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Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Chicago Bulls 116 – New York Knicks 115 (2 OT) – Game Recap

So we weren’t able to play 48 minutes of good basketball… how about 58 minutes of filth? Look, I’m as big a fan of basketball as anyone, but tonight I was begging for my life that the game would just be over already, whatever the final score. If the game against the Wizards was the worst Knicks game, this one takes the cake as the worst overall game. And it just wouldn’t quit! It was like an all you can eat of slightly spoiled asian fusion food: you love it at first, but after the twentieth or so small plate you …continue reading

New York Knicks 95 – Washington Wizards 108 – Game Recap

It seems like late fourth quarter meltdowns are becoming a thing for this team. In what was probably the worst game played by the Knicks this season, we’ve witnessed the team stumble and bumble again in the last 8 minutes, reinforcing the Fizdale quote from before the last Nets game: “We’re playing college basketball right now; good for 40 minutes but not for 48″. This game was not very fun to watch, even when the team was on its patented good third quarter/fake comeback (the score was tied with just 9:13 to go in the fourth quarter). Lots of putrid …continue reading

New York Knicks 118 – Dallas Mavericks 106 – Game Recap

So, it looks like we just can’t help ourselves beating bad teams, huh? Our Bockers had themselves another great third quarter and pretty much steamrolled the Mavs and seemed to be further alongside the rebuilding path than those Dallas jersey wearing guys. Honestly, when you’re playing young guys as much as we did tonight, you take the win even if it might be bad for the tank. This is what development looks like. Having the game won by (mostly) fresh legs, playing your vets only if/when needed, that’s what we did tonight. And it was fun! The good: – I …continue reading

Golden State Warriors 128 – New York Knicks 100 – Game Recap

I guess this is what it feels like to be a happy loser. We lost by 28 to the Warriors (entering the final quarter with a three-point lead) and I couldn’t care less about the end result. While I was watching the third quarter, I found myself thinking “I hope we lose tonight; after all, we already exceeded our goal for this match, and we have to rack up losses”. And that was what happened: we lost, badly, and I was extremely happy for us. The good vibes started when the starting lineup was announced. Frank at PG, Dot at …continue reading

Kyle O’Quinn Hindering Knicks Chemistry

The New York Knicks have a Kyle O’Quinn problem. O’Quinn’s been the top option at backup center so far. Kyle has played 34 minutes this season or about 35% of New York’s first two games. Head coach Jeff Hornacek could reduce O’Quinn’s minutes by splitting the team’s center minutes between Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah. If he staggers them correctly, the duo could still play together for stretches while still optimizing the position for a full game. While O’Quinn’s per minute stats have always been solid, posting quality rates across multiple categories, he does have his weaknesses. On defense, O’Quinn …continue reading

Lance Thomas carves out bigger role, warts and all

As Langston Galloway’s shooting has melted into a putrid sludge, Lance Thomas has emerged as the main dude off the bench. Thomas is leading the Knicks’ bench players in minutes per game over the last 10 games, edging Galloway by a few decimal points. I get it. Thomas has the second-highest TS% among the Knicks’ rotation players, second only to Jose Calderon. This season he’s more prolific and more accurate from three than he’s been in his entire career. He also has a solid .318 FTr. But the size of Thomas’ role indicates how flawed the Knicks’ roster is, and …continue reading