F*ck your avatar! That dude sucks.
Sorry guys I don't have time to make a great game thread.. I have some personal things to deal with I just wanted to make sure to get the thread up and I'll get another game thread for another game sometime soon if Rady is ok with that
All game discussion goes here.
F*ck your avatar! That dude sucks.
Fitting game thread for the way the team is vastly under performing.
Yeah this team doesn't deserve a great thread right now. Don't bother with it...
I just wanna say if we lose this game and D'Antoni doesn't get axed then Dolan is a ****ing idiot
Taken from NBA.com:
Nash is brilliant. He's got the brains to compete at top level for another 3 years. Other than that the Suns have been significantly weakened of late. Stoudamire should require no additional motivation to play here. If the Knicks can contain Nash, it should be an easy one; If they can't.......Well, they should still win really.Phoenix (4-9), meanwhile, isn't playing much defense.
After allowing an average of 91.5 points in splitting their first eight games, the Suns are surrendering 106.0 during a five-game losing streak. In Tuesday's 118-97 loss to Chicago, they allowed opponent season highs in points and field goal percentage (53.4). The Bulls, who had 96 points through three quarters, managed to completely overwhelm Phoenix despite playing without reigning league MVP Derrick Rose (toe).
"We are not the Phoenix Suns of old. We need to slow down and guard them more closely," coach Alvin Gentry said. "We need to defend better, we need to be more physical especially on our rebounding. We also need to communicate better on our defensive rotations."
Steve Nash's play was the only bright spot for the Suns in the opener of a back-to-back. He finished with a season-high 25 points on 10 of 13 shooting and nine assists in 30 minutes as he was able to sit out the final period with Chicago cruising to victory.
The 37-year-old Nash is averaging 17.1 points on 63.0 percent shooting and 11.1 assists in eight games this month.
"Nash is one of the best," said Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni, who coached the Suns from 2003-08. "They run our offense, or we run their offense, either way you want to look at it. Maybe we'll learn how to run it."
Nash's former teammate Stoudemire is in the middle of New York's offensive woes, averaging 10.0 points on 36.4 percent shooting and 3.7 rebounds during the skid, but could be poised for a big game,
Stoudemire, who played for Phoenix from 2002-10, combined for 64 points in his first two games against his former team last season. The Knicks, who were second in the league in scoring last season at 106.5 per game, split those two games, scoring 121 in each.
Regardless of what people's opinion of the coach is (and believe me I have my fair share of issues with him), lack of decent coaching should not make a difference in this game. This team should be able to beat the Suns just by turning up to play. If the Knicks lose, I think there is a lot more we need to be focussing on; not just the coach.
So who is gonna get career high tonight?
my picks - either Channing Frye, Gortat or Markief Morris
Nash 25 pts 15 as
Gortat 25+ points and 15+ rebs, Nash 25+ points and 10+ dishes... They're going to look like an ASG duo...
Phoenix are 4-9, they're pretty bad this year.
Clearly a team in transition that will finish between 10th and 12th in their Conference.
Even a bad playing Knicks team should be able to beat them. I can't see Phoenix winning this one under the current circumstances. The Knicks got their backs against the wall, this is pretty much a must win or things might really get uncomfortable for certain players....
It's sad when I read a NYK's game thread and posters predict players on the other team to have career nights.
Even though we are rebuilt with stars.
Even if they were former no-names.
Sad and pathetic.
And what's worse is they have a basis, a legit reason for thinking this... and it's just not based on this year, it's from years past.
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