2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

The Knicks are in Oklahoma City to play the Thunder tonight. Luckily, in a major piece of good news for the Knicks, Kevin Durant will be out for tonight’s game – he is still recovering from an injury. Without Kevin Durant, the Thunder are not a bad team, but they are a very beatable team, as so much of the squad’s success is built around the two man game of Westbrook and Durant.

This isn’t to say that tonight will be an easy win, of course, as Westbrook is an extremely strong player who happens to play a position that the Knicks have some trouble with. If they can’t stay in front of Mo Williams, how will they stay in front of Russell freakin’ Westbrook? So except Westbrook to get a lot of points.

But other than that, the Knicks should be right in this thing. I think they have a very good chance of taking this one and if so, that will mean that they will be over .500 13 games into the season. That’s kind of awesome, right?

Let’s go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.20)

  • [New York Times] Curry Too Hot for Paul in Spicy Californian Rivalry (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:36:28 GMT)

    Golden State talisman Stephen Curry continues to steal the spotlight from Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, consistently leaving his rival in his wake as he climbs toward the top rung of the NBA ladder.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Rally, Reach 13-0 With 124-117 Win Over Clippers (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:01:14 GMT)

    With an NBA championship in their back pocket, the Golden State Warriors never feel as though they’re out of a game. Even when trailing by 23 in the first half.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 124, Clippers 117: Stephen Curry and Warriors Erase 23-Point Deficit to Beat Clippers and Move to 13-0 (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:15:03 GMT)

    Curry scored 40 points to lead Golden State, which outscored Los Angeles by 70-49 in the second half. The Warriors need two wins to match the best record to start an N.B.A. season.

  • [New York Times] James, Love Lead Cavaliers Past Bucks, 115-100 (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:28:03 GMT)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently good listeners.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade Lead Heat to Victory Over Kings (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:08:52 GMT)

    Bosh had 23 points, and Miami beat visiting Sacramento 116-109.

  • [New York Times] Chris Bosh Leads Heat Past Kings (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 04:31:00 GMT)

    Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Miami beat Sacramento 116-109 on Thursday night, taking advantage of DeMarcus Cousins’s one-game suspension.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Phil may finally have shot to sell Durant on Knicks (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:22:07 GMT)

    The Knicks arrived in Oklahoma City on Thursday around the same time Kevin Durant was being inducted into the state’s Hall of Fame.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis not fan of his ‘Zinger’ nickname (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:18:56 GMT)

    Don’t call him Zinger. He prefers “K.P.” but seems open to suggestions.