2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pelicans

I’m writing this early Sunday morning, so as of right this moment, I do not know if the great Anthony Davis will be playing in today’s game. For the sake of the Knicks’ chances of winning this game, I hope that he does not. For the sake of Knick fans getting to see one of the greats of the modern NBA, I hope that he does, especially since the Pelicans have been doing quite poorly this season even with Davis playing.

If he doesn’t play, then this really ought to be a victory for the Knicks. Playing at home against a Pelicans team without Davis whose backup guards are Ish Smith and Toney Douglas (who combined to shoot 2-16 in their last game)? That should really be a win.

Getting a win today is also big because after a rematch on Tuesday with the Charlotte Hornets where the Knicks look to avenge their recent close loss (or, as Kevin Udwary would put it, a win in all ways except in the eyes of the NBA) to the Hornets on Tuesday, the Knicks play some tough teams for the rest of the month. It would be very nice to get to .500 before that stretch and to do so, they really need to win today.

So let’s go Knicks!

Game Thread: Knicks vs The Brow

Anyone else going to spend this game dreaming about Anthony Davis forcing New Orleans to trade him, and that somehow the Knicks can come up with the resources to team him up with Porzingis?

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.15)

  • [New York Times] Fortunate Warriors Edge Nets in Overtime to Extend Streak (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:00:28 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors won an 11th consecutive game on Saturday night, beating the Nets 107-99 in overtime with Brooklyn left with only themselves to blame.

  • [New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors Past Nets 107-99 in Overtime (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 07:33:53 GMT)

    Stephen Curry never showed his disappointment through three quarters and Andre Iguodala never hesitated in taking the big shot and that’s why Golden State remains unbeaten.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 107, Nets 99 (Overtime): Warriors Tie Score Late and Top Nets in Overtime (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 06:23:40 GMT)

    Golden State’s Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left, and the Nets’ Brook Lopez missed a short jumper at the buzzer. The Warriors then pulled away in the extra period.

  • [New York Times] Bledsoe Leads Suns Over Cold-Shooting Nuggets, 105-81 (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 06:06:56 GMT)

    Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns jumped all over the weary Denver Nuggets.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Radford Tops Georgetown (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:28:50 GMT)

    Rashun Davis, who finished with a career-high 28 points, made a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in the second overtime, and Radford upset host Georgetown, 82-80, in a season opener.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Green Returns to Heat (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:22:02 GMT)

    Gerald Green returned to practice with the Miami Heat, though what exactly caused his extended absence from the team remains a secret.

  • [New York Times] Bayless, Carter-Williams Get 17 in Bucks’ 2OT Win Over Cavs (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:01:05 GMT)

    Jerryd Bayless scored 17 points and held LeBron James scoreless over the final 3:15 of the second overtime, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Cleveland 108-105 on Saturday night, snapping the Cavaliers’ eight-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Jamal Crawford Propels Clippers to Victory in a Rare Start (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 04:25:14 GMT)

    Crawford scored a season-high 37 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons, 101-96, Saturday at home to end a two-game skid.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge’s Double-Double Lifts Spurs Over 76ers (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 04:01:23 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 19 rebounds to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Philadelphia 76ers 92-83 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Felton Helps Short-Handed Mavericks Beat Rockets 110-98 (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 03:52:08 GMT)

    Raymond Felton scored 23 points, Charlie Villanueva added 19 and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets 110-98 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Atlanta Coach Budenholzer Takes Leave of Absence for Wife (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 03:06:27 GMT)

    Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is taking an indefinite leave due to his wife’s “emergency medical situation”, the National Basketball Association team said on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Beat Magic 108-99 to End 3-Game Skid (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:43:02 GMT)

    Kris Humphries scored 23 points, Garrett Temple matched his career high with 18 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 108-99 on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Suns’ Morris Out With Knee Injury (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:04:01 GMT)

    Markieff Morris missed the Phoenix Suns’ game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night due to a sprained left knee.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Rally for 101-96 Win Over Pistons (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:33:56 GMT)

    Every so often, Jamal Crawford gets to remind everyone that he can still be a prolific scorer.

  • [New York Daily News] Assist Melo! Derek Fisher wants help for Anthony in 4th (Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:29:35 GMT)

    Anthony had to force two shots late in the fourth quarter and was 1-for-7 in the final 12 minutes.