Final Score: Kings 106, Knicks 101

The Knicks were defeated by the Kings by a score of 106-101 tonight at MSG.

The Least You Should Know

I wrote a long recap about how the Knicks won tonight in a blowout. A bad Kings team. They lose to everyone. And we just lost to another bottom 5 team last week in Milwaukee, so we are taking care of business out the gate tonight.

I edited it so that it included how the team lost a 12 point second half lead but found a way to win. Or not to lose. We suck, but at least we don’t suck as bad as them.

I’m not rewriting it to commemorate that loss. To the Kings. At home. When they played all of OT without DeMarcus Cousins.

Mike Woodson, get the hell out of my life.

Love ya,

BK


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295 comments
Melo
Melo

Fvck them 30 mil.

Hello Chicago.

Josh Sustache
Josh Sustache

There are 3 possibilities With this team.

Eaither

A. Their coasting their way into the playoffs.

B. Melo is truly the cancer and STILL has something to prove on a "individual player level"

Or C. We stink.

What say you tkb?

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

We should trade mwp for Austin rivers solid move since peace doesn't play

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Here's the +/- for the 4 Knicks who played the most mins tonight: Melo +6, Felton +7, Tyson +2, Tim Hardaway Jr -28  WOW!

rkj473
rkj473

Why hasn't management just come out and say Woodson is going to coach out the season and put everyone out of their misery already? 


The only reason you wouldn't is because everything is on the table and Woodson's job status is not secure as you would think.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Wasn't it not long ago that some of you were happy with small ball and was blaming AB for our losing? 

lindro88
lindro88

Lebron looks like he wants that MVP. He's been playing like a man on a mission.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

The GS-Miami game....Wow.

Unreal.

Awesome game.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

What a difference 3 years makes;

Jeremy Lin leads Knicks by Wolves to fifth straight winAssociated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- In his first three starts, Jeremy Lin's out-of-nowhere emergence all but saved the New York Knicks' season.

In his fourth, his teammates returned the favor.

Lin hit a free throw with 4.9 seconds left to overcome a dreadful second half and lift the New York Knicks to their fifth straight victory, 100-98, over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

 Steve Novak scored 15 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer with 36 seconds to play and Lin used his quickness to draw a foul and get to the line in the closing seconds. He finished with 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Lin had just five points on 1-for-13 shooting and four turnovers in the second half.

"It was an ugly one, it was a gutsy one, it was a road win, everybody was tired," Lin said. "That's the beauty of basketball. That's the beauty of our time. We never gave up."

Kevin Love had 32 points and 21 rebounds for the Wolves, who missed two chances to win the game in the final five seconds.

The Knicks trailed by seven with 6:41 to play and it looked as if a week of Tebow-like hype was finally catching up to Lin. But the Wolves only scored one field goal the rest of the way, and the Knicks hung in there.

Playing yet again without the injured Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, who was mourning the death of his brother, Landry Fields scored 19 on 8-for-10 shooting and Iman Shumpert added 20 points.

Fields hit a short jumper to make the score 94-93 with 2:10 to go and Shumpert added another for a 95-94 lead with 1:22 to go to give them their first lead since early in the second quarter.

lindro88
lindro88

Only place you are going is the bank, to make sure the wiring instructions are correct.

Chris
Chris

@OLDKNICK  The owner and the coach think the same, very slowly

prince
prince

@Jerry Gee  because the Seahawks outplayed them in every facet of the game...no conspiracies please

solar_lion
solar_lion

@Jerry Gee Lin must love it that he lives rent free in your head. It's done. Gone over. let it go. Let's dislike this org for the myriad of stupid things they do. Lin's loss being amongst many, of course, since Bargs eats a big slice of tax space. We can agree. I just let that episode behind me.

johneco
johneco

@Jerry Gee Shut up about Jeremy Lin already, jeez.  Every angle has already been covered, he's been gone for years, get over it.  It's not like we'd be a contender now if he stayed...

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@lindro88 He just wants to win another ring. That ain't nuthin man, We got the 62 pt game man!

lindro88
lindro88

Two great games tonight. Clippers about to beat Portland.

rgm891
rgm891

Yeah great game for sure. Needed 05 dlee against the pistons

lindro88
lindro88

Really? No other coach can handle the team as well as Mike is handling them?

rkj473
rkj473

@Knicks_Fanatic @rkj473  That was early on, when Woodson should have initially been fired. I'm talking about the All-star break now, just reiterate your commitment to him.


I think that is more telling than anything. Early in the season, they were quick to stick by Woodson. But he has gone from bad, to down-right abysmal.  

rkj473
rkj473

@VerySilentJay @rkj473  It's such a dumb strategy because the players are just as curious as the fans are. They all understand what's going on.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk I hear ya but some where here saying AB was the problem!  I think there's enough problem to go around in the organization.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@VerySilentJay @Knicks_Fanatic 

I'm not bypassing anything. You are aren't a fan of Lin, so you are missing the point that in February 2011, we were also facing a lost season. We got a miracle winning streak and made the playoffs. We were starting characters like Lin, Fields, Walker, Jeffries, along side Chandler. We went from 8-15 to 15-15, if my memory is correct.

lindro88
lindro88

Jerry, please. Denver scored 8 points. That game was over after Thomas, and Welker were lit up after making catches over the middle. The Hawks scored on Defense and Special Teams as well. They could have had Von Miller, Dumervill, Watt and throw in another big name defender, and they still weren't winning.

lindro88
lindro88

Jerry's desperate to come up with something interesting. Thats the stupidest post of all time on any blog in the history of the internet.

lindro88
lindro88

Are you joking? If they lost 38-35, maybe you could argue about Von Miller the best LB in the NFL missing. Dumervill? Lol. 43-8.

lindro88
lindro88

Oh please. Elvis Dumervill wasn't the difference in a 43-8 loss.

