I want to keep the future Knick bit going, but I got nothing.
Anyhow, the Knicks host the Atlanta Hawks in a big game that could decide which of these teams is the #4 seed, so winning their eighth in a row tonight would be nice!
Let’s go get #8, Knick!
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Let’s go Knicks!
I’m setting the over/under on Randle’s minutes at 41.
i heard if we get to 10 in a row, Robert Silverman is going to write the recap. and it’s going to be sarcastic and have obscure references and be funny as hell
Let’s get it going so I can stop watching the fucking Yankees
Can’t watch tonight – i’m working this late 🙁 – so it’s up to you guys, to hang on the winning streak. 😉
it’s gonna be tough to keep capela off the offensive glass
Payton is ass despite that layup
It’s crazy we’re a better 3 point shooting team than Atlanta but here we are
Despite THAT layup, Payton’s doing what he can to lose us the game. Rose time.
Three turnovers so far…
Bullock trigger lightning quick love it
getting capela for a mid first was a homerun for the hawks
Capela is just crushing us
The hawks have nothing to do with our asinine play right now. We’re making dumb stuff happen … put a body on that mofo … a big one …
if thibs had a viable plan b (and knowing he can’t play rose too many minutes) we would likely never see elf on the court…he sucks..
We’re in good shape, RJ is 1-4 so he’s going to have a great game.
Don’t know the medical term but Deni Avdija’s leg got fucked up bad, poor kid
why did rose jump in the middle of that fast break
This self infliction
Capela is really athletic.
Trae is messing me up with these goggles. Clearly don’t interfere with his game
Excited for Okongwu
That looked late to me
Sooner or later not giving a crap about playing defense in the 1st half was going to catch up to the Knicks.
Yeah, goodbye streak I guess, Young might get 50 with this type of defense being played on him, just garbage.
RJ’s passing is plain bad.
Trae is carving us up
rose can’t stay with young this might be an emergency frank situation
Man if we had Taj playing the majority of his (prime) career in New York, he would be an absolute legend. Everything he does is so blue collar.
I almost want Taj to play the capela minutes
This defense … ugh
Knicks three point shooting reverting to 40% like we all said it would….
IQ is just great
Lou Will never been a believer
Unleash the Franken!
Self inflicted dumbassery
Better but still not as good as he thinks it is
Lot of points for two teams on night 2 of a back to back. 5 points down could have been worse given the defence.
Atlanta is good but we can do this.
That could’ve been a lot worse.
Every screen Young goes through he comes out wide open on the other side. I know it’s a back to back and People are tired, but if that keeps happening they’ll score 140+
1st quarter could have been worse. We’re not going to shoot 75% from deep the rest of the game, but hopefully the defense on Wayne will tighten up.
If there was ever a night to crash the boards … obi … do it
okongwu can poach some shots but he’s gonna have to get stronger to be the primary big
Toppin has some speed on the break man … him standing in corner looks even more stupid
Thibs mask looks like a bikini bottom on his face, of a woman who should not be wearing a bikini.
Actually just scratch that image, if you can…
rick carlisle previews a big lineup change and it turns out to be powell for maxi. don’t think that’s it.
The over/under was 300 points yes?
Obi is working his ass off out there.
Lol Clyde blaming Taj for getting smacked in the face
rose…flashback to the mvp season
Derrick Rose will start for the Knicks in the playoffs and play 40 minutes per game.
I can’t believe how much I like Derrick Rose.
DRose for a 2nd rounder looks like the trade of the year right now
I post about obi a lot because I want to see him succeed … the way he grabbed that rebound … he needs that tenacity on every dam shot … come on kid. Go up and Phucking get it
“Rose keeping us in this” is something I have said far more often than I thought I would have this season.
Rose keeping us in this game
I was defiinitely wrong about Rose, from a basketball perspective. I assumed it was just Thibs having blinders for his golden boy (which may well have been the case) and that he would suck here, but he’s helping the team.
so is Rebecca Haarlow.
