I’m not really all that concerned about the Knicks holding on to the #5 seed. I’m pretty confident that they will do so. But, well, you know, beating the Heat would be nice, anyways.
How’s the 49 win prediction looking? It’s pretty much dead on at the moment, right?
Let’s go, Knicks!
(And yes, this is a title reference to Elton John’s “The One.” Positive one songs are hard!)
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Let’s win for The Captain! Gooooo Knicks! 🏀
Props to the Heat for doing a Willis tribute. Clyde is pretty clearly shaken up.
That was a quality move by the Heat, especially given Riley’s feelings about NY.
You can tell this is a big game, the arena is half full at 7:45
Paper tissue defense, we can’t get a single fucking stop…
That’s going on Mitch’s highlight reel
Mitch looking way better than last game. Grimes’ activity promising too.
Our new award is the Taurean Prince Out of Your Mind Award.
Gabe Vincent early leader tonight.
Gabe Vincent for the Lord Sumner?
Edit: Hahaha, D-Mar! Prince will never have a game like that again, that’s for sure!
I love Brunson’s permanent “What’d you just call me” scowl.
Alleyoop to Randle?? I like it! 🙂
Big 4 points swing to close the half between IQ’s collapse and Martin’s line drive…
Yeah I hated that…
Watching the Knicks play defense in person is even more frustrating than watching from home.
Early Bird, ISM has not heeded your call…
I’m stuck with the Heat’s feed and I’ve never heard a couple of opposing commentators being so effusive in their praising of the Knicks…
Not a good 1st half for IQ and Obi.
J-Hart with two unusually reckless turnovers…
our conversion of toppin into bertans is nearly complete
Yeah, IQ and Obi a combined 2-11, not good…
I was gonna say we might as well just get Bertans if this is our plan for Obi. It’s hard to watch.
OMG Barrett… he’s so maddening…
Anybody else see that Barrett turnover happening well before it happened?
The word for that play is ‘pathetic.’
Honestly between dumb turnovers, missed dunks, offensive fouls we’re trying our best to lose this game…
Miami plays excellent D
If Butler is gonna hit 3’s we might as well concede.
Deuce with a 25 second cameo!!!
Losing to Gabe fucking Vincent.
Gabe Vincent? Gabe Vincent? Really?
RJ actually had a solid half
The Heat are shooting 54.8 and 52.9, the Knicks are shooting 47.8 and 34.8, and yet we’re only down 3.
Very winnable game.
Also very losable.
Loved Mitch’s defense on Jimmy
Drawing charges aside Brunson’s defense is a major problem.
Silent night for Randle so far…
They are going at Brunson
Butler is such a load inside.
Gotta say, you could probably go down to any nightclub along the Miami strip and find better dancers than this group. Although the choreographer gets dinged as well.
Knicks City Dancers not in any danger.
Well…the heat dancers certainly give the knick city dancers a run for their money…oops raven and I are on the same wavelength
Glue’s keeping us in the game…
Heatblogger.net is giving the Sumner to Grimes, right? 😀
This version of Jimmy Butler would be a perfect fit on the Knicks.
Best Grimes game in, what, 3 months?
Yeah maybe. Wish he had made that layup.
If (IF) we’ll end up playing the Cavs in the playoffs,
we’re gonna be very happy they did buyout notorious Knicks killer Kevin Love…
Butler is a 90 Knick if any of of the 90 Knicks had been good on offense
What a block by Hart
Neat, another game where a garbage offense is enabled to shoot better than an entire team of Steph Currys.
It’s time to stop interpreting us being down small while allowing 60% shooting as a sign that we’ll inevitably rally when it really means exactly what it looks like: even at full strength our defense is fucking godawful and we’re no threat to any eastern playoff team as long as thst is so.
I refuse to comment on Randle’s last two plays… (facepalm)
Very losable game.
This game is slipping
how do you get a tech arguing that play
Da funnel be broken…
Randle does the dumbest shit. Its unbelievable
Butler and Vincent destroying us
The refs just stole 3 points from us. Ridiculous call
agree and strus set a far worse screen on the next play that was ignored
Wow did Mitch really sleep on that Bam dunk…
I almost like that we’re down a bit heading into the fourth. Almost.
Brunson on ball D ick. The refs are cooked… they deserve a firing … F em… frustrating watching them have to overcome refs… we really do have a stigma … there’s zero doubt refs have a deep seeded malice
Big stretch here with Butler out
And what’s up with quickly … wild … tentative … not well
beatiful iq to hart to mitch
Yo what the phuck is going on…
Mitch is fouling too fast for us to have a proper defense
These are unbelievably bad calls…
This is questionable … walk off the floor this shit is fixed
THIS IS ABSURD
Is a defensive player tripping over the stationary leg of an offensive player really an offensive foul?
