Knicks easily clip the Clippers

The Knickerbockers were posting and toasting last night with 22 point ‘W’ over the Clippers at the Garden. Knicks improve to 8-3 at home and 8-0 when Clyde wears color combos that do not match. *I don’t know if that is correct, but it sounds right*

The Knicks handled the Clippers pretty easily last night who basically looked like an an AAU team that plays their games in a giant dumpster. They’re bad. What has happened to the Clips? Chris Paul was the backbone of that team and now they have to resort to Austin Rivers and Patrick Beverly.

Don’t get me wrong, Patrick Beverly is one hard-nosed S.O.B. If I’m walking down a dark alley way and someone steps to me, I know Beverly will have a bros back. Also, remember when the Knicks wanted to trade for Austin Rivers? Thank god they didn’t because that guy is butt. He peaked when he hit that game winning shot at Duke like 7 years ago. And that was my Clippers rant.

Now for the real team. The Knicks rule at home, for now. I’ll say it again, last season Knicks were 14-10, in 3rd place in the conference and we all left this giddy inside until they went to crap. So I’m trying very hard to to get to excited. But, they’re good at home, minus the Cavs game.

KP had another off shooting night and still ended up with 25 points. Guy is a machine. If he can get 25 a night with that being a bad night, Knicks fans will take that every night. Kanter remains to be a beast. Bringing back the forceful inside rebound presence the Knicks had back in the day. If he fine tunes his interior ‘D’ at times and he could be an all-star they way he’s playing this season. Phenomenal acquisition.

Dougie McBuckets, my boy, caught fire last night and ignited the Garden. Him and Kanter, and Frank, are fan favorites and when they get going, the crowd gets going. I wrote a piece awhile ago saying how Dougie will flourish in this offense and yup! This is the type of offense that fits his game perfectly, plus it’s in the Garden, where he was a boss in the Big East tournament. Keep giving him minutes, let him stroke it and he’ll continue to be a viable scoring option off the bench.

Timmy played decent, even with a sore foot, and is it just me or does it seem like Lee is always grabbing boards? Maybe, one of best rebounding shooting guard going.

Finally, Jarrett. This team needed Jarrett Jack and I never thought I’d say that. I didn’t like it in the beginning because the guy is old, but man, this team moves and works so well with him conducting the offense plays it’s nuts. Jack was feeling himself last night from floor, draining buckets to begin the game like he has the past two games. Jack is doing one hell of a job and exceeding expectations no Knick fan saw coming and it’s remarkable. No complaints over here.

Knicks throat to rebound and punch the Raptors in their throats when they travel to the Mecca Wednesday. Knickstape.

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The Knickerbockers were posting and toasting last night with 22 point ‘W’ over the Clippers at the Garden. Knicks improve to 8-3 at home and 8-0 when Clyde wears color combos that do not match. *I don’t know if that is correct, but it sounds right*

The Knicks handled the Clippers pretty easily last night who basically looked like an an AAU team that plays their games in a giant dumpster. They’re bad. What has happened to the Clips? Chris Paul was the backbone of that team and now they have to resort to Austin Rivers and Patrick Beverly.

Don’t get me wrong, Patrick Beverly is one hard-nosed S.O.B. If I’m walking down a dark alley way and someone steps to me, I know Beverly will have a bros back. Also, remember when the Knicks wanted to trade for Austin Rivers? Thank god they didn’t because that guy is butt. He peaked when he hit that game winning shot at Duke like 7 years ago. And that was my Clippers rant.

Now for the real team. The Knicks rule at home, for now. I’ll say it again, last season Knicks were 14-10, in 3rd place in the conference and we all left this giddy inside until they went to crap. So I’m trying very hard to to get to excited. But, they’re good at home, minus the Cavs game.

KP had another off shooting night and still ended up with 25 points. Guy is a machine. If he can get 25 a night with that being a bad night, Knicks fans will take that every night. Kanter remains to be a beast. Bringing back the forceful inside rebound presence the Knicks had back in the day. If he fine tunes his interior ‘D’ at times and he could be an all-star they way he’s playing this season. Phenomenal acquisition.

Dougie McBuckets, my boy, caught fire last night and ignited the Garden. Him and Kanter, and Frank, are fan favorites and when they get going, the crowd gets going. I wrote a piece awhile ago saying how Dougie will flourish in this offense and yup! This is the type of offense that fits his game perfectly, plus it’s in the Garden, where he was a boss in the Big East tournament. Keep giving him minutes, let him stroke it and he’ll continue to be a viable scoring option off the bench.

Timmy played decent, even with a sore foot, and is it just me or does it seem like Lee is always grabbing boards? Maybe, one of best rebounding shooting guard going.

