The Knicks head to South Beach to take on the Heat as the Knickerbockers both try to knock the Heat out of any real possibility of getting the #5 seed, while also A. trying to win their eighth straight game and B. trying to inch closer to taking the #4 seed from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Knicks’ recent play has led to the return of the 49-win tracker!
Are the Knicks on track to win 49 games? I think they have a very good shot at it now, really. They’ll need 12 wins. They can totally do that, especially if they keep winning seven games in a row like this.
Let’s go, Knicks!
280 replies on “2022-23 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat – Eight Days a Week?”
49 was your bet on the wins prediction thread? Mine was 41, and i’m very happy it turned out to be wrong.
Gooooo Knicks! 🏀
Heat fans should be arriving in about 1 hour, and departing at approximately 9:45
The Heat are one of my most hated NBA teams. Let’s beat these MFrs
Let us go, gentlemen Knickerbockers!! Fohty fo o mo!
Let’s get excited people!!
Our closing lineup:
* 4 players averaging 4.0+ asts/36
* 4 players shooting 34.7% or above
* 3 elite defenders
* 4 elite rebounders
They can drive, pass, shoot, defend. Lots of versatility. This team is built for the playoffs where teams try to exploit your weak links. The Knicks have very few.
Also, if you don’t like blockquote, you can do a string of dashes to make a line. It’s low effort and clearer than quotes
we’re due for a bad shooting night and another team getting hot from 3…
we should be putting love into the pnr against mitch every play instead of iso’ing rj on gabe vincent
I predicted the Knicks would win 49 games*, too.
* last year
Looks like they’re not going to let Brunson shoot…
Unfortunately that means that Barrett will…
In fairness to Heat fans, a basketball game is the worst way to spend Friday night in Miami. Even all the Knicks fans aren’t there!
Gotta let RJ get his shots in early so he doesn’t feel as bad when he gets benched for the last 30min
RJ with his usual hot start
Barrett is like a lead weight on the starting five collective foot..
Thank god that’s Barrett’s second foul. Take him out before he tank commands this one!
That endless dribble ending in a cough-up was just putrid.
the more our roster improves, the more RJ is going to stand out…
If this team was really as dedicated to winning as Thibs says, someone would step on RJ’s foot and make sure he twisted his ankle. This guy cannot be on an NBA court for a good team.
Tough foul on Quickley. That clip gave you a sense of what kind of physicality Butler possesses.
fucking butler. Of course he plays
Another shit group of referees
Don’t think we’re getting 142 tonight.
Is Kevin Love eligible for the Sumner award?
I kinda feel like we’re just fated to lose this game because things have been going way too well for us of late, and probably way too poorly for the Heat. Kevin Love always seems to ball out against us ever since that 30 point, 30 rebound game.
Also, it’s one of those nights where Brunson is a 60% FT shooter.
There might be 142 fouls called tonight…
brunson is such a fucking scrapper
I feel like the heat gave given us all they have this quarter and we’re still on top.
Randle says Pagliacci is an ignorant so-and-so.
That’s what I’m talking about! Bang!
Randle en fuego!
Sorry, 1st quarter Julius, I forgot you’re actually the best player in the league these days!
Unlearning 30 years of fan PTSD is a long journey indeed.
Always liked that kid Randle….
Zeller on loan from his YMCA mens league team
Randle’s first quarters are something lately. Holy Cow
Uh oh, Barrett sighting…
all nba julius it seems…he’s just so incredibly loose and confident out there…
like he’s taking full advantage of his physicality and added incredible composure…
we all need ju’s therapist in our life…
Brunson on Wednesday: 39 points on 99% TS
Randle today: “Hold my beer.”
Hopefully we’ll keep possessed Julius for the playoffs.
RJ Barrett: [spills the beer on Randle]
Can we just take a minute and appreciate that we have TWO guys who can just completely take over games.
I will never understand why anyone would think RJ is/was better than IQ
Also, what was the music that MSG went out too. Love that. Very Ibiza after party.
Sixth man of the yr…right dere…
Clyde – “Knicks percolating”
This is another banner night for the ol’ offensive eFG%. Rising rapidly
Anybody know of a good way to stream the game or where I can watch it? Just moved and don’t have cable yet
The Heat have the great frontline talent but we’re deeper than they are
Josh Hart +17 already.
Gotta give RJ credit, he’s doing everything he can to kill the buzz
One reason I’d like to go to the finals is so the Knicks City Dancers can show the rest of the world what real choreography (and actual dancing) looks like.
I thought we weren’t doing this anymore? 😉
You’re right, though. I hadn’t been paying enough attention to Immanuel’s improvement this year.
Quickley reminds me of a good shooting John Starks and I’m in love with him.
It’s mind boggling. We just scored 37 points in the first quarter. Then we started scoring in the second quarter and Miami had to call a time out. My mind is definitely boggled despite being on a plane and only being able to follow the box score via slow internet.
