marbury and arenas are both playing great basketball right now. marburys defense has steppd up big time. hopefully its enough to shut down arenas and keep him under 20 pts. ny3nyk i dunno why ur saying the knicks have no shot unless arenas gets injured. did u forget we beat them in the 1st meeting with arenas playing. i really hope isiah keeps the roster down to 8 players. its been working out good for us. and look for jeffries to step it up in his return to washington. the knicks have a good chance of beating them. we need isiah to make the right desicions, marbury to play tight d on arenas and have a big offensive game like hes been having, david lee has 2 be david lee, curry has to be unstoppable, jamal has to be smart with his shot selection, frye has to keep playin the way he has, oh yea and this game the knicks have to find a way to stop jamison (@ least we have jeffries to size him up this time). we deft can win... it should be a great game
this is gonna be a tough game and yes we did beat htem.. when they hadnt had their chemistry up to par. but this team is steam rollin now.
Marbury (which pains me to say this cause i never thought i would) has stepped up his D. He guarded Ray Allen very very nice when we played them and ray is 2 inches taller. Arenas being around the same size as marbury should make it even easier. lets just hope he gives him no room, cause we all know arenas will shoot from the stands if allowed.
now the only thing we cant get stuck on is getting upset when/if Agent 0 keeps scoring on us. we cant double team him as he drives the lane (if he does) because hell have Butler, Jamison, Stevenson who can all shoot the J. I think a zone would work really good on them.
im gonna go out on a limb here and say disregard, Marbs, Curry (who i think will have a nice game against their week front court) forget Arenas, jamison whoever else.. this game lays on the hands of one person.. Jared Jeffries.
Why? Well when you go back to play your former team it either results in two things ONE playing great or TWO playing like complete trash with a lot of personal fouls. you never really see an in between. if he can shut down at least Caron Butler we have a good chance at this. He knows this team like the back of his hand and as long as he puts those hands in the air and guards like crazy we have a shot.
this should be an exciting game, a lot of turnovers and fast break points. hopefully we get the upside of that. just need to stick on your man cause leave one open and theyll light us up on threes.