Finally, Jarrett. This team needed Jarrett Jack and I never thought I’d say that. I didn’t like it in the beginning because the guy is old, but man, this team moves and works so well with him conducting the offense plays it’s nuts. Jack was feeling himself last night from floor, draining buckets to begin the game like he has the past two games. Jack is doing one hell of a job and exceeding expectations no Knick fan saw coming and it’s remarkable. No complaints over here.

Knicks throat to rebound and punch the Raptors in their throats when they travel to the Mecca Wednesday. Knickstape.

Indifferent view on GMen ‘W’

Can we officially say that the Giants are back? Giants took down the Chiefs in a barn burner of a game, 12-9 at MetLife. Their first W at home this season. 1-game-winning-streak, 7 games to play, I’m feeling like a 9-7 season isn’t that far away?!? Kidding.

I am very indifferent about yesterday’s win, honestly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a die-hard Giants fan, but this season is a wash, so why win now? I did not want to win. With that win yesterday the Giants moved themselves farther away from one of the top picks in this upcoming draft. They should still get a high pick, but are a lot of bad teams in the NFL and the Giants need that high draft pick.

On the other hand, I respect their effort and the W. I give that team a lot of credit for coming out and playing like they did. Even though that game was boring as hell. There was barely an excitement until the second half, minus Darkwa’s TD. Maybe that ‘brutally honest’ meeting then players only meeting worked? Who knows. Side note – KC is not a good team anymore, that was made clear yesterday. Ball game goes to the jackrabbit, Jenkins, for manning up and playing the way he should.

I really don’t want to start winning now. The season is over, so let’s start looking towards and preparing for next season. It’s all about the draft and, again, the Giants need that high pick. Whether it’ll be a QB or RB or whatever, we still need it to be the highest pick possible.

However, it was nice to get a W for once which made Sunday not that awful of a day. This has been a very indifferent post because the game can be taken both ways and I don’t know which way to lean. I like the W, but also want a high draft pick. Anyway, at least they showed some fight at home for once and played like they wanted to win and they 100% deserve that W for shutting down that so-called high power KC offense. Giants pride.

Indifferent view on GMen ‘W’

Can we officially say that the Giants are back? Giants took down the Chiefs in a barn burner of a game, 12-9 at MetLife. Their first W at home this season. 1-game-winning-streak, 7 games to play, I’m feeling like a 9-7 season isn’t that far away?!? Kidding.

I am very indifferent about yesterday’s win, honestly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a die-hard Giants fan, but this season is a wash, so why win now? I did not want to win. With that win yesterday the Giants moved themselves farther away from one of the top picks in this upcoming draft. They should still get a high pick, but are a lot of bad teams in the NFL and the Giants need that high draft pick.

On the other hand, I respect their effort and the W. I give that team a lot of credit for coming out and playing like they did. Even though that game was boring as hell. There was barely an excitement until the second half, minus Darkwa’s TD. Maybe that ‘brutally honest’ meeting then players only meeting worked? Who knows. Side note – KC is not a good team anymore, that was made clear yesterday. Ball game goes to the jackrabbit, Jenkins, for manning up and playing the way he should.

I really don’t want to start winning now. The season is over, so let’s start looking towards and preparing for next season. It’s all about the draft and, again, the Giants need that high pick. Whether it’ll be a QB or RB or whatever, we still need it to be the highest pick possible.

However, it was nice to get a W for once which made Sunday not that awful of a day. This has been a very indifferent post because the game can be taken both ways and I don’t know which way to lean. I like the W, but also want a high draft pick. Anyway, at least they showed some fight at home for once and played like they wanted to win and they 100% deserve that W for shutting down that so-called high power KC offense. Giants pride.

Knicks punched in throat by Raptors

The new young Knicks looked like the old poop Knicks last night.  Knicks got spanked like a little kid who refused to finish his veggies at dinner time.  Knicks were put in timeout in Toronto losing 107-84.

Right from the start they looked legit crap.  In my opinion, there was no good take away from that game.

Knicks still have the worst interior defense going. Hornacek wants to push the ball on teams, but when other teams push it on the Knicks they can’t get back leading to easy layups and alley-oops.

KP struggled all game.  He couldn’t find a rhythm and forced almost all of his shots. His supporting cast wasn’t much better.  Everyone seemed to be in a damn hurry which lead to turnovers and bad shot selection.

Knicks tried to go on a run before the half to cut it below 10, but the Raptors quickly turned it up a notch.

Unfortunately, the only bright spot was Michael Beasley. He shouldn’t be on the team and is taking away minutes from Dougie and Dotson, but he showed unstoppable, haha, offense when he was in. Minus the first time he touched the ball which led to an offensive foul.

Knicks don’t seem exciting or upbeat on the road. They need to get amped and develop an upbeat game plan doing on the road similar to how they are at home. If they don’t, it could end up like last season, a positive record after 24 games then return to losing form. Knickstape.

