The Knicks lost another heartbreaker as the Charlotte Hornets hit a buzzer beater after a rally by the Knicks to come back from a sixteen point deficit in the fourth quarter. This time the Knicks actually held a lead with four seconds on the clock and the defense couldn’t prevent the Hornets crafty point guard, Kemba Walker, from driving into the lane for a game winning layup.
Some thoughts on the Knicks’ 7th straight loss, this time to
LeBron James’ Kevin Love’s Kyrie Irving’s Cavaliers…
Hey folks. Are the Knicks tanking? I don’t know. The players are trying, and I think Derek Fisher would very much like to win some basketball games in his first season as a coach. But Phil Jackson is no dummy, and (we think) he’s well aware the Knicks are in no position to win anything of significance this season and thus are positioning for future extended success. And the one significant thing the Knicks could win this year is the lottery. The Bockers finally have their own first round draft choice, and it appears that it might actually be a good one. The Knicks picking high in this year’s lottery is best for the long-term health of the franchise.
It is to that end that once a week (on Tuesdays, because it makes for a cute title), we’ll take a look at where the Knicks stand in the Tank Race, and check in on some of the prospects that they could perhaps come away with. It’s been a long time since Knicks fans could do this, so we might as well have some fun with the current situation.
Thoughts on a Knicks-Heat game that invoked the Rivalry-Era classics of yesteryear in final score only…
It took the Oklahoma City Thunder just a touch over seven minutes to build enough of a lead to last the rest of the night. Defining this game as the worst loss of the season would be an understatement.
It’s not who you play, but when you play them, and while Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been practicing for the last few days, why rush them back for a game against the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks? Please?
It was a back-and-forth game in Texas and it wasn’t until overtime when a team pulled away. The Knicks, who were without Carmelo Anthony for the first time all season, hung around the entire game, never going up or down by double digits.
The Knicks were roughed up against the Rockets on Monday, and he next leg of their three-game trip won’t be any easier. Without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks will be hard-pressed to keep pace with the Mavericks, but that’s why they play the games.