2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics

Merry Christmas, everyone!

The Knicks host the Celtics this afternoon in a big game. If they win this one, the Knicks will actually become tied for the #3 seed in the entire Eastern Conference and ahead of the Celtics! How awesome would that be? Let’s hope that they give us all a fun Christmas present today with a win!

For our last Christmas TV special that we’ve been sharing, let’s go with the Star Wars Christmas Special! It’s fun and absurd at the same time!

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.25)

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony is the News’ New York Sportsperson of the Year
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:53:34 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony hasn’t thought about it, at least not yet. There’s been too much work to do.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony looks to stay mellow vs. Celtics after ejection
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:44:08 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s latest branding slogan is also a reflection of his matured state of mind.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks ‘excited’ about Christmas Day matchup at MSG
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 6:28:12 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks were down after a 17-win season and were left out of the Christmas Day lineup last season. But when the schedule came out for this season, Carmelo Anthony saw a Christmas gift: Knicks vs. Celtics at Madison Square Garden at noon on Sunday, Dec. 25.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Derrick Rose back in the groove but a big-time test awaits
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 3:57:50 PM)

    Though Derrick Rose got blocked at the rim on a rare driving dunk attempt Thursday by Orlando center Bismack Biyombo — a play that scorched the internet — take it as a good sign. Rose is feeling his oats, back spasms in the rear-view mirror. The Knicks are 2-0 since Rose returned from back woes,…

  • [NYPost] Christmas is when Carmelo gets validation — and revenge?
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:44:40 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony hardly can contain himself — akin to a kid envisioning his presents under a decorated tree. It’s not just the honor of kicking off the Christmas card at noon, but it also is playing the Knicks’ longtime rivals from Boston and attempting to avenge November’s disastrous night in Beantown. As a Brooklyn native,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis says he’s ready to play in Christmas matchup with Celtics
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 12:10:07 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis said he’ll be ready to play in Sunday’s Christmas matchup with the Celtics.

  • [SNY Knicks] ‘Tis the season: Holiday is the ‘throw in’ that keeps on giving
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 11:28:19 AM)

    Phil Jackson receives a ton of flak for the money he’s spent on Joakim Noah, but he gets literally zero credit for the lower-priced value he’s brought to New York, and Holiday may be the best of the bunch.