Rudy Gobert chipped in 11 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Utah Jazz to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. [New York Times] Butler Leads Bulls to 110-90 Win Over Nuggets (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:51:00 GMT) Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night. [New …continue reading
[New York Newsday] Phil Jackson: We haven't seen Carmelo Anthony's best yet (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:38:49 EDT) Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the best is yet to come for Carmelo Anthony. [New York Daily News] Tim Hardaway making impact for Knicks off the bench (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:04:13 GMT) J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert each have started one of the Knicks’ first two games at shooting guard, but Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to emerge as a scoring option off the bench for first-year coach Derek Fisher. [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson defends James Dolan’s ownership of Knicks: …continue reading
Basketball! To start, a semi-painful admission: it may be partially due to a three-month hibernation without watching more than the odd Summer League tilt, but for vast swathes of this game I was as confused as a lost, wet puppy in the rain staring at a street sign. (Yes, it was adorbs.) Whether it was all the new ‘Bockers, a totally different, rather intricate offensive system, a revamped (if conservative) defensive set or just a combination of all of these things, it felt like trying to re-learn AP Calculus after twenty years without running so much as a standard-brand differential …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Jose Calderon pointing way for Knicks (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:43:01 GMT) Jose Calderon inherited one of the easiest jobs in the New York (erasing the memory of Raymond Felton) as well as one of the toughest (resurrecting the career of Andrea Bargnani). [New York Times] Gasol, Butler Lead Bulls Over Bucks, 91-85 (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:33:12 GMT) Pau Gasol scored 20 points, Jimmy Butler added 18 and the Chicago Bulls picked up their first win in three preseason games, beating the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 91-85 on Saturday night. [New York Times] Conley’s 23 Points …continue reading