12:48 AM EDT, Mon May 17, 2021
7 hours ago
Knicks 96, Celtics 92: “[Sounds] pretty good to me”

Knicks 96, Celtics 92: “[Sounds] pretty good to me”

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Roses are red, south is not north, with Sunday’s win the New York Knicks have clinched fourth. Sunday’s 96-92 victory over the Boston Celtics in the season finale means the New York Knicks went 23-7 at home over the last four months of the season. They needed every single one of those wins; in truth they needed every win from their 41-31 final record to clinch the fourth seed in the East and homecourt in the first round, where they’ll face the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks took their victory lap in the third quarter and nearly paid...
8 hours ago
Knicks 96, Celtics 92: Scenes from an ugly win to clinch fourth place

Knicks 96, Celtics 92: Scenes from an ugly win to clinch fourth place

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Fourth! Fourth. Place. The New York Knicks completed the impossible dream Sunday afternoon, clinching the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference with a harrowing 96-92 victory over the Boston Celtics. The Knicks will host their first playoff game in eight years next weekend. As for the game itself, the less said about it, the better. The Celtics were missing their top seven players, and the Knicks still managed to let a 21-point second-half lead slip away thanks to some butt-nasty offensive execution and the absurd shot-making of...
12 hours ago
Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics- 05/16/21

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Celtics- 05/16/21

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Regular season finale. This is the final game of the regular season, folks. The New York Knicks will try to claim the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference by defeating the Boston Celtics, who are sitting most of their roster. Gotta win this one. The game starts at 1:00 PM EST on ESPN. If you feel so inclined, this is CelticsBlog. Please fasten your seatbelts, secure your belongings, and don’t post any large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal game streams in the comments. Also, be nice! Go the Knicks!
17 hours ago
Game Preview: Knicks vs Celtics, 5/16/2021

Game Preview: Knicks vs Celtics, 5/16/2021

Photo by Focus on Sport/ Last game (preview). Well this should just about do it for me, friends. I’ve had a good time hanging out here at Posting and Toasting over the years. I hope I kept shrew, clever and slick for you. The Knicks are headed to the playoffs and I think it’s come time for me to pack it up. I’ll give an honest series preview and then... well, I suppose I’ll just shuffle off to ‘round the outside. However long I’ve been after it (whatever it is) I’ve had some fun. Now seems like the right time to hop up off this pulpit and let someone more...
May 15, 2021
Knicks 118, Hornets 109: “Randle moving that rock”

Knicks 118, Hornets 109: “Randle moving that rock”

Photo by Elsa/ Bleed the block! Hot off the heels of Sabrina Ionescu drilling a game winner to help celebrate the open of the WNBA’s 25th season, the New York faithful laid down some of the most vociferous MVP chants of the NBA season for Julius Randle. How utterly astounding has this turnaround been? The Knicks notched their 40th win of the season and when Julius keeps that sphere revolving, we’re in store for the lightning strikes that have been emblematic of an actual MVP candidate. Not just some regular ass best player on the team. Time and time again Julius is...
May 15, 2021
Knicks 118, Hornets 109 (OT): Scenes from the offense reawakening in OT

Knicks 118, Hornets 109 (OT): Scenes from the offense reawakening in OT

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Julius Randle was quite good. The New York Knicks have reached the 40-win mark for the first time since 2012-13 — a feat made doubly impressive by the fact that this season only has 72 games — with Saturday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets. But it wasn’t easy. The Knicks looked primed to run away with this one a couple of times early, but Charlotte kept making timely runs to stop the bleeding. As the third quarter came to a close, the Hornets drew to within three points. They quickly took the lead in the fourth quarter and looked...
May 15, 2021
Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets- 05/15/21

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets- 05/15/21

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Still a pretty important game. The New York Knicks still have a shot at home-court advantage in the first round, but they need to take care of business this afternoon against the Charlotte Hornets. Derrick Rose (ankle) is available. Tip-off is at 1:00 on MSG. This is your game thread. This is At The Hive. Please don’t post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Please be kind and courteous to one another. Go the Knicks!
May 14, 2021
Game Preview: Knicks vs Hornets

Game Preview: Knicks vs Hornets

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Almost outta here. Knicks got to get up and go today. Quick and the dead out on the courts this weekend. There’s a six game aperitif and then the league has a swashbuckling Sunday with all 30 teams playing and a lot of jostling up and down the seeds. With New York still trying to chase down the fourth seed. They need to win these last two games as well having Miami lose once. Atlanta is one game up in the win column, but if New York catches them, they’ll have the tiebreaker. The Hornets meanwhile cannot move up but are currently...
May 14, 2021
Why have the Knicks been getting off to slow starts lately?

