Peter Botte

Peter Botte

About the Author

Peter Botte returned to the New York Post sports department in 2019 after previously working at the newspaper from 1990-97. The Boston University graduate has covered the Yankees, Knicks and Islanders as a beat reporter during his 32-year career in the New York tabloids. Botte, a Long Island native, covers all of the local pro teams, as well as college basketball, golf and tennis as a general assignment reporter. If you also enjoy the occasional pop-culture reference, follow on Twitter @peterbotte.

The Archive

Knicks' late rally spoiled by costly turnovers in Game 7 downer

Even with their roster hurting and their available players somehow dwindling further, the Knicks cut into what had been a 23-point hole and climbed within seven points during Sunday’s third...

Knicks center didn't score a point in Game 7 dud

Other insights into the Knicks' 130-109 Game 7 loss to the Pacers on Sunday.

Knicks' defensive star 'couldn't move' in brief Game 7 return

OG Anunoby tested the balky hamstring he injured in Game 2 of this series and was in the starting lineup but he was unable to play for the final three-plus...

Jalen Brunson leaves Knicks' Game 7 with fractured hand in yet another injury disaster

Jalen Brunson suffered a fractured left hand in the second half and was ruled out for the rest of Game 7 against the Pacers with the Knicks trailing big.

Donte DiVincenzo, Pascal Siakam get technical fouls during chippy Knicks-Pacers Game 7 fracas

It didn't take long for tempers to flare between the Knicks and the Pacers in Game 7.

Knicks star starts but leaves Game 7 early as he battles injury

All hands were back on deck for the Knicks in Game 7 against the Pacers, but invaluable wing OG Anunoby only played less than five minutes in the first half...

Knicks-Pacers Game 7 could be decided by who wins this key battle

The Knicks have held a sizable rebounding edge in their three wins at home, and have conceded that advantage in each of their three losses in Indiana.

Knicks get surprise OG Anunoby injury update ahead of Game 7

Oh gee, or a sentiment far saltier, the Knicks sure could use OG Anunoby right about now.

Knicks guards not named Brunson struggle after strong first halves

Donte DiVincenzo and Miles McBride netted 15 points apiece through the first two quarters, but both struggled the rest of the way in the Knicks' loss.

Two Pacers had big impact in different ways in win over Knicks

Highlights from the Knicks' 116-103 Game 6 loss to the Pacers on Friday night:

Knicks' iron man Josh Hart asked out of Game 6 in team's injury concern: 'Add it to the list'

Josh Hart, who appeared visibly in pain on the court, was subbed out by the Knicks in the third quarter of Game 6 on Friday night against the Pacers at...

Josh Hart would 'love' for the Knicks and Rangers to both face Boston opponents

Josh Hart is one of the Knicks who constantly reps and supports the Rangers, even wearing a No. 10 Artemi Panarin jersey to and from one NBA playoff game last...

Jalen Brunson won't let himself be content with elite performance

Brunson looked like himself again after struggling to get separation from defenders in Games 3 and 4 — appearing healthier, fresher and more comfortable.

Knicks are giving Tom Thibodeau 1999 vibes all over again

Tom Thibodeau sees similarities between his current team and the ones he served as an assistant coach under head coach Jeff Van Gundy a quarter-century ago.

Nets retiring legend's number as he heads to Hall of Fame

Vince Carter's legendary high-wire act officially will land him in the Barclays Center rafters.

Knicks star got Garden crowd fired up with Myles Turner flap

Highlights from the Knicks’ 121-91 Game 5 win to the Pacers on Tuesday night.

Knicks dominate the glass despite going with smaller lineup in Game 5

The Knicks went with a smaller starting lineup, and the side effect was utter domination on the boards. 

Knicks finding depth scoring from an unlikely source: 'True pro'

The 13-year-NBA veteran went 5-for-8 from three-point range in 23 minutes off the bench, his third consecutive postseason game contributing at least 14 points.

Knicks star rips 'idiotic' Tom Thibodeau critics as injuries grow

No one has logged more minutes for the Knicks during the first 10 games of the playoffs, but Josh Hart continues to be the staunchest defender of Tom Thibodeau and...

Pacers guard continues to be a pest for Knicks

Highlights and lowlights from the Knicks’ 121-89 Game 4 loss to the Pacers on Sunday afternoon.