Due to Scheduling Miscommunication Knicks Accidentally Thought They Had the Night Off

  • I think our listener Niro put it best when he said “There were two games this season that just disgusted me. The Houston game and the Houston game.”
  • I understand the Knicks were without Melo, Sheed, Shumpert, Amare and Camby, but they weren’t scheduled to be without Defense, good shooting, controlling the pace and taking care of the ball too.
  • There is a lot of talk about Lin and Harden not being able to play together, but they combined for 394,402,134 points on 97% shooting tonight (approximately) so maybe we shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
  • At least Chandler Parsons didn’t light the Knicks up again.
  • Copeland got 9 quick points to start the 3rd quarter and for a second I thought the Knicks were going to make a comeback, but then the Knicks decided it would be a good idea to let Harden shoot open 3′s the rest of the night.
  • I started this recap 5 minutes ago when the Knicks were down by 20 and they are now down by 27.
  • JR, I love when you go to bed early and have a great shooting game the next day, but can you try and make that happen in a game where you’re good shooting would actually make a difference?
  • I’m really glad the Knicks don’t have to play Houston again for at least 11 more months.
  • 10-1 at home is still really darn good.
  • Another positive is we can start to prepare for Copesanity.  He had a career high 29 points on 11-19 shooting.
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Knicks vs Rockets 12-17-12 – Game Thread

Jeremy Lin’s return to the Garden.  This is the only team that has blown out the Knicks.  Melo and Sheed are out and as usual Camby, STAT and Sump are out as well, oh and Felton has bone bruises in BOTH hands.  That being said Houston is a sub-500 team and this is a very winnable game.  Plus it’s at the Garden where the Knicks happen to be 10-0. Comment as the game goes on below.

The Knicks Get Their Asses Kicked

On a day when we were really hoping the Knicks would beat down the Rockets so we can finally end the “Would the Knicks be better if they signed Jeremy Lin” debate the exact opposite happened.  The Knicks were down by around 12 points all game….until they were down by almost 30.  Some thoughts on the game:

  • The defense was so bad tonight.  Harden and Lin were able to drive to the lane at will and Asik seemed to be able to be able to hide behind Chandler and get wide open for offensive rebounds and easy layups.  You’re not going to win if you give up 72 points at the half.
  • Chandler Parsons:  13-17 for 31 points.  Are you kidding me?
  • Carmelo Anthony was on fire in the first half, hitting 6 of 7 from 3 point land and had 24 points.  He ended up with 37, but also had 7 turnovers and about 5 pouter plays (where he pouts and lets the other team score).  He never gets a call and that has to be frustrating, but the pouter plays are unacceptable.  Taking contested 1 on 5 3-pointers isn’t the best of strategies either.
  • Steve Novak came out of his slump tonight.  Glad he snapped out of his funk, but could he have picked a worse game to shoot decently?  Continue reading

Episode 148: Preseason

Jay and Marc are getting excited as preseason has officially begun.  Soon we can stop the speculation and talk about things that have actually happened.  For now we comment on preseason, how far this group can go, the expected tempo of play, why Jay defends the Celtics and more.  Download Episode 148

Episode 145: Amateur Hour

Amil joins us today.  Marbury wants attention, everyone has a comment about the Knicks, Kenyon Martin and Tracy McGrady, The Dream teaching the Knicks players some tricks, Harrellson going to Miami, JR Smith, and listener questions.  Download Episode 145

Episode 137: Houston is Still Going to Suck

Lin is Gone, Felton and the class of 2002 are in.  We talk about the Knicks moves, and their non-moves.  We talk about the Knicks top 5 worst moves ever, think of ways to get Dolan to lose his ownership and talk about the coming season.  Download Episode 137