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!
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Snagged a pair of tickets to this tonight. It was about half the cost of going to the Garden.
I’m stoked, let’s go!
OT: Is Horny a championship caliber coach or a stop gap like Marc Jackson/Stan Van Gundy?
OAK, same here. Sitting at 210. Row 3. Lets GO!
The ISP’s are gonna be coming for Knickerblogger soon. We know too much.
No more Knick Neutrality
I really want to see McDermott start until Tim is healthy. Then bring Baker as the first wing and Dotson as the second wing off the bench. That lets Lance keep his standard role of backing up KP and keeps Beasley and all his turnovers, no defense and ball stopping out of the rotation only to be used as a last resort when our offense is really struggling.
I also would love to see us cut Beasley and Sessions and give Hayes and Burke contracts to see if they have any kind of future with the team. Both are killing it in D-League.
The Knicks already have Isaiah Hicks and Luke Kornet on two-way contracts. I wonder if those guys would get a look before Hayes/Burke/anyone else, or if those guys would be cut before someone with a guaranteed NBA contract.
Very tough game to predict, but I’m feeling optimistic. I’ve also just finished a glass of wine…
I’m totally with you!
Though for the callup, between Kornet, Hayes, and Hicks, bring up the one who plays the best perimeter D. I’d guess Kornet will not be coming up until a C is traded, probably OQ.
Let’s hope we get another great performance from Porzingis and Ntilikina!
A good Kristaps pass leading to a a shooting foul on Lance is the rarest of Knicks plas
Kristaps reads my posts
Lee’s jumper is so solid, feels like every shot is going to go in.
Kristaps gonna get a triple double tonight
Get a fucking rebound
Those were some lucky bounces for the Nets.
Home court advantage I guess.
Off topic in the timeout, but the Pistons are really struggling as of late. Hawks taking it to them.
Love Ron getting some early burn this last few games.
The good thing about playing in Brooklyn is that even though it is technically an “away game,” the heavy Knicks fan turnout and proximity to the Garden makes it another home game.
Ntilikina is catching up again now it seems like. Good to see.
Just keep Frank and Ron in there. Fun to watch them play D.
Was worried about this game but a great start for the Knicks so far.
I really like Baker and Frank together. It helps the passing and the defense quite a lot.
Ron Baker the Playmaker.
This second unit is balling.
Couple nice possessions right there!
It sure is purty when KP passes out of the post.
Porzingis has 4 assists, that’s very nice.
If he can consistently pass out of double teams like this the offense will be in a very good place.
KP3 dropping dimes dropping dimes
Knicks really solid at both ends tonight. They need to put the hammer down now.
The Knicks have 14 assists and 3 turnovers only, 4 for Frank and KP, 3 for Jack. They’re moving the ball like in the promising first stretch of wins.
KP has learned to pass out of the double team almost overnight. Very encouraging to see.
We’re really passing the ball.
Levert is good.
Nice to see Kanter exploiting the small ball Nets.
Pretty funny, after that dumb foul by Kanter you could read Hornacek’s lips: “He does that stupid shit all the time”
Kristaps just asked out and doesn’t look super happy
KP just asked to come out of the game, sat down and was grabbing his left knee.
Well, the Tank could be back on.
Shocked to see the Knicks blow a big lead by giving up a bunch of 3pters.
This really went to shit in a hurry
After a nice 1st half, Jarrett Jack turned into a pumpkin in the 2nd.
Hornacek left this pathetic lineup in much too long. Lance + Jack + Beasley + Kanter should not be out there together.
God forbid we are allowed to feel good about this team for a little bit, something always happens to knock us back to the reality that we’re fans of a shitty, snake bitten franchise.
Oh my… I don’t feel good about this.
Please, someone tell Hornacek that Jack can’t defend the perimeter.
Are we saving Frank for overtime or something?
Just tell me what’s up with Porzingis
And put Ron Baker in
Hornacek looks like he wants to cry.
Hornacek looks like someone who is worried about KP as much as/if not more than the game.
Coast to coast Beasley.
