2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Spurs

Sorry, I thought that this was going to be an 8pm game for TNT.

Anyhow, the Knicks are actually holding tight with the Spurs through the first, down 14-9.

This would be a remarkable win if they could it off.

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.02)

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: How Much Will Isaiah Thomas Improve the Cavaliers?
    (Tuesday, January 02, 2018 3:26:47 AM)

    The key player acquired for Kyrie Irving, Thomas is a tremendous offensive talent, but he might not do much for Cleveland’s defensive shortcomings.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek explains why Frank Ntilikina isn’t starting yet
    (Monday, January 01, 2018 2:39:28 PM)

    Hornacek said that in order to get him 30-plus minutes they may not have a choice but to start him.

  • [NYDN] Knicks hope to carry momentum of rare road win into new year
    (Monday, January 01, 2018 1:58:20 PM)

    The Knicks will be home again on Tuesday.

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek won’t alter Knicks’ plans for tough back-to-back
    (Monday, January 01, 2018 5:17:52 PM)

    The Knicks play Tuesday against the Spurs and Wednesday against the Wizards. Suffice to say a back-to-back set is not the Knicks’ preferred modus operandi. They have had seven back-to-backs and are just 2-5 in the second games of such sets. Now when the opponent faces a similar scenario, the Knicks have feasted. Ten times…

  • [NYPost] Knicks have to savor every win during brutal stretch
    (Monday, January 01, 2018 3:38:28 PM)

    When the NBA schedule-maker revealed his work for 2017-18, the Knicks saw a stretch that began around Christmas and lasted seemingly forever. All the positive vibes and harmony established by some unexpected early-season success easily could go up in flames. The Knicks started the segment with an even bigger surprise: they beat Boston. Then came…

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis takes control during crunch time for Knicks
    (Monday, January 01, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The ball has a way of finding Kristaps Porzingis late in games, as evidenced by his scoring seven of the Knicks’ final nine points in a 105-103 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. The 7-3 forward, however, deflects talk about his being the “go-to guy.”