The Knicks host the Celtics in a game that the Knicks are obviously going to win, to lock in Thibs remaining the coach for the rest of the season. That’s how these things work. Lock it down. Knicks probably win by, like, 10.
How’s the win prediction going? Feeling better about it!
Mitch is out for a couple of weeks with a knee injury. You sort of need a knee to jump like him. Hopefully we see more Obi/Randle lineups, especially since the Celtics are without Al Horford. Hart will start, and Cam gets the start over Grimes, who clearly was not ready to return just yet.
Let’s go, Knicks!
181 replies on “2022-23 Game Thread: Knicks and Celtic-Killer, Evan Fournier vs. Celtics”
Maybe we should have let Mitch walk… then again he’d probably sprain his ankle doing so
I know most of you are not into horse racing, but the horse that won the Breeder’s Cup Classic today is unquestionably one of the greatest horses to have ever lived. I haven’t seen anything like this since the 70s. What he’s done over his 6 starts is other worldly great. He’s absolutely crushing the best horses in the world even when the pace and trip goes against him. Truly amazing. His name is Flightline!!
Fournier is going 3-15. Book it.
Reddish and I-Hart starting, the Boston Killer chained to the bench.
Let’s Go Knicks!
P.S. Flightline is a great name for a horse!
Banchero is having a coming out party…looks like a top 5 player in the league already…
If anyone had Hartenstein & Cam starting game 9, you should play the lotto… also you’re God damn liar
Obi.s nickname should be Flightline
Banchero I believe has committed to Italy for international basketball. Is that right?
Yes, but an unknown sponsor is trying to convince him to change his commitment…
Espn matchup predictor has celts at 66% win probability….gotta prove the algorithm wrong…didn’t factor in reddish
Can the celtic killer be effective from the bench? 😀
Obi Toppin is currently our best 3 pt shooter. Will that still be the case after this game?
Obi is taking 0.2 fewer 3s per 36 than Evan Fournier. He’s shooting .467 on them.
Brogdon looks to be ten years older than his coach.
Also, RJ is over 50% inside the arc after last night
Yes. exactly. He’s been great. Keep it up. I still don’t see why Obi can’t play in RJ’s place in some lineups (and eliminate the binary choice of Obi or Randle), but i don’t coach basketball for a living.
Brunson against Smart should be interesting
It’s gonna be a long night, isn’t it?
RJ you gotta make that
I feel like they are contesting ok. Shots are just falling
RJ makes me cry…
Crazy finish in Orlando, watch the highlights folks 🙂
What’s the NBA mercy rule?
Maybe try to defend the 3P line?
They keep hitting threes and we keep bricking bunnies, final score’s going to be 150-50.
Probably not going to continue hitting 83% of their threes, but given our defense of the line…
Celtic announcer about the Knicks’ offense: “It’s like watching paint dry.”
Ok Randle. Love the 2020 energy
gotta love the confidence on the randle heat check three there haha
Clyde is pumped
No steals in the box score, but two very good plays from Reddish leading to turnovers for Boston. We see you, Cam.
They really thought they would keep shooting 83%. Dumb Celts.
Cam with a reliable three point shot and strong defensive effort is a genuine asset, no? I wonder if we can lock him up cheap if he can keep this up
No steals!? Rigged stats! 😀
They just now added one for Cam. Statistician is reading Knickerblogger along with everyone else 😉
Cam is actually becoming a good defender.
Things I didn’t think I’d be saying.
Breen is right Quick is a very good defender now
Thibs 2.0…obi playing in the 1st qtr
How much is it going to cost us to keep Cam?
Cam always had the physical tools to be a good defender, he’s got the size speed and wingspan to swallow up smaller players. Just didn’t have the focus before I suppose
That was a beautiful strip from Cam
I thought that was good defense by E4. Ball don’t lie
Good Rose tonight
The Hawks game did really light a fire under Thibs’ ass,
he’s very aggressive with his substitutions pattern (and I like it)….
Also, a rested Rose is a better Rose…
wasnt aware Doogie Howser made it as an nba player, good on him
Obi “Rim Protector” Toppin. Just sayin.
Have we *ever* seen this lineup? Thibs 2.0 en fuego hahaha.
Who had Sam Hauser Kills Us on the bingo card. Seems obvious.
RJ is just not who we need him to be tonight
“Cam always had the physical tools to be a good defender, he’s got the size speed and wingspan to swallow up smaller players. Just didn’t have the focus before I suppose”
I agree. It seems like a light switch flipped. Let’s hope it stays that way.
Jericho “Rim Destroyer” Sims.
