Mike Crispino

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Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks at Rockets

NEW YORK KNICKS (16-16) After last night’s 104-92 defeat to the Pelicans, the Knicks have lost six of their last eight contests, including five straight on the road. They have also dropped four games to teams under .500 this season. Knick Facts: New York is 0-5 on the back end of back-to-backs. Houston is 7-0 […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks at Warriors

NEW YORK KNICKS (14-11) The Knicks will be shorthanded tonight against the NBA’s top team with both Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) and Derrick Rose (back) out of the lineup. In the aftermath of Tuesday’s overtime heartbreaker, the Knicks failed to match the 1974 team as the only group to start a five-game road trip 3-0. Courtney Lee went […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks at Lakers

New York Knicks (13-10) The Knicks are off to their best start since the 2012-13 season, and tonight they visit the Staples Center to take on the Lakers in a series that has seen Los Angeles have the upper hand for the past 20 years, holding a 24-15 record over New York. Carmelo Anthony has led […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks-Kings

New York Knicks (12-10) The Knicks start a 10-day, five-game road trip in Sacramento at their brand new Golden 1 Center. It replaces Arco Arena where the Kings enjoyed so much success over the years. In 28 years of the Arco’s existence, the Kings compiled a 629-493 record and brought a ton of excitement to […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks-Hornets

New York Knicks (8-7) The Knicks play the same opponent (the Hornets) on consecutive nights for the only time this year. It happens three other times with a day off in between including next week vs. Minnesota and later in the season against Miami and Milwaukee. Jeff Hornacek is not a fan of these back-to-backs, […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks at Wizards

NEW YORK KNICKS (5-6) The Knicks have won two in a row and now have a victory over a playoff team from last year after beating the Pistons last night. The win was inspirational for a number of reasons. Kristaps Porzingis set a career high with 35 points and tied a career high in shots taken […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks-Raptors

NEW YORK KNICKS (3-5) The Knicks leave a trail of technical fouls behind them in Boston, as they face one of the powers of the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors, at the Air Canada Centre tonight. The two ejections and six technical fouls against the Knicks Friday was an example of officials backing each other […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks-Celtics

New York Knicks (3-4)  The Knicks have gone from the best free-throw shooting team last year at 82 percent to 73 percent this season. The Knicks hope to clean that up as the season progresses; it can be the difference between winning and losing — especially on the road. Meanwhile, the Celtics are shooting nine […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks-Pistons

NEW YORK KNICKS (1-1) Jeff Hornacek looks for his first road win as Knicks coach tonight against a Pistons team that is the sexy pick to leap into the Top-4 playoff teams in the Eastern Conference. If Hornacek, himself, was playing the two-guard position next to Derrick Rose, he would “make sure I’m in his […]

Crispy’s Pre-Game Notebook: Knicks-Grizzlies

@mikecrispinonyk The Knicks’ home schedule opens tonight with the Grizzlies in town and interest in the NBA at an all-time high, coming off a season when there was a record 723 sellouts and teams playing to 94 percent arena capacity league wide. The NBA’s increased cap space, moving from $70 million to $94 million, inspired […]