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New York Knicks Spoil LeBron James Return; Defeat Cleveland Cavaliers 95-90
October 30th, 2014 at 11:49 PM
On Thursday night, the New York Knicks were coming into Cleveland a beaten team and a reeling team fresh off a 24-point beating at the hands of the Chicago Bulls in Madison Square Garden, so the task of trying to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers on the night where LeBron James...

Knicks’ J.R. Smith on 104-80 Loss to Bulls: We Stopped Competing in 2nd Half
October 30th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
On Wednesday night, the New York Knicks were thoroughly dismantled and dominated by the Chicago Bulls in their home opener at Madison Square Garden 104-80. While the Bulls looked like a legit contender in the East, the Knicks looked anything but that. ***PHOTO1*** The most competitive the Knicks looked was in the...

Pau Gasol Leads Chicago Bulls to Dominating 104-80 Win Over New York Knicks on Opening Night
October 30th, 2014 at 12:49 AM
There was a reason why the New York Knicks strongly pursued Pau Gasol during the summer when he became a free agent and on Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, he made them pay for not ponying up the dough to bring him to New York. ***PHOTO1*** The former Laker, now turned...

New York Knicks Squandering Their Playoff Hopes
March 26th, 2014 at 7:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the New York Knicks 127-96 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, the Knicks have now dropped two in a row after a much-impressive eight-game winning streak. What hurts even more is that the Knicks lost two very winnable games against the Lakers and the Cavaliers (whom they...

New York Knicks Drop Third Straight, Lose to the Los Angeles Clippers, 109-95; 5 Initial Observations
January 18th, 2014 at 12:37 AM
***PHOTO1*** Without the services of Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin, the New York Knicks had no answer for Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers, losing 109-95 on Friday night. After a five-game winning streak the Knicks have now dropped their third consecutive game. The Knicks were once again bullied in the...

New York Knicks Lack Punch in Rematch with Indiana Pacers, Routed 117-89; 5 Initial Observations
January 17th, 2014 at 5:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** A few months back the New York Knicks play a spirited game against the Indiana Pacers at MSG, only to lose in heartbreaking fashion in overtime. On Thursday night in the sequel at Indiana, the result was the same, but the effort was nowhere near equal. In a game that got...

New York Knicks Survive Phoenix Suns in Overtime, 98-96, While Pushing Winning Streak to 5 Games; 4 Initial Observations
January 14th, 2014 at 5:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** It wasn’t easy and didn’t come without some doubt, but the New York Knicks preserved in a 98-96 overtime victory over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Monday night, thus pushing their winning streak to five games. Did anyone say break up the Knicks? After a tortuous start to the season, the Knicks...

New York Knicks Make It Three Straight Wins with Inspiring 102-92 Victory Over Miami Heat; Five Initial Observations
January 10th, 2014 at 7:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** In what could amount to a season-defining win, the New York Knicks took down the two-time defending NBA champions Miami Heat, 102-92, on Thursday night. It also marked the Knicks third-straight win, which is the first time this year they accomplished that feat. The Knicks also have now won four...

Costly Mental Mistakes Doom New York Knicks in 102-100 Loss to Houston Rockets
January 4th, 2014 at 4:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** Once again the Knicks made a mental mistake that, in this instance, cost them dearly in their 102-100 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday night. With just over 24 seconds to go and the game tied, Tyson Chandler rebounded Beno Udrih’s miss at winning the game and he passed it...

New York Knicks Drop Another Heartbreaker in Last-second Lost to Washington Wizards, 102-101; 6 Initial Observations
December 17th, 2013 at 2:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** In a game of runs, the Washington Wizards outlasted the New York Knicks to pull out a 102-101 victory in the final seconds on Monday night. The Wizards’ Bradley Beal (who was just coming back from a leg injury) whizzed by Beno Udrih with six seconds to go for the...

New York Knicks Get Back on Winning Track; Beat Atlanta Hawks 111-106—Six Initial Observations
December 15th, 2013 at 12:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** After another disappointing loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday night, the New York Knicks got back on the winning side of things, downing the Atlanta Hawks 111-106 on Saturday night. Even though the Knicks are down some of their major players (Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton and Kenyon Martin), the team...

New York Knicks Give Better Effort Against Boston Celtics This Time but Fall Once Again, Losing 90-86; Six Initial Observations
December 14th, 2013 at 1:41 AM
***PHOTO1*** While it wasn’t the train wreck it was last Sunday, the New York Knicks once again lost to the Boston Celtics this week, falling 90-86 on Friday night. After getting down early in the first half, the Knicks took command in the second half, only to tumble in the game’s final...

Knicks Get Back on Winning Track; Take Down Chicago Bulls 83-78
December 12th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** Although it wasn’t pretty, and losing a 20-point is never a good thing, the New York Knicks did what they had to do to pull off a victory against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night, winning 83-78. After two bad losses (with the Boston massacre an abomination), simply put, the Knicks...

New York Knicks Carry Over Momentum; Wallop Orlando Magic, 121-83, Friday Night—Four Key Takeaways
December 7th, 2013 at 5:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Coming off a much-need victory on Thursday night against the crosstown Nets, the Knicks kept the good times rolling putting on another offensive clinic, destroying the Orlando Magic, 121-83, on Friday night. These last two nights have been as good as it can get for the Knicks and their fans, as...

New York Knicks Get Much Needed Win Over Brooklyn Nets; 5 Key Takeaways
December 6th, 2013 at 6:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Knicks finally ended their nine-game losing streak by throttling the Brooklyn Nets, 113-83, on Thursday night. In a quest to not be the worst team in New York after both teams stunk up the city with their underperforming play, the Knicks came out ahead with perhaps their most...

New York Knicks Free Fall Continues with 98-89 Loss to Washington Wizards
November 23rd, 2013 at 10:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the first time in Mike Woodson’s coaching tenure with the team, the New York Knicks have now dropped five consecutive games, which now knocks their season record to a disappointing 3-9, as they fell to the Washington Wizards, 98-89, on Saturday night at the Verizon Center. It’s like Murphy’s Law...

New York Knicks Amidst Tailspin After Crushing Loss to Indiana Pacers
November 21st, 2013 at 8:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Knicks just can’t seem to catch a break these days. With the New York Knicks up three points over the Indiana Pacers with just under 10 seconds left in regulation, the  Pacers went to their star, Paul George, in crunch time, and as he hoisted a game-tying three...

New York Knicks Get Mauled by San Antonio Spurs, 120-89; Six Key Takeaways
November 10th, 2013 at 5:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the New York Knicks (2-4) did well in their first game without Tyson Chandler, beating the Charlotte Bobcats, 101-91, on Friday night, clearly they are going to suffer in his absence. That was never more the case than on Sunday afternoon, when the San Antonio Spurs (6-1) strolled into...

New York Knicks Come Out Flat; Disappoint in Loss to Charlotte Bobcats: 6 Key Takeaways
November 6th, 2013 at 6:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** It was another awful evening for the New York Knicks, as they dropped their third game in a row, losing to the Charlotte Bobcats, 102-97, on Tuesday night. The Knicks just could not get over the hump on Tuesday and were lethargic for most of the game. The Knicks never matched...

New York Knicks-Chicago Bulls: What We Learned
November 1st, 2013 at 6:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** In what was a thrilling finish, the New York Knicks ultimately lost to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, as Derrick Rose’s floater along the baseline with 5.7 seconds left was the difference in the game. Carmelo Anthony had a chance to get the lead back, but his last-second three...