Also take Beasley out he’s too big of an idiot
Okay now take him out
Porzingis not coming back because of a “sore knee”
Beasley proving why he’s your favorite player’s favorite player.
A sore knee for a big man is never good. Ever.
Man Frank doesn’t even try to finish at the rim
This was a rollercoaster if I ever seen one.
He doesn’t have the legs to burst up and finish.
someone tell me not to panic
Somehow I have this feeling that Beasley will end up costing us this game
O’Quinn has been everywhere tonight
Frank looked to finish at the rim that time!!
Beasley is so damn stupid holy shit.
Baker would get more minutes if he cut his hair
I love you Ron whatever your hair looks like
Lee for MVP.
I love you Courtney Lee. Great hustle by Mark Hamill.
Garbage call on Kanter
These guy are so rootable.
Another exciting game!
Frank’s patented big 3 every game!
Baker’s defense has been superb.
Can somebody get a rebound
LT with the dagger!!
Just keep playing Frank and Ron.
Agreed. It feels so good to have a rootable Knicks team.
When Lance Thomas gets a big 3 it just has to be the Knicks night
Is Baker’s contract looking less bad now?
It’s like a guilty pleasure to root for them, but root is what I’ll do.
I always root for the Knicks to win when I watch, but I understand and am okay with tanking when appropriate.
Frank is +15 tonight.
Kid’s a winner. He’s going to be very good when he fills out and gets his legs NBA strong.
Would be feeling pretty excited after this win and with Melo coming to MSG on Saturday but KP’s injury puts a pretty big damper on tonight.
really fun win BUT
I predicted 110-105. Final is 111-104. Not bad@!
Hope KP is okay.
Yeah, it was a cool game, very entertaining. Now it’s fingers crossed for Porzingis.
IMHO, Ron’s no trade is not a big deal. because every GM in the league knows that if they trade for him, one of us will burn their house to the ground.
All we need for the bliss to last
Is that KP gets well, fast.
If not, this win was for naught
Cuz a Tank will be what we’ve got.
Frank with a sneaky pretty good line, 7 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals on 2 turnovers and 3/9 shooting. Ron also had 2 steals but it felt like he forced more turnovers than that.
Missed this to watch The Last Jedi. Sounds like a fun game, except, well, you know. My fingers are crossed so hard that they hurt.
Get used to these types of stat lines when Frank matures, except with more points.
You can live with that line from Frank-bad offense personally, but lots of assists, good defense only two turnovers and some rebounding. He can work on his shot.
Nice to see Courtney snap out of his recent funk. He’s a really good basketball player.
Pretty much every shot he took was a good look, he just needs to knock a few more of those down. It’s been a very promising stretch of play in the last 4 games.
Bondy says source not too concerned injury is serious
ps we really should be giving Noah some minutes, lance is just not useful out there
Call me crazy, but I think Kuz could have been getting some of those Lance minutes out there, but instead we kept Ramon Sessions on the team to be useless.
Agreed. He takes high percentage shots at such a young age. He’s so advanced. But he needs to work on strength and conditioning those legs. You can see he doesn’t have the strongest core and that will develop with work and time.
Give Lance’s minutes to Ronnie Bakes
Frank is little Giannis confirmed. Only much better looking.
I like Frank’s line. He played 27 minutes, got everyone involved, didn’t turn it over and played super defense. So what if he was 3-9 from the field. Hey, just saying, nobody is talking about Courtney Lee. He’s also playing great defense and picking up the slack left by THJr’s absence. There’s lots of loving to spread around.
@Clashfan – you were eerily close again on the final score. Crazy, I hope you are laying some bets on these predictions, you would be cashing in.
Nice win, another good game from Frank. Lance with the game winning 3, amazing. Lance goes from mostly useless to hero in a flash.
Lee’s playing so well on both ends that the only way I can imagine Perry trading him — at least while TH2 is out — is if he gets some absurd offer involving multiple picks and/or a stud young player. Which isn’t happening. Career year or not, he’s still 32-year-old Courtney Lee.
66.4 TS% (!)
And he’s second in the NBA in minutes played.
LeBron is preposterous. He’s 33 and he’s been the best player in the NBA pretty much every season since he was 21. Jordan maybe had a higher peak but nobody can touch that sustained excellence.
