Well, this might get ugly. The Knicks host the #1 seed in the entire NBA, the Golden State Warriors, as their Hall of Fame point guard, Steph Curry, is setting to set the NBA record for the most three-pointers ever made. So, you know, this is going to be a big game.
Maybe the Knicks can shock the world and beat the Warriors even with a bunch of guys out due to COVID!
Hey, weirder things have happened!
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199 replies on “2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks vs. History-Making Steph Curry (and the Warriors)”
Thanks Owen, I will check it out. I love Backgammon. I switched from chess about 15 years ago. I don’t mind the element of luck that allows me to beat better players from time to time.
Yes on the poll, of course.
Just sitting down to some Red Curry Chicken while I watch…
Geez, first one from 30 feet
Our best PG starting at PG what a concept
Randle threw an outlet pass!
Maybe Derrick Rose will break the record before Curry
All for just letting Curry jag some 3’s immediately after the tip and then just getting this over with. In all seriousness, tremendous achievement to Curry. Wild to think he is breaking the record with at least 2 years left of his prime then another handful as a spot up role player type post prime.
thibs has to challenge that
Hell of a shot to do it on!
Okay. The record. Everything must stop. Respect.
But now I want IQ to outscore Curry for the game.
He shoulda been a Knick…
Trivia: who assisted him?
Can we play a basketball game now?
the second david kahn took johnny flynn i had a brief flash forward to this moment
If the Knicks can make their wide ass open 3s they’ll blow out the exhausted Warriors tonight.
The Warriors look like us on defense
that seems like a “i just got back from the company holiday happy hour” assessment…we ain’t blowing anybody out..they can sit curry the rest of the game and we ain’t blowing them out..
I guess I thought when we got Fournier he wouldn’t brick wide open 3’s.
I can’t believe they stopped the game for that shit
curry made fournier look like a pylon
Mitch still looks like he’s running in sand but he’s getting bouncier
Yeah, something’s wrong. We’re left playing 3 v 5 now instead of 4 v 5
EDIT: On the plus side, the Deuce is loose.
Miles explosion after Grimes?
All things considered, I will take being tied 24 a piece with the Warriors after 1
Beautiful move by Deuce as well.
Deuce needs to learn when Mitch is being inexplicably double teamed in the post it means someone else is open
i wouldn’t mind watching this five play the rest of the game
Fingers crossed that this wasn’t Deuce’s 6 seconds of playing time…
Trade value going up
Credit to Knox for staying ready. Can’t be easy riding the pine so much, but his shot looks really good at the moment.
Kids getting out and running at least
is that jamal wilkes or kevin knox?
The Deuce is loose
Knox getting the remaining 2023 second rounders for us
Deuce with a good rebound and gets Knox an easy trip to the line
damn..mcbride looks spunky…
Who is this Kevin Knox guy?
extend knox (k)now
You can’t stop Knox. He’s going to get his.
burks needs to go to the hole and lob that to mitch..
Shorthanded, going up against the best team in the league on a historic night and we’re hanging tight with the young guns. Maybe we should start this group every game.
Great move by IQ.
What’s Bjelica’s career high in pts?
thibs…can’t help himself…he’ll bring the starters back in shortly
Whatever he ends up scoring tonight?
Knox better than Fournier right now.
now that is a blocked shot
It’s actually true …
That’s an awful foul call…. He did a split to get the call
should challenge that
Not judging the Warriors by tonight given the back to back, but how the hell is this roster 22-5?
Mcbrides jumper is pure
The Deuce is loose!!!
Deuce posing a threat to Steph’s new record
Deuce needs more minutes
Young guns been reading Knickerblogger. “Yes we can.”
its all about curry…i live here in sf…watch their games…without him they are an average team
GS fans: “Uh oh, the Miles McBride Game.”
never thought i would feel like..”man, i wish knox stayed in there instead of randle” in my head..
Deuce is our future.