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Forget dumervil he couldn't score for them

lindro88
lindro88

Yea, and he played. Jerry go to bed. Lol.

lindro88
lindro88

Melo played with a torn labrum. What does that say about you and your basketball knowledge? Regardless if it felt better, he played with a torn labrum. Indiana was the better team, but the Knicks were banged up in that series.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@rkj473 My sources has told me that Woody has an "I have a dream clause" in his contract which means he can't be fired on black history month.  Come march, we can throw him out on his Mr. Potato Head though! 

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@zdiddy4nyk

AB, K-Mart and Carmelo won 5 games in a row together before Woodson put TC back in when he came back. It was all down hill from there!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk Yep that is why I stated during the playoffs that Woody should not be our coach.  It's about playing such a way to excel in the playoffs. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk Yep the problem was much deeper than AB.  Honestly, we haven't won at an rate to prove any theory as being the answer other than Woody sucks a coach. 

1harris1
1harris1

@Knicks_Fanatic @1harris1 Yeah, he said that months after he told reporters that he was "85 %" during the Miami series.  That was his way of backtracking after a few reporters called him out for not making an effort to play in Game 5 of that series, after Baron Davis got hurt in Game 4.


Why is it that all the Lin fans think that anybody who is critical of the player buys into the Dolan PR machine? Firstly, I'm not a big fan of Jeremy Lin (I don't dislike him, I just don't think he's anything special).  Secondly, I have absolutely no use for Dolan, and would love for him to disappear.  Why people have a hard time believing that combination of thought is impossible is beyond me, but you're free to believe what you like.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@1harris1  

Lin has stated that he couldn't even touch the rim. He even struggled with his knee early in his first season with Houston. 

If you want to believe the Dolan PR machine, that's up to you.

1harris1
1harris1

@Knicks_Fanatic @1harris1@zdiddy4nyk Show me where Jeremy Lin asked to be cleared to play.  There was never an issue as to clearance by a doctor because he never made any attempt to play in that series.  Even your quote from Woodson is suggestive of that:.  "It's going to be up to the doctors and Jeremy Lin to make that decision".  Jeremy Lin never made any effort to be cleared, hence there was nothing for any doctor to decide.


Listen, we can go on and on about it.  We get it, you're a big Lin fan.  But he's in the past now, and not worth obsessing over.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@1harris1 @Knicks_Fanatic@zdiddy4nyk  

I don't know why folks make up stuff about Jeremy Lin and cling to false beliefs. You have to be medically cleared to play basketball at any level. 


He then underwent surgery April 2 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He last played March 24, meaning he is at least a couple games from playing shape. Lin last week participated in a few scrimmage drills when the series began in Miami.

"I've watched him shoot and run up and down. He's not in great shape," Woodson said. "You know as well as I know that playoff basketball you've got to be at an all-time high and he hasn't played in a while."

Lin has yet to receive medical clearance to play in five-on-five drills. Woodson said Lin is expected to participate in three-on-three activity during Tuesday's practice. Still, he said he was a "little apprehensive" about Lin's return.

"It's going to be up to the doctors and Jeremy that makes that decision," Woodson said. "It won't be my decision … They've kind of been keeping close tabs on Jeremy in terms of his training now that he's back on the floor. They (doctors) will make the final decision."

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-05-07/sports/fl-new-york-knicks-baron-davis-0508-20120507_1_jeremy-lin-lin-last-week-knicks-trail

1harris1
1harris1

@Knicks_Fanatic @zdiddy4nyk That's bull.  There was no clearance for the doctor to give since Lin had no interest in playing in that series against the Heat (despite being "85%" by his own admission).


I don't see why folks go on and on about Jeremy Lin.  He was a great story, but it's over.  The guy's not around anymore, and hasn't been for 2 years.  Time to move on..    

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Knicks_Fanatic @VerySilentJay  No, I get it, it was fun to watch. It truly was an amazing ocurrence.

Unfortunately...

It's different times and most definitely a different mentality.


This roster just hasn't had chemistry all season long. It's never been there. They haven't showed the spark or swagger of last season, and the regression has been just depressing to watch because it's been accross the board.

What's worse, Melo's playing probably the best ball of his career and it's being wasted on a lottery bound team with no picks and a tremendously subpar coach.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@VerySilentJay @Knicks_Fanatic 

I was just thinking about how different the posts on TKB were and how much the entire planet got into Linsanity. Those were great times. A team without both Melo and Amar'e, played real team basketball. They defended. They were unselfish. They trusted each other. They believed in each other. We could use that mentality.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Knicks_Fanatic @VerySilentJay  That was a once in a lifetime event. It was what makes sports great to watch and experience.

It was amazing by every stretch of the imagination. It was truly nice to watch.

I don't see how this can happen any time soon with a roster that looks defeated, with uninspiring body language, and a coach that would rather throw his players under the bus than to accept his own shortcomings.