2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

Oops, I thought that this game was at 8pm. My bad!

Anyhow, the Knicks host the Indiana Pacers in a big game in terms of keeping them in the top half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Derrick Rose is back, which is big.

Every game up until (and including) Christmas, I’ll share a bit from a classic TV Christmas Special.

Here’s Judy Garland singing a Christmas medley with her daughter, Liza, and Jack Jones on Garland’s Christmas special…

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.20)

  • [NYTimes] Derrick Rose’s Value to Knicks Shows When He’s Sidelined
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:46:39 AM)

    Although Rose, the 2001 N.B.A. most valuable player, may not be the force he once was, the Knicks’ statistics suffer when he is not on the floor.

  • [NYTimes] Coaching Transition at Syracuse Puts Bumps on Recruiting Trail
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:33:05 AM)

    With Jim Boeheim leaving at the end of this season, Mike Hopkins, the “head coach-designate,” is stepping into a larger role.

  • [NYTimes] An N.B.A. Gift on Christmas: Warriors at Cavaliers
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 7:19:37 PM)

    It’s the first meeting between the teams since Cleveland beat Golden State in Game 7 of the finals.

  • [NYPost] Knicks in limbo waiting for true Joakim Noah to reveal himself
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 5:39:35 PM)

    Every now and again, it’s useful to mosey over to YouTube and remind yourself of the player Joakim Noah was, and not all that long ago. In fact if you type in “Noah” and “highlights” and “2014,” the first thing that comes up is some video from a game played on Jan. 15 of that…

  • [NYPost] The Derrick Rose chain reaction that can solve Knicks’ problems
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 2:48:45 PM)

    The Knicks hope a cure-all for much of what ails them lately returns to the lineup Tuesday in Derrick Rose. “That’s the plan,” Rose, who has missed two-plus games with back spasms, said Monday after going through a full practice at the Knicks’ Tarrytown facility. “He didn’t complain of any back spasms or anything like…

  • [NYPost] How Kristaps Porzingis wants to get mind right before his shot
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 1:56:55 PM)

    Relax. Think happy thoughts. Be part of the whole. Maybe a simple relaxation technique is what Kristaps Porzingis needs. The 7-foot-3 second-year Knicks forward has been slumping with his shot lately. Over 13 games — more than just a tiny sample — Porzingis has shot .401 (89-of-222). Very un-unicorn like. And some of it stems…

  • [SNY Knicks] Three challenges facing the Knicks
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 2:00:52 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose expected to return Tuesday against Pacers
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 12:30:38 PM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose is expected to return Tuesday night against the Pacers, head coach Jeff Hornacek said Monday.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose set to return for Knicks’ game vs. Pacers
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 10:51:23 AM)

    Derrick Rose declared himself healthy and ready for Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose plans to play for Knicks on Tuesday
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 7:44:28 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose was one of the last players to leave the court after Monday’s practice as he tested his back to make sure he will be able to return to the Knicks’ lineup.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA gives a vote to media, players for its All-Star Game selections
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 12:46:00 PM)

    The NBA is adding players and media to the voting process in a change to the way starters for the All-Star Game are selected.

  • [ESPN] What to watch for tonight during the Knicks’ game against Indiana
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:00:29 AM)

    What to watch for tonight during the Knicks’ game against Indiana

  • [ESPN] Knicks guard Rose returns from back spasms
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 2:31:37 PM)

    Knicks guard Rose returns from back spasms

  • [ESPN] What to watch for during Knicks’ 3-game homestand
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 6:00:39 AM)

    What to watch for during Knicks’ 3-game homestand