NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks

It’s the Turnovers, Stupid!

This may sound a little crazy, so bear with me here, but in case you hadn’t heard, the 2012-13 New York Knicks were pretty great on offense. Finishing third in the league in offensive efficiency, the ‘Bockers tallied 108.6 points per 100 possessions while splashing an NBA-record 891 three-pointers. The Knicks’ efficient — dare I say machine-like?… More

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Looking Ahead

After the Knicks were eliminated by the Pacers in the second round of the playoffs, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the bleak future faced by this team. To be fair, there are plenty of reasons for concern. The team is old, the oldest in the league. The team was beset by… More

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Pablo Prigioni’s Postseason Emergence

The New York Knicks’ second half explosion in Game 2 this past Tuesday – a massive 30-2 run that lasted from the end of the third quarter through the majority of the fourth quarter – will be credited and mostly remembered by Carmelo Anthony’s transformation into a scintillating fireball. Anthony, who’d been struggling shooting, suddenly… More

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The Sky is Falling!

After Wednesday night, it’s easy to view this series as the basketball incarnation of the Red Sox/Yankees playoff series in 2004, where Boston famously overcame New York’s 3-0 lead to win 4-3 on their way to the World Series. Yet, it’s really quite different, in spite of the teams being from the same cities. The… More

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Discovering Defense

As the Knicks roll into a big time match-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder on an 11 game winning streak, there are lots of things going right for New York. Carmelo Anthony is red hot, scoring 40+ points in three consecutive games, making New York fans hoarse from cheering at their TVs as he’s embarrassed… More

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Calling Chris Copeland

Given the size of NBA rosters, it’s not that uncommon for a team to have a player languishing at the end of the bench, basically playing the part of a human victory cigar. For the 2004 Champion Detroit Pistons, it was Darko Milicic, who averaged less than five minutes a game, while only getting into… More

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The Road Ahead

I wouldn’t be the first person to observe that the Knicks’ remaining schedule is brutal. Most people point to the two obvious metrics: opponent’s records and road games. Of the Knicks’ remaining 24 games, only nine are against teams that currently have a losing record. In addition, the Knicks only have nine home games left… More

2013 NBA Trade Deadline Live Blog

Welcome, all, to The Knicks Wall’s 2013 NBA Trade Deadline Live Blog. We’re just hours away from the trade deadline, so I’ll keep this post updated with any and all rumors transpiring in the final hours. If you have any questions you’d like answered, post them in the comments and I’ll get back to you!… More

What Happened to the Defense?

Last season, the Knicks had a Defensive Rating of 101.0 or 101 points per 100 possessions, good for fifth in the league. This was despite having notorious pace addict Mike D’Antoni as their head coach for most of the season. This season, the Knicks, now coached by reputed defensive guru Mike Woodson, have a Defensive… More