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Knicks Bulletin: “We came out and we handled our business.”

Knicks Bulletin: “We came out and we handled our business.”

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ New York returned healthier from the break and it showed in their win at Philadelphia on Thursday. The Knicks came back from the break much healthier than they entered it and it showed as they visited the Sixers in Philadelphia on Thursday and came back home with a sound and solid win under their collective wing, 110-96. New York saw three of their main supporters make their returns to the floor in Bojan Bogdanovic, Donte DiVincenzo, and (on a minute restriction) Isaiah Harteinstein and their presence proved to be key on a bad day at the office...
22 hours ago
Knicks 110, Sixers 96: “Got to have these if we want to keep pace.“

Knicks 110, Sixers 96: “Got to have these if we want to keep pace.“

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via New York plays another home game on the road, beats Philly to break a four-game skid of late. When was the last time a New York Knicks reserve led all teammates in points scored in a single game? As far as I remember, that happened on Thursday, Feb. 22, as the Knicks trumped the Sixers and beat them on their home turf, 110-96, in the first game both teams have played following the All-Star break. Bojan Bogdanovic’s 22 points off the pine led all Knickerbockers on Thursday’s brotherly lovely triumph, one in which that was only...
Feb 22, 2024
Scenes from Precious, Bogey, and the Nova Knicks shining in Philly

Scenes from Precious, Bogey, and the Nova Knicks shining in Philly

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Knicks 110, 76ers 96: Another sterling Precious performance, Bogey’s hot hand, and another Hart double-double help New York hold off Philly’s second-half rally. The New York Knicks (34-22) came into Philadelphia tonight having lost four consecutive games before a week-long All-Star break. In their first game back, the ‘Bockers showed no rust as they steamrolled the Philadelphia 76ers (32-23) through the first half, enjoying a lead as large as 26 points. Post-intermission, however, the Sixers applied the defensive clamps and...
Feb 22, 2024
Game Thread: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers February 22, 2024

Game Thread: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers February 22, 2024

Basketball is back as the Knicks take on a conference rival. Annnd we’re back! On Thursday night, the New York Knicks (33-22) will play host to the Philadelphia 76ers (32-22) at the World’s Most Famous Arena. It’s the first game back after the All-Star break. A win would be a nice way to wash that post-break, four-game losing streak from our mouths. Tip off is 7:00 p.m. EST on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Liberty Ballers. Please don’t post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Be good ambassadors of humanity. And go Knicks!
Feb 22, 2024
What the Knicks need to do for their season to be considered a success

What the Knicks need to do for their season to be considered a success

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Projecting what’s in store for the rest of the way. As a New York sports fan, it’s always been hard to keep things in perspective. Besides the Yankees, the city hasn’t seen a whole lot of winning lately. The Knicks just won their first playoff series in ten years. Football is atrocious, postseason hockey has been mostly futile, and the Mets are the Mets (the Nets don’t even make the list). There’s just not much to look forward to outside of the hardwood, and the Knicks are the talk of the town right now, determined to change New...
Feb 22, 2024
Game Preview: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers, February 22, 2024

Game Preview: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers, February 22, 2024

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports A battle between a fourth seed and a fifth seed battling major injuries I have to be honest. I’m not quite sure how, or what, do I feel about this team and the season right now. A month ago, the Knicks looked like a top-five team in the league as they were dismantling teams left and right, and I was on cloud nine. And one month from now, I could be feeling the exact same way. But right now, as the Knicks head into their first post-All-Star game, there’s just an amalgamation of strange feelings which is, no pun intended, strange,...
Feb 22, 2024
Knicks Bulletin: “I really did want to stay in Dallas.”

Knicks Bulletin: “I really did want to stay in Dallas.”

Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Did Mark Cuban wait longer than he should? Jalen Brunson reveals the truth about what went wrong with the Mavs, plus Mac McClung and Thibs speak up! It’s been a while, but today’s the day. The New York Knicks will grace a hardwood court this evening in downtown Philadelphia to face the Sixers in the return of both teams to competition following the All-Star break. Both sides enter this contest limping, mind you, with the hosts missing their best player in Joel Embiid and the visitors still waiting for the return of three of their...
Feb 22, 2024
Knicks sign DaQuan Jeffries, Jacob Toppin to 10-day contracts

Knicks sign DaQuan Jeffries, Jacob Toppin to 10-day contracts

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports New York bets on in-house promotions and known faces rather than outsiders. As was previously mentioned, the Knicks needed to sign two players to meet the NBA’s regular season roster requirements by the end of the day. Various free agents and buyout candidates had been floated around as potential options for a Knicks team that is in dire need of some healthy bodies and depth, but they instead opted to turn to a couple of familiar faces. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the Knicks announced that the franchise had agreed to a couple of 10-day deals...
Feb 22, 2024
Who Wore it Best? Knicks #16