A lot of unacceptable play again … and I am gutted from my Philly Union loss earlier
I did like that play earlier from RJ where he drove to the hoop, got the defense to collapse on him and passed to a slashing hartenstein. would like to see more of that
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RJ has that. Whcih is great. He just needs to stop missing bunnies and threes.
What’s happening with him? He can’t even protect the ball now? On the bright side he won’t be blocked at the rim 😛
Can we give RJ’s contract to Cam and trade RJ at the deadline?
Do we need to wait for the revolution? 😉
looks like Doogie Hawser is today’s recipient of the Random Scrub Who Torches Us Award
Well..at least the collapse is earlier tonight….thibs pulling out his dartboard…
I wonder if there’s a homeless man’s version of the like mike thing going on here where cam is leeching from rj
Barrett with 3 TO in 10 minutes, no good…
And Obi missed a point blank layup…
RJ’s turnovers have been terrible
I don’t know who this Hauser kid is but he is giving me
major Dean Wade vibes.
Maybe JJ Redick Joe Harris vibes too. Shot looks pure
Fournier has inherited Nerlens’ butter stumps.
Why was rose banished…is he on a 90 seconds a stint limit?
In Reddish We Trust
Send Fournier back to France. He’s too slow to play defense and doesn’t bring enough to the table on offense.
Reddish is looking like a competent NBA player all of a sudden
We’re going to play catch all night, right?
Fucking Doogie hauser is dominating us…wtf…
Doogie beats Randle at the rim.
Clyde (shaking his head), “Guys averaging nine points ending up with thirty points.”
He just defined playing against the Knicks.
How long before Cam is on my Knicks ticket emails.
reddish needs to cool it a bit with the leaping into the passing lanes
Randle… hauser Ds him up and drops 3s on his pupils… didn’t get back on D loser
This ain’t the sixers 3rd string…a wakeup call…
If Randle doesn’t argue with the refs, maybe he gets there in time to contest the 3P. Just stupid.
Well they’re not hitting 83% from three anymore, but 58% is pretty decent..
I get mad when someone like Hauser kills us.
90% of his shots this season has been from three and we still let him open every time…
Never a good sign when the other team has the Precision Pass
My two favorite moments in the game were when Obi lined up a possible three from very deep and the crowd all went “Ooooooh!” (didn’t shoot it), and when Randle dribbled and spun and dribbled and spun and the crowd noise was getting angrier and angrier. (He passed to Barrett for a three.)
The refs are against us this season
Clyde on the reddish bandwagon
Would the Celtics take RJ and a first rounder for Sam Hauser?
Cyber, that’s hysterical. The Celtics announcers are HATING the refs for what they’re calling on their team.
Makes me glad that Clyde and Breen don’t spend time whining about the refs.
Tonight’s refs giving Barrett a bit more than last night’s.
That’s why i’m not calling games at MSG 😀
That fastbreak sums up rj in a nutshell
As long as hauser is on the pine…we’re good
Is Gary Payton the answer to the trivia question?
That Randle play put me through the rinse cycle of emotions.
As long as we are sending Fournier back to France maybe we can get a package deal to send RJ back to Canada .
Defense! Defense! Defense!
I think you’re right about The Glove, Cyber…
Can we still cancel the Barrett trade? 😀
We’re down one but this quarter had some of our best basketball of the year…
We would be a lot better if we actually boxed out and got rebounds!
hahaha. Are you not entertained?
Great game so far
Okay, stupid stat of the game so far (given how things started):
Celts 3PT%: 48%
Knicks 3PT%: 53%
(Of course, the Celts have taken 10 more 3s…)
Sadly, Obi 3PT%: 0% FG%: 0%
Reddish has been everywhere on defense
Usually i would say that if we keep playing this way, win or lose it’d be a good game. But it’s the Celtics, so forget about that and let’s win this!
Reading thru the thread you wouldn’t think that RJ has 18 pts on 9 FGA.
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– $500K donation to anti-hate causes
– Sensitivity training
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– Meet with Joe Tsai to demonstrate understanding
Watching the John Starks hagiography at halftime, I feel like we all need Knickerblogger logo, black kangol caps like he’s wearing.
I don’t say nothing good about some of our players because I’m scared of jinxing them… 🙂
Great pass from Brunson
Is Evan Fournier now on the Celtics assistant coaching staff?
The short PG in white shirt is a nice player….
I thought he was traded 2 games ago 😉
Barrett has had some killer turnovers. Led to 7 points .
He also missed a bunnie earlier. He’s definitely picked it up though, he’s playing well now
So far he has more TOs (5) than all the other Knicks combined (4)…
But he’s doing good things elsewhere…
Barrett’s got his 20 now. He can sit.