Has anyone done the splits on Randle’s haircuts this season? I’m curious if Braids Randle is actually the best Randle or if that’s just my perception.
How the hell does he hit these shots?
Julius baby of the world
Like an AAU game tonight
It’s the hair.
Spin move purgatory was worth it, Randle is just crushing it
Man, those alley oops from Young to Cappela make me want same from Mitch.
None of our guards can stay in front of Trae. Not even picks, just unable to do it even with nobody helping. He’s money if he gets them behind him, which seems to happen whenever he wants. It’s embarrassing.
We’re getting killed in turnovers. Pass the damn ball.
Any word on Taj?
One guy can. From France.
Well, that was a great play from Elf
He can definitely increase Trae’s free throw attempts
Elf really wants us to like him.
Elf has earned some more time off the shelf, for this game at least
Well that sucked…
Porous transition defense.
feels lucky to be this close. trae was doing things. luckily randle forgot how to miss.
Meanwhile, in Mets news, JD Davis still can’t play third base. Three errors in two games, tonight’s very costly.
All in all, we showed some resilience
RJ missing everything is the difference in this game. Hopefully he turns it around in the 2nd half again.
We’re in this game still because of some real heroics on offense, but Atlanta’s scoring just seems way more sustainable than ours, the Knicks just can’t defend the Trae pick and roll at all.
RJ 1-8 again for the half, they’ll have to flip a switch like last night but against a much better team this time.
69-69 at the half. Nice.
the knicks may have shown some resilience zman but you and tnfh didn’t show shit. where is the noise.
Right now, Thibs is back in the locker room screaming “SPINACH!!!”
(Nod to the Great and Powerful Farfa…)
Hahaha. I thought it was BROCCOLI! He should prolly scream both.
I thought Obi had a good run there. I hope he gets another.
RJ was playing in slow motion and thinking too much. Let’s hope for last night’s second half from him.
Those Bulls first round picks are starting to look pretty sweet to Orlando right now
Taj unlikely to return. Laceration.
drive and kick please
okay that was bad
Trae punch in the face Young.
Help us Obi, you’re our only hope…
Hawks playing good D, though. No real mis-match to exploit on their starters.
Barrett starting to percolate
what happened hawks broadcast showed nothing
ow that looked painful
NOW I’m not joking…
Nerlens got elbowed in the chin
NORVELLLLLE PELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE time
Capella elbowed Noel in the mouth.
It’s Pelle time!
man our bigs have hit the floor a lot this year…
Thibs, it’s time for DRose.
I reached the office and can’t watch anymore. But if Pelle is our only center for the rest of the game, it’s not going to be good.
Why can’t Payton get elbowed in the face and knocked out of the game.
disappointing felt like we had some momentum though the score says otherwise
Our bigs are hurt and Payton is blowing layups.
We’ll really need RJ continue to sizzle.
We’re in trouble
Would it kill Thibs to put Quickley, we need some firecracker shooting
Capella looking like prime Dwight Howard against us
Giving up 91 points with 4:10 left in the 3rd quarter ain’t gonna cut it
Stay the course. Chip away.
just hanging around now… trying to tread water… hopefully something turns for us
This one looks bad for Trae.
Oh my god. This game.
i think sprain…
Ouch! That landing by Young. Hope he’ll eventually be OK.
wouldnt surprise me if he hits a 3 in about 16 minutes from now…
yeah, I hope he fully recovers about an hour from now.
Gotta stop Lou before he gets started. Who’s up?
Obi sets the weakest screens
They’re dropping like flies out there.
Where would that rank amongst “skills Obi needs to work on” this upcoming offseason?
i dunno what quickly was doing ther on D ..
hawks have to go back to capela here… nice that were forcing them to adjust… doing something right…
With Young out, I’d like to see us tighten up our perimeter D. The game is there for us…
i dunno… i like pelles size… shoulder to shoulder…
Nerlens back, we’ll have to depend on his sizzling outside shooting to win this game.
