2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks @ Rockets: The Road Trip Begins!

Thank goodness it starts with the Rockets.

Let’s go start the road trip right, Knicks!

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112 thoughts to “2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks @ Rockets: The Road Trip Begins!”

  1. Very important game and a trap one…
    Let’s do the job,
    Let’s go Knicks!

  2. i don’t get being the worst team in the league and refusing to burn a TO when one of your guys is hobbling up and down the court

  3. 4 mins into the game and I already can’t wait until Payton is subbed out.

  4. Randle is having an All-NBA season but he does some of the dumbest turnovers ever…

  5. I was just wondering if we could trade for Olynyk as our new starting point guard. He’s so much better at facilitating than Elf. And shooting. Probably rebounding too, I’d guess.

  6. DudesTown:
    Payton in sleepwalking mode again.

    I swear I didn’t see your post first :)

  7. I have no idea how that 3 pointer by Payton went in. It was off line the whole way

  8. Making all your 3s really makes your offense look good

  9. Fool you, once, Taj, shame on them. Fool you twice ..

  10. How Porter can shoot with two dangly braids over one of his eyes is beyond me. That shit would throw me off.

  11. Raven:
    How Porter can shoot with two dangly braids over one of his eyes is beyond me. That shit would throw me off.

    It’s not as bad as the Elfrid upside-down boot hairstyle.

  12. Raven:
    How Porter can shoot with two dangly braids over one of his eyes is beyond me. That shit would throw me off.

    After Payton shaved his hair and that discussion died, we needed a “new weird hair that could potentially hinder shooting” hero

  13. It would be so nice if we could make this a laugher and be able to rest the starters with Memphis on the schedule tomorrow night. Plus it gets Obi more burn.

  14. So…Obi has been working on his 3, huh? Yikes.

  15. if the Knicks were an Ikea furniture their instructions would be two lines:

    1. Survive Payton’s minutes

    2. Win the game

  16. Obi is getting better game by game.
    Taj not staying on his feet on defense. Getting burned by the head fake.

  17. Obi’s got six minutes already. He must be exhausted. (Go Thibs!)

    Oops, never mind. Six it is, Randle back in.

  18. I can’t remember the last time I turned it on in the second quarter and felt perfectly certain we would win

  19. Our offense is so much better it’s hiding the fact that we really miss Mitch

  20. Porter has abused RJ a couple of times but he’s only got 5 points so no biggie

  21. The Knicks are playing lazy as hell on rotations, but it’s amazing how they can turn the defense up when they want it, really well drilled and disciplined when they focus.

  22. Olynyk, Porter & Wood. How is this team so awful?

  23. Celtics defense is fucking atrocious, Blazers have 103 points and the 3rd quarter isn’t even over yet

  24. Saw that Lamelo pass on the 150. Pretty dope.

    Also, Cole Anthony has a lot of confidence.

  25. These guys can’t take anything for granted. The first 3 minutes have been embarrassing.

  26. If the Rockets were making their free throws this game would be uncomfortably close

  27. Noel’s out of the game.

    The negative effect of The Plague is unbelievable, as soon as he went out Randle hit two threes…
    He’s like kryptonite for his teammates….

  28. Max:
    Noel’s out of the game.

    The negative effect of The Plague is unbelievable, as soon as he went out Randle hit two threes…
    He’s like kryptonite for his teammates….

    Where’s our Argentinian point guard? I doubt that he gets many minutes but I’d like to see him play.

  29. We could’ve beat these jabronis with Randle and 4 Ntilikinas tonight

  30. hang around for the last 8 seconds and you’ll get to see if you’re right

  31. ptmilo:
    hang around for the last 8 seconds and you’ll get to see if you’re right

    Haha! Randle will probably still be playing.

  32. it’s been highly pleasant hearing opposing announcers chastise their players for going under screens on a “shooter like barrett”

  33. This timeout was called by Thibs strictly to tell Obi that his defense sucks

  34. Where’s our Argentinian point guard? I doubt that he gets many minutes but I’d like to see him play.

    Has he actually signed? There were articles saying they were close to doing it, but I haven’t read that they actually closed the deals.

  35. Knick fan not in NJ: Has he actually signed?There were articles saying they were close to doing it, but I haven’t read that they actually closed the deals.

    I don’t think that he has. There’s a buyout involved too.

  36. Boston’s loss to Portland is very good news (thanks Melo for the clutch basket)…

  37. let’s just pray thibs doesn’t get cocky and take rj out before downs his usual 40

  38. d-mar:
    Should we have a pool on when Thibs puts Randle back in?

    If you had Randle and 4:48, you lost!!

  39. I am not impressed by Norvel Pelle. Nice pass from Harper though.

  40. Well this was easy,
    a well managed professional job against a terrible team.

    It’s official, we break the streak of losing seasons, great work.

    Tomorrow’s game will be very important, I hope Noel’s ankle is fine and Burks’ll be back.

  41. Where’s our Argentinian point guard? I doubt that he gets many minutes but I’d like to see him play.

    Has he actually signed? There were articles saying they were close to doing it, but I haven’t read that they actually closed the deals.

    I don’t think that he has. There’s a buyout involved too.

    The buyout was set at 2M on thursday. I think they’re waiting for Harper’s 10-day contract to expire (today). So i expect Vildoza to sign tomorrow, if it’s all set between him and the Knicks.

  42. This was one of those 25 point wins where it made sense to play RJ 40 minutes I gather….

  43. Shaping up to be a great night…Knicks win, Celts and Mavs lose….hmm, let me check the Mets score…

  44. They shouldn’t have used Diaz for a second day in a row when the Mets had a 4 run lead.

    Still, I think I’m gonna need a break from the Mets for a while.

  45. With 8 games left in the 2020-21 season, the New York Knickerbockers are 8 games over .500.

    Let that sink in for a moment.

  46. d-mar:
    With 8 games left in the 2020-21 season, the New York Knickerbockers are 8 games over .500.

    Let that sink in for a moment.

    Amazing accomplishment by EOTY Leon Rose and COTY Tom Thibodeau.

    Still, there’s a good chance that we have to get to the 40-win mark to avoid the play-in, certainly at least 39, unless one of BOS (please!) MIA or ATL goes into a tailspin and they all have relatively friendly schedules. This MEM game is critical…we will have trouble beating any of LAL, LAC or PHX and it would suck going into our 3 last home games on a 4-game bender. I would hate for that last game to be pivotal to avoiding the play-in.

  47. If you had told me the Knicks and Mavs would have the same record in May, I would have assumed Doncic suffered a season-ending injury.

    Edit: and I would have been excited about two great lottery picks…

  48. Edit: and I would have been excited about two great lottery picks…

    Yeah I would have been dreaming about drafting 1-2

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