2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Sixers, AKA “Tankageddon 2015”

In one of the most exciting games of the new year, the Knicks and the 76ers face off in a dramatic battle to see who gets more ping pong balls in the NBA Draft Lottery this June. The Sixers made a decisive move in preparation for the battle today by holding back “sick” Nerlens Noel (Tony Wroten is also out, but I think he’s legitimately injured).

Let’s see whether Melo has a mysterious stomach flu right before tip-off.

On top of exciting, this might be one of the ugliest games of the year, but it might also be so ugly that it turns around and becomes beautiful.

Let’s go! Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.21)

  • [New York Post] The Knicks’ adviser who pushed for Langston Galloway (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:54:16 -0500)

    PHILADELPHIA — Credit Phil Jackson's top adviser, Clarence Gaines Jr., for playing a part in "Langsanity.'' According to a source, Gaines, the only front-office personnel man Jackson has hired to…

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks fans want Duke’s Okafor, MSG debut on horizon (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:15:53 GMT)

    The courtship of Jahlil Okafor began long before Christmas and was not subtle or surprising. It was, in fact, very New York.

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher not talking tanking ahead of Knicks-76ers clash (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:15:40 GMT)

    The Knicks coach doesn’t want to hear theories about tanking games with hopes of drafting Duke big man Jahlil Okafor.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Has Double-Double as Spurs Beat Nuggets 109-99 (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:05:15 GMT)

    After hitting a tough stretch in December, the San Antonio Spurs are regaining their winning form with a turnaround that has coincided with getting Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker back from injuries.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Thunder Climb Over the .500 Mark by Topping the Heat (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:07:30 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kevin Durant added 19 points, and Oklahoma City gave itself a winning record for the first time this season.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Finally Surpass .500 Mark by Topping Heat (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:06:29 GMT)

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 19 points as Oklahoma City improved to 21-20.