2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nets

The Great “Oh, We Get To Host the Grammys? Fuck the Knicks, Then!” Road Trip of 2018 begins today with a short trip to Brooklyn for the first MLK Day Game not at the Garden in thirty years. It’s annoying, but hey, I guess hosting the Grammys is a huge get for MSG. If it goes well, though, does that mean that that they’ll skip MLK Day games at the Garden going forward? That would suck.

Anyhow, the Knicks host the Nets in a game that would be very helpful for the Knicks to lose, considering draft position, but don’t worry, the Knicks will make sure to win just enough games to finish, like, #12, so they’ll almost certainly win today.

Let’s go! Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.15)

  • [NYDN] Knicks blow 19-point second-half lead in OT loss
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:29:47 PM)

    The Knicks suffered an OT loss for the second-straight game at the Garden.

  • [NYDN] Knicks make Trey Burke signing official, reunites with Hardaway
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:16:28 AM)

    The Knicks have added another player who can shoot the trey.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks, Squarespace offering 4 entrepreneurs $30,000 boost
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM)

    The New York Knicks want to help four entrepreneurs “make it.”

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks expect Trey Burke to give point an added dimension
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 2:19:26 AM)

    Trey Burke had been to the Garden before. He even defeated the Knicks with a buzzer-beating jumper while playing for Utah. But he had a little problem Sunday, his first day at work for the home team. “I got lost trying to go to the court,” Burke said before the Knicks’ 123-118 overtime loss to New Orleans.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks blow 19-point lead, lose to Pelicans in overtime
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 12:22:20 AM)

    After constructing a 19-point lead late in the third quarter, it got rough for the Knicks. They threw away the entire cushion and wound up having to work overtime, eventually falling to New Orleans.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Power Rankings: Warriors on Top at Midseason
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 5:38:51 AM)

    The Warriors, the Celtics, the Raptors and the Rockets made up a pretty good top four in the first half of the N.B.A. season, but the Cavaliers cannot be counted out.

  • [NYPost] Knicks had no answers for Anthony Davis in brutal beat
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:52:00 PM)

    The shot that let Anthony Davis know he was locked in didn’t even count. Just after the buzzer sounded to end the third quarter, with his team trailing the Knicks by 14, the Pelicans star heaved a full-court shot that swished through the net. “You never really make those,” Davis said. “It went in and…

  • [NYPost] Ranking latest punishing Knicks loss in pantheon of heartbreak
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:34:06 PM)

    Google Milt Palacio. Until Sunday, Palacio represented as stinging a loss as a New York-area team has experienced. Like ever. It was against the Nets, who won all of 26 games in 2000-01. But of the 56 defeats suffered that season, none were tougher to take than that loss to the Celtics, courtesy of “Miracle…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek threatens changes after ripping into Knicks
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:07:46 PM)

    Forty-seven seconds into the second half, Jeff Hornacek called timeout, and proceeded to rip into his players. A wide-open Anthony Davis jump shot infuriated the Knicks coach, continuing a pattern of sloppy starts in the third quarter. He’s not going to stands for it much longer. “We might have to change lineups going into the…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis gets philosophical after ‘painful’ collapse
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:45:43 PM)

    Through three quarters Sunday, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks were feeling good. The final 17 minutes of what became a 123-118 overtime loss to the Pelicans, however, served up a reminder that the Knicks’ cornerstone is still learning. Porzingis was scoreless in the fourth quarter, shooting 0-for-4 from the field, and then made just 1-of-3…

  • [NYPost] Knicks choke it all away in disastrous gut-punch
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:28:41 PM)

    Remember this moment, this game, this loss, if the upcoming seven-game road trip goes as most expect. If the rest of this season continues on this downward trend. If the Knicks are playing for pingpong balls rather than a playoff spot. With a chance to head out on the road feeling good about themselves, after…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ newest point guard hope is here
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:38:38 AM)

    The worst-kept secret of the week became official Sunday when the Knicks announced they had signed point guard Trey Burke. After waiving Ramon Sessions on Saturday to create a roster spot, the Knicks inked the 2013 Jazz lottery pick to a contract before a 123-118 overtime loss to the Pelicans. Burke was active but did…

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway progressing, scores 25 points in second game back from injury
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:25:31 PM)

    Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. said he felt “good” after scoring 25 points in his second game back from a 20-game absence due to a left leg injury in Sunday’s 123-118 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose to Pelicans in OT after blowing 19-point second-half lead
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:28:00 PM)

    The Knicks blew a 19-point second-half lead and lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 in overtime Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Today’s game: Pelicans vs. Knicks, 3:30 p.m.
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:59:33 PM)

    NEW YORK — The high-scoring New Orleans Pelicans head to Madison Square Garden on Sunday to play slumping New York, some two weeks after the Knicks shut down everyone but the Pelicans’ Big 2 in a 105-103 victory at New Orleans.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign G Trey Burke
    (Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:19:37 PM)

    The Knicks signed G Trey Burke, the team announced on Sunday.