Game Previews/ Recaps

Knicks-Bobcats: What to Watch For

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If the Knicks win this game, they’ll play Miami in the first round of the playoffs. If they lose and Philadelphia beats Detroit, the Knicks will play the Bulls in the first round. Obviously, I’d much rather play Chicago, but I don’t think the Knicks lose tonight to the Bobcats.

Also, Dan Gadzuric’s wife is pretty hot.

… and thats about all I have to say about this game.

Go Knicks!

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Knicks-Clippers Postgame Recap

The Knicks managed to pick up the W against the Clippers tonight, in typical Knick fashion. The game was back and forth, with the Knicks building several 8 or 9-point leads and then letting the Clippers shoot their way back into the game for the most part. The biggest blow of the night for New York was hearing that the almighty Bobkittens blew the game against Orlando which, in turn, shattered the Knicks 6-seed aspirations.

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Knicks-Clippers: What to Watch for

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Tonight, The New York Knicks will continue their push to obtain the 6th seed in the playoffs as they face the LA Clippers at MSG. Knicks’ fans, however, will also be doubling as Bobcats fans since we need the ‘Cats to grab that elusive 8th win against Orlando, in order to keep our 6th-seed dreams alive. Also, the Knicks will be looking to continue this positive momentum going into the playoffs.

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Recap: Cavs 98 Knicks 90

BOX SCORE

What a terrible effort by the Knicks tonight.  On a night where their other superstar Amar’e Stoudemire came back from injury, their simply was no effort, no sense of urgency, and no energy from the Knicks tonight.

The Knicks got manhandled on the boards 52-32 and got outhustled to loose balls.  The Cavs waltzed down the lane untouched for easy baskets too many time in this game.

The Knick offense was simply out of sync all night until the fourth quarter when they scored 34 point which matched their output of the entire first half.

Mike Bibby is the only Knick I would say played above average as he scored 12 points on 4-5 from three point range to go along with 4 assists, 2 steals, and a block.

Toney Douglas did show something in the fourth quarter as they cut into the lead with 6 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.  He is still struggling from the outside as he was 0-3 from 3.  It’s never a good sign when Toney Douglas is the leading rebounder on the team. More

Knicks-Cavs: What to Watch For

Tonight, the Knicks will take on the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers. The game is a must-win if they want to try and obtain the 6th seed in the playoffs. The Knicks dropped 1 of the 3 games played against the Cavaliers, but it was back when Iman Shumpert was the starting point guard. One comforting thing for the Knicks is how brutally terrible the Cavs have been lately, losing their last 2 games by a combined 55 POINTS.

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Notes From the Knicks 104-95 Victory Over the Nets

Good riddance, New Jersey!

In their last ever game at the Prudential Center, the Knicks defeated the New Jersey Nets 104-95. In typical Knick fashion, the ‘Bockers got off to a hot start only to let New Jersey back into the game in the 3rd quarter. New York survived their 3rd quarter woes and pulled away late in the 4th quarter. Carmelo Anthony was red hot in the first quarter, scoring 21 points on 8/10 shooting. Tyson Chandler chipped in with a solid 18 point, 10 rebound performance. It wasn’t a perfect game for the Knicks, but they were good enough to win. New Jersey was shorthanded and the Knicks took care of business. I’m not jumping off the walls about this one, but it was a solid win for our Knicks.

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Knicks-Nets: What to Watch For

This is one the Knicks should win. Nets star Deron Williams is OUT for tonights game. Williams was a one man wrecking crew, or three point machine, in the last Knick-Net matchup in which New Jersey won 100-94. Shelden Williams, aka the landlord, will also be out tonight. Gerald Wallace is a game time decision. Without those players, and even with those players, the Nets are depressingly bad.

This is also the last time the Knicks will be playing in New Jersey. I’m not sad or sentimental about this in any way.

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Notes From the Knicks 118-110 Win Over Boston

That was pretty awesome. The Knicks made it rain inside the garden and trumped the hated Celtics 118-110. Steve Novak and JR Smith each contributed 25 points and combined to shoot 15/20 from downtown. Carmelo Anthony was the man, recording his second career tripple double. His 35 point, 12 rebound, 10 assist performance helped the Knicks hold on down the stretch despite giving up 57 second half points. I think this game can really be summed up by a single tweet:

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Knicks-Celtics: What To Watch For

I really hate the Celtics. They’ve owned the Knicks over the past decade. They ended New York’s season last year, and have beaten the Knicks twice already this season. Worse than the losses are the ways the Knicks lose. They always outplay Boston in the first half and then fall apart in the 2nd half. Boston always gets the calls and they always hit the clutch shots. They own the Knicks.

To be completely honest, I’m worried about tonight’s game. The Celtics have been probably the hottest team in the NBA since the all-star break. In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 7-3. New York is also playing well, but has lost two games in the past week to Chicago and Miami. In both games, the Knicks inability to score has killed them. Melo is carrying his weight, but the rest of the team has failed to consistently score. I think the Knicks will compete in this game, but I’m wary of their ability to score enough baskets late in the game to win.

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Notes From the Knicks 93-85 Loss To Miami

Well, that ruined my afternoon.

Carmelo Anthony’s 42 points weren’t enough today, as the Knicks lost to the Heat at MSG, 93-85. In the end, the Knicks missed Jeremy Lin and Amar’e Stoudemire as they didn’t have the fire power to trump the Heat today. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade killed the Knicks today, combining for 57 points and 19 rebounds.

In my opinion, the Knicks played a pretty poor game today. Give Miami credit, but the Knicks did a lot of bad things today. They didn’t rebound well, shoot well and had instances of spotty defense. However, I don’t feel as bad about New York possibly facing Miami in the playoffs as I once did. I think the Knicks showed today that they can hang with the Heat, mainly due to the fact that they’re a much improved defensive team. If Amar’e Stoudemire is back for the playoffs, which he is expected to be, New York’s offense should receive a much needed lift. I think the biggest problem today is that the Knicks just couldn’t score. Melo was cooking, but apart from him, the Knicks didn’t get much from anyone else. JR Smith wasn’t very good, Fields was horrible, Shumpert was mediocre and Baron was… well, Baron. I don’t feel as bad about potentially playing Miami in the playoffs, but I’m still bitter about today’s game. I hate losing to the Heat.

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