7:14 PM EST, Wed January 18, 2017
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Game Thread: Knicks at Celtics- 01/18/17

Game Thread: Knicks at Celtics- 01/18/17

A win would be splendid. Hopefully the New York Knicks can get back on track with a nice, easy game...ah crap, it’s the Celtics. In Boston. Crap. Game is at 7:30 PM on MSG. This is CelticsBlog. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in this thread. Be kind to one another. Please, no politics. Go the Knicks!
7 hours ago
Knicks-Celtics Preview: At least try to contain Kelly Olynyk

Knicks-Celtics Preview: At least try to contain Kelly Olynyk

The Knicks will play the Celtics tonight in Boston, which is sub-optimal. The brush, floss, rinse, repeat cycle is absolutely in full force for the Knicks. The awful losing streak, the melodrama, the injuries and the weird behind-the-scenes drama that seems to happen every year — the Knicks have seen it all. Thankfully, Knicks fans are completely used to this and I think most of us have become pretty good at compartmentalizing this part of our lives and focusing on other things. But alas, they still have to play the games. Wedensday night they play their rivals, the 3rd-place Celtics in...
11 hours ago
This Week in Knicks Social Media: Looking for Signs of Hope

This Week in Knicks Social Media: Looking for Signs of Hope

In which we wonder at the meaning of “week” and search for rays of sunshine Happy New Year, Posters and Toasters! Back on the Knicks social media beat capping off an absolutely miserable few weeks for the team. But we here at TWiKSM are not bound by petty things like “wins” and “losses”! Heartbreaking defeat doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. So here are some little bits of happiness from your Knicks, because winter is coming. Way back over Christmas (Social Media weeks are measured differently from normal calendar weeks, FYI) the team did a Secret Santa. Some players...
Jan 17, 2017
Carmelo Anthony met with Phil Jackson, reportedly reaffirmed his wish to stay with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony met with Phil Jackson, reportedly reaffirmed his wish to stay with Knicks

So we’re all good now, right? Phil Jackson, president of the Knicks made a plan to speak to Carmelo Anthony, longest-tenured and highest-paid player on the Knicks, regarding an article written by Charley Rosen, former Albany Patroons assistant coach and current blogger. This meeting hasn’t been quite as easy to come by as you’d think: New York Knicks prez Phil Jackson plans to meet with disgruntled star forward Carmelo Anthony in the next few days, sources told ESPN.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 17, 2017 Melo has asked to have a conversation with Knicks brass...
Jan 16, 2017
Hawks 108, Knicks 107: “Knicks.”

Hawks 108, Knicks 107: “Knicks.”

Fresh off a blowout, New York lost a heart-breaker. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee at Madison Square Garden between New York and Atlanta was an up-and-down affair that ended familiarly for the Knicks: down. A late comeback led to a five-point lead they couldn’t hold, and a last-minute Dennis Schroder three gave the Hawks the win. Jeff Hornacek said he’d shake up the lineup and he did, with Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Ron Baker starting in place of Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Courtney Lee (Amenable). What might Horny have been thinking? This. Of the 30 most played lineups in...
Jan 16, 2017
Hawks 108, Knicks 107: Scenes from NOT AGAIN

Hawks 108, Knicks 107: Scenes from NOT AGAIN

Well...this is going south quickly. After the last-minute insertion of Ron “Burgundy” Baker and Mindaugas Kuzminskas into the starting lineup, the Knicks were kinda able to translate that spark into a decent performance for most of the game. Also interesting — these two teams do not like each other, and it’s translated in both games this season. It was a physical, down and dirty affair; Atlanta rewarded the first career starts for both Baker and Kuz with shots to the face for both guys, but neither of them backed down. Dennis Schroder murdered Derrick Rose for most of the game,...
Jan 16, 2017
Carmelo Anthony will talk to Phil Jackson about a trade if Phil wants to

Carmelo Anthony will talk to Phil Jackson about a trade if Phil wants to

In an online article, Charley Rosen, Phil Jackson’s seeming troll-by-proxy, wrote that Carmelo Anthony “has outlived his usefulness in New York.” The Rosen piece included reviews of all the Knicks, and given that his take on Sasha Vujacic was “needs more playing time,” his analysis is questionable. So is his claim to solely be expressing his point of view and not Jackson’s, given that Rosen and Jackson are in contact and these Phil Files come out every year. So when Rosen wrote about Melo’s “sticky fingers,” dead legs, “one-on-one adventures,” IDGAF defense,...
Jan 16, 2017
Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks- 01/16/17

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks- 01/16/17

MLK matinee! Hey, the Knicks are playing again! Yay? New York will take on the Atlanta Hawks in the annual MLK matinee. I didn’t get off work Monday, but if they play half a poorly as they did Sunday against Toronto I’ll probably be thankful for the work. Game is at 1:00 PM on on MSG and NBA TV. This is Peachtree Hoops. Please don’t post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in this thread. Be nice to one another. Go the Knicks!
Jan 16, 2017
Raptors 116, Knicks 101: ‘Breen's sad and disappointed voice is heartbreaking’

