Knicks Update – Week of March 3rd
The New York Knicks still have hopes of making the playoffs in the Eastern
Conference, but every loss hurts their cause. The Knicks are not helping matters as of late, dropping all of their games last
week. The Knicks faced an admittedly difficult match-up with the Miami Heat, the reigning NBA Champions, on February 27th.
The Heat are tough on any given night thanks to the incredible consistency of star player LeBron James. King James did not
disappoint on this night, putting up 31 points in the game. The Knicks hung in there for the first half, but the third quarter
and beyond turned this game into a blowout. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points in the game, but also saw his plus-minus differential
end up at -29 on the night. Tyson Chandler played well, chipping in 19 points and 16 rebounds, but the suffocating Miami defense
made things difficult for New York. The Knicks sorely need players to step up and help shoulder some of the scoring load.
Knicks got a glimpse of everything they are not later in the week when they faced off with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are
without their star player, Derrick Rose, but this team has shown a commitment to defense, consistent disciplined play and
a togetherness that has helped keep them afloat and in contention for a playoff seed high enough to earn them home court advantage
in the first round. Chicago center Joakim Noah notched a triple-double in this game, continuing his great play of late. Noah
has become a central cog for this Bulls team on both ends of the court, and the Knicks could not stop him from making an impact
on this game. The highlight of the day for the Knicks was Chandler's 22 boards, but that didn't stop the Bulls from cruising
to an easy victory.
Knicks Update – Week of February 17th
The New York Knicks have not been playing
great basketball as of late, and Knicks fans are hoping that the team can right the ship after some time off for the All-Star
Break. The Knicks dropped their last game before the break, falling to the Sacramento Kings in overtime. The Kings have been
a better team since acquiring forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors, but they remain a squad that New York should be able
to beat. Gay was a factor in this contest, dropping 20 points, but the player that really hurt the Knicks was Jimmer Freddette.
The former college star has struggled to find his way in the pro game, but he torched New York for 24 points off the bench
on 9 of 12 shooting (including six threes) in this contest. DeMarcus Cousins was a load down low that the Knicks simply could
not handle, as the big man posted a double-double with 19 points and 14 boards. Carmelo Anthony was the high scorer for the
night with 36 points, but he couldn't earn the win on his own.
Following the All-Star break, the Knicks took the floor
against the Memphis Grizzlies, another team that New York is capable of taking down, but again were unable to taste victory.
The Knicks did get a great performance from promising rookie Tim Hardaway Jr., as the Michigan product scored 23 points off
the bench for New York and dropped four treys. Anthony posted a double-double, but struggled to find his shot during the contest.
The Grizzlies got the win thanks to the return of point guard Mike Conley, who posted 22 points, five rebounds and three assists
in the game. Memphis also saw veteran sharpshooter Mike Miller come alive off the bench in the contest, as he hit five threes
on his way to 19 points in the game.
Knicks Update – Week of February 10th
The New York Knicks are
still trying to right the ship after a shaky start to the 2013-14 season, and things did not get any better when the team
stumbled and bumbled their way to a loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks on February 3rd. The Bucks had the worst record
in the NBA, and while New York saw star forward Carmelo Anthony drop 36 points on 13 of 25 shooting from the floor, the Knicks
could not muster up enough late in the game to top Milwaukee. New York guard JR Smith added 30 of his own points in the contest,
but no other Knicks aside from he and Anthony topped seven points on the night. The Bucks got 25 points out of Brandon Knight,
their emerging young guard, including a late three-pointer that sealed the deal for Milwaukee.
The Knicks bounced back
from that loss with a win over the Denver Nuggets later in the week. New York got 31 points from the always-reliable Melo,
and saw a nice performance from young big man Jeremy Tyler, who dropped 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a somewhat surprising
performance. Denver got 24 points out of speedy point guard Ty Lawson, but the Knicks saw six players score in double figures
on their way to the 117-90 victory.
The Knicks finished up the week with the Oklahoma City Thunder, when Kevin Durant
proved to be too much to handle for New York. Durant has been on fire since the Thunder lost Russell Westbrook to injury and
he continued his hot streak against the Knicks in this one. Durant notched 41 points in the contest to go along with 10 rebounds
and nine assists, narrowly missing out on a triple-double. The Knicks saw Carmelo Anthony struggle in this contest, as he
made just five of his 19 field goal attempts, likely due to some solid defense from Durant on the other end of the floor.