I wonder the same thing D-mar surely some regression is in store for them
I phoned Thibs and he had no other choice than to play Deuce for 25+ minutes! 😀
Starks in the house!!!
Cyber, I apologize sincerely.
Deuce/Grimes starting backcourt once Grimes is back. Why the hell not?
Deuce was on some mocks as early as 20th still surprised he dropped that much
If we would just bench Randle and Fournier we’d probably be pretty good again. Lol
Do the Knicks ever grab a long rebound?
burks really held the follow thru on that airball
looks like we got the “give the lead back” lineup in there
Put Deuce back in!
Think about how much Deuce has “accomplished” offfensively compared to our favorite French Frank …
Maybe we should attach a first rounder to Randle just to trade him as far away as possible.
Pretty sure Randle primary watcher there …
I’m just about on board
These losers are going to get steamrolled after halftime
“Do the Knicks ever grab a long rebound?”
Not that I can recall.
Whats the PPP on Randle post ups?
come on thibs…give us that “talk it over” time out that started with your moronic substitution pattern…send thibs out of town…keep everyone else
So, we never cut to the basket, but someone on our coaching staff must be aware that other teams often do.
We need a few more players to get Covid….
This lineup has nothing!!! My god !!!
A good NBA team would be blowing out the Warriors tonight
Maybe we should attach 2 first rounders to Randle.
Randle embarrassing himself on national TV once again
this zombie squad out there and the zombie coach are pathetic
No ones falling for any “fakes” Randle has up his sleeve
Where would we be without Julius’ 3-9 with 3 turnovers
Julius is the MRP (most regressed player)
i mean…it thibs is supposedly..win every game at all costs type of guy…wtf is he doing rolling this (ex-rose) sorry group out there for?
Totally, if the Warriors are tired, get the young guys out there and run. We could totally steal this game.
I pity the fool who doubted me on Deuce
I’m not exaggerating when I say this team might be better if we simply got rid of Randle and Fournier. We have players on this team that have more of a positive impact on the game than either of them. At least the kids bring some energy and make impact plays on one side or the other. If guys like McBride or Grimes have a rough night shooting you are at least going to get some good defensive energy. At this point I’d WAY rather have Obi on the court than Randle even if he can’t shoot yet.
so crazy, that this isn’t a joke, and it’s very true…
hard to explain what the heck is wrong with those two…so many games last year where julius looked like the best player on the court…that ain’t even close to happening now, at times he literally looks like the worst player on our roster…
evian doesn’t look close to an nba starter, he doesn’t even look like he deserves to be in the rotation…
i just hope at some point this season they can get it together and actually help the team win games…
those two are definitely losing games for us right now…
Man I wish Obi were available tonight. Feels like an Obi game.
Randle passing up 3 open 3’s in a possesion
Ok now randlen doesn’t want to take wide open shots
At the beginning of the season, who had RJ out of the league at end of contract and Knox breaks Charlie Ward curse?
Randle forgot how to shoot real fast.
This offense is excruciating to watch
Fourniers been cupping I see so that’s good … hasn’t helped thus far ….ya know his release is so slow, he doesn’t create enough space … he’s too guardable on the kick out
Well at least the Warriors also have the 3rd quarter blues so…..
total discombobulation from julius…he may need to start from from scratch with learning to tie his sneakers up…
This is fucking embarrassing.
Maybe Julius is good for the tank
Listen, I just had a kid 2 months ago … It’s not surprising Burks sucks right now …
I just don’t get Randle this year. He’s passing on good looks from 3 while chucking up absolute garbage. At least full time chuckers take the threes too. That dude is deep inside his own head.
Lmao this is disgusting basketball from everyone involved
Randle and Fournier are at the point now where they are afraid to shoot. Just bury them. Throw Kemba in there. At least he won’t be afraid to shoot. Our two highest paid players suck.
