And we'll be back with you in a brief moment with details about how you can meet Eddy Curry, Zach Randolph, and Jerome James at Burger King.
Im Msg33 and heres your halftime report.
Lets take a look at some statistics:
New York Knicks
Zach Randolph-13pts, 4rbs
Eddy Curry-14pts, 5rbs
Stephon Marbury-8pts, 2 asts
Quentin Richardson-5pts, 5 rbs, 5 asts
Jamal Crawford-6pts (1-5), 3asts
Steve Nash-8 asts
Grant Hill-17pts, 4 asts
Amare Stoudamire-9 pts, 6 rebs
I mentioned in my pregame strategy that Grant Hill should be an easy cover for Quentin Richardson and I was obviously wrong. Grant Hill is leading the Suns with 17 points and its not that hes taking Richardson 1 on 1 everytime, Pheonix does a great job of moving the ball and finding the open man. They force defenses to switch creating mismatches.
Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph had great first halfs offensively. They both have high shooting percentages and they have both chipped in on the boards. The Knicks are out-rebounding the Suns 20 to 15.
Pheonix is one of the best teams at moving the ball around. Their 21 assists in the first half is a reflection of how unselfish they are. The Suns have 5 players on the court, but they always play as 1 team. The Knicks can be successful in they learn to do the same consistently.
In the second half, the Knicks need to play better on the defensive end. They do not want to try to outscore the Suns, they need to win with defense.
Join me after the game for my Postgame show. Thanks, and enjoy the 2nd half.