Game 38: Knicks at Bobcats, 7pm

Knicks at Bobcats

 

The New York Knicks look to win their 6th straight game as they visit the Time Warner Cable Arena to face the Charlotte Bobcats at 7pm.

The Knicks (15-22) will have Tyson Chandler back in the lineup after he missed the past four games with an upper respiratory infection. Mike Woodson said he hopes to play Chandler 25-30 minutes tonight. Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, and Andrea Bargnani will start along side the big man.

The Bobcats (15-23) also have a player returning from injury. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will start after being sidelined for the past six weeks with a broken hand. Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson, Josh McRoberts, and Al Jefferson are likely to start around the former Kentucky star.




293 comments
RadioRah
RadioRah

This might be JR last game as a Knick

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

I really dont understand Iman now a days. His defense is proven to be important to us but his offense is such a mystery. His rookie season we had to beg him not to shopt all the time and he was so aggresive offensively. Now he is so afraid of the ball unless he has 10 ft of space to launch a three. It really baffles me because his jumper was so much worse during his rookie season and he used to jack em up. I used to think maybe Mike Dantoni was more supportive than Woodson but Tim Jr plays half the time and gets the same fg attempts..and dont even get me started on JR.

My point is I dont see how we will come out the gate building leads with our current starting lineup. Besides Melo who will score?

nykroy
nykroy

This Loss hurt... It should of been a win. 2 and a half hours of watching our team half ass it due to fatigue. We should of been heading to Indiana on a 6 game winning streak. It would of been a nice boost to morale. Watch Felton get 35 minutes next game and THJ decrease in minutes smh

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

You know we really lost because we gave up 108 points, not because we had an offensive outage.

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

I really dont mind JR not playing tonight.

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

Neat-O stat of the night: Raymond Felton had played 73 min in the last 2 games and has racked up 4 assists and 3 turnovers.

Mets0987
Mets0987

Bargnani is some a** and where's JR?

nykroy
nykroy

Breaking News Raymond Felton was a -21

cole3244
cole3244

i see the cry babies are out in force tonight, boo hoo we lost the world is coming to an end, no wait we're going to the ecf.

these aren't fans they're children playing out their immature emotions about a game they have no clue about, the knicks deserve better than this regardless of the record.

Tikki
Tikki

The PG issue is real, but it's the NBA . . . every team is bound for some random losses.  

Big-picture, the team's generally played well the past two weeks.

C0P0
C0P0

Tonight was a night for JT to get some early minutes. AB stank. 

brookdon
brookdon

We needed this one... But that OT coupled with the late flight killed us. Rest up and prepare for Indy now, that could be a statement game.

C0P0
C0P0

Chandler was a waste as well. Need to get back up to defensive speed. I'd like to see JT get some.

RadioRah
RadioRah

Again. Why didn't JR Play?

ChildsPunchedKobe
ChildsPunchedKobe

we'll be ok. We seem to play well against good teams. and we have a 8 game home stand coming up.

Bobby Blazes
Bobby Blazes

Let's jus move on from this lost and get ready for Indiana on Thursday

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

we all know this team will use the loser talk of fatigue as if other teams never play and win back to backs. as i said excuses and fatigue went out the window when they started 9-21. this team really does this to you quite often, the back to reality games like tonight

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Melo said it last night.

"We have another game tomorrow?  Sheeit!"  - Carmelo Anthony

darealeric
darealeric

"Gee, I hope we don't have to face the Bobcats in the playoffs..."

-No team ever, other than the Knicks

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

sure enough 3 assists for Melo, only thing you need to see in the boxscore to know if it was a W or L

jreyesfan7
jreyesfan7

why are the starters on the floor?

C0P0
C0P0

Felton needs his nourishment. 

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

tonight looked every bit as much as the 9-21 knicks, assuming loss to Indy it will then be is the 6-1 stretch a fluke

RadioRah
RadioRah

Tyler gonna bring us back. Lol

C0P0
C0P0

Tyler came in ready.


C0P0
C0P0

Chandler and AB were non-factors in this game.

rgm891
rgm891

Brick after brick. Drive the hoop for the love of Old Knick

RadioRah
RadioRah

They should take Melo out. He playing too many minutes.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@bockers What will Melo have left come playoff time? He's averaging a career high in minutes. He's going to be gassed come playoff time. We wonder why he hasn't been able to hit the shots late in the last two seasons; look no further than his minutes the last two seasons. Woody is going to kill him. He has to rest him. 

C0P0
C0P0

@brookdon We can't lose these chippies either but Indy would be a great feather in the cap and a confidence builder, 

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

I actually dont mind seeing that prepubescent boy come around to troll. Provides a little humor to an otherwise disturbing night

C0P0
C0P0

@moneyball I said it before Felton is extremely inconsistent. 

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

No you cant win em all but dont make me watch two and a half hours of players not giving a crap. You played a back to back big whoop stop acting like you ran the nyc marathon last night...everyone plays em. We have played a lot of teams this season but none of them looked as de-energized as the Knicks tonight.

Oh and finally we get something that looks a little like basketball with STAT and Udrih in the fourth and they get subbed out. If Felton could guard a PnR half as good as a bucket of chicken we would be set. Might as well start our center on the PG in the fourth quarter cause EVERY single team knows a simple pick and roll will bring a mismatch. Its kind of ironic though cause if the Knicks played another team that switches everything (no such team exists besides the Knicks), Felton wouldnt even have a mismatch cause he aint fast enuff and has no jumper.

C0P0
C0P0

@Wicksell Melo thought the spark inside would ignite. Plays too emotionally at times instead of realizing what works at times. This team needs ball movement. He really needs to look at the stats, When he moves the ball they're winning percentage goes up. 

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

as i said, 4 assists 11-2, tonight he had 3 result is a loss

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

to a point, however any team that has a Pg that plays as poorly defensively as Felton, really isnt going anywhere

RadioRah
RadioRah

Who was coaching the last five games?

Tikki
Tikki

@Jerry Gee @Tikki 

If it turns into a long-term trend, sure, people can start getting riled up again.

C0P0
C0P0

@Jerry Gee @C0P0 @brookdon Correction "re-builder" is what i really meant. No doubt losing to those bums is a fail but the team played like isht,