I don’t want it to be true, but LeBron is so ridiculous at this age and with all those miles you can’t help thinking about PED’s.
Lebron is on HGH. Its one of the league’s dirtiest secrets. The circumstantial evidence is superstrong.
good genetics, discipline, money for the best sports and health whatever…
he’s like the perfect athletic and competitive storm…
plus, from all outward appearances – a pretty good guy…
man’s a monster, he must be stopped…
Not a fan, but I have to agree Lebron is putting up eye popping numbers considering his age and all of those minutes on his body. What’s really astonishing is Kobe and Jordan were wiry and not too bulky. Lebron is carrying about 250 pounds up and down the court and doing the the heavy lifting every game. It’s absolutely amazing that he hasn’t gotten hurt more often and is still the best player in the league at 33.
just saw the kp interview…
i remember watching a game a few days ago and wondering why the heck kp wasn’t wearing some type of brace/supportive device on his ankles, knees and elbows…
if we ever hope of getting 70 games a year out of him in a consistent manner – he needs to be wrapped, head to toe, in duct tape…
Edit: forgot to include shoulders, gotta wrap them too…
LeBron is probably using PEDs. Playing in the NBA can earn you a shit ton of money and their drug testing policy is a joke-if a majority of NBA players aren’t using PEDs I’d be surprised. Why wouldn’t you?
Kristaps needs to holler at LeBron’s Miami doctor
I don’t buy much into the LeBron is on PEDs idea, I just think he has a freakish body and takes extreme care of himself.
I read somewhere today on Twitter a guy saying that’s it’s funny we’re all talking about Wade and Melo as if they’re these veterans about to retire and LeBron is having his best season statistically when they were drafted together. If the NBA had such an easy way with PEDs it would only make sense for LeBron to hook his best friends up too right? Then how are they so done physically? Or maybe everybody does it and were back to square one of LeBron just being a freak of nature and miles ahead of his peers.
I might be very naive or something but I think he’s just amazingly gifted.
LBJ’s been playing at 250+ for the last 8 years or so. If he was taking a steady diet of PED’s you’d think he’d have had some of those weird hip or tendon issues you saw with the baseball guys by now. He’s got the same body type as Karl Malone who still looks pretty much like he did when he was playing so I doubt he was on steroids. Still there are enough red flags (like rejuvenating trips to Miami) for LBJ that I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he was- though I’d guess it’s more occasional use than a steady thing.
Lebron’s actual weight was revealed in 2014 when he went on his “paleo diet.” Coincidentally, this happened in the months after Silver’s public pronouncements on changing the league’s PED testing policies during the Summer of 2013. Mind you, this was all begun by the renewed scrutiny MLB had garnered with the Alex Rodriguez Biogensis scandal, where he and other baseball players were reported, according to Tony Bosch, to have received PED from his Coral Gables “health clinic” on the outskirts of Miami. Even though baseball stars were linked to that clinic in the press, what was less reported upon was the possible connection Lebron James himself had with Bosch’s company from one of his former employees:
i don’t entirely buy the lebron on ped argument either….. when you’re great at basketball you’re probably going to be great for a long long time… and lebron is def in that category of player… i mean jordan played competent starter level basketball until he was 40… same with kareem…. same with stockton… magic took 5 years off… and then came back from AIDS… and proceeded to post a ws48 of .186….
i mean we talk about it because of his physique and all and i think some suspicion is justified but cp3 is also basically putting up a career year at 32….
what lebron is doing is entirely normal with what great basketball players do… he’s not kobe… he’s not mcgrady… he’s in another stratosphere…. and that stratosphere has vastly different age curves….
“I’ve been fucking hoes and poppin pillies man I feel just like a rockstar.” – Said Lebron James never.
guess no kp for saturday…i know it’s being greedy – but, I really wanted to beat the thunder saturday…
This is the look I give anyone who tells me Lebron was on a “paleo diet” he automatically stopped for no apparent reason was cycling off his PEDs. The dude’s head shrunk down and in for crying out loud in two fucking months!