The Knicks go for their second six game winning streak of the season as they host the Boston Celtics tonight, with a chance to also take over sole possession of the #5 seed in the Eastern Conference!
Come on, Knicks, be like Angela Bassett and do the thing!
Let’s go, Knicks!
146 replies on “2022-23 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics – Six the Musical?”
No Brown, right?
Jaylen Brown missing the game for personal reasons…
(translation: he wants no part of these Knicks!)
My friend and I went to the last Boston game at MSG and watched Doogie Hauser go 5-8 from three point range as they completely torched us in the 2nd half
Please don’t let that happen again Knicks!
Let’s go Knicks!
We are at the stage where the stars are ducking us. lol
Let’s get this one!
i am so excited to see mitch versus time lord
I don’t think I’m going to make it through this one without some alcohol. To the cabinet I go.
It’s annoying how good the celtics are
Mitch looking like Shaq out there…at the FT line.
RJ you gotta take Al Horford to the hoop!
Please send RJ to Siberia.
Edit: to MARS just to make sure he can’t get back!!!
it’s interesting, we don’t really have anyone playing that antagonizes the other team much…
We have Bad Barrett so far today…
Better grab the mezcal….strat
The new RJ stretch might be 2 games 🙁
RJ doing an excellent job negating Randle’s hot start.
“We have Bad Barrett so far today…”
Correction: We have typical Barrett so far today.
Is RJ in the top 300 NBA players?
The fact that i’m not even sure before doing an analysis is frightening.
Good thing the C’s are missing shots…
Timelord can actually shoot FTs, right?
“Better grab the mezcal….strat”
I may have to do some kind of alcohol drip directly into my bloodstream.
Great pass by Barrett. Not. (as in no pass at all)
I’m deep into my martini(s) already.
Mitch looks lighter on his feet tonight than he has in awhile. He has some extra spring.
There we go Mr. Robinson
Am I the only one struggling with Blake Griffin’s black dress socks?
I think we may have missed Mitch a little. lol
I was just saying he looks really good physically and now he’s doing it all on both sides.
Mitch with some outstanding moments there…
Clyde throwing shade at the Knicks bench and Breen correcting him lol
Our DRTG is back up to 14th after 2 games with Mitch (the ATL game before the break may have had something to do with it too)
I don’t think a replacement big is 80% of Mitch
In other news, that IQ basket under the hoop may have been the best in bounds play the Knicks have run all year
In my mind, Randle cooks Grant Williams all the time. I will not be looking up the numbers on that one.
Randle is such a beast.
As much as I’m enjoying this, it isn’t gonna last.
But man, I am enjoying it.
Now the Knicks are getting star calls and home calls.
>>>In my mind, Randle cooks Grant Williams all the time. I will not be looking up the numbers on that one.
One of my very favorite parts of this winning streak and general good play is that Clyde is totally energized and happy. Fills my heart.
Is that a reanimated version of Blake griffin?
Randle making a push for an All-NBA repeat
Blake has been balling this year I think
Good start. I don’t think the Celtics are going to play as bad the rest of the game though.
At least we’re making 2 good plays for every one bad one for RJ.
RJ is unwatchable. Every minute he’s on the court is emotionally draining and painful for me. WTF Thibs? At some point you have to deal with reality and bench him.
how did quick get that pass to hart
We’ve got Hart!
If I’m already married can I still marry Josh Hart?
J-Hart keep the possession alive and then nails a big 3. RJ plays over him?
God RJ needs to sit!
If I’m not married to Barrett, can I divorce him?
Not my favorite RJ sequence there
Well…there goes the 2 good game rj extrapolated rest of season gambit…
2nd half RJ needs to show up in a big way to salvage this one
I mean, Hart is like everything RJ isn’t. It’s quite jarring.
Hart’s ability to handle the ball has been huge
This is beyond ridiculous. RJ is not a rotation player on a good team. For God’s sake forget the draft position, forget the contract, and get him off the court. This game would practically be over already if we had a real starting SF.
RJ and Tatum in a sucking ass duel
But guess who will recover?
Are we good yet?
Every single Knick except one playing their ass off
Re Obi detractors. there’s been two solid plays where Toppin has been slicing to the basket. One a basket, one a foul for two shots.
Does Marcus Smart ever stop yapping?
Starting to watch now, this is going pretty good. Nice. 🙂
Clyde..”incoherent right now”
RJ with the big FU to Knickerblogger!
I do not understand RJ Barrett
A full sixty seconds of Good Barrett!
Good thing Thibs didn’t listen to Knickerblogger and banish RJ.
they spun rj around four times and told him the second half was starting
Maybe RJ would just be better off the bench?
Rj…like a box of chocolates…
For how many times RJ rises from the ashes maybe he should play for Phoenix…
He’s not that good but just keeps forcing it and occasionally something decent happens.
It was the best of RJ it was the worst of RJ
RJ broke Knickerblogger. The prophecy said it would be Ntilikina!
This game would be long over without RJ.
10 points on 14 shots and a FT, 5 TOs, and a minus 6. Only minus on the team.
Wow, really glad the server was down (if that was the problem) as I had a lot to say these last few minutes… little of it pleasant…
Waiting on the Brunson/Smart foul call…
Not sure which way they’ll go on this, Clyde is right about the kick but Smart definitely fouled him before.
Great Obi minutes.
How us that not a foul on smart?
Let’s focus on the positive, IQ has been sublime tonight
It took me all night just to change that stupid title. 🙂
He was falling on his back. So naturally his leg went horizontal. smh
What happened with Brunson. My feed crapped out
I am definitely glad Leon Rose didn’t think he could get 80% of Mitch on the cheap
iHart didn’t help us tonight…
If Barrett comes back in I’m firing Thibs myself.
