2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pelicans Post author By Brian Cronin Post date December 30, 2017 81 Comments on 2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pelicans Another road game, at least it is against a team that isn’t that good. KP vs. The Brow!! Let’s go, Knicks! ← HoopsHype: No team is shooting or making fewer three-pointers than the Knicks → Knicks Morning News (2017.12.31) 81 replies on “2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pelicans” I’d love the Knicks to get the Pelicans’ first rounder either this year or next. So, here’s to hoping that Lee and OQ really shine tonight! got a good (read: totally irrational) feeling on the game tonight… not so much cuz I think the knicks will play exceptionally well, but, rather that the pelicans will find a way to lose this game… go knicks… I’m really starting to hate Jarrett Jack Jarrett Jack is like having a coach on the court. Literally. wow that was pathetic D by Lee on Moore Jarrett Jack is like having a coach on the court. Literally. Early leader for comment of the game. You set the bar high PT! can’t say frank ain’t got no style…good try on the behind the back pass – it looked a little weird because it seems he can wrap his arm around his body two or three times… excited for when he starts really getting loose… frankie stylz… Cousins seems like such a joyless soul. Rondo, too. Mike Beasley gets buckets so effortlessly sometimes. Ron Baker doing his classic “x minutes played, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks” thing Frankie! Clyde is horrified about Cousins game, I love it hahahah It’s nice to see Frank keeping up his aggression. Sessions is in. Hornacek aka Mr Buzzkill puts in Ramon Sessions of course we’ve come to learn – a double digit lead in the first half, doesn’t really mean much… better than being down though… rondo and cousins definitely give off a serious bad mojo kind of vibe… imagine being stuck with them and rose on a cross country car ride… Ouch Ron ain’t so pretty no more Beasley’s career summed up in 30 seconds – a make followed by a dumb foul The star system at work. If OQ did that, it would have been a flagrant 1. That’s a beautiful finish by KP on the PNR. He’s not strong enough to get to the rim a lot but that six foot bank shot is probably pretty high percentage for him. Knicks really bombing away from 3PT tonight, they have a whole four attempts #howsitgoink Damn, Cousins has more turnovers this season than LeBron or Russell Westbrook Knicks really bombing away from 3PT tonight, they have a whole four attempts #howsitgoink Pretty good they’re up by 14 KP and Frank Ntilikina are carrying the team on the road. The future! spending some time with tony parker has got our young mister ntilikina feeling juiced… The AD/Ron call was terrible, but I’m sorry, that play was hilarious Did Jack get hurt? I guess if he doesn’t start the 2nd half… it’s not ron’s fault he turned back from the teen wolf on his way to blocking the shit out of AD You know this lead will evaporate muy rapido. OTOH, the Pelicans are a really dumb team so we may have a chance. OTOH, the Pelicans are a really dumb team so we may have a chance. They really are shockingly stupid. Dave Bliss always sounds pretty good in his short interviews Pretty sure Rebecca and Dave Bliss are an item. Here comes the comeback… Well, the Pelicans are indeed incredibly stupid. the nice thing about lance starting is that I can find myself rooting for Beasley to come in without feeling stupid Any team that signs Cousins to a max deal deserves eternal purgatory Man, if you take Davis out of this team I don’t think they win 25. Sometimes I forget just how damn good he is. Apparently if you take TH Jr out of the Knicks they won’t win 25 games either. The Bease is on today Now we know where Noah is on the depth chart. Just behind 9 center fouls, a few minutes of Kanter guarding AD, Ramon Sessions and Ron Baker’s mangled face. Baker has been incredibly useless today. The Bease is guaranteeing the loss now. We’ve gone from Iso Melo to Iso KP to Iso Beasley. @40 Baker is incredibly useless every day. Now we go to the Jack-Frank backcourt, this game is officially over. Wow we are so bad on the road, just completely fall apart when the other team goes on any kind of a run. I’m fine with the loss, I just hate seeing Cousins win any game. Can we just fucking tank already? The Knicks are stinking up the 4th quarter again, but there’s also some pretty atrocious officiating going on, too. Can we just fucking tank already? These jabronis are a step ahead of you, Bruno Jack has seriously outlived his usefulness. If we are trying to win games it’s crazy Noah is getting no minutes good for noah…what a mess our roster is…what is it, like 40% of our payroll is at the center position… Noah actually looks somewhat lively Holy shit let’s win Helluva flurry by KP, fear it’s setting up another heartbreaking loss though. We really are getting hosed by the refs tonight I may have to apologize to Jack. 🙂 SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DUNK AND SHOOT THREES?! “Okay guys, run that play where everyone runs around all confused and Enes shoots a three-pointer” Somehow we’re gonna fuck up this possession bigly Iso Lee? 🙂 hahahahaha… no, please – don’t let them do that again… thankfully enes wasn’t in the game… There’s hope here because we’re playing a knucklehead team rom baker revenge game Holy shit the Knicks pulled it out!! Everyone on this board was 100% sure that shot was going in What a weird win! Noah and Jack playing in the 4th, Porzingis shooting a three and dunking instead of turnaround mid range shots, a team that’s actually dumber than we are… a lot of unexpected stuff. NO could really use the outside shooting of Lee… 🙂 A win is a win! Did the Pellies seriously play six guys 30 minutes or more? That seems ill-considered. I honestly have no idea why Alvin Gentry is still a head coach in the NBA. the pelicans got issues for sure… knicks aren’t exactly without talent – just crazy inconsistent… inconsistent and poor play aside – good group of guys to root for… there are some teams wherein it’s different contributors each night – just not a lot of them are at the top of the standings… encouraging play from both kp & frank…nice to see frank becoming more demonstrative on the bench… both of those young guys seem to have an excellent competitive nature… Some good stuff in that win. The underused Frank/KP two-man game. There was some double rolling with KP and Kanter. KP finally producing late again. Decent Noah sighting. Pretty good defense considering 2 all-stars bigs. Better 3 pt defense… Solid enough win. Any complaints about KP’s line tonight? 30 points on 22 FGA, 7 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals, 5 fouls, and 2 blocks in 32 minutes on the road. Knicks had 6 turnovers tonight, nice job by the guards. KP is gonna be a monster if he stops taking those shitty mid range jumpers. KP is gonna be a monster if he stops taking those shitty mid range jumpers. One the one hand, it’s not like we need to worry about winning this season so it would be nice if he was learning some moves that would allow him to create efficiently in isolation further down the line. On the other hand, I’m worried he’s going to start falling into bad habits instead of taking 3s and dunking on people. Yeah, that was a good KP game for sure. Anyone see Mitchell’s line tonight? He’s lucky Frank wasn’t guarding him. Seriously tho I’m happy for him. Seems like a great kid who has a bright future ahead of him. Yeah, his interviews are also always humble, he seems to have a good head on his shoulders too. That was Lebron’s 7 straight loss in Utah. On KP, the Knicks should really just stop featuring him as an iso scorer. Just remove iso plays with him from the playbook until he is physically capable of overpowering smaller defenders. This will put a higher workload on the guards obviously but even with Jack and Ntilikina’s obvious issues as main ball handlers, he still produces much better when he’s involved in the offense instead of being asked to get the ball in the elbow / post areas and do something. While Jack and Frank aren’t real threats in the pick and roll, they are adequate passers off picks and at least it opens some posessions where a defensive lapse leaves KP free to roll or to get an open shot. On the topic of insane performances, Curry just came back from injury and went supernova against the Grizzlies. 38 points in 17 shots with 2 (!) Free throws. Frank Ntilikina keeps on getting better and better. He should be starting with KP. Their two man +/- is the best on the team. Comments are closed.