2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics

Tonight is a very important game in Tankathon 2015, as Danny Ainge has historically demonstrated an inordinate ability to have the Celtics tank really well. The Knicks are still seven behind the Celtics but the Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 as opposed to the Knicks’ 5-5 and they are sinking fast. If the Knicks can pull off a loss tonight, that would be big in the tanking department.

Let’s go! Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.03)

  • [New York Post] Boston sports are destroying New York’s, and it’s not close (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:29:02 -0500)

    In honor of Groundhog Day on Tuesday, Pete Carroll is allowed to keep coaching the same game over again until he gets it right. But since commissioner Roger Goodell has…

  • [New York Daily News] When Amar’e returns to Knicks, team will have to be careful (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:54:08 GMT)

    Derek Fisher acknowledges that the Knicks “have to maybe be the bad guys” with Amar’e Stoudemire once he returns to the lineup.

  • [New York Times] Hawks’ 19-Game Winning Streak Snapped by Pelicans, 115-100 (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:24:09 GMT)

    Anthony Davis leaped toward the basket, rising over a pair of Atlanta Hawks to corral an offensive rebound with his right hand and ferociously slam the ball through the hoop in one continuous motion.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Magic 104-97 (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:12:01 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook wasn’t worried about individual accomplishments as he approached a triple-double.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Snap Hawks’ 19-Game Winning Streak, 115-100 (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:09:08 GMT)

    Paul Millsap and his Atlanta teammates didn’t sound terribly concerned about the end of the Hawks’ franchise-record 19-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Rally at End, Beat Suns for 7th Time in a Row (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:42:04 GMT)

    Jeff Green converted a three-point play with 4.5 seconds to play and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from seven down in the final 1:35 to beat the Phoenix Suns for the seventh straight time 102-101 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Win 100-94 Without Rondo in Rubio’s Return to Wolves (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:33:19 GMT)

    Monta Ellis scored 23 points and the Dallas Mavericks won their first game without injured point guard Rajon Rondo, beating Minnesota 100-94 Monday night in Ricky Rubio’s return to the Timberwolves.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Jack’s Late Jumper Lifts Nets; Hawks’ 19-Game Streak Ends (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:26:11 GMT)

    Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.3 seconds left to complete the Nets’ rally past the Clippers at home.

  • [New York Times] Cavs Stumble to 11th Straight Win, 97-84 Over Scrappy Sixers (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:06:43 GMT)

    Now in double digits, the Cavaliers’ winning streak is both intact and impressive.

  • [New York Times] Jack’s Jumper Completes Rally, Nets Beat Clippers 102-100 (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:33:30 GMT)

    Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.3 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets used a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-100 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Middleton Scores 25, Bucks Beat Raptors 82-75 (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:24:09 GMT)

    Khris Middleton scored 25 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks snapped a six-game losing streak against the Toronto Raptors with an 82-75 victory Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Has 18 and 12; Hornets Stay Hot, Top Wizards 92-88 (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:36:02 GMT)

    Al Jefferson had 18 points and 12 rebounds Monday night, and the Charlotte Hornets’ hot January carried over into Groundhog Day with a 92-88 win over the Washington Wizards.

  • [New York Times] Thunder F Durant Out vs Magic (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:07 GMT)

    Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant is going to sit out Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic because of a sprained left big toe.