2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Grizzlies

The Knicks head to Memphis on the second game of their seven-game/two-week long road trip.

Luckily for the Knicks, both Memphis centers, Marc Gasol and Brandon Wright, are out tonight due to illness (I hope it is not Consumption. La bohème let me know that that stuff is dangerous as heck).

So this really should be both the first Knick winning streak in quite a while but their first road winning streak period this season. How pathetic is that?

This is the Knicks, so you know they’re going to make a run at the #9 seed, so this is likely going to be a win.

Let’s go? Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.17)

  • [NYDN] Hornacek warns Knicks should stop drinking their own Kool Aid
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:51:57 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek is in the unenviable position of being the last executive’s hire and the first fall guy if expectations aren’t met.

  • [NYDN] Kanter rejects Hornacek’s reason for gluing him to Knicks bench
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:50:56 PM)

    Enes Kanter is still perplexed by his erratic playing time and rejected Jeff Hornacek’s reason for gluing him to the bench.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis has fifth-highest selling jersey in NBA
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis checks in at fifth among the NBA’s top-selling jerseys for the first three months of the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks’ outlook
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:31:17 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] In Knicks debut, Trey Burke shows what he has to offer
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:28:41 PM)

    In just eight minutes, the Knicks’ newest PG Trey Burke showed exactly what he can bring to the table for the second half of the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis breaks cold streak with efficient performance against Nets
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:40:44 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis said he needed to make an adjustment in his style of play, and he answered with a 26-point surge against the Nets on Monday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ road trip turns tougher with next six games vs. Western Conference
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:45:17 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek met with his players before the Knicks began their long road trip and urged them not to look at it as daunting or difficult. He tried to appeal to their sense of togetherness and challenged them to return home with a feeling of accomplishment.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ bench is turning into a strength
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:18:37 PM)

    The Knicks’ bench has earned some praise. In the past eight games, Knicks subs have outscored the opposition by more than 100 points — 358 to 248, or 44.75 to 31.0 points per game. Those bench players have featured a starter, Tim Hardaway Jr., for a couple of games, sometime starter Michael Beasley as an…

  • [NYPost] Can trip that’s supposed to kill the Knicks actually cure them?
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:52:40 PM)

    What many have viewed for some time as the possible end of Knicks 2017-18 life as we know it, coach Jeff Hornacek sees as undeniable opportunity. That was his take on the upcoming six-game “away” segment of the Knicks’ longest road trip of the season. He might be right. “This is an opportunity,” Hornacek said…

  • [NYPost] What a Knicks sell-off would look like after Hornacek clue
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:15:45 AM)

    As the Knicks head west to finish up what’s billed as a make-or-break, seven-game road trip, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek warned the media to slow its roll. Perhaps Hornacek’s statement should have been uttered by the new Knicks regime. Hornacek said a mouthful after the Knicks started their trip with a 119-104 MLK Day matinee…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek picks good time to lay out Porzingis’ path to greatness
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:24:34 AM)

    With criticism mounting about Kristaps Porzingis’ long-term durability, Jeff Hornacek quickly came to the 7-foot-3 Latvian’s defense on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday’s was the 26 best-looking points Porzingis has scored in a while, and it came at a perfect time. Even before the Nets game, Hornacek put in a Porzingis plug to eradicate…

  • [NYTimes] Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:53:51 AM)

    White played 10 seasons for the Celtics and helped lead the team to N.B.A. championships in 1974 and 1976.

  • [NYTimes] Angry Words and Ejections as Chris Paul Returns to Los Angeles
    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:56:21 AM)

    For the Rockets and Clippers, confrontations on the court, and maybe later by the locker room.