2016 Preseason Game: Knicks 100, Bauru 81

OK so I watched some of the first quarter before technical difficulties/family life occurred. So I’m going with my first quarter notes and then talk box score after.


* Carmelo looks thin, no? Maybe he lent a few pounds to Porzingis who looks a little less stick-like.

* For the first few minutes Sasha looks like a real NBA player. He’s not, but he actually looked like one.

* Bauru took a lot of shots from the outside against Porzingis. Obviously they thought him to be a liability guarding smaller players on the perimeter. I’m curious if this trend will continue.

* Aaaaaand Vujacic just airballed a 5 foot finger roll. That’s the Sasha I expect to see during the season.

* Porzingis seemed to rush that first shot. Second shot too. Next time with the ball he gets nervous in the post and coughs it up. First game jitters I guess.

* Looks like Kristaps is at center with O’Quinn subbing in for Lopez. I still maintain his best position is at the 5, even with his lack of width.

Box Score:
* Carmelo Anthony – 17 points, 10 shots, 20 minutes. I like all three.

* Lots of play from the bench. Seven reserves played between 12 and 32 minutes. And all of them were +11 or better, which means the team pulled ahead with these guys. Is this because they were playing a non-NBA team, or do the Knicks actually have a decent bench?

* O’Quinn tied for team lead with 8 boards in 20 minutes. Then I noticed he had 4 assists and 14 points. I love players that can quietly put up good numbers. He’ll be fun to root for this year.

* Seraphin with a nice line as well, 14 points and 5 rebounds.

* No Afflalo due to a sore hamstring.

Knicks Morning News (2015.10.08)

  • [New York Post] Derek Fisher in damage-control mode after Matt Barnes attack (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:07:45 -0400)

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  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Madison Garden sellout streak ends at 201 (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:23:18 -0400)

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  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher refuses to comment on altercation with Barnes (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:11:38 GMT)

    Derek Fisher’s first pregame speech included an explanation of his personal problems.

  • [New York Daily News] Porzingis shows rookie jitters, Knicks win preseason opener (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:53:11 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis arrived at the court 2 1/2 hours before his Garden debut, hoping to get a feel for his new home.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks coach Derek Fisher attacked by Matt Barnes (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:37:49 GMT)

    Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes had a physical confrontation on Saturday in Los Angeles at the house Barnes shares with his estranged wife.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Derek Fisher should be held accountable (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:12:04 GMT)

    It wasn’t the worst season in Knicks history that has Derek Fisher on the clock.

  • [New York Times] Leuer, Warren Lead Suns to 102-98 Win Over Kings (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:42:46 GMT)

    Jon Leuer and T.J. Warren scored 17 points each and the Phoenix Suns beat the Sacramento Kings 102-98 in a preseason game Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Durant Feels Right at Home in 1st Game Action Since February (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:31:42 GMT)

    The shoulder shimmy at the free throw line, the one-legged runners in the lane, the silky smooth 3-pointers from the top of the arc.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 100, Bauru Basket 81: Derek Fisher Addresses Off-Court Issue Before Knicks Defeat Visitors From Brazil (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:26:41 GMT)

    Coach Derek Fisher spoke briefly about published reports that Matt Barnes, a former teammate, had confronted him at the Los Angeles-area home of Barnes’s estranged wife.

  • [New York Times] Napier’s 3-Pointer Sends Magic to 100-97 Win Over Heat (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:11:07 GMT)

    Shabazz Napier hit a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left to beat his former team as the Orlando Magic earned their first preseason win, 100-97 against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s 19 Points Help Rockets Over Mavericks 109-82 (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:53:50 GMT)

    James Harden had 19 points and five assists in the first half and the Houston Rockets went on to a 109-82 preseason victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Kevin Durant Scores 15 in Return From Injury for Thunder (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:32:59 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 15 points in 22 minutes in his first NBA game in eight months and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-99 in the preseason opener for both teams on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Teague Leads Hawks Over Cavaliers 98-96 in Preseason Opener (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:09:31 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-96 in the preseason opener for both teams.

  • [New York Times] Harry Gallatin, Knicks Stalwart in ’50s, Dies at 88 (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 01:43:23 GMT)

    Gallatin was a ferocious rebounder who played nine seasons for the Knicks and 746 consecutive games in a postwar era when pro basketball was a low-paid game for smaller, thinner men.

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Knicks’ Fisher Has Altercation With Matt Barnes (Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:34:28 GMT)

    Knicks coach Derek Fisher was involved in an altercation with Memphis Grizzlies forward and former teammate Matt Barnes in California on Saturday, a person with knowledge of the details said.