Game Thread: New York Knicks at Boston Celtics
Start Time: 11/21/2018 19:30:00
Knicks could be welcome sight for Celtics
BOSTON — On paper, a visit by the lowly New York Knicks should be just what the doctor ordered for the struggling Boston Celtics.
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Zags putting it to Duke….
If we can’t get Zion I’d prefer Reddish to Barrett.
Agreed, tbh I’d prefer Nas to him, at this point. He’s been the least impressive of the 4 despite having the greatest leash due to his hype.
He’s still been very good, however
Man, Duke has been outplayed nine ways till Sunday and they’re just physically overpowering the Zags.
Yeah, Barrett has stepped it up in the 2nd half after I dissed him lol.
On the draft, I saw a mock based on current standings that had the Knicks picking Quentin Grimes out of Kansas at #5. Has anyone seen him play? Based on what scouting reports say, he looks to to be able to play on and off guard and and is a solid defender. IMO opinion if we are going guard, it needs to be a pure point as opposed to another tweener.
Obviously mocks at the stage of the year can be taken with a grain of salt, but always interesting to speculate anyway.
Never mind, Barrett taking some crazy drives in the final minute costing Duke the game.
Grimes has had a weird start to his season. Shooting incredible from 3pt range on a ton of attempts but only shooting 30%(!!) from 2pt range and 67% from FT line.
Have no idea why Duke just went Iso-Barret in the final minute, cost them the game.
Zion has no dog in him. Thats not a rough rider. He just let RJ Bummy play Meloball.
Kansas about to play now on ESPN2 if you want to check out Grimes.
Not sure why we’re starting Hezonja
Zion is trash. Never wanted him.
Who gave Mario the green light?
Mudiay and Vonleh silencing the crowd
So confused. Is Mario running the point here? And why is he ahooting so much?
If they are going to start a traditional SF then just start Knox and let him play thru his ups and downs.
Frank to the hoop
I guess maybe Duke’s not the best team ever.
Counting on freshman to carry your team, no matter how talented they are, is fraught with uncertainties.
Nice drive by Knox to draw the foul, would love to see that more often.
DRed will go crazy if the Celtics fire the best coach ever!!
Knox’s body language is always really bad I feel like
Trier with 2 assists!!
Al Horford cannot handle Mitchell’s athleticism
This is the one exception to the “let’s lose every game” rule
I’m pretty sure they are still gonna lose this game.
Maybe not if Burke continues this level of play.
Seeing happy faces on the bench is surprisingly contagious. I’m cool with this being our one clear, blowout win of the season.
This is highly enjoyable
Also, Burke has 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists already in 13 minutes. This guy is catching fire
This is pretty damn hilarious.
Whatever the result, it is a nice feeling knowing that the Knicks were able to cause the home Celtics fans to turn on their team rather than the Knicks drawing the usual ire of the MSG crowd.
Getting a head start on the collapse
Back on the Trey train!
Why not let Mitch do his thing?
It feels good to kick some Celtic ass. Eff the tank.
Although our defeat is inevitable….
Al Horford still got it. He’s been a really underrated guy….
Man, I want this to be a win so much to keep the Celtics in crisis, I’ll praise Trey Burke everyday if it’s necessary.
Let’s all say a nice thing about the current roster during the half to keep that good juju flowing.
I’ll start – the Knicks no longer employ Andrea Bargnani.
Is it a coincidence that both conferences’ player of the week (Vucevic and Anthony Davis) played the Knicks this week?
I know we are tanking but it would be sweet to beat the C’s
Why are we playing Hezonja?
Because we are leading and we need to lose?
Just as we were praising Hardaway yesterday, he’s been very hard to watch this game.
Hardaway is gassed. Why is Dotson nailed to the bench?
I wonder if Brown read our comments the other day about his shortcomings.
I’m so in love with Mitch.
Trier with the buzzer beater!
Robinson is blocking the Celtics harder than . . . I don’t know, a colorful metaphor about Tinder creeps that’s not quite coming to me right now.
Safe to say Trey Burke has responded positively to being benched for a few games
Whatever you think of Trier and Burke, they both have large cojones
Of note: Vonleh is 2/2 from 3. His ordained limit of 2 threes a game has held so far.
Is it just me or has Tatum been kind of petulant tonight?
I always trusted Knox! Let’s go Knicks!!!
Might be the best game of Knox’s career so far.
Also, don’t look now but Knox has been reasonably productive tonight.
Is 5 blocks in 9 minutes good?
@56 So it seems. So it seems.
Robinson showing tonight he can grab defensive rebs when he is actually in the paint and not running around trying to block shots on the perimeter.
