2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Suns

Tonight, the Knicks travel to Phoenix to take on the shitty Suns in the third game of this road trip, which has gone very well so far.

The Knicks get Golden State next, so it would be good for the Knicks to win tonight to get to five games over .500. Five games over .500! Can you imagine that?!?! That would be amazing. Hell, I’m super pumped about them being four games over .500! So come on, Knicks, take advantage of another shitty team!

Every game between now and Christmas (including Christmas’s game) I’ll feature a clip from a 1970s Christmas special.

Today, we take a look at the 1974 Perry Como Christmas Special, where Rich Little plays Jack Benny (Jack Benny’s shtick was that he was really cheap) as Santa Claus. Check out the hilarious off-the-cuff reaction of a little extra. It’s annoyingly not embeddable.

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.13)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Detroit and the Pistons Are One Again
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:28:47 AM)

    The N.B.A. franchise will reclaim the city identity it left behind when it took up residence in the suburbs in 1978.

  • [NYTimes] The Best N.B.A. Games This Week: Knicks vs. Warriors, and Three Others
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 7:33:20 PM)

    The Knicks have progressed, but they face a roadblock in Golden State on Thursday. The Celtics visit San Antonio on Wednesday.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek downplays return to Phoenix
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:12:42 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek downplays return to Phoenix

  • [ESPN] Jay Z takes shot at Jackson over use of ‘posse’
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:02:57 AM)

    Jay Z takes shot at Jackson over use of ‘posse’

  • [ESPN] Knicks approaching top-10 status in NBA Power Rankings?
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 10:36:27 AM)

    Knicks approaching top-10 status in NBA Power Rankings?

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Rose, Porzingis play big in win over Lakers
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 6:01:33 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Rose, Porzingis play big in win over Lakers

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Have the Knicks shown they’re legitimate playoff contenders?
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 6:11:10 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson recently gave coaching advice to Luke Walton
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 3:45:48 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson gave coaching advice to Lakers head coach Luke Walton as recently as three weeks ago, reports Marc Berman in the NY Post.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings continues to be the Knicks’ X-Factor
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 1:30:36 PM)

    Knicks PG Brandon Jennings had 19 points, four assists, and three rebounds during Sunday night’s win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis had a huge night against the Lakers
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 11:30:08 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis had a huge game during Sunday night’s 118-112 win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ depth proving key in win over Lakers, 11-4 run
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 8:35:23 AM)

    While Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose are big names who have proved their worth, the New York Knicks have won 11 of their last 15 games in large part because of their depth.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek downplaying return to Phoenix
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 9:22:33 PM)

    PHOENIX — Jeff Hornacek’s coaching career got off to a good start with the Suns, but it ended quickly and by most accounts unfairly.

  • [NYDN] Woman claiming Knicks player assaulted her says she has video
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 11:00:00 PM)

    A Brooklyn woman claims a Kylie O’Quinn and his jealous girlfriend viciously assaulted her.

  • [NYDN] Jay Z takes dig at Phil Jackson while introducing LeBron James
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 8:48:42 PM)

    Even Jay Z is getting a shot in at Phil Jackson these days.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek has reason to stick out his tongue at Suns GM in Phoenix
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 10:37:11 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek arrived in Phoenix as something of a vindicated coach, a man who was scapegoated and undercut by the Suns.

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s advice to Brandon Jennings is paying off in big way
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 5:21:18 PM)

    PHOENIX — When Brandon Jennings agreed to sign with the Knicks to be Derrick Rose’s point-guard caddie, team president Phil Jackson told him to aim for Sixth Man of the Year honors. Jennings is heeding the advice of the Zen Master. Jennings’ numbers don’t jump off the stat sheet — just his play. He’s the…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek’s Knicks offense has scrapped Phil’s triangle: Walton
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 3:54:01 PM)

    PHOENIX — Jeff Hornacek is getting the last laugh on the hapless Suns. He returns to this city where he still owns a home, riding a wave of momentum with a 14-10 record as Knicks coach, good for third place in the East, and amid an allegation from a credible source he is not running…

  • [NYPost] The startling, happy reality of how good Knicks look
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 11:46:20 AM)

    PHOENIX – We know all of the things that can drive you batty about the Knicks, starting at the top, starting with Phil Jackson and his propensity for generating the kind of buzz that most team presidents shy away from. You can get weak in the knees when you think too much about the 3…

  • [NYPost] This is the Knicks’ opportunity to strike, and they know it
    (Monday, December 12, 2016 8:27:12 AM)

    All of a sudden the raging-hot Knicks, at 14-10, are tied for third place in the Eastern Conference with Charlotte. Following Sunday night’s 118-112 victory over the Lakers at Staples Center, the Knicks are 9-3 in their last 12 and have won four straight road games, including the first two on this five-game West Coast…