Mother Nature Doesn’t Want to Watch the Knicks Either


With one of the largest snowstorms in recent history bearing down on the New York City area, the NBA has postponed the New York Knicks’ and Brooklyn Nets’ home games scheduled for Monday night.

With the National Weather Service describing this storm as a “crippling and potentially historic” blizzard, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Monday. Forecast projections for New York City and areas surrounding it predict that up to 20 to 30 inches of snow could hit the area over the next two days.

The Knicks’ game against the Sacramento Kings has been rescheduled for March 3. The Nets’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers has been rescheduled for April 6.

This could be a valuable snow-out for tanking purposes, as Melo would likely play tonight but might not be still playing for the team in March if he does, in fact, get his knee surgery after the All Star Game.

On a personal note, my wife and I had good seats for Louis CK’s show at the Garden on Tuesday night, which was also canceled. Stupid snow!

Seacoast Online: Family keeps the faith as baby battles cancer

When Jim and Deana Cavan welcomed their son Everett into the world last April, they knew he would change their lives forever. What they didn’t realize was just how much their first-born child, who is currently fighting for his life in a Boston hospital, could teach them about courage, resiliency, hope and the human spirit, they have been helping other parents to not feel alone and made workshops and activities on how long does it take for a baby to talk, walk or if there are any signs to look after when there is a developing issue.
Nine-month-old “Rett” has been battling a rare and serious form of pediatric cancer after a rhabdoid tumor was discovered on his liver last fall. But despite a risky surgery to remove the mass and several rounds of chemotherapy to destroy additional cancer lesions on his lungs, this little boy and his parents remain positive about his recovery.

“It’s tough,” said Deana. “But, I feel like he can push through this and live an amazing life.”

Great article about our friend and fellow Knickerblogger writer, Jim Cavan, and his family.

Here‘s the full article.

And here, again, is the place where people can make donations to help with the future medical expenses (which might very well be outside of insurance because we’re possibly talking about some experimental stuff since Rett’s cancer is so rare).

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.26)

  • [New York Times] Klay’s Record, Kobe Hurt, All-Stars … And Now an Encore (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:26:53 GMT)

    Not much happened in the NBA this week.

  • [New York Times] James Harden Gets 37, Rockets Rout Spiraling Lakers 99-87 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:09:05 GMT)

    After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish.

  • [New York Times] Wall Leads Wizards Over Nuggets in OT, 117-115 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:15:13 GMT)

    John Wall scored six of his 19 points in overtime and had 16 assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets 117-115 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavaliers Win 6th Straight With Help of LeBron James (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:05:26 GMT)

    James scored 34 points, including the first 8 in the fourth quarter, and Cleveland beat Oklahoma City.

  • [New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors to 19th Straight Home Win (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:39:01 GMT)

    Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win.

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Horford Lead Hawks to 16th Straight Win (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:24:09 GMT)

    Al Horford isn’t missing many shots these days for the Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Not the Knicks: Warriors’ Tenet: Sit and Deliver (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:01:12 GMT)

    For all the Warriors’ headline-grabbing feats, they cite something slightly more prosaic as a major cause for their success this season: the handiwork of their bench.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Rally in 2nd Half to Top Bucks 101-95 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:54:17 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the second half for a 101-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 25 to Lead Raptors Past Pistons 114-110 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:48:06 GMT)

    Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Griffin, Paul Lead Clippers to 120-100 Win Over Suns (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:39:07 GMT)

    Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers are known for their offense. But it was a stifling defense late Sunday night that made the difference against the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Davis Lifts Pelicans Over Mavericks 109-106 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:15:33 GMT)

    Anthony Davis capped a 28-point, 10-rebound outing with go-ahead free throws in the final seconds and a pivotal steal, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight game, 109-106 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Big 4th Quarter Helps Pacers End Skid, Down Magic 106-99 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:56:59 GMT)

    David West had 20 points, reserve Damjan Rudez added a career-high 18, and the Indiana Pacers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 106-99 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Outduels Durant, Cavaliers Win 6th Straight, 108-98 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:09:09 GMT)

    The sold-out arena buzzed with 20,000 fans decked out in matching gold T-shirts. There was a national TV audience, two high-profile teams and All-Stars all over the floor.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Tanks for nothin': Knicks wins hurt lottery chances (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:00:53 EDT)

    NEW YORK — Langston Galloway gathered the ball in the deepest corner of the court with two seconds left on the shot clock late Wednesday night. With the Knicks up by four in a game they were desperate to win, Galloway squared up and knocked down a seemingly impossible 25-foot fadeaway over 6-8 forward Jerami Grant. The shot, which sealed the Knicks’ first winning streak in nearly three months, set off a wild celebration. Players on the Knicks’ bench erupted.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e Stoudemire may sit Knicks-Kings game with sprains (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:15:08 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire stayed relatively healthy for much of the first half of the season, but the injuries are mounting again.