March 17th 2011
New York,New York
World's Most inFamous Arena
Music For 2day
Chauncey Billups Landry Fields Carmelo Anthony Amare Stoudemire Jared Jeffries
Mike Conley Sam Young Tony Allen Zach Randolph Marc Gasol
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] hit his first game-winning shot for the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] last week against the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. That game, however, marked the start of some major defensive struggles for New York. The Knicks have lost three straight since that victory heading into Thursday night’s rematch with the Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden. Anthony made a 19-foot jumper over [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] with 0.5 seconds left to lift New York (34-32) to a 110-108 victory at Memphis (37-31) last Wednesday. The All-Star forward scored 31 points as the Knicks blew a 17-point lead before holding on. The victory may have masked a poor defensive effort, with the Grizzlies shooting 53.7 percent and outscoring the Knicks 33-4 at the foul line. New York has now allowed four straight opponents to shoot over 50 percent for the first time since the final four games of last season. The Knicks let Indiana shoot 52.3 percent Tuesday in their second loss in three days to the Pacers, 119-117. New York has allowed an average of 117.3 points during its three-game skid. “We know we got to get it going, some kind of way,” forward [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] said. “I feel like we all got to take a good look in the mirror and redefine ourselves. We got to take more pride in defense.” However, the Knicks did rally from a 15-point deficit to take a late lead Tuesday after losing its previous two games by an average of 15.5 points. “I thought the effort was better for us tonight than the last two losses that we had,” point guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] said. “So it’s a process, it’s a process. We just have to get over that hump.” The Knicks are in a tight race with Philadelphia for the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference, although a playoff spot appears secure. That’s not the case for Memphis despite its better record. The Grizzlies are in eighth place in the Western Conference as they try to hold off Phoenix, Utah and Houston for a postseason berth. Memphis avoided a third straight loss with Monday’s 105-82 rout of the Clippers. “As you’re battling down the stretch here, you don’t want four- or five-game losing streaks,” coach Lionel Hollins said. “I thought our defense was solid in the early part of the game.” Memphis led by as many as 31 points and bounced back from its worst loss, 118-85 at Miami on Saturday. “I thought we did a great job of playing with energy and coming out here and just competing,” guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] said. “We got this win and we needed it since we lost against Miami the way we lost.” [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] had 30 points and 12 rebounds in the victory, and he’s excelled against the Knicks since they traded him to the Clippers early in 2008-09. He’s averaged 26.0 points and 13.6 rebounds in his last five games against New York. The power forward should match up at times against [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ], who is averaging 29.2 points over his last seven games. Stoudemire had 26 points in last week’s win over Memphis. Billups did not play in that game due to a bruised left thigh but has started the last two, missing all 11 of his 3-point attempts.
Knick Killer Of The Night:
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PG/SG-Do What Toney Douglas Do aka DWTDD
IF he doesn't lead the 2nd unit and be able to hit shots our bench will look like crap and we will lose. That simple
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The Knicks seem to struggle most against teams with losing records.Of their six losses since the trade, four have come against two teams with losing records: they have lost twice to the Cleveland Cavaliers and were swept in a home-and-home series against the Indiana Pacers.
Prediction: NYK Wins 107-115
Knick Quote Of The Night: "I definitely wanted to try." —Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, on not getting the ball on the inbounds pass with 0.3 seconds left in regulation, which was just enough time allowed by NBA rules for a catch-and-shoot situation.
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Sorry This took so long. Im watching 4 channels at once lol. I love March Madness! There has been 3 game winners within the last hour! lol. Also check my 2nd mix. Has some Knicks love in it!
D'Antoni's game plan executed: Ball goes in basket from 3. Th
I'm gonna be the downer on this one.
Whether or not we're winning, (have now won) this team looks ****. A flash of movement here offensively, a blocked shot there defensively, there are highlights amidst the mess.
No matter how many times you hear Clyde say it's an 'offensive bonanza' ANY team in the league can get a win if they drop a butt load of treys.
The offence, to me, is so completely unrefined on the perimeter, that I just have to give it the:
I might even have to get out the 'Offensive Genius' thread again.
Defensively, in transition, we look like a pack of anuses. When there's a switch, I cringe! In tonight's game, though I've only watched the second half, all I'm seeing is penetration from the opposition. They're not taking perimeter shots because they're missing. On the occasions I've seen the baseline appropriately cut off or the lane closed, they've hit their outside shots because the rotation has been so blasé. Certainly not something we ca afford against teams like Orlando, Atlanta, Boston who have a reliable perimeter game.
On the perimeter, on switches, on ball movement rotation, our defence has more unguarded holes in it than a nunnery.
There have been sporadic signs of prowess defensively from individuals, but as a team our D is ****, and unless our treys are dropping, our offence is hovering around sub par.
If we hit 20 threes and the opposition hits 4 (and has an off night) and we win by 21, with a handful of close out consolation 3s in the waning 4th, that, to me, is still cause for concern.
I'm such a grinch that I can't enjoy this win, because it's a faux positive to me. A win's a win as they say, but seriously that was a bit of a retard fight.
On the 21st and 23rd we play Boston & Orlando. If we play defence like we did tonight and our three is off, we'll lose by 15-20 on each occasion.
On the other hand, I am happy for TD23. He's joined a lofty pair of names in Starks and Spree.
What have y'all turned this gamethread into??? I love hip hop and everything, but the above is just wackness.
On the game.. The defensive focus in practice seems to have payed dividends so far. We'll see how the rest of the game goes. If we continue to play like this we should have a W. Hopefully the MDA haterz will shut the fack up atleast until the next loss smh..
Melo is so impressive to me. I don't know if he's more conducive to the system or the other way around. The spacing is just so good for him and his skills own w/in the framework. It's great to see a player of his caliber on the wing in the halfcourt of this offense. Mike D's never had a player like him on the wing and I always wondered how it'd look.