2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hornets

The hard part of the schedule starts now, but really, this should still be a competitive game, even playing without KP.

A win here would be HUGE.

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.12.18)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Kobe Bryant, a Double Salute, With Two Numbers Headed to the Rafters
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 7:59:25 AM)

    For two decades in the N.B.A., Bryant was almost singular in his intensity. And on Monday night, the numbers he wore — No. 8 and 24 — will be retired.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter says he’ll be ‘fine’ after neck injury Saturday night
    (Sunday, December 17, 2017 9:25:54 AM)

    Enes Kanter said he’ll be “fine” despite his latest ailment, a neck injury that caused him to see double after Andre Roberson came down on the back of his head and neck while they battled for a rebound Saturday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks use team approach to surge forward without Kristaps Porzingis
    (Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:35:16 PM)

    The afterglow of the Knicks outplaying the Thunder in Carmelo Anthony’s Madison Square Garden homecoming on Saturday night probably lasted into the wee hours. They feel that good about themselves after their season-high fourth straight victory.

  • [NYPost] Knicks not ruling out a Kristaps Porzingis return versus Hornets
    (Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:55:28 PM)

    On Saturday, there was a notion Kristaps Porzingis — who is recovering from a sore left knee that he tweaked against the Nets — would be available to play against the Thunder. False alarm. Now for Monday’s game in Charlotte, where the Knicks will seek a fifth straight victory, Porzingis has officially been listed as…

  • [NYPost] Doug McDermott is proof the Knicks are becoming one
    (Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:37:32 PM)

    Michael Beasley was on his way to his second 30-point night of the season for the Knicks. Virtually everything he tossed up went in — inside, outside, from deep. Midway through the fourth quarter Saturday, the Thunder were teetering, fatigued from the three overtimes they played the previous night in Philadelphia. Beasley had an open…

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley stepping up as Knicks deal with injuries to stars
    (Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:50:54 AM)

    Michael Beasley didn’t even get off the bench in six of the Knicks’ first 18 games, biding his time and awaiting an opportunity.