Sixers Trick Knicks Into Winning

The 76ers tricked the Knicks into beating them last night. And unfortunately for Knick fans, New York took the bait, hook, line, and sinker en route to a 98-91 victory. The win puts the Sixers within a game and a half of New York, for the coveted last spot in the league.

Philly started off the game literally giving the ball away. In the paint, Carter-Williams dribbled the ball much like a six year old touching a basketball for the first time, which allowed Galloway an easy steal. The new-ish Knicks guard attempted to give the ball back with a missed shot, but Louis Amundson foolishly rebounded it. His next shot was rejected by Aldemir and went out of bounds. Most likely the Sixers took the time before the inbound to remind each other that they needed New York to win. One second of play time later, Carmelo Anthony hit the game’s first shot.

I sat in front of my television & watched this entire game and this is what I learned: some human beings react to traumatic events with memory loss. It’s called dissociative amnesia and it’s real, because there is a WebMD page.

Much like a victim of assault, afterward I wondered why I lost my memory. I attempted to pick up the pieces, checking the box score and scanning for clues. I quickly focused on two items of data:

Spike Lee's Director's Cut
Spike Lee’s Director’s Cut

Jason Smith 32:07

Cole Aldrich DNP-Coach’s Decision

Despite being second on the team in minutes played, Jason Smith was tied for 4th in rebounds. New shooting guard Langston Galloway had more boards than the Knicks starting center. Oh wait another memory is coming back: Lance Thomas threw up a wild shot from about 6 feet away… Carter-Williams ankle breaking Hardaway who crashes into Amar’e… The pain! THE AGONY! Must go to my happy place. Wrong Lyrics Dolan — take me away!


Knicks Morning News (2015.01.22)

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  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo: J.R. Smith was right, Knicks were on ‘eggshells’ (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:46:21 GMT)

    J.R. Smith’s recent charge that “everyone was walking on eggshells” under the Knicks’ new regime wasn’t the first time he’s made that claim.

  • [New York Daily News] Sixers go into tank for Knicks, who win second straight game (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:37:11 GMT)

    The Knicks matched their longest – OK, only — winning streak of this dreadful season by taking advantage of the equally bad 76ers.

  • [New York Times] Lopez’s 22 Points, 6 Blocks Help Nets Beat Kings 103-100 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:08:09 GMT)

    If trade rumors are bothering Brook Lopez, it’s hard to tell, because the veteran center is playing inspired basketball of late for the Brooklyn Nets.

  • [New York Times] Curry Gets Angry, Warriors Beat Rockets 126-113 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:26:27 GMT)

    Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

  • [New York Times] Bledsoe Scores Career High 33, Suns Top Blazers 118-113 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:14:09 GMT)

    Eric Bledsoe was looking forward to a long night of rest after rescuing his Phoenix Suns in a 118-113 win over the short-handed but dangerous Portland Trail Blazers.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavaliers Win Fourth Straight; Pistons Hold Off the Magic (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:45:16 GMT)

    The N.B.A. has announced that the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend will have a new format, pitting first- and second-year players from the United States against first- and second-year players from around the world.

  • [New York Times] Marc Gasol Helps Grizzlies Past Raptors 92-86 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:14:56 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 26 points, Zach Randolph had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Toronto Raptors 92-86 on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Korver Dunks, Hawks Win 14th in a Row, 110-91 Over Pacers (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:14:47 GMT)

    Kyle Korver got out ahead of the break, took a pass from Al Horford and saw a clear path to the basket.

  • [New York Times] Davis Returns, Pelicans Down Lakers 96-80 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:02:59 GMT)

    Anthony Davis scored 29 points and blocked four shots in his return from a sprained toe, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 96-80 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Scores 26, Cavaliers Cruise Past Jazz 106-92 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:57:10 GMT)

    After Kevin Love dunked, the Cavaliers exchanged smiles, approving nods and a flurry of fist bumps and high-fives as Quicken Loans Arena rocked during a timeout.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 98, 76ers 91: Facing 76ers, Knicks Earn a Win. Someone Had To. (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:54:57 GMT)

    In a game between two teams jockeying for the top pick in the N.B.A. draft, the Knicks, whether they liked it or not, took home the victory.

  • [New York Times] Parsons, Mavericks Roll Over Timberwolves, 98-75 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:27:12 GMT)

    Chandler Parsons scored 22 points, and the Dallas Mavericks hit 11 3-pointers while cruising to a 98-75 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Jennings Brilliant as Pistons Turn Back Magic 128-118 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:02:38 GMT)

    Brandon Jennings had 24 points and a career-high 21 assists, and the Detroit Pistons held off the Orlando Magic 128-118 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Beat Heat 78-76 for 8th Win in 9 Games (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:59:54 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 15 points, Bismack Biyombo had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the surging Charlotte Hornets edged the Miami Heat 78-76 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Anthony Helps Knicks to 2nd Straight Win, 98-91 Over 76ers (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:57:10 GMT)

    Led by Carmelo Anthony, New York is at last on the right kind of streak.