A trap game is defined as, “A trap game is when a stronger opponent overlooks a weaker opponent and the weaker opponent overcomes adversity potentially winning the game. This especially happens when the stronger team is on their home turf with their fans behind their backs. They get too comfortable.”
This is not a trap game. This is just the Knicks playing a shitty team giving their best player a rest. If this isn’t a Knick win, then it would be extremely embarrassing. Thibs’ skull pieces would be all over Washington D.C.
So, please, Knicks, for the sake of Thibs’ health and to not bring more drama to D.C., just win this one.
Let’s go, get back closer to .500, Knicks!
140 replies on “2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks @ Wizards”
Ok, let’s win
How did Len not get picked up by a better team as a third-string center when Toronto cut him?
I like when the Knicks make a three and their opponents miss their threes. It pleases me.
I just love how the ball hates Payton. Even on his makes the ball rattles around and circles the rim, desperately trying to get out before giving up and going down.
RJ wants highlights tonight
Alley oops to Mitch are the best.
This Wizards team really makes me feel better about the Knicks’ roster.
I think it’ll be tough for the Knicks to figure out a way to lose this game.
But they are a resourceful bunch…
Just do alley oops with Mitch all of the time!!
Washington can’t defend Mitch. Well, actually, they can’t and don’t defend anyone. It should be a good night for stat stuffing. lol
Facing Alex Len is an opportunity to get Mitch going if there ever was one
Bullock for Beal straight up!
Who says no?
This could be a great opportunity to get Obi going also.
At halftime Mitch is gonna check the schedule to see the next time the Knicks play the Wizards.
No Beal tonight, no Oladipo tomorrow?
Wtf are they cooking?
Starting to watch the game now, how are we doing on the 7th game of the NBA Finals? 😀
Obi! I’m not sure it was pretty, but it worked. That might be his MO…
Toppin looking better than normal!
iq has to shoot those threes…no reason to go to the floater..
The league has pretty clearly caught on to Quickley’s floater to the extent possible so he should probably try to do something else from time to time
Clyde said Obi’s move was “banking and thanking.” Brilliant.
I like DRose fastbreaks
There’s a GOT element to this post
Who could imagine that Not watching Austin Rivers could be so revitalising!
He’s been very good inside the line- they just have to try to get him more shots.
Mitch is fucking dominating this trash team
Who would’ve thought the key to unlocking Obi’s offense was acquiring Rose.
Rose and Obi are going to become very good friends!
A real PG that likes to play fast is exactly what Obi needs!
Clyde has a hard time with Neto. Neee-to.
Mitch looks a foot taller than everyone else
I’m going to try and erase that strip of Obi from my memory bank.
Bring me more wine! More shitty Wizards play! More Mitch dunks!
I don’t get Thibs’ management of Toppin’s minutes, I just can’t…
I dunno, it’s pretty predictable…Rose is a legit PG
Rose may be 10 times less rootable than Rivers but he’s also 10 times more watchable.
Me too! Ugh…
Does this mean Brian is the god of wine and hexing the Knicks?
Oh man, these guys with the Knicks wedding cake again? Please, for the love of God…
I almost feel bad for the Wizards
Yep. For all the parity in the league this year there are still some truly dogshit teams.
No Beal and Bryant but still
What’s fascinating is that besides their frontcourt trio of Randle/Mitch/Obi, the rest of the Knicks don’t even seem to be doing that great, and it’s more that the Wizards can’t do anything. And even Mitch had those two bricked free throws.
Clyde just laughing at how bad Mitch’s free throw attempts were
Time for Mitch to start working on his free throws!
Love Clyde”s mispronunciations: Ber-trans
Mitch was holding his hand and wincing.
Some strange webbed exercise tape contraption too for Mitch.
Mitch may have more offensive fouls than defensive fouls this year
Someone please explain to Mitch how to screen
I’m actually kind of disappointed that they’re only up 11 at the break.
How the hell are the Knicks only up 11 at halftime??
It looks like Chris Dudely is Mitch’s free throw coach.
Mitch has obviously never been reliable at the line, but his free throws look worse this year. IIRC he had a long stretch as a rookie where he was hitting 70%+ and it looked like he had really turned a corner. He should do whatever he did back then again.
The Wizards without Beal and Bryant are really pathetic
and that’s good because we’re playing our worst game since the one vs OKC…
I was really impressed with that late sequence with Rui underneath; Mitch just stood there with his arms up and Rui couldn’t get his shot off. No need to jump and foul…
Gonna be really hard to turn back to Knicks-Wizards having switched to Zion/Luka at the half
Right? I wouldn’t even be too upset if he was just a shitty free throw shooter if it weren’t for the fact that I’ve seen him shoot frees really well for a long stretch of time, so this is just unacceptable.
And Mitch is out. Get Taj warm
And agree TfNH, especially now that Mitch is out
Zion is going to come for his FG% record one of these years.
Ugh Mitch with a hand injury. Pretty wide array of possibilities there, still better than anything lower body I guess.
This is RJ’s worst game in weeks.
If the Knicks find a way to lose this game because of 3 point shoot out I’m going to walk around my neighborhood with a bag over my head instead of a mask on my face.
WTF are the Knicks doing right now.
Randle might be going for the easiest-looking 20/20 ever recorded.
I still think RJs good games are gimmicky
Wiz smell a win
I’m giving Mitchell Robinson the benefit of the doubt on free throws tonight until we learn when and how he hurt his hand.
