Game 21: Bulls @ Knicks, 8pm

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Tonight at 8pm, the Knicks host the Chicago Bulls at MSG.

The Knicks (5-15) are currently a bad basketball team. Expecting them all of a sudden to be a good one is baseless.

That said, the Bulls (8-11) hobble into New York as injured as a team can be. Aside from Rose being done for the year, Chicago was missing Deng, Butler and Noah last night. Depending on how many of those guys are back tonight, the Knicks might even stand a chance.

Felton re-injured his hamstring last night and is unlikely to play. Prigioni will start in his steed assuming he cannot go. Even with Martin likely available, Amar’e will try and play in his first back-to-back of the season.




510 comments
miracle33d
miracle33d

Woodson in the huddle:  We got to get back to playing our game.  JR better get back in there.

miracle33d
miracle33d

In the Dallas - GS game they just broadcast Mark Jackson in the huddle.  How come we never get to hear Woodson in the huddle? LOL

C0P0
C0P0

Won by the hair of Stats chinny chin chin. Thank you for having some PRIDE Knicks and ya'll played some damn DEFENSE!

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

A W is a W.

It was disgusting, no doubt. But we gotta take whatever we can get with such a gruesome record.


Woodson's thinking is disturbingly simple. Whenever things get tight, he forces iso (which aren't really iso's, they're just "dumo the ball to Melo while we watch scenarios), and makes things easy for opposing teams to defend. Obviously he's not gonna adjut that, he hasn't ever since he got here, and it'll remain the same if the team decides to win, but he's going abotu it in a very wrong fashion, which is why he shouldn't keep the job.

MetsKnicks
MetsKnicks

There are multiple people on here that were rooting hard for the Bulls. Only so that they could complain more and more. It hurts them inside that we won.

niel
niel

Who knew a win could be so embarrassing? Woodson has GOT to go

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Bulls steal the ball and wind up with a six point play.

jax13
jax13

noah really arguing that lol

jax13
jax13

clyde is so right

jax13
jax13

A win is a win......

Woodson needs to re think jr

tommy2b
tommy2b

I'm glad the other team got the moral victory tonight.

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

This was a win in name only.

jax13
jax13

Trade jr to china n go get a pg

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Ok, so a win is better than a loss, but nothing has improved

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

Anyone who roots for a Knicks loss is not a Knick fan, regardless of the circumstances. That said, just because they win doesn't mean they're above criticism.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

I have to watch the rewind later but i thought we had this in the bag when I left the house.  Still can't believe the Bulls could have mounted a run with that lineup in our house.

 Yes a win is a win but we have to keep this going especially in our house.

 

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

I'm sure the NBA is trembling watching us nearly blow a 20pt lead against the Rose-less, Deng-less, Butler-less Bulls.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

If STATues had a good game then that's awesome and I surely wouldn't have played hm.  I think he's Mr. Ed but if he can take us anywhere other than the glue factory, I'm ok with it. 


Must watch the rewind to comment specifically though.

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

You're really feeling confident after that?

MetsKnicks
MetsKnicks

@CL4nyk This team needed a win...no matter how. When you are 5-15 you don't care how you win.

jax13
jax13

I thought so too but dun leafy did not argue it at all

jax13
jax13

Agreed but prigs has to keep the guy guarding him honest by being some kind of offensive threat

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@CL4nyk NObody's confident after that, how could we, it was an awful game? But at this point, with our record, every W should be appreciated.

Rooting for a team to lose is just wrong.

Max Denby
Max Denby

Go away Sandra. U only can troll on loss nights

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Sandro Guedes That was a troll comment. If you can't appreciate a win, no matter how ugly and disgusting it is, that's on you.

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

It's not exactly a win that makes you feel hopeful.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

I think pretty much anyone who's been a Knick fan for more than 10 years has beeen laughed at, especially the past 10 years.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

YEP.  It's regular season and I will take a win anyway any how.  I'm just ed tired of being a laughingstock in my family for rooting for awful teams.


Where is the f##king law of average.?

chrisb
chrisb

@MetsKnicks @Sandro Guedes I think most want the team to win, and understand that the Coach is not helping the team, but actually hurting them and has to be let go. Dolan is only going to do this under dire circumstances, and this creates a conundrum   for many of us

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

We're not playing the Bulls minus 3 of their 4 best players the remaining 60 games.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@CL4nyk I don't think anyone's jumping with joy by the way the team won, but given our situation, another loss would've been killer.

At this point, yuo gotta take whatever you can get.

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

Who was rooting for the loss? I would NEVER do that.


But you'll have to excuse me if I'm not jumping for joy with the Knicks performance.

Max Denby
Max Denby

Dude stat played a very good game. And made a key shot down the stretch. Stop it.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@ExpectTheWorst It's not rejoicing, it's adding a W to an ugly losing record that needs to be improved.

If you don't want a win, well then you're not a fan. In the dire situation we're at, no matter how you get it, a win is a win. Would I have preferred an easy blowout,? Of course, but it wasn't the caseñ

It's a W nonetheless.

Get a grip. 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Sandro Guedes @VerySilentJay I didn't call you a troll, I called your comment a trollish one.

With our record, every W is priceless. Otherwise, we sink deeper and the hole is harder to climb out of.

You heard Broussard tonight and read the reports: the Knicks' FO doesn't believe there's a better option (they're very wrong imo), but it is what it is. For now, we're stuck with Woodson, so enjoy whatever positives we can get, and a W, in my book, is a positive.