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 […]


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 […]


Tyson’s Down! Where Do the Knicks Go From Here?

When it rains, it pours. And right now, there’s a monsoon inside Madison Square Garden. Things went from bad to horrible for the Knicks mid-way through the first quarter on Tuesday night when Charlotte’s Kemba Walker took a tumble into Tyson Chandler’s right knee. The Knick center has been diagnosed with a small, non-displaced fracture of […]


No Tyson? No Problem! Four Things the Knicks Must Do

The New York Knicks need a roster overhaul. That much was clear even before Tyson Chandler was injured in Tuesday night’s dreadful loss to the lowly Bobcats, but the non-displaced fracture suffered by the team’s center has cast an even more unflattering light on the Garden brain trust’s personnel decisions to this point. Against Charlotte, coach […]


GAME RECAP: Knicks 97, Bobcats 102

And then the dark times were upon us. As if things couldn’t possibly get any worse after the mercurial James Dolan was reportedly so infuriated by New York’s poor start to the season that he demanded that the Knicks City Dancers stop dancing, now the Knicks may be without Tyson Chandler for an extended period of time. Chandler, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Same As It Ever Was

Dawn breaks over Gotham and a new season of basketball is upon us. James Dolan, mercurial owner of the New York Knicks, strolls anonymously through Madison Square Park, headphones piping the Talking Heads’ “Once In a Lifetime” to that curious space between his ears. Even at this hour, there is a palpable energy on the streets. Dolan […]