Playoff Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics Game 6

Here we go! On a night where the NBA is having four, count ’em <b>four</b> Game 6’s, for only the second time in league history (granted, the first round has only been seven games since 2003, but still!), the Knicks travel to Boston in an attempt to finally put these pesky Celtics out of their (and our) misery.

Tonight, we can hope that the Knicks bury the Celtics with a barrage of three-pointers instead of a barrage of rhetoric.

The Knicks are clearly the better team, so they should close things out tonight. It seems hard to believe that the Celtics could take three in a row from the Knicks, but I suppose crazier things have happened. Let’s hope that the Knicks don’t let said crazy things happen tonight.

We even made sure to have a game thread ready ahead of time for you all.

Let’s go Knicks!

2013 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls

The Knicks’ winning streak is now the third longest in Knicks history and they have a chance to get closer to the second longest, which was held by the Knick team that came the closest to winning a title since the Knicks’ last title in 1973, the 1993-94 Knicks. What’s amazing is that the Knicks need to win two more games in a row just to have the third longest winning streak in the NBA this season! How crazy is that?

Anyhow, this is a big game and luckily for the Knicks, the Bulls have a frontcourt that is just as banged up as the Knicks. The Bulls will be without Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson tonight. Luol Deng is a game-time decision but the Bulls are listing him as probable.

So even though Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will both be out tonight, the Knicks should still win this one. The NBA’s leading scorer, Carmelo Anthony (feels nice to say that), will likely have another good scoring game, especially if Deng (who always does a good job hounding Melo) is out tonight. Apparently even if Deng plays, though, he’ll be on a minutes limit, which is great news for the Knicks.

Let’s go Knicks! Come on, Lucky Double Seven!

As a side note, poster ephus will be appearing on Kudlow Tonight at 7pm on CNBC. It’ll end just in time for the Knicks game, so give it a look see!

2013 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

Tonight the Knicks’ attempt to take sole possession of the third-longest winning streak in Knicks history with a win over the Washington Wizards.

It is worth noting that the other Knicks’ team to have won 12 straight games, the 1993 Knicks, lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to a defending champion juggernaut from their own Conference. The teams ahead of the 1993 Knicks, though, the 1994 Knicks (who won 15 straight) and the 1970 Knicks (who won 18 straight) both made it into the NBA Finals (with the latter team winning it all). Therefore, it is clear that if the Knicks win tonight, they will have better odds to join those other two teams and making the NBA Finals. I know that sounds basically like a coincidence (except for the general “the better the team is, the more likely that they will win more games in a row” idea), but hey, you can’t argue with science!

So that means tonight is a very important game.

The Wizards have actually been playing reasonably well since John Wall has returned, but their recent goodness has almost entirely been at home. They’ve won their last three at home (including wins over Indiana and Chicago) but have lost their last two on the road (including losses to Toronto and KG-less Boston). So this should be a win for the Knicks.

Let’s go Knicks!

2013 Game thread: Knicks @ Hawks

Sorry, folks, I’ve been trying to add a new thread for, like, a half hour and it just let me add it.

Anyhow, this is a really big game for the Knicks. Not only would it give them their first double digit winning streak in two decades, but it would knock the Hawks down in the quest to make sure that the Bulls are not the #6 seed. In addition, it obviously helps the Knicks get the #2 seed.

The Knicks toyed a bit with the Hawks to start the game, but the JR show has begun. I expect them to quickly pull away.

Let’s go Knicks!