2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nets

If the Knicks want to finally start settling their whole “can’t win on the road” rep, tonight would be a great time to do so, as they don’t even have to travel outside New York City! They can pretend that it’s the Garden!

Plus, the Nets are not that good. So this really has to be a win.

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.12.14)

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina playing fearlessly, meeting challenges head on
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:24:49 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek tried to keep a straight face when he said he didn’t think rookie Frank Ntilikina had some extra juice when he played against the more hyped Lonzo Ball Tuesday night. But no one was buying it.

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter will play through back and hip pain
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1:59:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter estimates he’s only “40-50 percent” healthy, but he doesn’t plan on sitting out.

  • [SNY Knicks] Loud Mouths: Is The Garden blooming again?
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:07:51 PM)

    Michael Rapaport and Jon Hein discuss the atmosphere during the Knicks’ overtime win over the Lakers at the Garden on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] After historic night, Porzingis still only focused on playoffs
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:25:22 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis lived up to his “Unicorn” moniker as he did something in Tuesday night’s overtime win over the Laker no NBA player has ever done.

  • [SNY Knicks] The French Prince outplayed Lonzo Ball down the stretch on Tuesday night
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:00:57 AM)

    NEW YORK — With all the hype surrounding Lonzo Ball and his family on Tuesday night in a nationally televised game at Madison Square Garden, it was easy to forget about the Knicks own soft-spoken rookie point guard, Frank Ntilikina.

  • [NYDN] Knicks won’t shut down Enes Kanter despite nagging injuries
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:23:40 PM)

    Enes Kanter expects to play on Thursday night in Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean the Knicks’ chatty center is operating at maximum capacity.

  • [NYDN] Nas takes subtle dig at Lonzo Ball following Knicks win
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:34:59 AM)

    Lonzo Ball may think the world is his, but rapper Nas disagrees.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Jahlil Okafor Gets a Second Chance, and Nets Get a Bargain
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:49:20 PM)

    Okafor, the No. 3 draft pick in 2015, lost his spot to Joel Embiid in Philadelphia but now has the opportunity to develop in Brooklyn.

  • [NYPost] Maybe a trip to Brooklyn can cure Knicks’ travel ills
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:41:38 PM)

    The Knicks are about to experience perhaps the most accursed four-letter word in their vocabulary. Road. OK, they’re going to Brooklyn on Thursday and it’s not a six-hour journey — although it can be with traffic — but the road so far has made for some very long nights for the Knicks. They are an…

  • [NYPost] ‘You know he’s 19?’: Knicks rookie growing before their eyes
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:51:38 PM)

    Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina stood up to LeBron James, even — gasp! — shoved the King. He went up against fellow rookie Lonzo Ball, who has about three tons of hype on him. Ntilikina outscored Ball, 7-2, in the fourth quarter and overtime. Ntilikina improves by the hour. But perhaps the most impressive aspect about…

  • [NYPost] Why hurting Enes Kanter won’t stop: the season of heartbreak
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1:36:13 PM)

    Enes Kanter is barely over 50 percent healthy with a sore back and hip. Yet the Knicks center wants to keep playing. Why? The 2014-15 season. He finished that season with the Thunder, who missed the playoffs through a tiebreaker with the Pelicans. So Kanter sees every game, even those in November and December, as…

  • [NYPost] Instagram model takes Porzingis pursuit to courtside
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:06:56 AM)

    He shoots, he scores? After Kristaps Porzingis started following fitness model Jen Selter on Instagram, the Knicks’ beloved unicorn made his presence known by doling out a handful of likes to the “belfie” queen. Selter ultimately returned the favor, and the two then were within distance of each other Tuesday night. Selter sat near LaVar…