Scott Mandel

Tyson Chandler Dominates Knicks in Return to Garden

Published on: 17th December, 2014

Tyson Chandler Dominates Knicks in Return to Garden  | read this item

New York — Sometimes, change is a good thing for people and for organizational entities. Sometimes, its absolutely imperative, for the better good of all concerned parties. And then, there are other times when change is conducted impetuously, driven not by rational thought but by egocentric motivations which of course, usually leads to just damned […]

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Another Game, Another Loss for Fisher/Jackson Regime

Published on: 8th December, 2014

Another Game, Another Loss for Fisher/Jackson Regime  | read this item

The Portland Trailblazers came to Madison Square Garden tonight a confident, athletic team with a core of young stars who’ve been together now for multiple seasons. In other words, they are the opposite of the Knicks. Once again, as has been the pattern in the Knicks recent spate of losses, the game came down to […]

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Mandel’s Musings -Knicks Playing for Next Year

Published on: 7th December, 2014

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Jackson's first move was trading Chandler  | read this item

If it wasn’t obvious prior to the 2014-15 NBA season that teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, and the New York Knicks were not going to be competitive, or even try to be, it should have hit home with fans of these teams by now as the NBA season approaches the quarter mark. These […]

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Mandel’s Musings – NY Sports – Something is Amiss in the Abyss

Published on: 3rd December, 2014

Mandel's Musings - NY Sports - Something is Amiss in the Abyss  | read this item

What’s going on around here? Am I imagining professional sports in this town is so deeply in the dumps that the city’s nickname will be changed to “New York, New York – a town so great, you have to say it twice – and then realize its’ sports teams all suck.” Catchy, huh? Watching tonight’s […]

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Manning, Giants Weak Link, Throws Five Picks in Loss to Niners

Published on: 17th November, 2014

Manning, Giants Weak Link, Throws Five Picks in Loss to Niners  | read this item

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 16-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers: *The Giants lost their fifth consecutive game to fall to 3-7. It is their worst record after 10 games since 1998, when they were also 3-7 and finished 8-8. *The Giants have lost five in a row one […]

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Knicks Continue Triangular Struggle in Loss to Hawks

Published on: 11th November, 2014

Knicks Continue Triangular Struggle in Loss to Hawks  | read this item

New York — Before tonight’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden, Knicks President Phil Jackson held a press conference to tell fans and players alike everything was going as planned in the early part of the season. Jackson said these early season struggles for points and for victories were all expected, given […]

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Hornets Stephenson Accustomed to Spotlight

Published on: 3rd November, 2014

Hornets Stephenson Accustomed to Spotlight  | read this item

New York — He came into Charlotte this season as a high-profile free agent on the wave of a solid performance in a higher-profile Eastern Conference championship playoff series last season between his Indiana Pacers and LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It was his versatile skills on the basketball court and his confidence, delivered […]

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Fickle Knicks Fans Should Just Calm Down

Published on: 31st October, 2014

Fickle Knicks Fans Should Just Calm Down  | read this item

New York — New York Knicks fans were absolutely despondent after the opening night debacle last Wednesday at Madison Square Garden at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. However, those same fans, if one is to believe sports talk radio call-ins, were positively jumping for joy after last night’s victory in Cleveland, ruining LeBron James’ […]

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Mandel’s Musings: Knicks Documentary Brings Back Championship Seasons

Published on: 28th October, 2014

Mandel's Musings: Knicks Documentary Brings Back Championship Seasons  | read this item

Finally watched “When the Garden Was Eden,” Michael Rapoport’s documentary/love letter about the beloved and legendary New York Knicks of Reed, Bradley, Clyde, Barnett, Pearl, DeBusschere, Holzman, and the returning prodigal son, Phil Jackson. Based on Harvey Araton’s terrific book, the film uses the backdrop of the late 1960′s when a grittier, less shiny NYC […]

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Knicks, Still Experimenting With Lineup Go Down to Bucks

Published on: 21st October, 2014

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Fisher is still playing with combination lineups  | read this item

NEW YORK — Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway came off the bench to score 20. Jared Dudley had […]

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