You could see Hayward realize that Mitch was in front of him and immediately not want any of that.
What the fuck is Hardaway doing holy shit, stop turning the damn ball over.
Great play by Knox to foil that Celtics fastbreak and knock the ball loose off Horford.
Nice to see Knox showing that rebounding from preseason/SL
Yeah tonight has just not been a good look for Hardaway. This is last year’s Timmy in all the worst ways.
I’ve never understood why a clear path foul is 2 shots and the ball. One shot and the ball makes a lot more sense.
My member could be in the Thanksgiving day parade right now
Was about to write what an excellent game for Frank tonight then I check the box score and he has 6 pts but is 0-2 from 3pt range and has literally 0 stats for all the other categories except for 1 turnover.
Mitch is going to block 15 shots one of these days
@65 Today I learned true Knicks fans can ‘get pumped’ in all sorts of ways
This is awesome. Of all the lineup combos we’ve tried, this one he’s going with in the 4th is my favorite.
I like seeing the three kids all in late. Stay with ’em!
That’s the perplexing thing about what to do with Frank. He’s not really a PG at this stage, but when you take the ball out of his hands, he doesn’t get as many shots or assists. So he loses even more value on offense. Perhaps the “team” is better off on a net basis, but his personal value drops. The one legit criticism is that if you aren’t playing PG, you should have an equal or greater number of rebounding opportunities, but he’s down from last year despite being a little taller and stronger.
If they blow this one, it’s really going to hurt.
@66 We’re gonna argue about this till the end of time, but his defense has been outstanding in this game, more than enough to compensate for lack of offensive stats
the Frank travel.
This one is going to annoy me
This is less awesome. Why is Robinson out? The Celtics eyes lit up without him in the lane.
Seriously. D on Kyrie, D on Tatum, D on Hayward. He’s been immense.
Frank’s defense has been tremendous tonight. Just watch him. I do hope he improves a lot on offense.
I agree which is why I said to me he was having an excellent game but seriously 0 rebs, stls, blks, anything.
Based Trey giveth, and Based Trey taketh away.
As much as I hate the Celtics, this loss would help deliver us a Celtic killer for the next 15 years
THJ coming up real small right now.
Burke with the dagger!!
Trade Trey Burke for this treason immediately.
Did I just say BURKE?!?!?!
What a ridiculous game for Burke!
HUGE shot by Burke.
Never mind Based Trey is all give tonight
Burke going to work!
Trey F’n Burke!!!
Kyrie Irving is definitely coming to the Knicks, now.
Time to max Trey I guess.
MAX TREY BURKE, WHO CARES ABOUT KD
I want an apology from all who doubted Trey.
I think I may read the Boston newspapers tomorrow just for laughs. Losing to the Knicks on your home court when NY was on a back to back? Yikes!
This is a good game for the development of the kids. Now when they come down the stretch of a tough game maybe there will be a little less tightness and fear of collapsing. So they will execute a little better. Of course they also have to learn how to handle the pressure of a playoff drive, then the playoffs, and then deep in the playoffs. It’s a long path, but #babysteps
Da fuk was that ?
These are the games you don’t worry about the tank. I’ll gladly take this W.
Frank and Mitch on D were so fun to watch in the 4th. Celts wanted nothing to do with either of them.
Strong game from Knox, too.
Gotta say Kyrie’s body language was terrible all game. Seemed frustrated by his bum teammates inability to shoot, or maybe the terrible coaching they were getting from the bench.
Why get Kyrie when u can have Burke for 1/10 the price?
yeah…. I’d much rather have Kanter stuffing the offensive stat sheet with a glossy ws/48 than Frank putting the vaginismus clamps on the entire Celtic offense. Pro tip…. watch the game and look at the stat sheet a little less.
Esoteric stat of the week:
As of yesterday when I looked, if you filtered Drtg in the entire NBA by >22m/g (to screen out non-rotation players on short minutes )5 Grizzlies and 4 Celtics were in the top 12 in Drtg!
I’m guessing my “eye test” isn’t wrong when it tells me G Hayward isn’t the 9th best defender in the NBA 🙂 You can’t quantify the value of defense nearly as easily as offensive efficiency.
He doesn’t have to do much on offense to be a net plus player.
I keep waiting for him to have a break out game that enhances his confidence. It’s going to happen, but it’s like pulling teeth waiting. He’s struggling so badly from 3 right now.
A playoff team could definitely use Burke and Lee off their bench.
You just watched it. He was a beast.
Frank’s definitely been learning to go to the hole, but D is always gonna be his thing. Face it, our boy is a born power bottom.
if u think frank was a net + factor in this game u r a moron