The New York Knicks - Schedule in 2013-14
The New York Knicks are ready to hit the court this season to take
on the best teams that the National Basketball League has to offer. The Knicks have a star-studded roster that starts with
forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is ready to lead this team into battle in 2013-14 for what New York Knicks fans are hoping
will be another great season of Knicks basketball. The Knicks had a very good season in 2012-13, finishing with the second-best
record in the Eastern Conference and finishing atop the Atlantic Division standings. The Atlantic Division looks to have some
of the better teams in the conference, and the Knicks know that they're going to have to step up their game this season if
they're going to remain atop the division ranks. The Knicks call Madison Square Garden, one of the most iconic sports arenas
in the world, home, and fans love to pack into the stands to be a part of all the great hoops action that can be found at
MSG. With a home schedule packed to the brim with great match-ups, 2013-14 should be another fantastic season of New York
One team that the Knicks are looking forward to playing is the Brooklyn Nets. This is the second
season that the Nets have played in Brooklyn, and a rivalry between the Nets and the Knicks is brewing at a rapid pace. These
two teams had quite the war of words in the off-season, and the players will have the chance to prove that they're the better
squad when they hit the court this season. The Knicks will have to slow down the Nets offense, which is well-rounded with
talented veteran players. The Nets made a big trade in the off-season to land both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the
Boston Celtics, a move that could vastly improve Brooklyn's chances of making some serious noise in the East. When the Nets
come to MSG this season, it's sure to be a fantastic atmosphere in the arena.
Another team that the Knicks will look
forward to playing at home is the Miami Heat. The Heat are coming off their second consecutive NBA Championship, and are out
for a three-peat. With the player that many consider to be the best in the league in LeBron James, the Heat are never easy
to handle. James is already destined to go down as one of the most dominant and versatile players in the history of the NBA,
and he's still in his prime. Flanked by Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, James will look to wreak havoc on the Knicks. If Carmelo
Anthony can match James on the court, at least on the offensive end, then the Knicks have a shot at taking down this Eastern
Conference juggernaut. Only the luckiest of fans will be able to gain access to Madison Square Garden for these incredible
match-ups this season.
The New York Knicks are a professional basketball team that is a part
of the National Basketball Association, the world' elite basketball league. The Knicks play in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic
Division, where they're competing with the Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers for the division
title each and every year. The Knicks had a solid season in 2012-13, notching the second-best record in the conference, but
were unable to make it all the way to the NBA Finals. The Knicks will lean heavily on superstar Carmelo Anthony this season.
Anthony is one of the best scorers in the league, and gives the Knicks the chance to take down pretty much any team when New
York takes to the floor. The Knicks have high hopes for this season, and will look to players like Tyson Chandler and JR Smith
to play major roles in support of Anthony. Head coach Mike Woodson is hoping to lead this team to the next level, which the
team is capable of reaching if they can play up to their potential.
Being there in person
when an NBA game tips off is an amazing experience that every basketball fan should get to be a part of as often as possible.
The National Basketball Association is the top hoops league on the planet, and that will be abundantly clear to any fan that
witnesses a game unfold in person. When you head to a New York Knicks game you'll find yourself in Madison Square Garden,
the most famous basketball arena in the world. The best teams in the league will be hitting the floor all season long to compete
with the Knicks, and you can be there right in the stands to see how it all unfolds.
The New York
Knicks have won the NBA Championship on two occasions. When was the last time the Knicks took home the hardware?
answer is 1973, the last time the Knicks won the NBA Championship.
The New York Knicks were
founded in 1947 and have been one of the best-known franchises in the National Basketball Association for much of its history.
The Knicks have won two NBA Championships, the titles coming in 1970 and 1973. Though the Knicks have been to the NBA Finals
on eight occasions, the last time in 1999, the team has been unable to capture more than two titles. The team plays in Madison
Square Garden, the most famous basketball arena in the world. The Knicks are looking to add another title to their trophy
case as soon as possible, and the city of New York will go crazy whenever it happens.
the New York Knicks are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans in the National Basketball Association, and they stick with
the team through thick and thin. When you head out to Madison Square Garden, you'll find yourself surrounded by fans that
love the game of basketball. The stands are packed for each and every game, whether it's the preseason or the playoffs. Make
sure to join them this season to see the Knicks take to the hardwood.