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For Knicks, Spacing Out Is a Good Thing

Last season, New York’s third-ranked NBA offense was fueled by small lineups, great floor spacing and record-setting three-point shooting. Through the first few games of this season — in some cases due to necessity, if not by design — the formula had changed. Canadian import Andrea Bargnani was inserted into the starting lineup and Carmelo Anthony was… More

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GAME RECAP – Rockets 109, Knicks106

Woo boy. That one sure hurt. The worst thing about losses like these isn’t the actual loss itself, but more so how the little things, had they gone differently, stood between New York and a victory. Fresh off a 95-91 road win against the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks fell to 3-5 last night on the young season, coming up… More

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How Did the Knicks Get Here?

On April 2, 2008, after seven terrible years in the wilderness, the New York Knicks, in most unKnicksian fashion, went full-stop on their parabolically accelerating shit show and shocked the world by implementing a complete gut rebuild. In the interest of transparency and, more importantly, to help manage expectations, Donnie Walsh steeled Gotham’s faithful fans, promising just… More

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GAME RECAP – Spurs 120, Knicks 89

Yeah, so, about yesterday’s matinee game at the Garden…YIKES. Consider yourself lucky if you skipped the affair, instead opting for some excellent NFL action, because after San Antonio went on a 10-0 run about three minutes into the first quarter, that was pretty much all she wrote as the Knicks (now 2-4) were obliterated by Spurs. New York… More

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GAME RECAP – Knicks 101, Bobcats 91

Now that’s more like it. The NBA season is a long one. You always want to be wary of labeling games as “must wins,” especially so early into the year. But facing the possibility of a fourth straight loss, last night’s rematch with the Charlotte Bobcats was a game the Knicks simply could not afford… More

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Tracking the Knicks with SportVU

Last Friday, NBA.com made SportVU player tracking data available to the public for the first time. It’s just the latest development in the fast-moving basketball analytics revolution, but it portends a massive shift, not only in how we watch games, but also how we value players, rate coaches and evaluate front office decisions. Using cameras perched… More

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GAME RECAP – Timberwolves 109, Knicks 100

You know what stinks? Going to the movies and forking over $12.50 for a ticket, just to figure out the surprise ending 15 minutes after the show starts. Last night at the Garden, only it took 12 minutes get a sense of how the Knicks’ 109-100 loss to the Timberwolves would end up. Confounded by a dreadful… More

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GAME RECAP – Bulls 82, Knicks 81

I don’t know about you, but last night’s “playoff” game really drained me. And we are only two games through the 82-game slate! If the Knicks are going to play with our emotions like this all year — and we all know that they will do just that — we had all better pick up… More

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GAME RECAP – Knicks 90, Bucks 83

The New York Knicks are undefeated! Okay, maybe it’s a tad premature to start getting sized for championship rings, but New York start its 2013-14 season by dispatching the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, 90-83, last night at the newly-refurbish Madison Square Garden. Though all Ws look the same in the standings, this one wasn’t all glitter and… More