Categories Game Thread 2022-23 Game Thread – Knicks vs. Wizards – Might as Well Go For 49 When They Can! Post author By Brian Cronin Post date April 2, 2023 124 Comments on 2022-23 Game Thread – Knicks vs. Wizards – Might as Well Go For 49 When They Can! The Knicks host the Washington Wizards as their chance to win 49 games is still possible. Come on, Knicks! ← Knicks Morning News (2023.04.02) → Knicks Morning News (2023.04.03) 124 replies on “2022-23 Game Thread – Knicks vs. Wizards – Might as Well Go For 49 When They Can!” Let’s Clinch Knicks! Go Knicks!! Quickley starting in place of RJ? “It’s going to be hard to make up for Barrett’s absence…..” Said the Wizards coach. Don’t think waiver wire bigs finish that lob. I will be the last to leave Obi Island. @d-mar: LOL IQ must stop fouling threes… and go on hitting them 🙂 What’s the deal with our defense sucking these days “I will be the last to leave Obi Island.” Is that in the same archipelago as Hyland Island? Grimes especially has been getting torched lately. Thankfully his offense has been making up for it. I like the early start on a work night! Go Knicks! Is this the Cory Kispert game? Deuce has a bit of a windup on that jumper I guess Randle was the key to our defense like I always told you all. Isaiah Hartenstein might be my most aggressive midseason opinion shift on a player. Love watching that dude go to work now. Sacre Bleu! Ooh La La!! “Who’s #13?” “Je suis Evan Fournier” Great dish from IQ And now, from Novosibirsk, Siberia, Evan Fouuu-r-nier! Taj looking like Caitlin Taj’s revenge game… Fournier been spending time at hair club for men … Knicks gonna lose this game aren’t they… Bones has been pretty good lately Z-Man so yeah I would still take him over Cam Reddish Quickley has made several really bad decisions this game… Iq is too loosey goosey tonight…pissing off thibs Breen called the wiz scrappy…bad omen… I didn’t mind one of those quick shots he took, but two very bad plays. Not his usual style. Knicks missing RJ! Rj who? Going to have to change the Sumner to the Kispert the way this is going This is getting fucking embarrassing IQ is playing dumb basketball… P.S. the reverse jinx worked 😉 Wiz will shoot 30% or something in the 2nd half Brunson just did a welcome to the NBA rookie on that kid Mitch making a difference. Fournier looks like he was sipping on Bordeaux Reminder: we’re playing the Washington Wizards JV team. We’ll be ok. This might be Hart’s worst half as a Knick Mitch is good at the dunking thing. Hart musta heard me… Defensive intensity nonexistent BBA, I agree about missing RJ Without RJ and Randle they have no one who can just bill his way into the paint. They would often get foul shots or kick out for open threes. So their offense has to be different. Was at the stadium for my football/soccer team, so i’m only starting now… for the win, i hope! Is the ISM on strike? Looking pretty awful so far. We’re playing like shit, defending like the Washington Generals, they’re shooting lights out and we’re down “only” 8. Thibs is gonna kick their ass at halftime… time to bring Obi back in. What’s happening with Brunson? In the few minutes i’ve watched, he missed two easy shots because the shot was too short. Not JB’s best game so far but there’s a lot of time… Take that, Obi haters. We’re getting better 🙂 Kispert just throwing any old shit up there and it’s going in Take that, Obi lovers. Mitch “Point God” Robinson. I HATE Taj Gibson! (not really…) POINT MITCH Looks like the Mavs are letting go of the rope… Mavs in “let’s keep that pick” mode We’re not playing all that well but I think it’ll be enough to beat this “who he play for” all star team I like the gogo Knicks offense at least Grimes offensive resurgence is beautiful to see. Glue Grimes will need a new moniker soon… Obi with 1 reb and letting a backup PG grab an offensive reb plus putback over him is a problem. Kendrick Nunn will never make the All-Intelligent team. Ok Mavs! 12 mins away from a playoff spot! Let’s hope they put them away early and not have to sweat it out down the stretch. Say this for Obi he’s better than Deni Avdija who could have foreseen Kispert with a career high. . IQ loves I-Hart screens… I am furious at Obi for missing what would’ve been the funniest 3 of all time I-Hart channeling the Joker oh shit Say what you want, but if nothing else Obi Toppin = fun. This is the player we can’t lose… Oh God please no…. Taj, the sharpshooter 😀 More waiver wire stuff from Obi Toppin Oh man, hopefully it’s alright since he got up? Would be hard to watch without him. Thibs has played only 7 guys in the 2nd half. Excellent ball movement in the second half… Hart back on the bench is a good sign, but they better keep him there It’s clear we should just keep Obi under wraps until the last five games of every season. No stoppin Who cares if Obi doesn’t rebound! Thank God, no JHart injury! The block and coast to coast from Obi! I am not sure Obi will ever be a good NBA player, but he can certainly do some things that not many players in the NBA can do Obi’s pretty good, he just plays for a team that doesn’t play to his strengths at all This game assures the Wizards’s pick won’t convey this year. Do we really need to have Brunson in at this point? This is madness. Brunson got smacked on his bad hand. Not a good look for Thibs. Agreed. Brunson and Quickly should already have been resting. Playoffs… Playoffs… Playoffs… Playoff bound! PLAYOFFS! 6 SEED! Now let’s get healthy and make some NOISE in the playoffs! Brunson is such a leader. Bargain contract! See you guys on April 15th! Playoff basketball coming to MSG! Rest everyone and let’s go Knicks! Christian Wood missed the tying FT with 1 second left and Dallas lost again… Edit: or not? Edit again: This is incredible… JaVale to the line to tie or win… Christian Wood misses the FT to send it to OT. Possession being challenged after. Dallas is really bad. Edit: Dallas with 0.4 seconds Hawks took the lead on an offensive rebound tip in too. Dallas fucking blew it again, unbelievable Holy shit!!! Atlanta fouls on alley opp pass! Edit: but it’s Javale McGee Grimes pays? Sounds sick in the postgame. Missed the second half but glad we dropped the hammer. Very cool we’ve already clinched no play in spot. Cronin was the only one who believed in us. And they they’re going to overtime… crazy game! McGee made one of two and Atlanta couldn’t score in the remaining 0.4 seconds so it’s overtime. Kyrie and Luka brick back-to-back stepback 3s Kyrie with another brick. Dallas is settling for 3’s and throwing up brick after brick. OMG Kyrie Lol, Kyrie Brilliant foul Kyrie smh. At least OKC is losing so they’ll keep Dallas motivated to still get 10th, Minnesota lost too. Dallas finishes with 3 games at home so there’s still some hope. Denver fucked us by sitting Jokic against OKC… not that I’m surprised they sat him Jaylin Williams, the non-Eason player I was raving about pre-draft last year, is leading the league in charges drawn with 40 in ~870min. He’s got 12 more than the next guy and doesn’t even qualify for the per game lead. It’s fitting that Kyrie commits that idiotic foul. At least Utah lost to keep Dallas in the 10th slot Grimes pays? he always makes these really pained faces after contact. grimes and his demeanors. should be absolute fire with the Zers. being in the playoffs will make watching the play in games that much more fun Not sure if this guy will make it in the NBA. https://twitter.com/kevinoconnornba/status/1642586082289287168?s=46&t=0wqff4cNt-sCGcDs-uMExw Maybe our best bet is for CHI to finish below DAL….they play the Hawks at home and then MIL on the road…if they lose both, then they play in Dallas. “Not sure if this guy will make it in the NBA.” I’m worried about how those knees will hold up. He’s not exactly shooting the lights out either… I am actually not that worried. The highlight is spectacular. I think the most accurate comparison for VW is Ralph Samson. Centers were not allowed to play on the perimeter much back then, but Ralph was incredibly skilled. Here’s some video of him in college, when the competition in college was much better because players like Ewing et. al. stuck around for 3-4 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGHYrB9MBVA Bill Simmons agrees: https://www.basketballnetwork.net/latest-news/bill-simmons-thinks-of-a-prime-ralph-sampson-as-the-blueprint-for-victor-wembanyama I do worry about his high center of gravity and skinny frame leading to an injury-marred career, but conversely, if Samson played today with medical advances and load management maybe he would have lasted longer. I don’t remember Samson having a handle like that. Or shooting. We will see. Comments are closed.