2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Grizzlies

This is a big game for the Knicks. The Grizzlies aren’t an amazing team, but they’re definitely what I would count as a good team, and thus, this is a perfect opportunity for the Knicks to finally beat a good team. Not counting the Bucks game where the Bucks took a scheduled loss, the Knicks […]

NY Post: Knicks losing patience after heartbreaking loss: ‘It’s annoying’

From Marc Berman: These two old rivals could well meet again in the NBA’s one-game, play-in event. Maybe then the slumping Knicks could turn this recent heartbreak into a something joyful. Another defensive slugfest turned bitter and sour at the end as the Celtics rallied from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit and eked out a 101-99 […]

2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks @ A Team That Said, “Luke Kornet? Sure, He Could Improve Our Awful Team”

The Knicks head to Boston with the same record as the Celtics. If they win tonight, they’ll sit alone in 7th place, which would be swell. A battle of two almost .500 clubs. Two teams enter. One leaves with a non-losing record. To paraphrase Elvis (himself covering the Everly Brothers), let it be the Knicks. […]

NY Post: Nets pay big James Harden price in close win over Knicks

From Brian Lewis: The Nets lost James Harden — again. But they dug down deep enough to win the game, and a season sweep of the cross-river rival Knicks. Already without Kevin Durant, the Nets saw Harden go down after just four minutes. But Kyrie Irving led a huge comeback, and Jeff Green capped off […]

2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nets

The Knicks head to Brooklyn to take on their borough rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, with the Nets having already lost to the Chicago Bulls last night and playing without Blake Griffin (who sits the second night of back-to-backs), so this could be quite the opportunity for the Knicks to have a statement game, with their […]

NY Post: Knicks snap skid in style with 44-point pounding of Pistons

From Greg Joyce: The Knicks struggled with blowing leads during the three-game losing streak they lugged into Detroit on Saturday night. This time, however, they were able to quickly build such an insurmountable advantage that coach Tom Thibodeau even let Julius Randle rest for the entire fourth quarter. Randle had come out on fire and […]

2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pistons

The Knicks head to Detroit to take on the Detroit Pistons, who are one of the worst teams in the NBA, so the Knicks really need to get this win, especially as the Pistons are bringing Killian Hayes back tonight after his big hip injury, so they’re likely more looking to see how he feels […]

2020-21 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Mavericks – Can The Knicks Pull the Double Whammy?

The Knicks host the Dallas Mavericks and our old friend Kristaps Porzingis (and I guess our other old friend, Tim Hardaway Jr.) as the Knicks have the perfect opportunity to get the double whammy – 1. Win a game against a legit good team, which they haven’t done since they beat the Hawks in mid-February […]

Why I’m Less Concerned About Thibs Burnout Than I Otherwise Would

There is obviously some debate over whether Thibs’ “treat every game like it’s Game 7” strategy is a good one, and one of the best critiques of it is why I predicted more wins than most posters (not all, of course. Who could out-optimize swifty, for instance?), which is that we have seen this exact […]

NY Post: Knicks blow it late in loss to NBA-worst Timberwolves

From Marc Berman: Tom Thibodeau wished he wasn’t so prescient when it came to the Timberwolves, his former club. “It’s really a loaded roster,’’ Thibodeau said before Wednesday night’s game about the league’s worst team. “No lead is safe against them.” And so it was. The Knicks blew an 18-point lead in the first half, […]