Let’s extend IQ at 20m per
My buddy who is a Heat fan loves Strus
Bad D by Toppin there. Yikes
RJ finding a vein of form here
I apologize RJ
Raven , yes 100%.
JollyRoger, are you willing just to watch and ignore the Chinese commentary over the local stream? If so try smzb365.com.
Kudos to the kid — three good minutes of Barrett. If it would only last…
Juggernaut type shit now…
This team used to screw up the break all the time. With Hart running it I knew we were going to get an easy basket. He does so many things well. What a robbery!!!
I wonder what RJ would play like if he got in the kind of shape Randle is in this summer? It’s got to be possible to add a little more explosiveness…
Good RJ sighting! That’s a nice surprise to keep the team afloat while Randle rests a bit.
RJ is scoring because everyone else is doing good work on the defensive end. Team effort!
We criticize RJ for not being a great athlete but compared to the Heat wing players he’s Vince Carter.
Thing is, I do think it’s possible RJ could become a plus player. But it would be somewhat surprising.
Great block from Obi
Some missed notes here
I spoke too soon. Back to back bad possessions by Hart.
Was that a Leon Rose sighting behind the bench?
Finally a couple of shitty plays by Hart! Almost reassuring to see, his impression of an all-NBA player was getting way too convincing.
Trivia: Jalen, Julius, Melo, Patrick, Bernard? Could it be that easy?
I don’t think Lin got it.
I want Jimmy Butlers knee guy
Insanely difficult baseline floater there from JR
Christ Butler’s good. So annoying.
Butler has to be the worst great player to watch. Nothing fun at all about his game.
From the box score it’s like Butler versus Randle.
We just refuse to let the Heat get back in the game. So impressive
Not a good shot Julius…
But great D and transition take by Hart!!
I can’t believe anyone was stupid enough to think Josh Hart isn’t worth one lottery protected first.
Holy hell we’re good
Hart and Grimes making butler work for everything
Herro looks like one my 17-year-old son’s friends
that’s like the only chance for him it seems, some how get stronger and leaner…
Who says we’re not scoring 142!
I mean, pretty good.
We’re playing at home, right? Let’s go Knicks! Let’s go Knicks! Let’s go Knicks!
Been watching opposing teams’ streams for awhile now, and there is a palpable difference in how they talk about us these days.
The Heat broadcast team has been going on and on about the potency of our offense and it’s been delicious to listen to.
Great close to the half. I think we’re grinding them down and we’re already up plenty.
When Randle is engaged on D this team is scary good defensively.
Honestly can’t believe how good our offense is
71 points at the half against the 6th best defense in the league?
.756 eFG% in that half
We only scored 34 points in the second quarter. What a disappointment.
.756 eFG% in that half
is that good?
Gotta stay locked in the 2nd half. Don’t even let the Heat sniff a comeback.
I honestly don’t what the hell is happening. I feel like I am in a bit of shock actually.
Josh Hart is making me reevaluate life
nice halftime tunes…
And the Nets are beating the Celtics. Which is nuts because they were down like 44-22
It just feels unreal to have a Knicks team look so solid.
Also, just give Josh Hart a blank piece of paper and let him write whatever numbers he wants, then sign him.
looking forward to the grizz/nuggets game later…
the knicks are becoming boring…
On the other hand, Quickley sucks. Minus one in the plus-minus.
I love plus-minus. It’s like free cocaine. incredibly stupid but fun.
I know! That’s what’s weird about this streak. It’s been a number of games since we’ve even looked at all beatable.
When I posted the other day that the Knicks would go 15-3 if they beat the teams that had a worse record than them I didn’t think much of it. Now…..????
Just going to offer the obligatory acknowledgement that this will probably be the absolute peak of our season and we will end up losing this game in catastrophic fashion
Y’all see that look Jimmy Buckets gave Julius? They’re plotting already.
So. That works.
That too-low pass from Grimes to Jalen is a good example of what we were talking about – had to bring it up and then shoot, missed
Mike Breen bags on RJ pretty regularly now too…
it’s like once Clyde highlighted the RJ situation everyone’s on board with it…
Celtics Nets was like 20-3 and I put the game on during halftime and the Celtics were getting booed by their own fans and MIkal Bridges had 31 points
God dammit, Owen. Why did you do that?
Big Blue Al …
One of our classic collapses feels so incredibly due right now that I won’t feel comfortable until it does happen
I don’t know. The truth just comes out of me. I can’t help it.
Brunson always gets the stabilizing hoops.
Miami is tightening their defense. This is not what I want to see.
Go left RJ, go left.
Owen, I demand that you predict we’re going to finish off the blowout we were working on in the first half!
