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Pregame Report: Knicks @ Nets

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The Knicks (35-45) will visit the Nets (44-36) tonight in Brooklyn. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 PM, but the game is on TNT, so it will probably be later… 

The Knicks have already been eliminated at this point, so one might view this game as meaningless. But with a win, we can clinch the season series over our crosstown rivals, which would be nice. And Brooklyn injured Carmelo Anthony (who will miss tonight’s game) in our last matchup, so maybe the Knicks can get chippy tonight and return the favor (I’m kidding. Kind of.).  

Phil Jackson will certainly be watching this game on TV (or in person), so the Knicks still need to play hard to impress the new boss. Mike Woodson said that he planned on giving Toure Murry and Jeremy Tyler some minutes; let’s see if he sticks to that plan. 

Again, the result doesn’t matter too much either way, but we definitely want to win the season series against the Nets, and a lot of players on this team are trying to show the front office what they can bring to the table in the future. So this isn’t a game that New York should just throw away.

Let’s see what the team can do tonight. And let’s see what plays Mike Woodson actually knows aside from Iso-Melo.

-Tommy Rothman

 

Postgame Recap: Knicks 110, Nets 81

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The Knicks (33-43) crushed the Nets (40-34) on Wednesday night at The Garden, beating their crosstown rivals 110-81.

J.R. Smith was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points. Smith, who has been red-hot lately, also grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 6 assists. Carmelo Anthony was right behind Smith with 23 points of his own to go with 10 rebounds, 3 assists, a pair of steals, and a highlight block. Tim Hardaway Junior also filled it up, finishing with 17 points and knocking down 3 shots from downtown. Iman Shumpert had one of his best games of the season, scoring 10 points, racking up 5 steals, locking down Brooklyn’s key players, and making several highlight plays. 

None of the Knicks-Nets games this season have been close. The Knicks won by 30, then lost by 23, then won by 29. But hey, any time we can see the Knicks win without having panic attacks in the 4th quarter, we’ll take it. 

The Knicks really needed this game, and they got it. With the Hawks losing to the Bulls, the Knicks and Hawks are now tied in the standings. The Knicks have one more win and one more loss, which gives them a better winning percentage and technically gives them possession of the 8th seed for now. However, each team will have played 82 games by the end of the season, and if they are still tied then, Atlanta wins the tiebreaker. The Knicks need to win the 8th spot outright. New York has 6 games left and Atlanta has 8. The Knicks currently have 1 more win than the Hawks and they need to finish with 1 more win than the Hawks. 

The Knicks will have a day off before hosting the Washington Wizards on Friday. The keys to that game will be containing John Wall and Washington’s 3-point shooting. The Knicks have some momentum, now they need to stay focused.

 

I will be doing pre-game and post-game articles for every remaining game, so be sure to check the site regularly!

-Tommy Rothman

BREAKING: KNICKS, NETS TO CO-HOST ALL-STAR WEEKEND IN 2015

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Tommy Rothman

League sources are indicating that the Knicks and Nets will likely share the honor of hosting All-Star Weekend in 2015, bringing the annual circus to New York City for the first time since 1998. It is not yet clear which events will be held where, but all indications point to the Saturday events being held in the Barclays Center, with the big game being played in the Garden on Sunday. The Friday events would likely be held in Brooklyn as well. Stay Tuned.

Update: This has been confirmed. The Knicks will get to host on Sunday, the Nets will get to host on Saturday… and I think it is a safe assumption that the Nets will get to host on Friday was well.