We’re bringing the Warriors down to our level, they may have to shower twice tonight to get the stench off
Our starters are an embarrassment.
This lineup is just so unspeakably fucking lame lol. Unwatchable.
He was exposed in the playoffs and never recovered.
I would be fine if i never see these 5 play again
Fournier won’t even take layups like Ben Simmons
man knicks are like a basketball laugh track, we can even make warriors games boring and stilted
Randle had a new kid in October, too, right? Depending on how much help these millionaires have (or want) newborns are tough.
I’m sure this is one of the worst games the Warriors have played this season, and they’re winning
Randle should only shoot threes.
At least it might result in a win! That’s all that Thibs cares about right now, I imagine.
Obi and Grimes being out is brutal because we can’t even fantasize about bringing other players in. Let Deuce go one on five IMO.
Welcome to the game Julius
You’d think they’d have a lot of help … but maybe they feel bad like they’re “not parenting”
Randle should only take 3s
Yeah, it’s all ugly as sin, but maybe we’re whining too much. We’re usually down 20 to a lesser team at this point.
For the record … night nurse would be wonderful … I wouldn’t feel bad…
Have you noticed that a lot of these players wear compression socks and sleeves? I’m going to start doing it also.
Exactly. It’s a once in a lifetime experience, so maybe they’re both trying to be present for it as much as possible.
i hope you’re wrong…i’m starting to lose faith though…
evian needs to get comfortable on the bench so we can play some folks who can help us win this game…
Saw that potential turnover from a mile away
hey dude, how ya feelin’ man…
This 3 point lead feels insurmountable
Quickley has also reverted back into a pumpkin
Gosh if 3 is insurmountable … 5 is yikes
We’re not whining too much. This has been an utter stench of a quarter.
8 … forget it … Fournier caught watching !!! He fucking sucks ….
you could write a sonnet in the time between mitch setting a screen and mitch rolling
It’s official … I despise Fournier
Do I want IQ to keep improving at the point? Or do I want him never running the point again so we can have his shot back?
He is way too sleepy … a sloth of a man this year who can’t jump anymore … sell sell sell
Oh wow a 7 footer dunked it with 2 hands … he was open too… lame …. Just not a happy camper right now
Fournier staring at a rebound in front of him for 3 seconds then picking it up is the perfect description of his season
Was released from the hospital today. The many blood clots are still in my lungs and have to dissolve over a number of months, sapping my strength. But, all of that aside, I’m still in better shape than the Knicks are.
This game felt more winnable about 7 minutes ago … we just decided to do nothing right … Warriors barely did anything right
Hope you feel better Dude
I kind of want to turn the TV off, not feeling very optimistic about the 4th quarter
Center not closing out … familiar …
Burks took a quick gander to our big man for potential post up … Mitch already had his back to him … solid
Unfortunate we don’t have a hot-handed, hard-driving, good defense guard on the bench who could spark this team…
Gotta get Burks off the floor. Kids want this game. Let them play.
give deuce the keys
we see you deuce
Deuce making sure Kemba never sees the floor again
If Burks heats up we gotta shot … deuce and Knox are wildcards …
at this point i feel like kemba must have asked out once he was demoted, but asked to keep it quiet bc he cares a lot about being the good guy
Thanks, Kevin. The frustrating part is that no matter what Deuce does in the next 6 minutes, he’ll still be on the bench at the end of the game.
Great ball movement and penetration to get Burks that look. More of that please
So dumb …
watching the warriors motion offense and then our shit is just painful
haven’t really seen deuce get past the first level off the dribble yet
At the game. Knicks fans are the best. The Knicks…. Are not.
Of course it’s the Bjielica game
Could it be that Thibs is a strong believer in “rotations” and that even if Kemba slides to bench he still needs rest days and that ruins a Thibsism
This is the thing. By now, doesn’t everyone know how this works? Can’t we teach it?