This macho code is so stupid
Jimmy buckets…get that shit out of here
Oh fuck Mitch better not be hurt
This one is going to hurt
(Unless Randle’s season long heat check continues)
Nah KBA, as much as blowing this game would suck it wouldn’t be close to the worst loss of the season.
Well, I’m an asshole. As always, I root for my takes to be wrong.
Damn you Owen
Luka made pretty damn sure that the worst loss of the season is already on the books so it’s pretty much found money from here on in.
Shot selection in the 3rd quarter has been fucking awful.
Brunson has some sort of ankle sprain. Damn it!
I see I’m piling on
“losing this game in catastrophic fashion”
Jalen Brunson is saying fuck you right now.
BBA, Pagliacci, true.
So let’s go!
I’d say our win probability for the evening just dropped to zero…
Is this confirmed!? If so then goddammit, it’s the worst loss of the season.
Ok, the wheels are falling off hard.
1st priority: Brunson being ok; 2nd priority: Win the game;
Well, Owen, if you were trying to take the heat off Z-Man, you succeeded.
The Harts not ready to concede just yet
Weathering the storm…lock and load
Thank you refs!
No one ever blames Cronin
That was a generous call
This referee crew is horrible.
Mr Indestructible will be back in
Brunson hobbles out…just like Willis did…
I take it back!
Hopefully Julius got the heat checks out of him. No pun intended.
Ok, we’re still alive, somehow! Thanks to the refs for that very very generous call, it alleviates a bit of my hatred against Butler’s constant foul baiting.
I’m at the pig and whistle near the garden. Be here till the end of the game, in case, Hubert wants to settle things once and for all.
Hasn’t been vintage Mitch tonight.
One of the least impactful games I can remember from him
No chance we’re winning this game with Brunson out. Randle has shot so well that the chance of Bad Randle emergence is close to 100%.
We’ve already seen the signs on his last few takes. Worst loss of the season.
I bet Mitch is also hurt from when he went down grabbing his knee.
If Herro doesn’t keep hot, we’re going to win this.
(i’m trying to reverse the Owen jinx)
I can’t believe you’re drinking and posting on a Friday. How unusual.
But ok. I’ll be right there. Let’s fight.
I’m the 6 foot 8 inch mean-looking Eastern European. When you see me, punch me in the face.
Brunson for rj…I like that swap…
I love you Jalen
Gotta get some space while butler is out
Lol. Hubert and Z Man need a spa day.
The fact that the Heat get so much production from these scrubs annoys me a lot, I can’t wait until Spoelstra retires or just leaves Miami.
IQ got this.
IQ really shoots better the less time he has and the less he hesitates
This team never panics, always has a response
Death lineup out there
I seriously don’t understand why people hated Harden so much for the foul baiting, but won’t comment on Butler shooting this many. It’s just infuriating.
Bruno, it’s because Butler at least has the decency to foul bait on twos, like our forefathers did.
Knicks defense this quarter has been embarrassing.
I mean, if we lost this it would be far from a bad loss but I REALLY want this one
Bruno, Harden did the same thing over and over and over again until you ground your molars into powder. At least Butler does various things to draw fouls.
It’s not much, but it’s all I got.
Well, no matter what happens. It can’t be all bad tonight because the Celtics lost to the nets…
Can’t say this hasn’t been entertaining at least!
Why Z-Man? We were never catching the Celtics but could still be caught by the Nets.
Our patented inbounds play there
I wonder how many lurkers are going to come forward and lay into Owen if we lose this.
I don’t even know which one of the Martin twins this one is, and the fucker keeps scoring.
Do the Heat ever miss foul shots??
Why is Barrett in?
Do the Heat ever stop just throwing themselves on the ground inside the paint to get free throws?
If i saw it correctly, Jimmy looked like he hit Mitch in the head going to help Martin get up. Now that would be a dirty play.
Tough to beat a whistle like this
How is that a foul?
Can’t see how we win this. Jimmy Butler just gets free throws every possession from now until the end of the game.
jfc there was literally no contact on that last one.
Verticality isn’t a thing anymore?
Can’t breathe on butler
Defense! Defense! Defense!
Well at least Brunson and Randle take turns playing hero ball.
Jimmy Butler is inviting these refs to officiate his wedding
Hard fought game…
I’m predicting we’ll go to overtime
Butler manhandling Hart and Randle.
I can’t hate Butler. He plays too hard on both ends. Unlike Harden.
That was A PLUS from Randle
He ran into Bam. WTF
Our ball….never mind
We’re not gonna win that one…
How the fuck is that a foul?????????
Foul on Adebayo vs his own man
Knicks have awful luck with female refs.
I absolutely can and will hate on Butler for the fake bravado every day of the week.
I mean, that touch by IQ is a foul? How?
Thst was hilariously ugly but awesome
When Randle hero ball works.
Suck on that butler
MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP!
