Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 9:20 am  |  18 responses

Post Up: Knicks Knock Cats

Thanks to six 4th quarter threes.

by Holly MacKenzie / @stackmack

Well, another day, more Gil/Critt info to look into.

My facebook status is currently:

Sooooo Gil’d out right now. Two days, countless conversations, changed stories, possibilities, probabilities, sources, fact-checking, emails, reading, re-reading, re-writes and 1777 words later… I’M the one who needs the break. Of course, tomorrow there will be a new story to tell. This calls for a real SMH.

It’s all okay, though because my guy (and your guy, and SLAM’s guy forever), the one and only Scoop Jackson gave me the loveliest of shout outs on the radio here in Toronto yesterday. I didn’t know he was going on the show –and certainly didn’t know he was going to make my week– until people started sending me texts and DM/@replies on Twitter.

One day soon, I’ll write about the gift I’ve been given with respect to Scoop’s guidance. I feel like this column for this website is the appropriate place. Tonight though, I know I wouldn’t be able to do it justice.

There was only one NBA game on last night and it was between the Knicks and the Bobcats. Besides BETCats, how many of you all tuned in? I saw my guy Jax fall short in the Garden, but spent most of my night finishing the Gilbert piece that took just about everything out of me. I don’t know how it’s 3 a.m. already, but here it is. Our boy Tzvi is flying today and the weather is supposed to get a little messy, so keep him in your thoughts and lets hope together that he is successful in making it to his destination.

The Knicks won, 97-93 despite some sloppy play in the final seconds, including Nate Robinson picking up his seventh turnover in just 19 minutes off of the bench. Three 3-pointers in the final minutes saved them, one from Chris Duhon and two more from Danilo Gallinari to escape the game victorious against Charlotte.

I’d like a repeat of the Nate-show from Atlanta, please. With the Knicks bench contributing just 15 points,Wilson Chandler came up big, scoring 27 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists. Stephen Jackson had 26 for the Bobcats, but it took him 26 field goal attempts to get them. Gerald Wallace played all 48 minutes in this one.

New York won despite playing without Al Harrington who missed the game with a strained calf.

I guess the big news for everyone here is that Alabama won against Texas while I learned that NCAA Football can be kind of fun. I also absolutely loved Colt McCoy’s postgame interview. He was humble and sweet, congratulating Alabama again and again. I liked the guy. I don’t know much of anything about him (feel free to fill me in), but I liked him.

I read SI’s cover story about Mark Ingram last month, so of course it was nice to see him reach his goal.

And really guys, that’s about all I’ve got today.

Oh! Tracy. All-Star game. C’mon people. Whoever is voting this man in, kill it, k? Joke is up.

Happy Friday, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys the time off. I’m hoping to get to the arena bright and early on Sunday to cacth Jesus Shuttlesworth shooting before the main lights are on. Here’s hoping.

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  • http://myspace.com/showbread Bryan

    Half game out of playoffs!

  • http://myspace.com/showbread Bryan

    Half game out of playoffs!

  • http://www.dsenyard.com dsenyard

    I have to agree on both the Colt and Tracy front. Also, I happened to be up late writing about Colt myself.

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    that’s right! KNICKS over the Lakers in 4. Nate Robinson MVP. You heard it here 1st….ok…maybe not..but i can dream, right?

  • LA Huey

    Gallinari’s got swagger. I like his posturing last night and after the Hibbert poster. Not used to seeing that from the imported ballers (outside of Dirk).

  • http://myspace.com/showbread Bryan

    I’m starting to like some of the pieces on the knicks.Lee is great. If the knicks record was better he would be an all star. And gallo and chandler are pretty good too and only going to get better.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I just hope D’Antoni doesn’t put Al Harrington on lockdown because they won a game…

  • The Last Kings Fan

    Lee should be an All Star anyway, regardless of the Knicks record

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    second that, Lee is a beast.

  • Mike

    You knick fans are pathetic – These pieces that you now like have been there all season and if you guys followed ball at all you wouldn’t have thrown this team under the bus so quickly – sure they probably won’t make the postseason but lee, gallo, Chandler, and nate can play and anyone can see that – really annoys me how many hated on gallo at the start and now you guys are all over him praising his toughness – if you were a real fan you would have known all about him

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Welcome to the 2nd round of United Nations roundtable discussions. I will be representing Switzerland and will be neural on all issues, therefore moderating the discussion.
    First question – which tastes better? Chinese food or American fast food?

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    IF NY gives up on Lee, Gallo or Chandler for cap space or T-Mac or some sh!t like that, THEY ARE IN FOR ANOTHER LONG DECADE…they should build around that core of 3.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Sporting Lisbon Blazers.

  • LeoneL

    And the Knicks should at least let Toney and Jordan play some minutes.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign LeoneL. Toney Douglas has shown he can play… he just needs the minutes to sustain that.

  • Kent Kanada

    who is T-mac’s injured teammate at center? Yao Ming. Where is he from?

  • omar john

    gallo, lee, harrington, chandler and robinson are gunna lead the knicks into the playoffs no matter what u hatters say!!

    ps. T-mac is gunna come to the knicks 2!

  • http://www.luketynan.blogspot.com litetitan

    @ Omar John – TMac is ehaded to NY?? What, as an assistant coach….?