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  1. Woody: Best team I've coached on the road

    Jared Zwerling

    In NBA history, teams that went up 2-0 in a playoff series had a .940 winning percentage (233-15). Since the league went to a seven-game first-round format in 2003, only eight times (out of 89) a team came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the series. ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  2. Halftime Report: Clippers 44, Knicks 37

    Jared Zwerling

    Even without their Big Three, Carmelo Anthony (sore right knee), Tyson Chandler (neck strain) and Amar'e Stoudemire (right knee debridement), the Knicks hung in against the third-best team in the West. The Knicks' veteran defense down-low, anchore...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  3. Halftime Report: Knicks 56, Celtics 53

    Jared Zwerling

    Who said Avery Bradley's return could bolster the Celtics' perimeter rotations? For the Knicks, that didn't matter. They showed why they're the NBA's fourth-best team in 3-point shooting percentage (38.8 entering Monday night). In most of the first h...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  4. Prigioni punctuates Knicks' ball movement

    Jared Zwerling

    About an hour and a half before tip-off Thursday night, Mike Woodson called the 26-9 Spurs, who were riding a seven-game winning streak, "the best team in basketball right now." A lot of that has to do with point guard Tony Parker's ability to wor...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Knicks 112, Heat 92

    Jared Zwerling

    WHAT IT MEANS: Wow. The Knicks gave Miami its first home loss of the season, dropping it to 8-1 at home, thanks to their 18 3-pointers (40.9 percent). And amazingly, they blew out the second-best team in the Eastern Conference, and the defending c...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  6. W2W4: Knicks @ Spurs

    Jared Zwerling

    After dropping their last two games to the Celtics and Mavericks, it doesn't get any easier tonight against the Spurs, the second-best team in the West at 25-12. That's especially true because while the Knicks are on the second of a back-to-back, the...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  7. Next-level stats from Knicks vs. Heat

    Jared Zwerling

    With the win, the Knicks evened their season series with the Heat at two games apiece, and the Heat fell to 5-11 in games decided by five points or fewer. The East's second-best team now has the third-worst win percentage in games decided by five poi...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  8. Should Knicks make a run at Coach Kidd?

    Jared Zwerling

    News broke on Sunday that Jason Kidd will have a meeting with Nets GM Billy King early this week to discuss the team's head coaching vacancy. But would that really be the best fit for Kidd and the Nets, even though the former Knick played for the ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  9. Prigioni eyes return, but 'open' to options

    Jared Zwerling

    When Pablo Prigioni became the Knicks' starting point guard on March 18, after the team lost four straight games, the team went on a 13-game winning streak. It was the best start for any rookie guard in NBA history, outdoing Danny Ainge who won 12 in...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. Key to scoring? Simple: Keep it moving

    Jared Zwerling

    After the Heat were upset in Game 1 on Monday night, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said something very telling about how his guys beat one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. "They make you work," he said. "If you hold on to the ball, you dance wi...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  11. Walsh: Knicks have 'enough' to win a title

    Jared Zwerling

    Before Game 1 on Sunday, ex-Knicks president Donnie Walsh said he was hoping a playoff series between his former team and current team, the Pacers, "didn't happen." Walsh knows the Knicks' potential. "When I looked at it, it was probably best ...

    Blog | May 05, 2013
  12. Opening Tip: Best first-round matchup?

    Jared Zwerling

    Every weekday throughout the season, will tackle a burning question about the Knicks in our "Opening Tip" segment. Today's Burning Question: Which team is the best matchup for the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs: the Chic...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  13. Woodson: 'Our offense has been stinking'

    Jared Zwerling

    Even though the Knicks allowed the Hawks to score 104 points and shoot 60 percent from the field, Mike Woodson is more concerned with his team's offense. And rightfully so. While the Knicks are holding opponents to a sixth-best 94.5 points per game i...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  14. Tyson Chandler vs. Joakim Noah, Round 3

    Jared Zwerling

    Last summer, Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah worked out a few times together before the Knicks center joined Team USA. When you're two of the best at what you do -- like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who have trained together -- those opportunities c...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  15. Kidd-Smith is the new Kidd-Felton

    Jared Zwerling

    The Knicks' unique two point-guard starting backcourt of Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton paid off enormously early this season. With them, the Knicks became the best in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio and one of the top scoring teams, playing tw...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  16. The off-the-court aura of Carmelo Anthony

    Jared Zwerling

    We all know what Carmelo Anthony's presence means on the court for the Knicks. Whenever he's attacking or attracting double teams, it's like the holiday season every night for his teammates who are the recipients of open looks -- the best present you...

    Blog | December 22, 2012