Marc and Jay talk about Melo vs. Phil, the Charly Rosen article, Porzingis still injured, Courtney Lee moved to the bench, and much more
Marc and Jay try to make sense of all the rumors swirling around, Melo may be willing to go to a couple teams, Phil might be leaking that he wants Melo gone, Lance Thomas is injured, Porzingis has injury problems, a petition to the basketball gods, a visit from Joey Knicknuts, a caller, much more
New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Game 37: January 4, 2017
Bucks 105, Knicks 104
This one hurt me right in my heart. Also, my soul hurts a little bit too.
The Knicks took on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at MSG tonight, and took a real punch to the gut, courtesy of the Greek Freak. Giannis hit a fadeaway jumper as time expired to end this one, 105-104. There are so many things I could say about this game that could be the reason why the Knicks lost their sixth (crying face) in a row, but that turnaround from Giannis really just hit like a dagger to the heart. Carmelo Anthony was superb tonight for the Knicks and led the way with 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. Mindaugus Kuzminskas scored a season high 15 points off the bench, and Derrick Rose also scored 15 points, but committed a costly turnover which led to the game winning bucket. Antetokounmpo left MSG with 27 points, 13 rebounds, and the tears of all the fans watching this game. Kristaps Porzingis sat out his third straight game with the Achilles injury.
Takeaways from this game
No killer instinct at all:
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New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers
Game 28: December 20, 2016
Knicks 118, Pacers 111
‘Member Carmelo? ‘Member how he can score efficiently? Yeah, I ‘member!
The Knicks finally returned home after their long west coast trip to face the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. After falling behind in the third quarter, the Knicks stormed back and took the lead back in the fourth quarter to win the game 118-111. Carmelo Anthony snapped out of his shooting slump to lead the Knicks with 35 points on 13-25 shooting, which was the first time he shot over 50% in what feels like forever. I’ve been incredibly critical of Carmelo the past few weeks, but he showed his elite offensive game tonight. The returning Derrick Rose had 24 points and 6 assists, and Kristaps Porzingis 21 points and 8 rebounds. The big three put on a show for the home crowd and brought the Knicks all the way back. Thad Young and Myles Turner led the Pacers with 21 points each, and Paul George had 16 points.
Takeaways from this game:
Marc and Jay talk about the losing streak, injuries, the roster, Noah, and more
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New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors
Game 26: December 12, 2016
Warriors 103, Knicks 90
It definitely could have been worse.
So the Knicks took on the juggernaut that is the Golden State Warriors tonight in Oakland on the fourth game of a five game western swing, and came up short, 103-90. Considering the firepower that the Warriors possess with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green, a thirteen point loss feels ok, especially with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose watching in street clothes. The unlikely leader in scoring tonight was former Warrior Justin Holiday, who finished the game with 15 points. Ron Baker scored 13 off the bench on 6-7 shooting, and Brandon Jennings, who started for Rose, had 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Klay Thompson led Golden State with 25 points, and Steph Curry finished with 8 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. Kevin Durant had 15 points, 14 boards, and 8 assists.
Takeaways from this game:
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New York Knicks at Miami Heat
Game 21: December 6, 2016
Knicks 114, Heat 103
4 in a row down in South Beach:
The Knicks took their talents to South Beach to take on the injury riddled Miami Heat, where they beat the Heat at the American Airlines Center, 114-103. After a sluggish first half that saw the Knicks trailing by 1, they came out of the locker room ready to take care of business against Miami. Carmelo Anthony finished this one with a game high 35 points, and he absolutely caught fire in the third quarter. Kristaps Porzingis had his third straight poor shooting game, but had 14 points and 12 boards. Joakim Noah had a double-double, and Kyle O’Quinn continued to impress with 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Derrick Rose had to leave the game early due to back spasms, which could be an issue, since the Knicks play again tomorrow night. Hassan Whiteside finished the game with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Goran Dragic paced the Heat with 29 points.
Takeaways from this game:
Knicks show grit.
Marc and Jay are joined by Chris Axmann (@AlmightyBallin) from the Almighty Baller Podcast Network as they talk about the Knicks rise up the standings, O’Quinn playing well, Noah having a travesty of a contract, the bench playing well, and much more.
Marc and Jay talk about the final cuts on the roster, positives and negatives about each player, and our predictions for the season
Jay is still recovering from surgery so Marc and the robotic voice of Jay talk about preseason, the final roster, defense, contracts, and more