He’s been so well recently he’s owed a few duds.
Another stellar shot off the timeout.
What was with that review!?!?!
Another fine inbounds play….not
With how they were playing without Mitch, adding Mitch to the squad really ups their level to a crazy high point.
J-Hart dagger !
That’s what really shocks me about Muzzalla. He’s so good with ATO plays…and yet doesn’t call timeouts. It’s so weird.
In the words of Randy “Macho Man” Savage,
What a dumb play by Tatum. You gotta know the circumstance, dude.
Best ejection since Pippen got ejected in Game 2 of the 1993 Conference Finals.
Portland traded the wrong player
Josh Hart broke Tatum
“What a dumb play by Tatum. You gotta know the circumstance, dude.”
He pulled a Randle.
Clyde not happy with the half court O
Hahaha, I love that.
iHart and even timelord show you what a physical freak Mitch (except for shooting FTs)
Boston has missed their share of open 3pters but for the most part Knicks have played excellent defense tonight.
Mitch and IQ co-MVPs tonight.
Yeah, this is a much better win than their OT win against Boston. This is probably their best win of the season. And to have that happen at home is especially great.
Celtics have zero rings since Thibs left
mitch is gonna start getting hacked down the stretch. his fts look a bit worse every game.
Vibes are good
Big respect to coach for keeping RJ on the fucking bench
These fans think Thibs is gonna do a victory cigar when it’s still mathematically possible to lose?
How did any team lose with MVP candidate Josh Hart on its roster
We are coming for you Cleveland!!
Now please blow the crap out of Brooklyn on Wednesday!
Just wondering…does any other team have a winning record vs. the Celts this year?
This team is firing on all cylinders on both sides now EXCEPT RJ. Replace RJ with a plus two way player and no team in the NBA wants any part of us. Even Thibs is peaking at the same time as some of the players. He’s doing a better job with the lineups and minutes…..except RJ.
Max Josh Hart, waive RJ Barrett is my totally logical and not incensed reaction to this game.
But seriously, I don’t care how we beat the Celtics, it’s still the best feeling in basketball for me. Fuck the Celtics.
We never win this game without Quickley, what a stretch he’s been having,
Only negative tonight was the site going down
Z-Man, I know the Orlando Magic of all teams is 3-1 against the Celtics this season, they’ve beaten them 3 times straight this season.
The site going down let me keep my doomer when the Celtics start making 3s comments to myself
This would have been a 250 comment thread without the site burping. 😂
Oh my! Haha. Love this so much.
And to which god must we pray so that IQ plays like this for the rest of his life? Guy has really stepped it up.
only one player on box score with a minus on the old +/-
no surprises there
My personal problem with RJ is that so many of his mistakes are just mental ones. He shouldn’t be thinking like a rookie still in the back half of Season 4.
i may have to start looking for mitch post game news conferences…
he’s a serious difference maker…outplayed time lord by a bunch…
What I love best about Clyde is that he is an old man who actually knows how the game has changed and has adjusted some of his beliefs accordingly. It’s rare to see, and should be celebrated when it happens. That he was a superstar player who has been able to make that adjustment as an old man broadcaster is even more amazing.
fuck it, i’m weak…got my missy tickets 🙂
Clyde also still has a remarkable eye. He saw that Brunson kick before anyone else. The man is just an absolute gem. Legitimately don’t know if I would’ve held on this long as a fan with a replacement level announcer.
@geo, lol. I doubt you’ll regret it
Geo, get ur freak on!
I’m very proud of you for making the wrong decision the right one.
“My personal problem with RJ is that so many of his mistakes are just mental ones. He shouldn’t be thinking like a rookie still in the back half of Season 4.”
It’s his focus on scoring. He’s tries to do too much regardless of whether he has a good or bad matchup. That often puts him in bad spots where it’s easier to turn the ball over or take a terrible shot. I used to forgive it when we had no PG and not enough scoring, but there are no excuses now. He’s barely a rotation player at this point and certainly should not be starting or taking nearly as many shots as he typically does. The problem is he’s not really an obvious plus at anything. So I can’t even figure out a plus role for him anywhere in any of the lineups.
I can’t express what a joy it is to know that my kids love Clyde nearly* as much as me (*they don’t know him as the actual “Clyde” he was on the championship teams but that love can’t be taught, could only be experienced!)
Clyde is love
CelticsBlog is in meltdown mode…
Mike and Clyde’s chemistry is also just so natural that everything just flows so smoothly. During the whole sequence of the foul and the review of the call they were disagreeing, Mike pointed out Smart fouled before and Clyde focused on the kick, but they both do it in such a respectful and knowledgeable way that it just kept flowing. The GOAT pairing and its not even close.
For many years Breen and Clyde were the only good things about the Knicks. Very happy for both of them they finally have a team to get excited about. You can hear when Breen says “New York lives this team” there is still a little bit of himself in that.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have had personal interactions with both Breen and Clyde, and I have to say that they are every bit as genuinely nice as they appear.
So it looks like LeBron might be out for a number of weeks with a foot injury.
Yeah, a non-contact foot injury is very much no bueno. Luckily for the Lakers, they really reloaded the shit out of that club, and they look like they might honestly be able to weather the storm pretty well and at least get into the play-in game even without Lebron. They literally added D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt and Malik Beasley for a single lightly protected first! But their only chance of actually making noise in the playoffs is if Lebron plays, so we’ll see how quickly he can actually return.
Tonight, Clyde was knocking the Celtics for not going for a three on a fast break down 12 with 6 minutes to go. Can you even imagine Clyde thinking that way 20 years ago?