2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

The last time that the Knicks and the Celtics faced each other, I was very afraid of the Celtic’ chances as a dark horse candidate for the tanking crown. As it turns out, I was waaaaaaaaay off base, as the Celtics have played downright decent while the Knicks have lost every game since that matchup (including that matchup).

Let’s go? Knicks!

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26 thoughts to “2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics”

  1. I just don’t see the point in playing bargnani here now that the trade deadline is past. Why is wear not taking his spot so the Knicks can see if he can develop into a rotation player? I doubt it hurts our tank job if they do.

  2. Quick: guess what NY team has been top 10 in the NBA in DRTG in 2015? I was surprised by the answer myself

  3. @8 yeah, it’s kinda cool, especially if you stay late, Clyde shows up a lot! Food’s just OK at best.

  4. As I noted on an earlier thread, I think that the Knicks may be showcasing Bargnani. If he plays well enough, he may be encouraged by interest around the league to take a buyout so he can go to a playoff team. The Knicks could possibly save enough to get under the tax threshold.

  5. As I noted on an earlier thread, I think that the Knicks may be showcasing Bargnani. If he plays well enough, he may be encouraged by interest around the league to take a buyout so he can go to a playoff team. The Knicks could possibly save enough to get under the tax threshold.

    I, of course, know exactly what the implications are for that. But, ummm…perhaps you should give everyone else a refresher. Not for me, you see, but for my friends.

  6. Is there any way the Knicks could win more than 3-4 games the rest of the way and blow the most ping pong
    balls?

  7. Clyde !!! LMAO!!!

    Talking about all the snow in Boston says “It couldn’t happen to a nicer city”. Ahhhhhhhhh!

    I guess he’s not worried about any Celtic fans coming to Clyde’s Wine and Dine!

  8. Is there any way the Knicks could win more than 3-4 games the rest of the way and blow the most ping pong
    balls?

    There are a lot of things to be worried about when it comes to the Knicks. Them winning too many games this season is not one of them. Langston Galloway is our best player.

  9. I love watching prigs on a competent basketball team. I can imagine watching him when he was in his 20s as a long haired crazy man. Too bad he didn’t come over earlier

  10. Former Knicks great Bill Walker, now going by Henry Walker, came up clutch tonight for the Miami Heat.

  11. @17
    For those of you Prigs lovers, you should look for spanish 2006 Copa del Rey final. Prigioni was named MVP after getting 3 points, 4 rebounds, 6 steals and 15 assists (note that FIBA assists are more difficult to get, if the receiver dribbles the ball at least once after the pass the assist will not count).

  12. Go Lakers! Some daylight developing between us and the pack…3 up on Minny, 5 on Lakers. Only Philly to worry about, but #1 vs. #2 doesn’t matter a whole lot.

  13. If the Knicks get under the tax threshold this year (which is hard, but possible if Bargnani accepts a buyout), here are the positives:

    1. Knicks would not pay the tax, but instead receive tax payments (helps Dolan family wallet (who cares) and gives BCT more credibility with Dolan);
    2. When Knicks are below tax line next year, which is a virtual certainty, the will be able to be above the tax line for the next two years without paying the repeater tax (allows more spending in 2016 off-season);
    3. Gives the Knicks the ability to have an expanded salary-matching range for trades.

  14. ” (note that FIBA assists are more difficult to get, if the receiver dribbles the ball at least once after the pass the assist will not count).”
    I could be wrong, but I think that that used to be the rule in the NBA. (Until a few years ago, I thought that that was still the NBA rule.) I distinctly remember listening to a game when I was a kid and hearing Marv Albert explain that an assist is when a guy passes to a teammate and the teammate scores after taking one or no dribbles. Then again, I am remembering something that happened in 1bout 1970, so there is a 50-50 chance that I am “misremembering.”

  15. ” (note that FIBA assists are more difficult to get, if the receiver dribbles the ball at least once after the pass the assist will not count).”
    I could be wrong, but I think that that used to be the rule in the NBA.

    You are correct. It changed in the late 80s, which helps explain why Stockton and Magic Johnson rolled up so many more assists than PGs from prior generations.

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