2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

Luckily for the Knicks, the Pistons, one of their closest competitors for the worst record in the league, have suddenly begun to look like the team Detroit fans were hoping they’d be. All they needed to do, apparently, was to cut out the cancer that was Josh Smith (okay, adding Jodie Meeks was important, as well – Stan Van Gundy clearly put a lot of faith in Meeks and so far it seems like he knew what he was doing). This is good news for Detroit fans but even better news for Knicks fans, as it makes it a lot easier for the Knicks to solidify their spot as one of the two worst teams in the league, which would assure them of finishing no lower than #5 in the NBA Draft (and much more likely at least #4).

A lot of Knicks missing tonight’s game, so it’s going to be quite interesting. JR Smith is starting at the three and you can expect to see a lot of JR Smith tonight.

Let’s…something or other….Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.01)

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Bargnani shows some positive signs in season debut (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 03:49:25 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES — At least he didn't get reinjured. Andrea Bargnani, showing some promising signs, made it through his first game since Jan. 22 , playing 20 minutes, scoring nine…

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Kevin Durant Has 44 Points in Overtime Win (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 05:04:01 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points in his return from a six-game absence as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame Russell Westbrook’s ejection to outlast the Phoenix Suns in overtime.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Thunder Beat Suns in OT (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 04:43:01 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points in his return from a six-game absence and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame Russell Westbrook’s ejection to beat the Phoenix Suns 137-134 in overtime Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Clippers 99, Knicks 78: Before Ball Drops, the Knicks Continue Their Own Descent (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 03:56:51 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani, J. R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony all started for the Knicks, who lost again anyway, this time to the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Edge Pelicans 95-93 in OT (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:58:06 GMT)

    Manu Ginobili had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs avoided their fourth overtime loss at home in December, escaping with a 95-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Send Knicks to 9th Straight Loss, 99-78 (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:49:02 GMT)

    J.J. Redick is always ready to start a game. He follows a routine during warmups that ensures “everything is activated,” he said.

  • [New York Times] Harden Leads Rockets Over Charlotte 102-83 (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:43:02 GMT)

    James Harden scored 36 points, and the Houston Rockets bounced back from consecutive losses with a 102-83 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Knight Leads Bucks Past Cavs 98-80 (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:31:03 GMT)

    Brandon Knight scored 26 points Wednesday night and the Milwaukee Bucks led most of the way in a 96-80 win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers, who played without LeBron James for the second straight game.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Jackson Asks Knicks Fans to Take a Sky-High Leap of Faith (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:18:51 GMT)

    Phil Jackson, the Knicks’ president, has asked fans to be patient, but the Knicks lack the kind of breakout players Jackson worked with in winning championships as a coach.

  • [New York Daily News] Clippers’ Doc Rivers was once in Knicks’ Derek Fisher’s boat (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 06:05:17 GMT)

    Doc Rivers entered the head-coaching ranks without any experience, albeit with a few years of broadcasting between his NBA playing days

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks need a new year as 2014 ends with predictable whimper (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:30:06 GMT)

    Phil Jackson has promised a better year to come for the Knicks and their fans, but a hideously bad 2014 concluded with a familiar whimper.