The New York Knicks gave all of their fans a nice Christmas present by defeating the Boston Celtics in thrilling fashion, 106-104, as Carmelo Anthony led the way.
During a matinee game against their rivals from the north, the Knicks started out strong, ending the first quarter with a 34-23 lead. Renaldo Balkman, and rookies Josh Harrelson and Iman Shumpert, came off the bench and gave valuable minutes, while the starters were resting. New York was able to successfully limit the impact of Rajon Rondo in the first quarter, who is one of the top three point-guards in basketball, especially when he is making his jumpers.
I hope you all have a fantastic day, and hopefully the Knicks give us the best present of all: a win!
Let’s get it on!
This has been quite a hectic off-season throughout the NBA, and the New York Knicks have been one of the most active teams.
Fairly early in the offseason, on August 29th, the Knicks made a very underrated hire in assistant coach Mike Woodson, who is regarded as a defensive specialist, which is exactly what the Knicks needed to pair with head coach, Mike D’Antoni. Also, a fun fact about Mike Woodson: Woodson played ball with Knicks’ Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald at Indiana University.
As we all know, this offseason, the Knicks added Tyson Chandler to the mix, and with this move came the departure of Chauncey Billups. Many NBA analysts, and other so-called “experts”, approved of the move, but thought it still set the Knicks back by having no legitimate point guard. So, what do the Knicks do? They add Baron Davis.
The Knicks defeated the Nets at the new look Madison Square Garden, 88-82, finishing the pre-season with a perfect record.
Ok, ok, so it was only two games, BUT HEY, doesn’t it just feel good to be watching Knicks basketball?!?!?
Tonight at 7:30, the New York Knicks will face-off against the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden.
This game will be the finale to a shortened preseason, in which the Knicks and Nets will have played twice.
I have a ton of graphics dropping in the coming week… Stay tuned!
With the signing of Baron Davis, for one-year and $1.4 million (the veteran-minimum), who will reportedly be sidelined for less than one month and not the 8-10 weeks that was originally reported, the Knicks front office is proving that they are doing all they possibly can to win a championship this season.
The Knicks defeated the Nets, by a score of 92-83.
Well, today’s matchup between the Knicks and the Nets was pretty sloppy, but thankfully, we finally have some Knicks basketball again.
Let’s take a look at everyone a few interesting performances:
It’s about time we have some live Knicks basketball, right?
Today at 2PM, the Knicks will face off against the New Jersey Nets at the Prudential Center. It will be the first of a two-game pre-season, with the second game culminating at Madison Square Garden.
As Knick fans waited in anticipation for Jamal Crawford to make his final decision on where he would take his talents, Shawne Williams waited in anticipation for the Knicks to make a decision on his own future. In the end, the Knicks struck out looking as Jamal Crawford will suit-up for the Blazers and Shawne Williams will move on (and start) for the cross-river rival Nets.