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    Game Thread Magic @ Knicks: The Hangover

    I have a major headache right now so sorry bout thuis.

    Magic @ Knicks

    Music 4 2day



    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP)—With the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in a terrible late-season slump, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] said Monday their game against the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] was “almost a must win for us.”
    The Knicks have lost six straight, tying their worst skid of the season, and nine of 10 to fall to 35-38. New York has gone 7-12 since acquiring Anthony in February, including a loss to the Magic last Wednesday.

    “We understand how important this game is for us,” Anthony said at the Knicks’ training center. “It’s almost a must win for us. That mentality, that’s something that I want to approach it, as a must-win game. We’ve been talking about that throughout the team.”
    Told of Anthony’s must-win belief, coach Mike D’Antoni said: “We’ve had a few of those lately, and we haven’t seemed to get one, so every game we go out is a must win. It’s a must play well.”
    “We’ve been using those cliches and trying to do this and that, and it’s almost time to draw a line in the sand and let’s play as hard as we can play,” D’Antoni added.
    Despite their slump, the Knicks are still seventh in the Eastern Conference with room to spare. Anthony said he wasn’t worried about a complete collapse, but D’Antoni and team president Donnie Walsh said the playoffs weren’t a guarantee.
    The Knicks open a four-game homestand Monday. After the Magic, who have won all three meetings this season, New York hosts New Jersey, Cleveland and Toronto, all well below .500.
    But the Knicks have been maddeningly poor against fellow losing teams, going 0-3 this season against the Cavaliers and losing twice to both Indiana and Milwaukee during the last 10 games. D’Antoni said it had been hard for the team to keep its confidence up “because we’re losing all the time.”
    “So the first thing you do is just play harder,” he said.
    The Knicks also changed a routine.
    New York held its first home morning shootaround of the season Monday. The Knicks usually have a walkthrough in the afternoon at Madison Square Garden, believing a morning trip to Westchester, then a drive into Manhattan, wasn’t the best use of their time. They practiced at their training center the morning of a game only one other time in the last two seasons, on the morning of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ] debut last year.
    But after a day off Sunday, they decided to get to the gym early.
    “I think when you’re losing a lot, you change something,” Walsh said. “So we’ll see if the change helps us.”

    I reallhy feel if tonight is a win wwe will start to see this team get some mo going into the payoffs.

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    The losing streak stops tonight!

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    to start the season this year we werent that great, it took a win over a good team and a bunch of road wins over some bad teams for them to come together. With games against nj, cle, and toronto maybe this can finally be just what the team needs. GO NYK

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    Great to see Carmelo stepping up as a future team leader; making it know this is a must win type of game. Win tonight, yes I know we've struggled against bad teams, but win tonight & we have a fighting chance of turning this season around while getting back to over .500. It all starts with a win tonight so credit to Carmelo for pushing things & trying to make them happen.

    Also love the way D'Antoni is fighting for this team; without throwing them under the bus, kicking them when their down & overall.... Preaching the importance of effort. It's good to see a coach not quit on his players in tough situations like these. MDA is stressing to the media & team that A) Every game is a must win. B) Draw the line in the sand, enough is enough & play well. C) Play as hard as we can & most importantly... Making it known that the playoffs aren't a lock or guarantee yet.

    Hope to see Amare get back on track & drop 30+ tonight. Who cares if you foul out Amare? Fight against Dwight with everything you have. Man Up!!!

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    "I'm coming home, I'm coming home, tell the world I'm coming home."

    The Knicks will be coming home tonight! Legoo!

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    I just wanna see Amare step up & at least try to defend a big name star like Dwight Howard. Amare is built just like a KG... There is no reason why he cant dominate the paint. Has nothing to do with any coach. He's an athletic freak of nature & if he gives it 100% of defense... The sky is the limit for Amare. I understand he doesn't wanna foul out but even if he does... We have Melo to lead the way for our offensive attack & thats the blessing about having two offensive stars. One plays with defensive effort, gets fouled out & it's back to the norm of one star.

    Not expecting a win but would love one

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    Originally Posted by KnicksFanFromQueens1985
    I just wanna see Amare step up & at least try to defend a big name star like Dwight Howard. Amare is built just like a KG... There is no reason why he cant dominate the paint. Has nothing to do with any coach. He's an athletic freak of nature & if he gives it 100% of defense... The sky is the limit for Amare. I understand he doesn't wanna foul out but even if he does... We have Melo to lead the way for our offensive attack & thats the blessing about having two offensive stars. One plays with defensive effort, gets fouled out & it's back to the norm of one star.

    Not expecting a win but would love one
    No doubt Amare is capable of playing much better defense than he has, and can be at worst a solid defender with some effort...but he's not quite built like KG. Garnett is actually 7'1, he has grown since his first measurement and requested to not be listed higher than 7'0, for some reason he has a problem with that. He's also longer than Stoudemire. Just saying.. But that still doesn't mean Stoudemire can't become a great defender, like you mentioned the potential is there.

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    Originally Posted by KnicksFanFromQueens1985
    I just wanna see Amare step up & at least try to defend a big name star like Dwight Howard. Amare is built just like a KG... There is no reason why he cant dominate the paint. Has nothing to do with any coach. He's an athletic freak of nature & if he gives it 100% of defense... The sky is the limit for Amare. I understand he doesn't wanna foul out but even if he does... We have Melo to lead the way for our offensive attack & thats the blessing about having two offensive stars. One plays with defensive effort, gets fouled out & it's back to the norm of one star.

    Not expecting a win but would love one

    Dude you're brutal. I know you wont answer this, but didnt you state in a different thread that MOA's defensive strategy allowed for players NOT TO GIVE 100% EFFORT?

    Why would STAT give 100% effort tonight if its not required?

    SMH...

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    Anyone have a livestream link to the Knicks Magic game? Hook me up!

    PLEASE!!!

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    Originally Posted by Scribbles
    Anyone have a livestream link to the Knicks Magic game? Hook me up!

    PLEASE!!!
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    Originally Posted by YungMelo15
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    You're the MAN! THANK YOU! Ima add rep points as soon as I figure out how to do it. LOL

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    Thas how you take to the rim Melo! YEA!!!!!!

    He slapped glass on em, like Fack y'all!!

    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yeah, I remember the previous Knicks team with Felton, Gallo, Chandler & then Mozgov were at one point 7 or 8 games above .500. Thats due to the fact that, even though Gallo was our only returning starter from last year, MDA & these players, as a team; still had an entire offseason of training camp, time to gel, 35+ practices to practice the x's & o's of the game + an entire preseason of not only gaining team chemistry but also plenty of preseason games to work together as a team. Even that team came out of the gates slow but once we started to click? Before the trade rumors? We were the hottest team in the Eastern Conf for over a month. Paul Pierce made it known & stated "This Knicks team will be there until the end".

    Then the trade happened & out TEAM got depleted & we're now back to square one but only without an offseason to practice & improve as a team. & sucks but thats the harsh reality of the largest trade in NBA history that took place past the mid-way mark.

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    Lets go out tonight angry- Score BIG, Play D and snap this losing streak in half. LETS GO KNICKS

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    Default tinyface vs superman

    how will Knicks stack up against Superman?

    Bony Tuffiaf and his 20 mpg?
    Jared Girafferies and his floppy defense?
    or will Sheldon "Tinyface" Williams get some run?

    c'mon Tinyface!


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