Knicks 108 Pacers 101: KIDS INCORPORATED!

Porzingis with 40 points and 6 blocks.

Frank Ntilikina playing the fourth quarter, hitting two treys, and poking the ball away from the Pacers at will.

WOW! If this is a glimpse at the future, I need a DeLorean. On second thought, I’m fine with the journey at normal speed.

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

Tonight is a very nice test for the Knicks. The Suns were a surprising 4-4 when the Knicks beat them, but they were getting it done with smoke and mirrors, as they had the third-worst SRS in the NBA. The Knicks are currently about middle of the road in SRS (they still have a negative SRS, but they’ve obviously been improving as of late). The Pacers, though, have a positive SRS, so this will be a real test to measure the Knicks’ improvement.

The two players that the Pacers got for Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, have been absolutely BEASTING this season. I had been a Sabonis fan, but I will admit that I didn’t expect anything from him after how poorly he played last season, so this turnaround has been astounding.

Hopefully the Knicks can get over .500 tonight!

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.05)

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis: ‘I believe’ I can be the NBA’s best
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:07:12 PM)

    Less than a week after Enes Kanter lobbied for Kristaps Porzingis to be in the MVP conversation, ex-Knicks center Tyson Chandler said Friday he believes the 7-foot-3 Latvian has a chance to be the game’s best player. The compliments are pouring in for Porzingis after he’s weaved the best scoring start to a season in…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter on Porzingis, problems in Turkey and dinner with Trump
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:19:41 AM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter, acquired from the Thunder in the Carmelo Anthony trade, takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Have you seen anyone like Kristaps Porzingis? A: I didn’t watch Dirk [Nowitzki] when he was in his age, but I would say maybe Dirk. But besides that, I really…

  • [NYPost] Why ‘Cheese’ isn’t smiling anymore for the Knicks
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 7:53:38 AM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has managed to wipe the smile off the face of the man known as “Cheese.’’ Mindaugas Kuzminskas, the forgotten Lithuanian who became a fan favorite last season as a rookie, has been inactive for all eight games, donning a suit on the bench. Kuzminskas admits to being sad about his predicament…

  • [NYDN] Porzingis now believes in his ability to become NBA’s best
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:19:08 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis at first sounded sheepish.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis says brother’s comments were ‘taken out of context’
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 6:54:00 AM)

    The Latvian stopped short of condemning the words of his brother and agent, Janis.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis doing his part to bring buzz back to MSG
    (Sunday, November 05, 2017 12:46:06 AM)

    It is the most exciting six seconds to happen at Madison Square Garden in years.

  • [NY Newsday] Mike D’Antoni sees franchise in Kristaps Porzingis
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:23:01 PM)

  • [NY Newsday] Patrick Ewing finally gets his shot at coaching
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 6:48:50 PM)

    Patrick Ewing walked beneath the basket where he had scored a good chunk of his 24,915 career points. He folded his 7-foot frame behind a cloth-covered table and nodded at the several dozen reporters who were on hand for his first news conference as a head coach at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks on the clock to do something in busy early season
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 6:46:00 PM)

    It’s normally not that busy at the start of the season, but already one coach has been fired (Earl Watson) in Phoenix, two high-profile players could be moved at any time (Eric Bledsoe and Jahlil Okafor) and the Knicks are on the clock to do something.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Porzingis on strong start to season
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:10:36 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis and head coach Jeff Hornacek discuss the early season success for Porzingis as well as the team’s recent hot streak.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kuzminskas still waiting first minutes with Knicks this season
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:30:36 PM)

    Knicks SG Mindaugas Kuzminskas is still awaiting his turn in the team’s rotation this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Beasley’s scoring outburst helped Knicks finish off Suns
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:30:03 AM)

    Michael Beasley made the most out of his 17 minutes last night against the Suns with a scoring outburst to help give the Knicks a solid lead late in the game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis hears MVP chants again after 37-point night in the Garden
    (Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:06:30 AM)

    Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis had Madison Square Garden on its feet the entire night as he poured in 37 points in the 120-107 win over the Suns.