2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Spurs

This teams makes no sense sometimes, so honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them somehow pull off the upset in San Antonio. They have played well here in recent years, winning once and coming one rimmed out three by Calderon from winning again two years ago.

Plus, no Kawhi tonight for the Spurs.

So, hey, stranger things have happened!

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.12.28)

  • [ESPN] Knicks guard Hardaway’s return still unclear
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:16:24 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. has increased his on-court activities but his return to the Knicks lineup is still undetermined.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks tumble down stretch to another road loss
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 12:06:42 AM)

    The brutal road stretch that started for the Knicks Wednesday night began in brutal fashion with another gut-wrenching loss.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway making progress but no timetable on return to Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 7:55:00 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. hasn’t been cleared for running yet, but he jogged over to the ball rack on the sideline, jogged back and shot a three-pointer.

  • [NYTimes] Bulls 92, Knicks 87: Knicks Let Big Lead Slip Away in Loss to Bulls
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 4:12:01 AM)

    The Knicks led by as many as 15 in Chicago, but Kris Dunn led a comeback for the Bulls as they edged ahead in the final moments.

  • [NYTimes] Suns Pull Off the Hidden-Rule Trick and Emerge With a Victory
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:04:29 AM)

    In the latest instance of a coach exploiting an obscure rule, the Suns avoided a goaltending call on a last-second inbounds pass that was dunked by Tyson Chandler for a win.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks crumble late in 92-87 loss to Bulls
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:30:00 PM)

    Kris Dunn scored 17 points, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and the surging Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Bulls, 8 p.m.
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:00:00 PM)

    The Chicago Bulls will go for their ninth win in 11 games when they return home to host the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at United Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway, Jr. making progress as he rehabs stress-reaction
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:11:27 PM)

    Hardaway, Jr. recently began jumping while shooting and is no longer wearing a brace.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek says Knicks won’t retreat like last year’s squad
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:35:35 AM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek implied that this year’s team is stronger-minded than the one that collapsed in the second half of last season.

  • [NYPost] Knicks reveal new ‘City Edition’ jersey
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:09:22 PM)

    Every NBA team is adding another alternate uniform, and the two local teams will highlight some of the best parts of the Big Apple with their “City Edition” threads. The Knicks will honor the New York City Fire Department. The jersey features an FDNY crest that says “Knicks” and “N.Y.C.” along with ladder and fire…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek questions Knicks’ physicality after latest road loss
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:36:51 PM)

    CHICAGO — It ended with a missed free throw by Jarrett Jack and a weird 3-point shot by Enes Kanter that Jeff Hornacek called in the huddle. It ended with the Knicks coach calling out his team for not being tough or “physical’’ enough late in games away from the Garden. It ended in disaster…

  • [NYPost] Willy Hernangomez knows decision on his Knicks’ future is coming
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 4:53:10 PM)

    CHICAGO — At the Knicks’ Christmas Eve practice, center Willy Hernangomez got clocked by assistant coach David Bliss during a one-on-one drill. The blow caused a big welt on his right cheek. It swelled up, got infected and the normally handsome Hernangomez wasn’t ready for a modeling gig on Christmas. “I was worried — national…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose speaks: I’m not depressed, and I’ll be back
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:18:07 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s time with the Cavaliers did not get off to a good start, and after deciding to take some time away from the team, there was plenty of speculation about the ex-Knicks point guard’s NBA future. He wants you to know he has one. Rose left the Cavs on Nov. 22, but rejoined his…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek thinks Hardaway Jr. won’t miss all of crucial stretch
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 7:18:11 AM)

    CHICAGO — Tim Hardaway Jr. said he hopes to be cleared to run next week, and Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek still is eyeing a January return after Tuesday’s latest reevaluation. In the latest update after Tuesday’s reevaluation with team doctors, the Knicks announced he still will “continue to be reevaluated weekly.” The Knicks said in…

  • [NYDN] Knicks center Joakim Noah will be inactive against Bulls
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 8:27:48 PM)

    Joakim Noah will not play at the United Center this season. And that’s only because he’s no longer good enough to make the roster.

  • [NYDN] Knicks blow lead late in fourth, fall to Bulls, 92-87
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017 8:27:17 PM)

    The Knicks blew it.