RJ actually getting foul calls when he goes to the rim is so refreshing
Even when we are home the other team gets the calls. It such BS.
hopefully that bad rose pass doesnt kill the momentum, a cam slam there could have really amped up the energy
I like that Barrett now makes his FTs
DRose with the rookie mistake
genuine “what the fuck” reaction from me on that heave hahaha good for that guy
hahaha. The dude just won a car with a half court shot
Who? Hauser? 😀
Rose can’t take hauser off the dribble?
We can’t get any call! How is that not a foul (on IQ)?
Jesus they have hit everything
That shot clock violation by IQ was all on Randle.
That shot clock violation by IQ was all on Randle.
Reddish second on the team in minutes through three quarters with 31. Randle 32.
5pt… we can win this! Let’s do it, Knicks!
RJ finally got a steal, I see…
Fournier deserves zero minutes
God I hate barretts game…ultimate ball hog
Vonleh punted a ball off his foot. I think that was the steal.
I can’t believe the shots the Celts are hitting
Hartenstein may be a worse defensive rebounder than Obi
Hartenstein has played all the second half so far…
iHart has 11 defensive rebounds so far.
He’s a worse OFFENSIVE rebounder than Obi…
There’s some James Worthy from Obi
If vonleh is hitting 3s…you’re done
We need stops
Slipping away here
TWO James Worthys.
Hard to win when they get three points every time we get two.
I was simply watching the last 4 minutes
Hart got one !
Knicks need to hire a defensive coordinator that stresses the importance of taking away the 3pt line.
Hart heard you call his name. With the OReb and put back.
on the plus side tatum is on my fantasy team so uh not a complete loss
Our defensive scheme … does it work ?
Celtics tie a team record for most threes in a game.
Hart with another OREB put back. Keep hassling him 😉
I can’t imagine all these screens the Celtics are setting are all legal.
No kidding. Should have done that earlier.
Celts are 25-48 from three.
26. Franchise record for the Celtics.
This shooting is insane
Reddish believes. Great D there to force the jump.
Just enough time but need stops …
Weird little high five situation there with Brunson and Randle ….
Hard to beat a team that shoots 26-49 from three,
Z-Man has been a good prophet…
Yeah, can’t really determine much from this particular game. That said, they should still fire Thibs, please.
Why does Randle have so many frustration fouls?
Man, with that kind of crap (intentional or not) I can’t believe Randle is that popular around the league.
One the plus side we did scrap with them the whole game even if our perimeter defense was nonexistent and they were hot all night from deep
Randle is such a dick. He makes it very difficult to root for him.
Most NBA players can make uncontested 3s…someone tell thibs 2.0
He must be among the league leaders, no?
I love that the starters are all in there. Never stop Thibs-ing, Thibs.
Except the Knicks… we do not hit open 3 pointers
Well, Boston is gonna go deep in the playoffs. We are not, so … just get the data.
Some bright spots on O. Stopping the three ball? Not so much.
whats kenny atkinson up to these days, wonder if he’s amenable to coming back to the big apple
What did Randle do?
I havent seen a lot of non GS teams shoot that well.
I know there’s some luck in hitting that many threes but there has got to be a better way to scheme against that. Lots of those looks were open.
We shot 51% from the field. 40% from three. 94% from the line. They were just better. 53% from the field. 53% from three (!). 100%(!) from the line.
Sometimes the other team is just better, when it happens you need to be perfect to win the game and we weren’t.
The Celtics are a top team just like the Bucks and tonight we can’t question the effort.
You can definitely see the difference going small makes for RJ and Randle’s ability to get into the paint and finish, especially RJ, who looked so much more in control on his drives.
There’s really nothing more irritating in betting than when you pick unders and they go to overtime.
Whoever said we should look into Bol Bol a few years ago can take your victory lap….
Take aways from tonight:
1) Boston has good shooters but not all time great elite ones that can’t miss.
2) Hart should start every game as his presence clearly benefits the big three and nothing is lost on the defensive end.
3) Brunson defense is on par with Fournier, at best. He may actually be worse.
4) Cam didnt make a single dumb offensive play all night. I’m impresed. Deserves another start.
“ Whoever said we should look into Bol Bol a few years ago can take your victory lap….”
I think many people wanted this including me. It clearly was taking him a while to come back from injury, but he’s legitimately good at basketball.
I’m totally down with a switching to a Brunson/Grimes/Reddish/Obi/Hart starting lineup asap… you reading this, Thibs?
Damn… that was a Celtic franchise record for three pointers. Not a good look.
Bol Bol had a .271 ws/48 in 9 games in college.I am sure I was intrigued by that kind of mystery box.
Currently leading the league in block percentage.
9-9 is a pretty good night for anyone. Going to be interesting to see how things play out with him.
He got frustrated near the end of the game and so just smacked Grant Williams in the face.