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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pelicans

The Knicks are in New Orleans tonight to face Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are not particularly good, but nor are they especially bad. They’re sort of in that middle ground with teams like the Hawks, Pistons and Bulls. So you’d like to see the Knicks beat the Pelicans, but this is surely no gimme. With the Rockets looming tomorrow night, however, it is very important for the Knicks to go into Houston two games over .500 because Houston on the second night of a back-to-back is a scary proposition (thankfully, the Rockets are at least …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.30)

[NYDN] Hornacek defends Carmelo Anthony, says Sefolosha had it coming (Thursday, December 29, 2016 8:11:45 PM) Jeff Hornacek was adamant Thursday that his star didn’t deserve the ejection and was merely reacting to the mugging from his opponent. [NYDN] Carmelo: Phil’s breakup with Jeanie Buss puts Lakers rumor to bed (Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:31:31 PM) Carmelo Anthony says he never viewed Phil Jackson’s relationship with Jeanie Buss as the conduit for the Zen Master’s escape to the Lakers. [NYTimes] After an N.B.A. Christmas, the Best Games This Week (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:05:30 PM) The Cleveland Cavaliers edged the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.29)

[NYTimes] Hawks 102, Knicks 98 | Overtime: With Carmelo Anthony Ejected, Knicks Show Defensive Grit but Fall in Overtime (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:36:55 AM) An elbow in the second quarter cost the Knicks their star. Offensive miscues late in the game cost them a chance to escape with a win. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Celtics and Grizzlies Are Good. In This N.B.A., That’s a Problem. (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 11:13:08 PM) Boston and Memphis are on track to make the playoffs, but a few teams, particularly the Warriors and the Cavaliers, have separated themselves from the pack. [NYPost] Knicks’ …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hawks

After the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the rest of the conference is a shocking mass of mediocrity from #3 to #12. However, despite the parity between these teams, two of these teams will get home court advantage in the playoffs. One of these teams will get home court advantage in the playoffs and avoid playing the Cavaliers in the second round. Determining which teams gets those two spots will most likely be decided in games between the ten teams currently ranked #3-12. Therefore, tonight’s game featuring the Knicks playing the under .500 and yet still somehow the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.28)

[NYTimes] Phil Jackson of Knicks and Jeanie Buss of Lakers Announce Their Breakup (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:50:48 AM) Jackson and Buss, who had been engaged for several years but were never married, said via social media that they had ended their engagement. [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Melo and Noah on team chemistry (Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:35:18 PM) GEICO SportsNite: Melo and Noah on team chemistry [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ defensive effort has held them back this season (Tuesday, December 27, 2016 3:00:56 PM) The Knicks’ defensive effort this season has been poor, and that was evident Sunday during their …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.27)

[ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Jennings, Melo not on same page (Tuesday, December 27, 2016 6:13:37 AM) Tuesday’s Knicks News: Jennings, Melo not on same page [NYTimes] After an N.B.A. Christmas, the Best Games This Week (Monday, December 26, 2016 6:49:25 PM) The Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Can the improved Boston Celtics expose Cleveland’s weaknesses on Thursday? [NYPost] New generation of Knicks loving life in New York City (Monday, December 26, 2016 5:45:58 PM) Derrick Rose prefers Manhattan over the slower pace of Westchester. Because the hustle and bustle of Manhattan is still less stressful than …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.26)

[ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Celtics hang on for close Christmas day win (Monday, December 26, 2016 5:37:22 AM) Monday’s Knicks News: Celtics hang on for close Christmas day win [ESPN] Knicks in a giving mood on defense in Christmas Day loss to Boston (Sunday, December 25, 2016 6:42:20 PM) Knicks in a giving mood on defense in Christmas Day loss to Boston [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony stuns cancer patient’s family with car for Christmas (Sunday, December 25, 2016 6:00:33 PM) Carmelo Anthony stuns cancer patient’s family with car for Christmas [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis marks holiday with huge dunks and pratfalls (Sunday, …continue reading