Knicks punched in the throat by Raptors

The new young Knicks looked like the old poop Knicks last night.  Knicks got spanked like a little kid who refused to finish his veggies at dinner time.  Knicks were put in timeout in Toronto losing 107-84.

Right from the start they looked legit crap.  In my opinion, there was no good take away from that game.

Knicks still have the worst interior defense going. Hornacek wants to push the ball on teams, but when other teams push it on the Knicks they can’t get back leading to easy layups and alley-oops.

KP struggled all game.  He couldn’t find a rhythm and forced almost all of his shots. His supporting cast wasn’t much better.  Everyone seemed to be in a damn hurry which lead to turnovers and bad shot selection.

Knicks tried to go on a run before the half to cut it below 10, but the Raptors quickly said not up in here!

Unfortunately, the only bright spot was Michael Beasley. He shouldn’t be on the team and is taking away minutes from Dougie and Dotson, but he showed unstoppable, haha, offense when he was in. Minus the first time he touched the ball which led to an offensive foul.

Knicks don’t seem exciting or upbeat on the road. They need to get amped and develop an upbeat game plan doing on the road similar to how they are at home. If they don’t it could end up like last season, a positive record after 24 games then return to losing form. Knickstape.

Hardaway put Knicks on his back, beat Jazz

Those Knickerbockers did it again in the 4th, getting a nice piggy back ride from Hardaway Jr. They rallied, again, with a nice comeback win after it appeared that there spirits were still down from that demoralizing L to the Cavs.

The Knicks did not seem like themselves for the first half of the game. The Jazz controlled the pace of the game jumping out to early leads and not letting the Knicks go on a run. It was in part thanks to yet another player the Knicks passed on this past draft, Donovan Mitchell.

He appeared to be a little guy out there on the court, but he was making big 3 balls. That guy is also insanely quickly. Maybe it was because he had his own cheering section at the Garden, but he became a quiet little mouse in the second half.

The whole first half of this game reminded me of the Pacers and Hornets games. Knicks and the Garden faithful silent, poor defense with an uphill battle ahead. Fans were holding back the boos since we now know what this team can be capable of.

Then, THJ had enough. He turned it into high gear and put the Knicks on his back. He was aggressive and is starting to become comfortable and confident within this offense. Starting to earn, slowly, that big stupid contract Steve Mills gave him.

However, the Knicks turned up their D in the fourth, shutting down the Jazz, minus Rodney Hood who was basically their whole offense in the second half. A great team effort again to comeback with KP and Lee adding 22 and 19 points to Hardaway’s 26. That top-of-the-key three with by Hardaway in the fourth was exactly what the Knicks and the Garden needed to get over that hump for another comeback W. They still got that New York grit.

THJ & Knicks rally in the 4th, yet again

Those Knickerbockers did it again in the 4th, getting a nice piggy back ride from Hardaway Jr. They rallied, again, with a nice comeback win after it appeared that there spirits were still down from that demoralizing L to the Cavs.

The Knicks did not seem like themselves for the first half of the game. The Jazz controlled the pace of the game jumping out to early leads and not letting the Knicks go on a run. It was in part thanks to yet another player the Knicks passed on this past draft, Donovan Mitchell.

He appeared to be a little guy out there on the court, but he was making big 3 balls. That guy is also insanely quickly. Maybe it was because he had his own cheering section at the Garden, but he became a quiet little mouse in the second half.

The whole first half of this game reminded me of the Pacers and Hornets games. Knicks and the Garden faithful silent, poor defense with an uphill battle ahead. Fans were holding back the boos since we now know what this team can be capable of.

Then, THJ had enough. He turned it into high gear and put the Knicks on his back. He was aggressive and is starting to become comfortable and confident within this offense. Starting to earn, slowly, that big stupid contract Steve Mills gave him.

However, the Knicks turned up their D in the fourth, shutting down the Jazz minus Rodney Hood who was basically their whole offense in the second half. A great team effort again to comeback with KP and Lee adding 22 and 19 points to Hardaway’s 26. That top-of-the-key three with by Hardaway in the fourth was exactly what the Knicks and the Garden needed to get over that hump for another comeback W. They still got that New York grit.

Knicks-Cavs Part Deux

The Garden was a madhouse last night. It was such a great thing to watch and hear and I was very jealous I was not in attendance for that game. Everyone knows about the trash talk leading up to the game because whenever LeBron opens his mouth ESPN and every other sports outlet is on it and it’s sickening.

LeBron took a shot at Phil for not taking Dennis Smith Jr. then saying it had nothing to do with Frank. However, Kanter came to Frank’s defense then LeBron took a jab at Kanter and 19-year-old Frank was the biggest man standing. Now, let’s play some ball.

