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Was this the greatest single week in the history of New York Knicks basketball?
No, no it wasn’t. But at times it felt like it, especially in the immediate seconds following not one, but TWO blowout victories over the Boston Celtics. Now the Knicks have won eight in a row and are peaking at the right time.
There have been contributions up and down the lineup since our last rankings, but none more striking or exciting than that coming from the sacred limbs and mind of Mr. J.R. Smith. Was winning the Eastern Conference Player of the Week enough for Smith to unseat Carmelo Anthony atop our rankings?
1. J.R. Smith (Last: 2) – In the words of Marv Albert, YUUUSSSS! (that means “yes”, by the way).
This is the first time someone not named Carmelo Anthony sits at the top. This doesn’t mean that J.R. Smith is the Knicks best player or that he’s better than Carmelo Anthony (although…ehh nevermind). Smith deserves this top spot for the week not just for putting up ridiculous numbers (three st...
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J.R. Smith and Al Jefferson have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
Here are three observations from the Atlanta Hawks' 95-82 loss to the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed, the New York Knicks, on Wednesday night:
1. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith controlled the game from the tip.
Anthony, who has been on a ridiculous tear during the Knicks' current 10-game winning streak, made the first basket of the game which was not a problem for...
Did Jr Smith lock up the 6th man of the year award?
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Knicks (46-26) vs Miami(58-15)
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First of all, props to J.R. Smith for receiving Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. During the Knicks current eight-game winning streak, Smith has led the charge. He averaged 29.8 points and seven rebounds, while shooting 54% from the floor and 46% from 3. After he missed out on being voted...
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Knicks 102 Heat 90
With the news earlier in the day that the LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Mario Chalmers were all sidelined for the matchup between the Knicks and the Heat, many Knick fans thought this would be an easy win. Luckily, the Knicks did win, but it wasn’t at all easy, especially in the first half.
Immediately in the first quarter, Carmelo Anthony...
Carmelo Anthony was on fire Tuesday night as he scored 50 points in stylish fashion, while leading the Knicks to their 9th win in a row a 102-90 past the Heat. As LeBron James didn’t play due to a strained right hamstring, I’m sure many will question how much stock this performance holds when talking about this match-ups come playoff time. Either way it was fun to watch.
The fact that the Knicks beat an undermanned Heat team doesn't change Chris Bosh's belief that his squad could handle them in a playoff series.
My, how times have changed.
Just fifteen days ago, every sports show airing in New York was ripping the Knicks (losers of four in a row at that time) and saying that there was no chance of them getting past the second round of the playoffs.
Two weeks later, those same Knicks—winners in their last eight contests—have the Big Apple buzzing with talk of the Eastern Conference...