Knicks vs Magic
Just wanted to send off a quick prediction on tonight.
Knicks 102, Magic 94
Looking forward to watching Olidepo play.
Final Score: Knicks 113, Nyets 83
Exactly what the Knicks needed… was actually a fun game to watch too.
I need a gif of Timmy Jr celebrating JR Smith’s 3 pointer and I need it yesterday!
Hopefully, the Knicks can build off this win - see what happens when you move the damn ball!
With the schedule softening, we may be able to run off a couple of wins. Got the Magic tonight at 7PM.
I see you Toure Murry.
Betting Line: Knicks favored by 1.0 (which basically means - no one has a clue what is going to happen tonight).
ESPN Spread Consensus Pick: Knicks
BIG game tonight.. I saw that half sarcastically, but in reality - it is a big game. Division games, Cross town rival, Jason Kidd, KG, blah blah blah
millions of story lines for this one.
I’m hoping a big win tonight will finally snap the Knicks out of this terrible play.
It’s been a few day since the Knicks last played, so plenty of time to think and plenty of time to prepare for tonight.
Prediction: Knicks 97, Nyets 91
Prediction Record: 8-8
George Karl can just about forget ever coaching the Knicks as long as Jim Dolan is running Madison Square Garden.
Aside from the simple motivation that being a shitty basketball team is bad, the Knicks have another incentive to not suck this season - they don’t own their first round draft pick this year… and it’s unprotected.
Ah yes.. the Carmelo Anthony trade - the gift that keeps on giving.
Included in the 13 player deal with Denver was our 2014 unprotected first round draft pick.
I’ve seen a lot of crap from this franchise. I’ve been a fan since 1992 - but, if we suck, get a top 2 pick in this year’s draft and miss out on yet another potential star (Wiggins/Parker) my fan loyalty will be pushed to the brink.
sidebar - it seems like every time the Knicks actually do have a lottery pick, we seem to always just miss out on “star group” of talent or just completely blow the pick: in 2002 traded 7th pick, in 2003 got the 9th chose Mike Sweetney, in 2005 got the 7th pick and chose Channing Frye, in 2008 6th pick was Gallo and 2009 8th pick was Jordan Hill. There have been a lot of star players to join the league in that span - granted we do have one of them (Melo), but damnit - sure doesn’t seem like a star the way refs treat him.
Not saying that I’ll just give up on the team - because those that experienced the 2000’s have seen worse… but this really does seem like a kick in the nuts - or ovaries (not gender biased here - we’re all going through this together).
So a message to the Knicks - figure it out and start winning already. Toronto is like 6-11 and leads the division - winning the Atlantic is still extremely doable.
And you know what… given all that, I still would have made the trade - you can’t assume you’ll be a lottery team when you add a player that’s never missed the playoffs in his career.
I’m starting to use Isiah Thomas logic right now - oh boy.
Ron Ron really seems to be getting along with his teammates.
Didn’t realize this happened during a game - add the scuffle he had with Kmart during today’s practice - not sure what’s going on.
Maybe Knicks need a little anger to light a fire under their asses.
It’s comical at this point how bad the Knicks have become.
Toward the end of the game, it just looked like the Knicks were scared to win so they threw the ball away on like five straight plays.
Really frustrating to watch since I really think the Knicks can actually be a good.
Are we the only team in the league that doesn’t know that Ryan Anderson shoots three pointers? I mean seriously… why even give him room?
At least Woody had the sense to leave Timmy Jr. in the game this time and he responded big time - great showing by the rook scoring a career high 21 points.
While Felton did have a pretty incredible game in the first half, dude just ran out of gas. Woody should have recognized that and just rolled with Prigs toward the end.
Nine straight losses now…. and the crazy thing is - still only down by 3 games in the Atlantic Division!
Three days off and then the Nets - battle for the worst team in New York.
Knoteworthy Knick of the Game: Timmy Jr, only reason why the Knicks were in the game in the fourth - 21 points, 2 assists (5 threes)
Betting Line: Knicks favored by 1.5
ESPN Spread Consensus Pick: Knicks
Okay… I know Anthony Davis is really really good.. and he’ll probably destroy our front-line… but you know what?
I think the Knicks win tonight.
If they don’t, they tie a franchise longest losing streak in nearly 10 years with 9 in a row.
That would be a some really sad shit.
Keeping it short today - let’s forget about November and start December off right with a W.
The crazy thing is, the Knicks are only about 3 games out of first in the Atlantic.
Prediction: Knicks 97, Pelicans 90
Prediction Record: 8-7
Final Score: Nuggets 97, Knicks 95
Damn. That hurt.
Had a chance to tie it at the end of the game, but Melo got his baseline turn around jumper blocked by Randy Foye. With about 16 seconds left to go on the clock, Melo waived off screens and just wanted an isolation play to back down the short Foye. He got to a position where he was comfortable, made his move… but apparently Foye knew exactly what he was going to do and was able to contest the shot.
The Knicks battled, but just couldn’t pull into the lead.
I included the image of a bummed Timmy Jr because Woodson made the terrible decision of taking the rookie out of the game after he was playing so well in favor of a struggling JR Smith.
Man… that’s 8 losses in a row and now sit at 3-12.
We had that one.
I’m putting this loss on Woody. Terrible substitutions and just awful time out management toward the end.
Goddamnit!!! WE NEED A W!!