2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Nets

We’re almost certainly at the point in the season when we should be rooting for the Knicks to lose every game, but I’m sorry, I just can’t do it, not when the #8 seed is the 7-10 Indiana Pacers.

So I’m still rooting for the Knicks against the Nets tonight.

Let’s go Knicks!

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62 thoughts to “2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Nets”

  1. I’d like to be the first to congratulate Bojan Bogdanovic on setting a career high in points scored.

  2. Speaking of the Nets, it would be awesome if we could find someway of scheming their Plumlee away since Hollins has no idea what to do with him.

  3. “I’d like to be the first to congratulate Bojan Bogdanovic on setting a career high in points scored.”

    I think it’s safe to say it’ll be one of the -vics.

  4. This game is impossible to watch for three reasons:
    1) DWill is laughing at us
    2) Mason Plumlee is running amok
    3) I can’t take my eyes off Clyde’s zebra print suit.

  5. It really is astounding the lack of love Melo gets from the officials. If you watch the replay of that last layup he made, Jordan winds up and clocks him across the head and the official just stands there.

  6. “Clyde is the best thing about rooting for this sorry team and it’s not much of a contest”

    Been that way most of my life….

  7. Amare still doesn’t know to cover the other guy when a teammate picks up his man. Its incredible

  8. @24. I just saw that. It’s maddening.

    On another note… Is king Cole being somewhat exposed tonight. The game is background fodder at this point but every time I look up, I see something happening with king Cole a step behind. A loose ball, a rebound, etc.

  9. Jarrett Jack had 7 seconds to go coast to coast and score. There were some traffic cones in the way, though.

  10. Can someone explain Fisher’s infatuation with Travis Wear? Can he do anything at the level of a replacement player?

  11. Losing is the best thing for this team lottery wise, I understand that and am not getting that angry at all during these games but man its really freaking hard to watch lol.

  12. Larkin. Bad pass. But Honestly. I think a quicker more sure handed player would have corralled that shit. King Cole is weak. He’s literally a slug out there with no hands no quickness and zero ups. I got a lot of Cole haterade tonight

  13. It was smooth?

    It’s really a shame that
    1 STAT couldn’t stay healthy
    2 we couldnt build a viable team around him sans melo… Or could we have?

    I guess it’s moot cause of the injuries.
    Yea his defense sux but tonight’s effort is special

    He gets the extra motivation from king dick head Garnett…

  14. King Cole. Sweet soft layup. How bout a pump fake or going up like a man… No offense to any women.

    Anyone see how awful melo is. From top to bottom. His body language. He’s sluggish. He’s pouting … He’s throw in up air balls and bricks. He’s shit…

  15. If Melo’s shot had gone in, the official would have waived it off and granted the timeout. That’s our season.

  16. Fischer looked like he had an itch according to Clyde. I can’t disagree. Fish needs to get up in his face…

    Nice to see the game on a few melo bricks. He’s a phucking zero.

  17. The thing is that this game shows that they’re really not that much worse than the Brooklyns of the world, so they likely won’t end up with such a bad record at the end of the season. Which is obviously the worst case scenario.

  18. The entire team gets lost on defense. They are all in the wrong spots at one time or another and its not just the rotations. It’s just a lack of defensive intensity. Too much ball watching. Ball staring …

  19. The only big stops we get are on the extra effort one on one stops. Any team needs about two passes and we fold

  20. Is there a PnR defense clinic the knicks can attend? Also, how many times does Shump have to leave his man open before people stop considering him a good defender?

  21. Are we already at a worse record than last year at 20 games into the season?

    It’s not 20 games into the season yet, but yes, they were 5-14 through 19 games last season. If they win their next game they will be at the exact same record through 20 games, 5-15.

  22. How funny most if not all thought a coaching change would be the difference in close games.

  23. Thanks Brian.

    Struggling to find any positives tonight but I did come away with a newfound appreciation for how smooth Calderon’s stroke is – specially from three.

  24. @ d-mar

    Overall number of losses doesn’t matter for lottery position, just where we finish in relation to everyone else. Last place had a 25% chance of getting 1st overall, next had a 16% chance, then 12%, 11%, etc.

  25. Knicks now only a half game out of the second seed in the lottery playoff race! God, so psyched about this season. Yeah, I know the Sixers are going to end up with the first seed, but it’s not that unusual for a second seeded team to raise a championship banner, so to speak. My heart was thumping for a little bit at the end of tonight’s game, but I knew our guys would pull through. Big props to Shumpert for that foul on Joe Johnson at the end there. Most guys, you’d get the league suspicious that he did it on purpose to lock up the Knick victory, but Shumpert has really worked hard his whole career to develop this reputation as overly emotional, maybe even a little stupid, and it’s really paying off now.

  26. @58 Wow, that post is so dripping with sarcasm I had to wipe off my computer screen.

    But unfortunately, 100% accurate

  27. Overall number of losses doesn’t matter for lottery position, just where we finish in relation to everyone else. Last place had a 25% chance of getting 1st overall, next had a 16% chance, then 12%, 11%, etc.

    I think he was asking more about where would 20 wins likely place the Knicks in the lottery order. 20 wins last season would have the Knicks starting as having the 3rd best odds at getting the #1 seed.

    20 wins in the past ten seasons would have gotten you:

    2013-14: 3rd
    2012-13: Tied for 1st
    2011-12: Tied for 2nd
    2010-11: 3rd
    2009-10: 3rd
    2008-09: 4th
    2007-08: Tied for 2nd
    2006-07: 1st
    2005-06: 1st
    2004-05: 4th

    Obviously things are skewed with the Sixers being a lock for the #1 “seed,” but it looks like the odds are that 20 wins would get the Knicks the 3rd best odds overall.

  28. Meanwhile, who wants Rajon Rondo? Tonight vs. Atlanta: 2 pts. on 1-8 shooting, 19 assists, 12 rebounds, 7 turnovers.

    What a weird freakin’ player he is, I’m not sure I want any part of him.

  29. Brian Cronin
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    December 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm
    Overall number of losses doesn’t matter for lottery position, just where we finish in relation to everyone else. Last place had a 25% chance of getting 1st overall, next had a 16% chance, then 12%, 11%, etc.

    I think he was asking more about where would 20 wins likely place the Knicks in the lottery order. 20 wins last season would have the Knicks starting as having the 3rd best odds at getting the #1 seed.

    20 wins in the past ten seasons would have gotten you:

    2013-14: 3rd
    2012-13: Tied for 1st
    2011-12: Tied for 2nd
    2010-11: 3rd
    2009-10: 3rd
    2008-09: 4th
    2007-08: Tied for 2nd
    2006-07: 1st
    2005-06: 1st
    2004-05: 4th

    Obviously things are skewed with the Sixers being a lock for the #1 “seed,” but it looks like the odds are that 20 wins would get the Knicks the 3rd best odds overall.

    Ah, in that case if we extrapolate out every team’s current record to the end of the season 20 wins would put us in a tie for 4th with Minnesota. Philly would be “first” with, well, 0 wins, then Detroit with 13, and Charlotte with 18. We actually would only have 17 wins.

    If we use bref’s Pythagorean W/L 20 wins would put us would put us in 3rd behind Philly with 9 wins and Minnesota with 15. Of course, Pythagorean W/L says we’re a little better than our record states and should finish the season with 25 wins putting us 8th behind Philly, Minnesota, Detroit, Charlotte, LAL, Boston, and Orlando.

    Luckily, Bargnani hasn’t played yet so when he comes back we can count on him to really drag down the level of play and get us some well-needed losses.

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