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Thread: Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Game Thread 1/11

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    Default Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks Game Thread 1/11

    Toronto Raptors(18-17) vs New York Knicks(9-25)
    Friday Night at 7:30pm ET on MSG

    Welcome to the MSGknickz33 pregame show, the best game threads on the F*ckin internet. Im your host Jazzy Jeff and we gonna get right to talkin about Friday nights game. The struggling Raptors come in losing 6 of their last 10 games with their starting point guard TJ Ford out for the season although he insists the he'll return sometime this year. The Knicks have lost 8of their last 10 games while coach Isiah Thomas still feels like its a short matter of time before this team starts winning. The stats tell me something different: The Knicks lose by an average of 7.9 points per game with only the Minnesota Timberwolves losing by a larger margin (8.8ppg). Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors win by an average of 1.5 points so the Knicks better come ready to play.

    STARTING LINEUPS

    The Toronto Raptors

    pg-Jose Calderon
    sg-Anthony Parker
    sf-Jamario Moon
    pf-Chris Bosh
    C-Rasho Nesterovic


    AND NOW, YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS!!!!!!!

    AT POINT GUARD, STEPHON MARBURY
    AT SHOOTING GUARD, JAMAL CRAWFORD
    AT SMALL FORWARD, QUENTIN RICHARDSON
    AT POWER FORWARD, ZACH RANDOLPH
    AT CENTER, EDDY CURRY


    Key Matchup: Eddy Curry vs Rasho Nesterovic

    Eddy Curry has a 30 pound weight advantage on Nesterovic. He needs to work hard and play strong down low so he can get good positioning even when Zach is on the court. Nesterovic should be no match for Curry down low so we should expect Curry to easily outscore Nesterovic. Rasho should not score more then 7 or 8 points.

    The Knicks keys to Victory:

    • Alot of people dont know this but Toronto is the 6th best team defensively in the league so the Knicks need to play as a team on offense and step up their defense if they want to have any chance of winning this game
    • Defend the Perimeter!!!! !!!! An extra set of exclamation marks, Toronto is the best 3 point shooting team in the league
    • Do Not Get in the Penalty!!!! Toronto is the 2nd best free throw shooting team only behind the Dallas Mavericks
    • Heads up!!! Look out for the high-flying rookie Jamario Moon, he has the ability to embarrass opposing players by dunking on them or rejecting them


    Stat of the Night: The Raptors only have 2 Technical Fouls so far this season

    Who's hitting all these 3's for Toronto?

    Jason Kapono-50%
    Anthony Parker-49.6%
    Jose Calderon-40.6%
    Andrea Bargnani-39.3%
    Carlos Delfino-38.2%
    Jorge Garbajosa-37.5%


    Toronto has a very unselfish team style of play and the Knicks will have to play the same way to keep this game close. Giving Nate Robinson 30+ minutes would be a wise move, hes been on a tear the last 10 games. Lets take a look at his averages over the last 3 games:

    31mpg
    16ppg
    5.6apg
    3.6rpg
    54.8fg%
    57%3P
    1.3topg

    Nates shooting percentages are excellent and its good to see Isiah giving him the minutes. His shooting is what the Knicks will need to keep them in this game. Marbury is capable of playing some good perimeter defense. Crawford will have to look to put more effort in on defense as will Zach Randolph and Eddy Curry. I think another important key to the Knicks victory is playing Balkman instead of Jeffries. Sometimes Jeffries can do some good things on defense but hes overrated in that aspect and provides absolutely nothing on offense. Its not neccessary to show his stats for the last 3 games, just look at his stats for the season.

    15.4mpg
    2.3ppg
    2.9rpg
    37% fg
    12.5%3P

    What about his defense? His is only averaging .5 steals and .3 blocks per game. Even if you double his minutes hes still not averaging that good of numbers for a player whos known for playing good defense. Of course playing defense is not all about numbers but he does get beat off the dribble, not like Crawford and Richardson but with his lack of offense and his overrated defense its a mystery as to why he got the contract he did and why he gets 15 minutes per game. Even Balkman can score more points then Jeffries.

    Well thats gonna do it for my pregame show, I thank everyone for watching and remember to tune into MSG Friday night to catch the Knicks and the Raptors live from Madison Square Garden.

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    Calderon is the danger man i think. Man he is underated, could be a All-Star pick this year.
    Gotta stop him dishing it out, has a great low turnover rate for a PG and can score from the permiter

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    o god they can shoot 3s >_>....the 1 thing we cant defend...blowout?

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    Pregame prediction: Knicks will lose by 15 or more

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    I liked the way Steph called out the team's play and their regression this season in today's papers...
    I say the knicks win this one.

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    I don't see the Knicks winning this one. Chris Bosh can score in the paint and on the perimeter, and neither Curry or Randolph will be able to stop him. I think Randolph could match or outplay Bosh, but I don't see Crawford and Marbury stopping the 3 point shooting of Jose Calderon or Anthony Parker.Also, they will have to worry about Delfino, Kapono, and Bargnani. If the Knicks win this one, it will be a miracle. I say the Knicks lose this one, but they will play hard.

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    Originally Posted by Trin_Starr
    I liked the way Steph called out the team's play and their regression this season in today's papers...
    I say the knicks win this one.
    Sounds like a leader to me and anyone who is lookin to argue this I strongly suggest lookin at the Blow it the F*ck up Thread first.

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    Very curious to see the Marbury/Calderon matchup tonight. Knicks will lose though with Anthony Parker and Jason Kapono dropping 3s all over the place.

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    man deff a blowout....the 3s gonna kill us

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    i actually think this ones gunna be pretty close-that it- up until ther middle of the 4th quarter when we stop playing, and then-thats when the 3's get to our d. Final Score: TOR:107 NYK:98

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    I got on the Knicks at $2.75, fk it.
    im very excited, my 1st game i can watch this season, god bless Da Truth.
    its 10am in the morning and im cracking open a beer and getting ready to watch some NBA!!!!

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    If you get NBA TV, you could watch the Knicks more often. But I'm not sure if they have NBA TV where you live.

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    nah we dont, it sux. a lot of the links we get sent dont work but im using this channelsurfing.net and hopefully should be all good.

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