Sims time, i guess
We really are getting no calls tonight, wait till Butler comes back in, the whistles will be blowing.
It’s taking all my will power not to run on the court and punch these refs….
It’s hard to play 5 vs 8…
Strus is my Miami buddy’s favorite player. So that stung
We can get any random 5 Knickerbloggers and we’ll be able to get wide open shots against this Knicks defense.
Grimes should be in
This is corrupt
We are on our way to securing defeat between our defense and one on one offense…
Randle’s defense has been the same as in the Minnesota game, alas his offense hasn’t.
We do/are NOT working nearly hard enough on defense … fucking work you shit heads
Randle playing the five???
4 FTs in a row it’s good. Let’s keep forcing turnovers
These fucking refs. But yeah, defense has been bad
The last 2 threes Miami made were a contested shot by Herro and a 27 footer by Strus.
Not much you can do about that.
Okay, the refs robbed us in the crucial moment and this game is over, can we now break some legs?
I want Herro maimed…
Butler sure likes to talk smack but I guess tonight he can. He’s totally dominated this game.
Well, Clyde and Breen have done a great job of honoring the Captain at least
Heat players have the nerve to keep complaining with the refs!?
I hope Jimmy Butler’s wine goes sour
We keep fighting
Didn’t Butler walk?
Wasn’t that a 5 second violation??
Randle’s stats stuffing is legendary… 🙂
A win tonight would have most likely sealed the 5th seat for the Knicks, but they keep shooting themselves on the legs. I don’t think they got a single stop the last five minutes. Wow! Their defense has been unrecognizable for the second game in a row.
Back to back game tomorrow, and, if they loose again, they can be in trouble.
1. This teams goes as Quick goes.
2. The defense is becoming a problem again. Maybe teams are finding the holes and targeting weaknesses better, but whatever it is, it’s an issue.
3. RJ seems to be learning. I think he should spend the summer working out with Butler.
4. I’m not sure what the solution is with Obi given his skill set, but the way we are using him now is preposterous.
The ref counting the 5 seconds was doing it in slo mo
Here is Butler traveling. On to the next.
And the 5 second call
Can’t the refs have a buzzer in hand … like a stopwatch… has two buttons… an 8 second button and 5 second button … it counts the seconds for you, with a short buzz at each second … long buzz to end the count .. ref cam still move his arm with the buzz… blow the whistle … WiFi, Bluetooth, zigbee whatever… signal to scorers table … can track when they start count so no funny business… BETTER YET… if it’s real-time transmission to scorers table … have an audible horn like for substitution when times up… this is easy … simple solution …
Final thoughts from Clyde and Breen on Willis
The Knicks just have way too favorable of a final stretch of games. They’ll be fine for the five.
Brian, that’s twice you’ve been optimistic after a loss. I don’t agree. The Knicks have to start defending better. They gave up 140 to the Nuggets and 127 to Miami and, as I recall, Miami is not known for their offense.
Knox is getting more playing time than Reddish now for the desperate Blazers. Not sure what to make out of that, but whatever it CAN make probably isn’t good.
Oh, the defense is very concerning, I’m just saying that they’ll still almost certainly finish fifth. Separately, yes, the defense is annoying.
The officiating league wide has to be at a low point right now…not sure how it evolved to this point but i now see how Van Vleet went off last week…as a player to have to deal with that kind of incompetence must be super frusturating…
I’ve been way busy (too busy for a retired guy) to post here but I had to chime in about Willis Reed. I started following basketball at the start of the 72-73 season. By then the Knicks were the toast of the town having won just a couple of years prior. I lived out of the country in 69-70 so I missed that championship and Reed’s historic moment. No matter – Reed became an early role model for me. He helped me fall in love wit the Knicks and was the heart and soul of my team. He will be missed.
The second thing is about the Knicks. It’s almost time to panic. When a team gets good and is going to make the playoffs, that team gets scouted heavily and teams learn ways to take advantage of weaknesses. I sense that it’s happening and it’s time for the coach and players to adjust to the adjustments made to stop them. Randle’s temper, Brunson’s defense, Mitch’s foul shooting – we have to expect these weaknesses and the others exploited.
I need to see the suffocating defense back at work.
Well, Knox had a similar scoring line compared to Reddish but had 5 rebounds and was +7 compared to Reddish’s 2 rebounds and -9 in similar minutes. I’d play Knox too with those results.
I’m just saying, if you’re depending on those guys for 46 combined minutes in a must-win game in late March, your season probably isn’t going to end well. Their ENTIRE bench tonight consisted of OAKAAK super-scrubs. (And somehow they won, haha).