Who Wore it Best? Knicks #16

Sweet 16. As we foretold last week, this week’s segment of “Who Wore it Best” promises to be a riveting one—last week delivered Earl “The Pearl” vs. Dick McGuire. This week, we get Steve Novak vs. Bo Kimble. Or perhaps Novak vs. a different McGuire as in Alfred (who wore the number from 1952-1954) or Allie (who wore it in 1974.) I’m going to go out on a limb and predict Novak will walk home with this one. After all, he is Novakaine! There has been a total of 17 players who have donned the #16 for the Knickerbockers. Astonishingly, 13 of those 17 players wore the...
Feb 22, 2024
Julius Randle opens up about injury, doesn’t rule out surgery

Julius Randle opens up about injury, doesn’t rule out surgery

Photo by Chris Coduto/ Not the greatest update following Wednesday’s practice. Just one day after the Knicks returned to practice and Tom Thibodeau shared the most promising of updates, the actual injured man took the podium and left us all a bit colder than we hoped. Now, mind you, what Julius Randle told reporters after Wednesday’s practice when he was asked about his shoulder and his rehab process wasn’t calamitous. It wasn’t disastrous. It wasn’t awful. But it wasn’t the best possible thing we could have heard from him, either. Julius Randle was asked...
Feb 21, 2024
Knicks Injuries: Three back Thursday, three getting closer to returning!

Knicks Injuries: Three back Thursday, three getting closer to returning!

Photo by Sarah Stier/ It’s all good news coming off the All-Star break! The boys are back, oh so back. Not only did the New York Knicks put an end to their days of rest during the All-Star break spanning from last Thursday through Monday, but they returned in (near) full force welcoming back three banged-up players to the hardwood of the Tarrytown facilities with three more injured dudes still rehabbing but returning to action soon if all goes according to plan. The Knicks practiced for the first time after the weekend on Tuesday before they do once more later today...
Feb 20, 2024
NYC names February 18 Taj Gibson Day!

NYC names February 18 Taj Gibson Day!

Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Brooklyn’s own Taj Gibson receives special recognition from Mayor Adams. Congratulations to Taj Gibson! February 18, 2024 was officially proclaimed Taj Gibson Day by the mayor of New York City. Here’s the Knicks’ alum with Ingrid Lewis-Martin, Chief Adviser to Eric Adams: “Today, February 18, 2024, has been officially proclaimed Taj Gibson Day by the mayor of New York City”— Ingrid Lewis-Martin, Chief Adviser to Mayor Eric Adams pic.twitter.com/N80vpr9w4m— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) February 20, 2024 Gibson...
Feb 20, 2024
Five things that are necessary for the Knicks to make a deep run

Five things that are necessary for the Knicks to make a deep run

Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports Knicks’ postseason path is a tightrope walk between hope and disappointment. Unlike most 33-22 teams holding the fourth seed in their conference, the Knicks find themselves in a peculiar situation. One that is filled with hope, questions, and concerns. And because of that, the 27 games that they have remaining in the regular season will be crucial for how this season ultimately turns out. If things go bad, the 2023-24 campaign could end up being a sad, disappointing, and frustrating one, covered with the stench of “what ifs.”...
Feb 19, 2024
Preview of the Knicks’ upcoming week, Feb 18-24

Preview of the Knicks’ upcoming week, Feb 18-24

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Two Eastern Conference contenders on the docket. Let’s try this again. Last week, I was so excited about the impending All-Star break that I misread the date for the Sixers game. Turns out, it’s this Thursday. After diligently double-checking, I can with confidence state that there are only two contests scheduled for this week. Both are against Easter Conference rivals. Let’s look at the schedule. New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, February 22, 2024, 7 PM EST The Philadelphia 76ers are knotted with the New York Knicks in...
Feb 19, 2024
2024 NBA All-Star Game: East 211, West 186: “ASG is pretty dumb“

2024 NBA All-Star Game: East 211, West 186: “ASG is pretty dumb“

Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Twas a night full of broken records and a visible lack of intensity. No, the headline isn’t wrong and your eyes aren’t lying to you. The Eastern Conference won the 73rd All-Star Game by dumping more than 200 points on their foes from the Western Conference—something that had not been done before—on their way to finishing Sunday’s mid-season marquee event with a 211-186 win in the capper of the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend. Back in 2016, when the ASG was still played as a battle of conferences, it took Russell Westbrook a Western...