Why have the Knicks been getting off to slow starts lately?

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports You probably already know. The Knicks are in the midst of enjoying their most successful and entertaining season since 2012-13. It has mostly been smooth sailing since the All-Star break as they have the 11th-best record in the league since then. They have wins over the Bucks, Lakers, Mavericks, Hawks, Hornets, Grizzlies and Clippers during that span, and have been praised for boasting one of the best defenses in the league while continuing to improve and impress on offense. But one thing has stood out since their nine-game winning...
May 14, 2021
Knicks 102, Spurs 98: “That win felt good”

Knicks 102, Spurs 98: “That win felt good”

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via 70 down, two to go. And then...and then......... The next-man-up Knicks were down a man but rose up to take down another foe last night, besting the San Antonio Spurs 102-98 at Madison Square Garden. A ragged affair early become a barnburner late, with the second half a tale of two halves. Each quarter brought a new New York savior to the spotlight, a microcosm of a season where heroes abound. The opening frame continued the ‘90s theme the Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers worked within Tuesday; midway through neither New York nor...
May 14, 2021
Ep. 98 Shock Jacques Knicks Podcast

Ep. 98 Shock Jacques Knicks Podcast

The Knicks are back in the playoffs! Plus NBA playoff and play-in matchups to look forward to and much more. Hey everyone! I’m back with a new podcast this week breaking down the Knicks and NBA! Here is this week’s rundown: -The Knicks are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2013! The coach and players get some big appreciation for an amazing season so far. -NBA playoff and play-in matchups to watch for. -Why the play-in could be good for the NBA moving forward. -And much more! To follow me on Twitter click here: @SSaintj7. To listen to this week’s podcast click...
May 13, 2021
Knicks 102, Spurs 98: Scenes from the return of Alec Burks, getter of buckets

Knicks 102, Spurs 98: Scenes from the return of Alec Burks, getter of buckets

POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports Buckets were gotten. The New York Knicks might not reach the fourth seed — the Hawks and Heat still have the upper hand if they both win out — but it won’t be for lack of trying. The Knicks trailed the San Antonio Spurs by 17 points in the third quarter following yet another Elfrid Payton crap-a-thon, but these Knicks don’t quit. Tom Thibodeau certainly won’t let them. Thibs finally inserted Alec Burks — returning from a knee contusion — for the always-ineffective Payton, and the Knicks immediately stormed back. RJ Barrett went...
May 13, 2021
Game Thread: Knicks vs. Spurs- 05/13/21

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Spurs- 05/13/21

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Rose is out. The New York Knicks kick off their final home stand of the (regular) season Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs. Derrick Rose (ankle) is out. Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley are back. Hopefully that will mitigate some of the loss of Rose. This one is at 7:30 PM on MSG. This is Pounding the Rock. Please do no post any large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal game streams in the comments. Be nice to one another. Go the Knicks!
May 13, 2021
Game Preview: Knicks vs Spurs

Game Preview: Knicks vs Spurs

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Back home but for how long? New Yorkers welcome their heroes back to the Garden for a three game home stand that closes out the regular season. They’ll be cheering on a surprising team that has officially qualified for a top six seed and is in the playoffs, because last night the Celtics got tossed around by the Cavs. Knicks been making Cavalier mince since pre-season, but hey, we all have our nemeses. After the Wizards melted down against the Hawks last night, the climb to fourth got steeper, but the Knicks are in. We can look...
May 12, 2021
The Knicks have clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2013

The Knicks have clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2013

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports !!! The day has finally come, friends. The New York Knicks — our New York Knicks — have officially punched their ticket to the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Sure, it hurt that they missed their chance to clinch with a win Tuesday night in Los Angeles, but at least their playoff berth came at the chance of their old tormenter, the Boston Celtics. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Celtics on Wednesday night, 102-94. Boston can now finish no better than the seventh seed, which would give them a date with the play-in tournament. The Knicks can...