It’s funny cuz it’s true…
obi sure is fast.
Gotta say Obi’s had some decent minutes here, particularly on D
ok now what…
Who loves IQ?
Quick has no fear
I’m glad the Knicks have at least one big body on the team.
IQ raining fire!
And for the record, I think I was seeing Obi playing solid defense a few plays in a row.
All of this without Randle, too. Getting five or six more good minutes from him might be enough to seal this.
Rose’s biggest challenge as a defender is rating in front of quick ball handlers. Even without Young, the Hawks are teeming with them.
I know the bench has had plenty of good moments this season This game – seeing them keep their heads above water w/Obi out there in a key game is encouraging.
MSG is a war zone tonight, just crazy
This game is a bloodbath.
This is like UFC
Geeeez this is a hard knock game.
so if someone steps on ur foot… is that a defensive foul?
Or like the Coliseum
I would challenge that foul call.
I’d argue it should be offensive foul!!!
Elf the Great Closer…?
Z-man watch your step leaving the game tonight
And that was all ball by Rose. Capela’s slip on Rose’s foot and his brutal fall makes it look like a foul was committed.
They challenged and lost.
if this game goes according to plan. RJ should be hitting a corner 3 soon… he might not see the floor again though either …
the man has a bruised coccyx!!! he cant shoot them free throws…
Hawks are done.
Too soon… though you get the feeling they’re running out of gas.
bad possession there
That Noel blunder might come back to haunt us
atlanta just playing 2 man game there too easy
now that was a shit show possession…randle has to be better than that..
come onnnnn…. you wanna see him hit that shot… but… now that hes missed… come onnnnn….
I don’t mind giving it to Randle but I didn’t care for that last shot.
Watching Knick games has been really fun recently.
bulldozer finesse… ah there it is
Randle can be Lebron-like when going to the basket like that.
Now THAT was better, Julius!
They had some semblance of ball movement before they got the ball to him in a good spot.
Frank is coming in for the last defensive stand.
uh oh.. frank coming in… uh oh
frank..getting ready to do some work…
It’s 8 seconds. He’ll be exhausted.
Okay, only 2 seconds. Phew.
didnt even have a chance to foul …
Shoulda put Frank on Bogdonovich.
what the hell?!?!? I guess you give the Hawks credit for the ATO play but maaaan. Not that guy that’s been hot.
IQ for the win?
that was karma for lonzo letting us get that 3 the other night…
Fuuuuck. OT at a minimum. I am ready for another 5 of this game.
see what the genius thibs drew up in the huddle…..hmm..iso randle?
i dont even think he got it off in time
OT. OMG. I can’t believe he didn’t get it off in time.
What a God awful final 8 secs.
The Randle iso play hasn’t ended well this season
man…there was some originality…
i mean, thats annoying … mostly because thats not the side of the court where he hits that shot… how stupid are we…
Didn’t like that last play.
Hopefully next year we’ll have the guard talent/passing ability to establish Randle closer to the basket more often.
How come the Hawks can run a play that gets them an open 3 pointer in like 2 seconds and we end up with that?
Stick Bogdanavic and Huerta hard and keep them out the damn lane. We do that – we win.
don’t question thibs…he is beyond reproach…
I would have given the ball to IQ there
Quickly running point.
This team is too much fun.
I predicted the Knicks would win 17 games.
That all started with IQ beating his man off the dribble.
huerta turning back into a pumpkin
that was a wonderful stretch
This team is incredible, nothing phases them.
Back 2 back 3’s!
*insert Vince Carter “it’s over” gif*
Now THAT’s good offensive execution!
IQ with two good penetrations: one for a short one hander banker that drops, and another that leads to a 3.
Pretty sure this is the most happy laughs per 36 I’ve experienced watching the Knicks since Jeremy Lin
Randle has been awesome
Great dish Julius!
randle has em on a string!!!
dee intensity is right there
Right on !!!!
