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    Oklahoma City Thunder Game thread: New York Knicks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12:30 1/21/2019 [Game #45]

    MLK Day matinee game at MSG.




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    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 12:30 PM EST



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    Injury Report

    Oklahoma City Thunder New York Knicks
    Alex Abrines - Personal reasons (OUT) Trey Burke - Illness (QUEST)
    Andre Robertson - Left patellar tendon (OUT) Kristaps Porzingis - Left knee (OUT)
    - Kadeem Allen - G-League assignment (NWT))
    - Isiah Hicks - G-League assignment (NWT)


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    Knicks resume MLK Day tradition by hosting Thunder

    The New York Knicks suffered a familiar result in unusually agonizing fashion and in a different locale Thursday. Perhaps a return home to a nearly annual tradition will help the Knicks snap out of their slump Monday afternoon, when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    The Knicks have been off since Thursday, when Allonzo Trier was whistled for goaltending with four-tenths of a second left to give the Washington Wizards the winning basket in a 101-100 decision in London. The Thunder last played Saturday, when Paul George converted the game-winning four-point play with five seconds left in a 117-115 victory over the host Philadelphia 76ers.

    The loss to the Wizards was the fifth straight, the 13th in 14 tries and the 18th in 20 games for the Knicks, who are in a race with the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns for the worst record in the NBA and the best chance to win the lottery and the opportunity to select Duke freshman Zion Williamson in the June draft.

    Of course, the Knicks can't say that, and so head coach David Fizdale continued to toe the company line following Thursday's defeat.

    "As much as we try to win games, and winning is a priority every night, we still have to keep in mind our player development," Fizdale said. "And we're still getting all our young talent out there to get reps."

    The focus is much more urgent and short-term for the Thunder, which leads a gaggle of eight teams vying for the final six playoff spots in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City will enter Monday third in the West but just 3 1/2 games ahead of the 10th-place Sacramento Kings.

    As a result, Thunder players and coaches were aware the win Saturday - just the team's second in the last seven games - could have ramifications months down the road, especially given how Oklahoma City earned the victory. The 76ers took the lead with six seconds left on a layup by Jimmy Butler and had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, when Butler missed a contested 3-pointer.

    "We found a way to regroup after Butler scored (in) transition on that layup and found a way to make a play and get up by two," Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said afterward. "I thought a big play in the game, personally, was when Butler came off, we didn't jump, because he shot fake twice and you get vulnerable fouling him and he's behind the three-point line. So I think for us it was good we didn't foul him, we made him shoot the ball."

    The Knicks will resume a tradition when they take the court on Martin Luther King Jr. Day afternoon. Last year marked the first time since 1987 they didn't host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee. New York was on the road because Madison Square Garden was being prepared for the Grammy Awards.

    The Knicks are 19-12 all-time at home on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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    Just in time to fill in the details, thanks for starting it, tiger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rady View Post
    Just in time to fill in the details, thanks for starting it, tiger!
    Didn't know if you were going to make one since it's not a holiday in Europe. Thanks for filling in the details.

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    Losing 26 - 10 late in the 1st quarter. Just awful.

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    Zo with the alley oop to MRob. Mario misses a layup and again on his OR of his miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Zo with the alley oop to MRob. Mario misses a layup and again on his OR of his miss.
    Now Mario pushes off on his drive to the basket. Why waste playing time on him, he won't be here next year. I doubt he's even in the league next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Losing 26 - 10 late in the 1st quarter. Just awful.
    Watch the whole game this time
    Last edited by Broadway; Jan 21, 2019 at 12:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Losing 26 - 10 late in the 1st quarter. Just awful.
    Knits is showing a little spunk early, although it's probably all we'll see from him for the rest of the game. It's an ugly first half/game for sure

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    It must be to Early or Jet Lag or POOR Coaching .. Half-Time score Knicks 47 vs OKC 67

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadway View Post
    Knits is showing a little spunk early, although it's probably all we'll see from him for the rest of the game. It's bad
    He's probably heard all the trade rumors. Even Clyde mentioned the trade him for DSJ rumor on the broadcast. Harlow interviewed Fiz about him and it was hardly a glowing endorsement of him.

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    Knicks 11 man rotation shot 40%, and OKC 10 man rotation shot 60% in the first half .. the Knicks offense/defense looks embarrassing in MSG.
    I guess its hard on the Knicks players when the coach system and substitution are design to TANK the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Didn't know if you were going to make one since it's not a holiday in Europe. Thanks for filling in the details.
    not holiday but the perfect game time, 7:30 pm
    what's going on with Knox?

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    Fizdale is so lame, he decides to tinker once more with lineup rotations and makes a change to start the half and instead of putting "The PG Ball Stopper" Knits in to start the 2nd half he puts in Kanter

    lol I think Fiz is further behind as a coach than Knits is as a player

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    Quote Originally Posted by rady View Post
    not holiday but the perfect game time, 7:30 pm
    what's going on with Knox?
    Knox is playing. One of the only guys that has a defined role on the team. Knox just hit a 3 as I write this.

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    Westbrook is on his way to having a NBA career triple-double in MSG SMH !!!

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