There was a lot of tension in the building to start the game. I felt it just from watching on TV. The team’s traded buckets for the first quarter, but no one really cares about that. The first quarter was all about Frank and LeBron. LeBron had a little boy alley-oop and tried to show up Frank by standing in front of a 19-year-old rookie because he’s a big tough grown man. But, not today doe! Frank did not back down from James and gave him a nice shove, which ignited the crowd and the Knicks. Lee separated them, LeBron continued to cry then Kanter came to the rescue, they exchanged words, James pushed Kanter, Kanter didn’t want to back down and James ran to the refs to cry about not getting a call his way.

Frank and Kanter are officially Knick and Garden favorites and everyone loves it!

That little confrontation put the Garden in a frenzy and lit a nice fire under the Knicks. Their D picked up, causing a lot of fast break opportunities, leading to transition dunks and 3s, continuing to make the Garden faithful lose their minds. By the way, this was all without KP, who was sidelined with 2 fouls. Kanter was beastly on the offensive and defensive glass with Hardaway picking up the pace for KP.

Everything was going smoothly. Knicks cruising, up by 23 points. Then, the 4th quarter started.

I tweeted, @scooochie, “You can not let the Cavs go on a run to start the 4th.” And sure enough, they did.

Most Knicks fans do not want to read an entire recap about this, so I’ll make it short. Knicks couldn’t guard the 3 ball, Korver, James or any Cav player from getting an offensive rebound which lead them to coming back from 23 and winning. It was heartbreaking and demoralizing, just like the Giants season. RIP Benny Mac. JK. But, it’s coming.

It’s only one game. But, after the shuffle with James, Frank and Kanter, every Knicks fan wanted that game very badly. However, I did come away with this. The Cavs might just be coming into form, but the Knicks can play with anyone. Just need to keep up the high intensity, play like a team and we should have a bright future with KP and The French Prince.

I’ll end it with this. LeBron put up a instagram post saying thank you to New York and it’s his favorite place to play. With that said, would you want LeBron on the Knicks next season? Doubt it’ll happen, but hey, it could be fun.

Knicks-Cavs Part Deux

The Garden was a madhouse last night. It was such a great thing to watch and hear and I was very jealous I was not in attendance for that game. Everyone knows about the trash talk leading up to the game because whenever LeBron opens his mouth ESPN and every other sports outlet is on it and it’s sickening.

LeBron took a shot at Phil for not taking Dennis Smith Jr. then saying it had nothing to do with Frank. However, Kanter came to Frank’s defense then LeBron took a jab at Kanter and 19-year-old Frank was the biggest man standing. Now, let’s play some ball.

There was a lot of tension in the building to start the game. I felt it just from watching on TV. The team’s traded buckets for the first quarter, but no one really cares about that. The first quarter was all about Frank and LeBron. LeBron had a little boy alley-oop and tried to show up Frank by standing in front of a 19-year-old rookie because he’s a big tough grown man. But, not today doe! Frank did not back down from James and gave him a nice shove, which ignited the crowd and the Knicks. Lee separated them, LeBron continued to cry then Kanter came to the rescue, they exchanged words, James pushed Kanter, Kanter didn’t want to back down and James ran to the refs to cry about not getting a call his way.

Frank and Kanter are officially Knick and Garden favorites and everyone loves it!

That little confrontation put the Garden in a frenzy and lit a nice fire under the Knicks. Their D picked up, causing a lot of fast break opportunities, leading to transition dunks and 3s, continuing to make the Garden faithful lose their minds. By the way, this was all without KP, who was sidelined with 2 fouls. Kanter was beastly on the offensive and defensive glass with Hardaway picking up the pace for KP.

Everything was going smoothly. Knicks cruising, up by 23 points. Then, the 4th quarter started.

I tweeted, @scooochie, “You can not let the Cavs go on a run to start the 4th.” And sure enough, they did.

Most Knicks fans do not want to read an entire recap about this, so I’ll make it short. Knicks couldn’t guard the 3 ball, Korver, James or any Cav player from getting an offensive rebound which lead them to coming back from 23 and winning. It was heartbreaking and demoralizing, just like the Giants season. RIP Benny Mac. JK. But, it’s coming.

It’s only one game. But, after the shuffle with James, Frank and Kanter, every Knicks fan wanted that game very badly. However, I did come away with this. The Cavs might just be coming into form, but the Knicks can play with anyone. Just need to keep up the high intensity, play like a team and we should have a bright future with KP and The French Prince.

I’ll end it with this. LeBron put up a instagram post saying thank you to New York and it’s his favorite place to play. With that said, would you want LeBron on the Knicks next season? Doubt it’ll happen, but hey, it could be fun.