Hahahahaha. These are not your grandma’s Knicks. Hahahaha. Now get Brunson some ICE!!!
Need 1.1 seconds of defense. Do it for Owen!
Can i take back my prediction? 😀
Mitch with the grab!
in before butler FTs to force OT
that shit was crazy
FUCK THE HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And that my friends is how you run a reverse jinx.
Holy shit what a fucking win.
I don’t think we’d have to give up more than one first round pick to get rid of Randle
8 in a row, i never doubted*
* – once the game ended. 😀
Oh hell yeah!
I’m losing my mind over here!!!
That was amazing!!
Best win of the season!
Julius to Pagliacci. %$#&
That was unreal!
Can we please vote to have a fucking cease fire between posters and enjoy this magic for the rest of the season!?
…and to knock Big Hubert out on the same night…doesn’t get better!
Next up Boston – one of the 3 games where the opponent has a better record than the Knicks. THAT is gonna be a huuuuuuge game!
Heat fans must be fuming, all 100 of them that were in the arena at the end.
Hey Owen…fuck you!
Lol ok, Z-Man. I’m here. Come outside. I’m the guy with the flashlight checking IDs. First punch is free.
I fell asleep?
Did we win?
that was unexpected…the heat were battling…butler had a big game…
wow, what a crazy good performance…
That’s our best game winning shot since . . .I don’t even know.
What is this feeling I am experiencing right now, fellas? Is this… joy? Is it possible to feel joy regarding this basketball team? Because it sure as shit feels like joy!
In days of yore we would have been on the losing end of that craziness.
A new day has dawned!!
This makes up for Tim Hardaway’s bullshit game winning 3pter in 2000 that basically won them the division.
I mean, the rumbling bumbling stumbling quality of that last possession, quintessential Randle
message sent…fuck miami
Euphoria, Alan. Euphoria. Our Greek fan can explain that word…
The Heat had 15 more free throw attempts. Total garbage and we still won!
DRed gotta be RJ last year vs Boston. But before that shit probably gotta go back to JR Smith’s 2 buzzer beaters in the 54 win season.
Hey BBA, you have to start naming the wins, because we refuse to lose from now on. 😀
It may actually be eudaimonia Alan….
I’m still very surprised we won…
not really rooting for a particular team, but looking forward to watching jokic and ja go at it…
wow, brunson, julius, mitch is a really strong 3…back that up with quik, jhart, ihart and grimes…
thibs should totally still be rocking a mullet…
I’m just pissed Cyber cause my brother and I were planning on going to the game tonight but he had to go out of town for work. Last year we went to the game the Knicks got blown out and missed the comeback win, hoping if we make it to the game on the 22nd we don’t get a repeat scenario from last year lol
Euphoria, eh? Then imagine I am Sydney Sweeney in this picture, only I’m not saying it ironically: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FK-K8aEVcAEGW6q.jpg:large
I think the team was bored by games where they lead from the beginning till the end and tried to give us a thriller win. Mission f*ck*ng accomplished. And being from the 90s, i hate Miami the most. Great win!
What’s kind of funny is Randle had a classic Randle turnover that led to the go ahead Herro basket.
If he doesn’t make that shot that’s what we’d be talking about.
D-mar. As they say, “no notes”
Jeremy Lin on Valentine’s Day? Allan Houston on the same court?
We’ve seen a lot of those shots go against the Knicks, but rarely do you see the Knicks get one of them. That was pretty amazing. And Mitch with the clincher. Wow.
I know you’re not my #1 fan BBA but I gotta say I fucking love your long memory and encyclopedic knowledge of distant regular season games.
Also, it really was nice to see the crowd go nuts for it. Miami really has some of the worst fans in terms of supporting their team.
Also the craziest thing about that possession, as terrible as it was, once that shot went up I knew it was good. It looked perfect.
Hubert the real sad part is I have an external hard drive of around 100 Knicks games from 1990-2000! Virtually every single playoff game plus a bunch of regular season games, I have them separated in individual folders for each season.
If there was a Jeopardy category for Yankees and Knicks history from the mid 1980’s to present day I’d be Ken Jennings lol
I had a video tape collection of classic Knicks games from 1992-1994.
And Randle’s son doesn’t even have to go to school tomorrow. He can stay out late tonight for the post game. 😂
man, joker’s arms look like he was attacked with a weed wacker…
People made jokes about Randle being in the three point contest- he’s 27 of 54 since the break.
If this is purgatory, pour some fire and brimstone on me baby.
Were there people in the stands? Oh shit, did I offend anyone?
Sounds like I missed the wrong game
I didn’t dream the end of the game, right?
It was real and it was spectacular
What happened at the end of the game that was spectacular? My internet cut out when we descended below 10,000 feet
It was equal parts Bad Julius, Good Julius, and the Three Stooges.