Think it’s best time to trade Fournier. Wish we gave that money to derozan or ball
Agreed… not really point guarding much if at all just yet… This lineup needs Obi on and Randle not … Burks seems tired this eve and Knox isn’t fleet of foot … it’s a weird combo …
The probability of the Knicks giving up an easy basket after closing the gap is 100%
There are things to like about Deuce but he seems to have Quickley esque aversion to the rim
Deuce doing a lot of small things that should get him more PT… eh … he didn’t put hand up on dray
Kerr basically saying we can beat you without Steph. Pretty humiliating
Back to 10 … how is this shit possible … it’s the Knicks
Thibs needs to yell at Julius everytime he passes up the top of the key 3
They just made more passes in one possession than we make in a half.
Every Knick standing around 3 point line, not ONE cut to basket … Ends in Randle clear out , lucky to get foul
You could have just stopped there.
Draymond is a better passer than anyone on our team by light years
Hopefully these 3’s get Julius going. probably not tho
Ummm not that it matters but that didn’t seem like a foul
I mean this was an expected loss but the way we played was hard to watch
Tankathon’s server gonna be like “hey, guys, welcome back! where did you go?”
I’m not sure if he would look this great on the Knicks. No player movement tends to lead to less easy passes. I don’t know if Magic Johnson would create easy looks for this team.
You literally still had a shot down 6 … you play defense for 20 seconds and let Wiggins take a wide open 3 … right…
Credit to Randle for turning a tough start into a solid game. Feels like the second half lineup, particularly in the 4th was a really good combo for him.
Unfortunately it was just for him…
Seven and 15 since The Start; 2-7 since Kemba was incinerated.
When will players saying they love the garden actually work in our favor
Move, cut, pass, take open shots …
good thing i didn’t delete that shortcut 🙂
Deuce really does play much bigger than his size. Should be a nice bench guard at the very least.
too funny…glad to hear you’re out…
weird off-hand question, but, wondering how you were spending time while getting care – do you read dude?
Julius had 31 points? Seems impossible. He had a couple turnovers that were absolute all timers.
The Knicks offense is trench warfare. It’s sickening to watch. I used to think of it as like the Giants offense with OJ Anderson but tonight was basically the Somme. Goddamn horrifying.
The Warriors played pretty badly outside of Bjielica not being able to miss (perfectly predictable that) and the Knicks just couldn’t figure it out.
Very frustrating to watch live but the Garden crowd is amazing and they gave the man of the hour his due.
I think roughly 19811 people were thinking, he should have been a Knick. Everyone but the (actually fairly amusing) jackass behind me. Great player and seems like a pretty solid human being.
I think Randle hit absolute rock bottom and then bounced in the third, when he absolutely refused to shoot a long series of wide-open shots and decent drives, and was intensely moping when he didn’t have the ball (and intensely moping even when he did). It was a jaw-dropping display of quit-a-tude. Then he canned that three and it was like, okay, maybe I’ll keep playing.
He scored 31 points, but they were 31 shameful points.
On the other hand, my eyes were glued to Miles, and I thought he played near flawless D. He sticks like glue to his man. Goes hard for rebounds (whereas Fournier turns into delice de bourgogne when the ball goes into the air — “Rebound? Non-non, c’est impossible!”).
He has a 6’8″ wingspan, so that definitely helps
Brolic? More like Slow-lic!
Maybe I’m a bit too enthusiastic about Deuce but it was great to see him get some real run. Hope that continues.
fortunately i had to go to my company holiday party…spared me the pain of the 2nd half…although the party was so lame…the game may have been less tortureous…
“over my dead body” – Tom “faithful to his guys” Thibodeau (the deua is pronounced similar to like when Homer Simpson says “dooh”- Coach NY Knicks 2020-2022
We haven’t resigned a draft pick since charlie ward and we get gleeful around here when our picks don’t work out. How do you like the odds?
Charlie Ward actually may be a good comp for Deuce…