There is nothing dumber than RJ driving to the basket and throwing it out to Payton for a 3 pointer
It’s hilarious how much of a free hand Payton has.
That nobody guard on the Wizards looks like he should be a low-level punk on the Sopranos that gets whacked for doing something stupid.
I was thinking we made a lot of mistakes and still had a decent lead at the half. But now we’re looking worse and don’t have Mitch. It’s ugly.
if thibs had any balls…he would yank the first unit and put in the 2nd unit…this is embarrassing
Philosophically speaking, do the Wizards win if we beat ourselves?
He hurt his hand before the free throws. You could see him trying to stretch it out. But he has looked worse all year at the line.
I feel like Chuck. Have no idea who this Matthew’s guy is who is clearly about to light us up.
Both teams are so bad right now.
I don’t get why Thibs waits so damn long to put in the 2nd unit. How much more evidence do we need that the starters (non-Mitch division) ain’t doing it tonight?
How can they both be this bad? I get the Wizards, but what excuse do the Knicks have?
Pretty much all the Knicks showing their ugliest warts right now.
Playing down to the competition.
#How can they both be this bad? I get the Wizards, but what excuse do the Knicks have?#
This should be a quick review, obviously off Westbrook.
It was fun when Mitch was dominating but now I am not having a good time. We’ll win because the Wizards are a G League team but this one feels pretty empty.
Kenny alberts just said that thibs said..that “knox and rivers are situational players now’…..Haha ha
This is more like it.
that was not a very good fast break tbh
See? Just by being a bit less terrible, there’s instant separation.
It was kind of dumb, but I appreciated that Rose back-pass turnover to Randle.
Russell Westbrook is a winner.
We look like the 1st Dream Team vs the Wizards
I am going to watch Luka and Zion. Our work here is done.
I can say something like that but don’t you dare Cronin
Fractured hand for Mitch. Kill me.
Mitch fractured his hand…
Ian Begley just tweeted Mitch has a fractured hand.
oh fuck he fractured it
Shit, Mitch fractured his hand
I think it happened on his last missed dunk attempt when he was fouled.
Well, that is terrible news.
Rose is ballin
Wasn’t someone here arguing we should’ve traded for Westbrook a few days ago? Yikes
I don’t know, but Rose looks pretty good out there. One thing is clear. Most of the Knicks are not used to someone passing them the ball.
let’s see some of those situational dudes in there…
KP also having his best game of the season
He and Luka both have 27. He has looked good. Made Adams look bad. They both did actually.
While Robinson is out, I would love to see Thibs play a 5-out lineup for some parts of games, against the right opponents. Rose/Quickley/Burks
/Barrett/Randle could light things up. It might also give up a lot of points.
#Most of the Knicks are not used to someone passing them the ball.#
Especially so fast after getting it
They seem shocked!
Hopefully they play Randle at the 5 with Toppin at the 4 instead of just making Taj the backup 5.
How long are you typically out with a broken hand?
Lot of bones in the hand
It’s been ugly at times but nice to see the Knicks go into a game they should definitely win and do so in blowout fashion.
It’s clear to me that Washington’s problem isn’t it’s backcourt.
Knicks lead by 25 with 4:30 to go. We are officially in Gar-Baj-Thyme (Marv Albert voice). Will Knox get off the bench?
no surgery usually 4-6 weeks. surgery probably 3 months, ie done for year.
Put in the Pinsons and the Harpers ol’ Thibs!
Why is Randle still in there?
Why the fuck are Randle and RJ in???????
Knox and Obi in at 3:50. Thank goodness.
KP just got one from the logo.
That pick not looking so great
Just tied the record for most threes by a seven footer
I don’t like hand injuries at all. It’s his right hand which makes it worse. Robinson uses his hands a lot. Every dunk, every block, every attempted swipe can be impacted. Depending on what in the hand is broken…
Is it more insulting to use Rivers here or not use him?
fractured bone in the hand (if that’s all it is) is like 6-8 weeks, which would get Mitch back with some season left. Definitely not good for our playoff chase though. Noel is pretty good but Taj isn’t a rim protector
Is that Pinson???
there have been a few shooting hand fractures that weren’t bad and didn’t cost much time, like hayward recently.
kp has 8 threes.
Noel is basically a low rent version of Mitch, so at least that’s good. He can fill in pretty well. But yeah, Noel’s backup is the key.
MSG showed what might have broken Mitch’s hand — he either blocked a shot or swatted at a ball after the whistle, and the ball caught his ring and pinky finger and bent them back, maybe hyperextended them.
(I am wearing a combat helmet now)
The Knicks third-string line-up is not very good.
#Is it more insulting to use Rivers here or not use him?#
For him or the fans?
Rose states that he’s looking for Obi every times he’s on the floor. Speaking of unlocking.
Ugly game, ugly win, very bad news.
#Rose states that he’s looking for Obi every times he’s on the floor. Speaking of unlocking.#
Trading for Rose, a veteran former MVP point guard on a team filled with kids seems like a smart move. I think playing alongside Rose for a couple of years will do wonders for Quickley’s development.
Back in the 8th seed
Celts lose to Pistons hahahahaha
Had Luka not been holding the Mavs back, they could have scored 150.
That Western Conference, though, holy shit, it’s like running through a fucking gauntlet to get to the playoffs. In the East, it’s like running through a field of daisies.
All the Pistons do is beat good teams-Lakers, Phoenix, Miami (maybe), Sixers, Nets and the Celtics twice.