Game 48: Knicks @ Bucks, 8pm

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The Knicks head to warm and sunny Milwaukee to take on the Bucks tonight at 8pm.

The Bucks are a bad team. They get blown out every other night and look lost for long stretches of most games.

The Knicks had their four-game win streak snapped on Saturday with a loss to the Heat and will look to bounce back against the Bucks before coming home for a bigger test in Portland on Tuesday. If the Knicks were good, this might be considered a trap game, but the Knicks must know how vital every win is at this point. Nobody in that locker room is looking ahead, right?

Shump is a game time decision with his nagging shoulder injury. If he can’t go, watch to see how JR Smith plays in a second consecutive start.

The Knicks projected starters are: Melo, JR Smith/Shump, Tyson, Prigioni, Felton.

The Bucks projected starters are: Khris Middleton, Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders, Nate Wolters, Brandon Knight.

UPDATE:  Iman will play, and start. JR will return to the bench.




536 comments
Wayne Gee
Wayne Gee

it comes a time when the coaches have to see what we all see. know team in the nba can win when your point gaurd, gives you 3 points. your off guard gives you 3 points, and your small aka foward gives you 4 points. they say shump is a stopper .yes he is night in and night out he is stopping us from winning, it comes a time when coach needs to see what we the fans see. this knick team is not good enough to compete and win night in and night out. make trades and get some real players 

C0P0
C0P0

Chandler was hoping for an overtime win? LOL

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Most of the team looked disinterested. They made JR look like a man on a mission lol. Good game by JR. Melo came on in the 4th after being a member of the disinterested crew. Felton is terrible defensively and he knows it..he looks for someone to blame after each of his own defensive short-comings. 

There is only one consistent player on this team and his name is Carmelo Anthony. Everyone else is streaky/erratic. So, how can we expect the team to win consistently when the individual players aren't even consistent? 

I gave up on Woody a long time ago. The heat game was the coup de grâce for me...Miami basically did the same thing they did two years ago in the playoffs and Woody showed that he still hasn't learned how to make an adjustment. 


I can't even get mad anymore while I watch. I laugh sometimes but not one of sheer joy...more like a crazy/deranged laugh. Lol This is not good for my sanity. 

Anti_u
Anti_u

Get fat boy off this team. Don't care if we trade a pick or whatever. Just get that trash off my team.

C0P0
C0P0

Watching that Land Rover commercial and whimsically wished a pointer could point The Knicks toward a good PG.

Tikki
Tikki

Felton never should have been put in position to be a 32+ mpg starter for this Knicks squad. Set-up for failure.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Woodson interview template:

Coach, why was it so hard to get into the flow tonight?

"We had a lot of open looks, but the shots just didn't fall. I thought [Raymond, Tim] and [Shumpert] were open at times but they just wouldn't drop, man."

What did you see from [Brandon Knight] tonight?

"He's a great player, and he hurt us tonight. He's a talented guy who's in the mix for MVP of this league and we just couldn't stay in front of him."

Coach, what about the lack of defensive effort?

"I wasn't happy with our defense today. I have to get these guys focused on making stops. That's on me. We can't keep spotting teams [10 points late in games] and expect to win."

Why is this team struggling right now?

"Well I can't take anything away from [the Bucks] they're one of the most talented teams in this league. They were just better than us tonight."

C0P0
C0P0

Ok. Get a Van Gundy, trade Kreme and Chandler.

rico
rico

Does Steve Mills know how to make a trade?

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

there's no reason for in game comments anymore, im sick and tired of posting the same thing about this team over and over again. All i care about is what this team is going to do before Feb 20. this season is over finished, im not getting sucked it again..unless this team improves defense, pg, and coaching it will be same story.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Lets see ur comments when the Knicks are in the ECF

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

This is why Portland got rid of him. How many think he will stop Lilliard?

lindro88
lindro88

Someone tell Wally that Mayo has been terrible and benched. He's not one of there best players.

rkj473
rkj473

I am so sicj and tired of Mike garbage coach Woodson keeping running Felton out there. I'd rather see Murry at this point. ENOUGH ALREADY.

C0P0
C0P0

I told you someone was going to have a career night. Chris WTF Middleton.

tommy2b
tommy2b

Bigge you are the just the type of fan Dolan loves.  Exactly why he doesn't need to change 40 years of futility.   Keep "maintaining the positive energy" with your wallet.  MSG thanks you.

C0P0
C0P0

@Elvis Maduro  We have definitely regressed to those days but at least we had a record worth being happy about. Now we are just awful more than half of the time.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@SheSaidSpikeWho

When we tied up the game late, it was just another setup. You just knew Knight was going to get an open look against Felton and bury a three, crushing our fantasy of a comeback victory.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Tikki  

It's also a result of an ownership that deems both Lin and Lowry as too costly, but pulls the trigger on Bargnani.

C0P0
C0P0

@Kiyan Carter  That's what I'm saying. Get Kyrie in here however you can. 

melo7
melo7

Brandon knights in the mix for mvp?

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

I always liked Pachulia, but not at the current money. Runs floor, bangs, can score a little, wants to win more than Ty apparently...

Tikki
Tikki

@C0P0  

Ha - love the "Get a Van Gundy" line.  Any will do.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@bockers  

We only have $3.1 million to offer Chalmers and he is currently making $4 million.

C0P0
C0P0

@JerseyFan1  Bloodbath will continues at the point.

lindro88
lindro88

I do. I think Felton is gonna shut down Lillard.

Tikki
Tikki

@Knicks_Fanatic @Tikki  

That's why I was desperately hoping the Knicks would keep that 2016 1st-rounder - I wanted the Knicks to use it towards a PG!

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

I'm joking. You insert the marginal nba player the Knicks made look like Jordan in that blank

C0P0
C0P0

@Knicks_Fanatic @bockers  I said it before, Dolan will have to spit in the face of the luxury tax and make things happen.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Lill' is TOO quick for Felton & is 1 of the major reason is GOOD this season. Wizards did beat them 2 night

C0P0
C0P0

@rgm891 @C0P0  We make career nights for dudes weekly. I'd circle the Knick dates if I were in The NBA. This gonna' be my night!

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Biggie @tommy2b  I'm helping by spreading negative energy on TKB from the 2nd Raptors loss I realized this team was toast.  Change is needed.