Love seeing Quick getting crunch time minutes
Well except for that shot
The was the 4th time tonight that Randle hasn’t gotten the shot off in time.
Julius… come on bro… you do such good… and now such bad…
just need to nip the randle iso/hero ball crap in the bud…
They’re forcing it to Randle sometimes out of his spots. Need Quickley to continue to break down the Hawks on drives.
Bullock 0-0 from two for 18 points…
isnt it ridiculous he just made 2 very nice dishes to open men…
Huge call on Bogdonovic
Oh so Bogdanavic is in his bag today huh…
what a crazy year
And THAT’S (should be) ballgame!!!
i think IQ knows almost immediately if its going down…
Hawks are toast.
my boy iq is all grown up…
IQ has exited the maison d’chien.
Randle having more made 3s this season than Trae Young is legitimately astonishing
They are just taking this game away from the hawks…
Knicks really peaking
They got lucky Capela missed that bunny on that foul
quick ….get frank back in there to lock them down for the last 20 seconds…
Capella doesn’t have this game if we have Mitch.
Then again, we may not win if they don’t just Trae.
I think I’m bleeding after this game
I am just stunned by this team. Stunned.
I can’t believe what utter joy this team has brought us this season, really incredible.
And I think we can officialy say that Thibs knows Payton can’t be his closer.
4th place on April 21st.
FYI the Dallas 1st rounder is officially better than ours now.
Unbelievable! 4th place.
The Bucks are next on the hit-list!
miracle on ice…errrr…hardwood.
Let’s catch the Bucks now!
is that woodson that randle just gave the signed jersey to?
This goddamn team, you guys!
Does this count as meaningful basketball in April?
76’ers and Nets lost tonight.
pass that doobie over here…
I wanna beat the Nets in the playoffs.
“Where did the Knicks learn to shoot like this?”
Woodson is a class act, happy for him that he got that Indiana head coach job.
Those of you at the game picked a great game to go to
This team is making it so hard to be a cynic, this has been an amazing run. Hats off to our boys, they’re playing their hearts out every night
Trae’s injury was the obvious turning point but I’ll take it anyway.
4/20 was yesterday
The pain is finally over. We have a good team and players that are easy to love that play the right. I’m having flashbacks to my youth. I love this team and coach.
I don’t think the injury was decisive. Bogdanovic was unconscious.
Knicks beat the Hawks with Trae too
Thibs is coach of the year.
its everyday in oaksterdam here in norcal dude…
We had no answers for Trae tonight. He was destroying us.
Due to the upcoming west coast trip I highly doubt the Knicks can maintain the 4th seed but holding on to 5th would be awesome and give them a legitimate chance of winning a series. Plus most likely it would be against either Boston or Miami which is always fun.
Holy crap did anyone see Embiid’s full court shot to tie Phoenix at the buzzer? It was literally halfway down and popped out.
We do have an answer, but he’s not in the rotation . #Nevermind 🙂
Personally I would prefer to avoid Miami at all costs in the playoffs.
It’s funny cause they’ve owned us the Knicks this season but living in Miami I follow them quite a bit and this season they have not looked impressive at all. At times I watch them even when Butler is playing and I ask myself how the hell did this team reach the NBA Finals last year.
Having said that yeah I’ll take a series vs Boston or Atlanta any day over the Heat.
If that had gone down, I can’t think of a crazier shot in NBA (regular season) history.
Yeah. When I saw it rattle around I almost fell out of my seat.
You might be right, and could be a different story in a 7 game series if we can get home court advantage. Just feels they are better than their record and just have that extra gear to get to. That being said, we have found that gear ourselves recently.
I figured best case scenario was we finished a couple games under .500 and got like the 8th seed. Out of 133 Knickervoters preseason only 3 deranged optimists thought we’d be over .500. I thought a reasonable guess was we’d win like 24/25 games and we’re probably going win ~`14 more than that.