2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pacers

The last time that the Knicks were the #9 seed when they took on the #8 seed, they defeated the Miami Heat on the road, so hopefully they can repeat the feat against the Indiana Pacers!

It will be tough going without KP and THJ, but hey, ya never know!

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.12.04)

  • [ESPN] Porzingis, Hardaway out Monday at Indiana
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 7:32:18 PM)

    The Knicks have ruled Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. out for Monday’s game against the Pacers. Porzingis has a sprained ankle and is ill, and Hardaway has a stress injury to his left shin.

  • [ESPN] Knicks without Porzingis, Hardaway vs. Magic
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 2:36:40 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis — under the weather and injured — and Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will miss the Knicks’ Sunday matchup against the Magic, but New York will be able to play Frank Ntilikina, who previously was questionable with an ankle injury.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek complains about free throw disparity in loss
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 3:26:55 PM)

    The Knicks were shorthanded and Jeff Hornacek believes they were also shortchanged.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis-less Knicks fall to Magic, 105-100
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 2:50:42 PM)

    The Knicks were forced to play without Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway, Porzingis won’t travel with Knicks for Monday’s game at Pacers
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:22:02 PM)

    Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and forward Kristaps Porzingis will not travel with the team for Monday’s road game against the Indiana Pacers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to .500 with 105-100 loss to Vucevic, Magic
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:35:00 PM)

    The Knicks fell to 11-11 after they lost to Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic, 105-100, Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Today’s game: Knicks vs. Magic, 3:30 p.m.
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 2:00:00 PM)

    Two days after allowing three Golden State Warriors to score 20-plus points in a 21-point loss, the Orlando Magic travel to New York on Sunday afternoon to face a Knicks team that could be missing its most dangerous weapon.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Magic down stretch without Kristaps Porzingis or Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 8:34:00 PM)

    The Knicks already were going to be without Kristaps Porzingis when word came that Tim Hardaway Jr. couldn’t play because of a leg injury. Things didn’t get much better for them after that.

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina struggles after good first half
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 8:32:37 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina returned to the Knicks’ lineup after missing the previous game with a sprained left ankle, but he was a spectator for much of the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon.

  • [NYPost] The Kristaps Porzingis backup plan is proving he belongs
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 8:11:31 PM)

    A walking bucket. That’s what Michael Beasley labeled himself back in August. And when called upon, the 6-foot-9 forward has looked like the scorer believes he is. Making his third start of the season for Kristaps Porzingis (sprained right ankle, illness) on Sunday, Beasley notched a team-high 21 points on 10-of-19 shooting in a 105-100…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks won’t get to feast on league’s worst like they should
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:47:28 PM)

    On paper, Sunday seemed like the start of something really good for the Knicks: Nine consecutive games mainly against NBA standings bottom-feeders. Only one team, the Pacers who are Monday’s opponent in Indiana, resided above .500. And the Pacers did so by one game. Yup, looking good. But the Knicks needed to start the run…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fade in fourth as missing weapons takes its toll
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:13:20 PM)

    The supporting cast wasn’t ready for starring roles. Without an injured Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. — whose surprising absence was announced to teammates just minutes before Sunday’s tipoff at Madison Square Garden — the Knicks overcame an early 17-point hole, but struggled in the closing minutes without their top two scorers, falling to…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ injury problems get worse with Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:15:59 AM)

    The Knicks weren’t prepared to play without Tim Hardaway Jr. Most of his teammates weren’t even aware it was a possibility. “Tim was definitely a surprise to all of us. I think even to himself,” forward Michael Beasley said. “But that [injury] bug is going around. It’s hitting hard.” With leading-scorer Kristaps Porzingis already sidelined…