2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks vs. the Remnants of the World Champion Bucks

The Knicks host the under .500 Milwaukee Bucks at the Garden tonight.

The Bucks actually are coming off of a win against the even more depleted Philadelphia 76ers, so I guess this isn’t quite as easy as it may appear, but boy, it really would be swell for the Knicks to take advantage of the Bucks when they’re doing and get two wins against them.

Noel and Robinson are both questionable for tonight.

IS 56 WINS STILL ON TARGET? Yes, my prediction is still hanging in there!

As part of our all-poll content…

Would you swap head coaches with the Bucks if you were the Knicks?

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2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ the Joel Embiid-Less Sixers

The Knicks head to Philadelphia to take on the seriously shorthanded 76ers. Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe are all in COVID protocols, Danny Green is out due to a hamstring injury and Ben Simmons is out because, well, you know, he’s a headcase.

The shorthanded Sixers have actually won six in a row, but with Embiid also out, it’s going to be kind of insane for them to pull this one out against the Knicks, even with Mitch Robinson missing tonight’s game, as well.

Crazier things have happened, I guess, but come on, if the Knicks don’t pull this one out then, well, that’d be very, very bad.

IS 56 WINS STILL IN PLAY? It’s looking less likely, but a win tonight would be very helpful to set things back on target!

Who do you think should start at the point for the Knicks?

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2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers

The Knicks host the surprisingly decent Cleveland Cavaliers, who are being led by the impressive defense of their star rookie, Evan Mobley.

However, due to injuries and a short roster in general, the Cavs are highly dependent on their starters, so hopefully the Knicks second unit will exploit them.

The Knicks second unit has a new look tonight as Kemba Walker is getting a game off to rest, so Derrick Rose will start and Thibs is deciding between Grimes and Deuce for who makes it into the rotation.

Should be a fun game.

IS 56 WINS STILL IN PLAY? I am still quite confident!

As part of our all-poll content…

Will Evan Mobley be the best player taken in this draft?

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2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ Milwaukee Bucks

The Knicks head to Milwaukee to take on the defending World Champion Milwaukee Bucks. The defending champs have been dealing with some notable injuries and also lost a good deal of their depth from last season. It really is just the Giannis and Friend show right now in Milwaukee, although Jrue Holliday is tentatively set to return to action tonight after missing five games with an ankle injury.

Still, the Knicks should hopefully be able to take advantage of the Bucks’ lack of depth tonight with the Knicks’ second unit.

IS 56 WINS STILL IN PLAY? The two-game losing streak has made 56 wins look less likely, but a win tonight would put it right back into play!

The Bucks have a bunch of guys who have brothers in the NBA who are not as good as them, leading to our poll for the today (as part of our all-poll content)…

The Bucks somehow have three players who are the best ones of their respective NBA siblings. Which of these "lesser" NBA siblings is the best of the rest?

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2021-22 Game Thread: New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers

The Knicks head to Indiana to take on the reeling Pacers.

This is a great matchup for the Knicks, as the Pacers are a mess right now.

ARE THE KNICKS STILL ON PACE FOR 56 WINS? Yes, my prediction is looking fine, so fine. It’s gotta be mine.

Here’s our all-poll content…

Will the Pacers finally blow this team up this year?

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2021-22 Game Thread: New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors

The Knicks host the somewhat surprising Toronto Raptors tonight at the Garden.

Luckily for the Knicks, one of the main reasons that the Raptors have looked pretty good so far this season despite missing Pascal Siakam all season has been the strong play of rookie Scottie Barnes…who won’t play tonight.

So that’s good news!

Nerlens Noel likely remains out with his sore knee. That’s a shame. But he has a chance to suit up tonight, let’s hope it happens!

This should be a fun one to watch. The Raptors give it their all out there, but sans Barnes, this should be a very winnable game for the Knicks.

ARE THE KNICKS STILL ON PACE FOR 56 WINS? Yes, my prediction is looking, as Billy Crystal would say, mah-valous right now.

As part of our all-poll content (which we all know is the reason for the Knicks’ turnaround since 2020), I’ll ask about the exciting Raptors rookie…

Will Scottie Barnes finish in the top two of the Rookie of the Year voting this year?

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2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ The Hopefully Only Unbeaten Until Tonight Chicago Bulls

The Knicks head to Chicago to take on the unbeaten (until tonight, hopefully) Chicago Bulls in an fun early-season matchup of a 3-1 team and a 4-0 team. It’s fun when the Knick are one of those teams.

Nerlens Noel is out again tonight.

The Bulls put together a fascinating team. They have one of the best starting lineups in the league, but have very, very little depth. Hopefully the Knicks’ second unit will feast on them.

Let’s hope that Thibs wins one in Chicago!

ARE THE KNICKS STILL ON PACE FOR 56 WINS? Yes, my prediction is back on target!

As part of our all-poll content (which we all know is the reason for the Knicks’ turnaround since 2020), I’ll ask about the Knicks and Bulls’ top players…

If you were drafting an NBA team, who would you pick first between these two players?

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