Raptors 116, Knicks 101: ‘Breen's sad and disappointed voice is heartbreaking’

The Knicks are broken. Sunday’s game between the Knicks and Raptors was a tale of two quarters — the second and third, both of which totally sucked, but in very different ways. Toronto had the most leisurely 42-point second quarter I’ve ever seen. Usually when the points pile up that quickly, especially at home, you’ll see a few spectacular fast-break moments that send the crowd into a frenzy. The Raptors didn’t need any of that; they simply executed their offense perfectly — against zero New York opposition, of course — and hit all their open shots. The...
Jan 15, 2017
Lance Thomas suffering from concussion symptoms, orbital bone fracture following Sunday’s game

Lance Thomas suffering from concussion symptoms, orbital bone fracture following Sunday’s game

If the Knicks lead the league in anything this season, they lead the league in orbital bone fractures. Knicks forward Lance Thomas suffered a particularly brutal blow to the head a mere two minutes into Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. He struggled to get off the court, and would not return in New York’s 116-101. Now that the proper tests have been conducted, we are learning the full extent of the damage. And it ain’t good: Thomas has l. orbital fracture & concussion-like symptoms.He will be further evaluated tomorrow in New York& is expected to be out tomorrow.—...
Jan 15, 2017
Raptors 116, Knicks 101: Scenes from a leisurely afternoon in Crapville

Raptors 116, Knicks 101: Scenes from a leisurely afternoon in Crapville

LOL Knicks you suck. Clyde Frazier, the Bard of Rockin’ Steady, put it best: “This is the worst ever.” The venerable clothes horse has seen his share of Knicks basketball over the years, but Sunday afternoon’s 116-101 loss in Toronto against the Raptors might have been actually been the worst. Lance Thomas, starting in the place of the injured Kristaps Porzingis, got conked in the head by an elbow and had to leave the game after two minutes. Toronto scored 42 points in the second quarter. The Knicks scored 8 points in the third (and had to seriously hustle to get 6 of those points...
Jan 15, 2017
Game Thread: Knicks at Raptors- 01/15/17

Game Thread: Knicks at Raptors- 01/15/17

Win at sports, Knicks. The New York Knicks head to the vast cornfields of Canada this afternoon to participate in the grammar rodeo take on the Toronto Raptors in a game of basketball. As expected, Kristaps Porzingis won’t play. Head coach Jeff Hornacek says Kristaps Porzingis is out today (sore left Achilles).#NYKvsTOR— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 15, 2017 Tip-off is at 3:00 PM on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Raptors HQ. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams. Please be nice. Go the Knicks.
Jan 15, 2017
Knicks-Raptors Preview: Please don’t drop 132 points again, Toronto

Knicks-Raptors Preview: Please don’t drop 132 points again, Toronto

The Knicks will travel north to play Toronto. Probably without Kristaps. Good luck! Don’t even lie, you all probably didn’t watch a second of Toronto’s 132-113 beatdown of the Nets Friday night. But also don’t deny the fact that you looked something like this when you saw the result: me thinking about this a month later and remembering this sport is dumb pic.twitter.com/SpaLQZdLSX— HAPPY MOO YEAR (@edsbs) December 4, 2016 If not, well then we just can’t be friends, can we? Anyways, New York will be in Toronto this afternoon (3 PM) to play the Atlantic Division-leading...
Jan 15, 2017
Wassup in Westchester: The 76ers organization keeps beating Knicks teams at the buzzer

Wassup in Westchester: The 76ers organization keeps beating Knicks teams at the buzzer

The 87ers beat the W-Knicks by one point, which is becoming a theme between these two organizations. The following recap comes courtesy of D-League writer Seth Abbott. Like father, like son. On Thursday, the New York Knicks lost at the buzzer to their division rivals, the Philadelphia 76ers. Saturday it was the wee baby Westchester Knicks who gave up the lead with seconds left to the 76ers D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. Coming into tonight’s game, Westchester had lost their first three match-ups to Delaware and were looking to salvage the season finale. Unfortunately, after...
Jan 14, 2017
Knicks practice notes: Kristaps Porzingis ‘probably’ out for Sunday’s game in Toronto

Knicks practice notes: Kristaps Porzingis ‘probably’ out for Sunday’s game in Toronto

Everybody’s being cautious, which is good. The New York Knicks practiced Saturday as they prepare for yet another back-to-back (damn, do they have a lot of back-to-backs this month). Kristaps Porzingis was limited in practice as he recovers from a sore Achilles. He probably won’t play Sunday against Toronto. Kristaps Porzingis was limited in practice today (sore left Achillies). He's questionable for tomorrow's game against Toronto.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 14, 2017 Kristaps Porzingis said of playing tomorrow, "probably not", because he sat out of the contact portion of...