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Thread: New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Game Thread 1/18

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    Default New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Game Thread 1/18

    THE NEW YORK KNICKS(12-26) VS THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS(20-17)
    Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:00pm ET on MSG


    Welcome to the MSGknickz33 pregame show. Im your host Jazzy Jeff and last night the Knicks beat the New Jersey Nets for the 3rd time this season while winning their 3rd game in a row. Washington has not played since losing to the Knicks. Prior to that loss the Wizards shocked everybody by beating the Celtics twice. We'll see if the Knicks can make it 4 straight and extend the Wizards losing streak to two.

    STARTING LINEUPS

    The Washington Wizards

    pg-Antonio Daniels
    sg-Deshawn Stevenson
    sf-Caron Butler
    pf-Antawn Jamison
    C-Brendan Haywood



    Your New York Knicks!!!!!!

    At Point Guard, Jamal Crawford
    At Shooting Guard, Fred Jones
    At Small Forward, Quentin Richardson
    At Power Forward, Zach Randolph
    At Center, Eddy Curry



    Key Matchup: Jamal Crawford vs Antonio Daniels

    When the Knicks played the Wizards on Tuesday Night, Antonio Daniels did not play because of a sore right knee. Hes known as a very steady guard whos not turnover prone and hes a good defender. Hes not going to amaze anyone with his stats but he shoots a high percentage and averages 6.3 assists per game as a starter.

    Opposing teams need to start worrying about Crawford. His shooting percentages through the first 9 games of January have been very impressive. Month by month his numbers have gotten better. Lets take a look:

    November
    38.7mpg
    17.1ppg
    41fg%
    30.1 3P%
    84.1FT%
    4.3apg

    December
    42.7mpg
    21.6ppg
    39.4fg%
    34.2 3P%
    86.5FT%
    4.8apg


    January
    41.9mpg
    21.4ppg
    47.9fg%
    45 3P%
    93.3FT%
    4.9apg



    Crawford is now tied with Joe Johnson for 2nd in minutes per game averaging 40.9, while Allen Iverson is leading the league playing 41.5 minutes per game.

    Now lets take a look at some more intersting stats:

    January
    Knicks ppg-97
    Knicks oppg-96.7

    The whole Season
    Knicks ppg-94.6
    Knicks oppg-100.7

    Nate Robinson has also been a big part of this turnaround:

    January
    29.9mpg
    16.1ppg
    50.5fg%
    47.5 3P%
    77.4FT%
    3.9apg
    1topg

    What really jumps out to is the fact that Nate is only averaging 1 turnover per game. This was always a big problem for him. His shooting percentages and point per game are also very impressive. At only 5'8" Nate has proven that hes deserving of at least 25 minutes a game. Analysts like Peter Vecsey need to learn that its time to stop making fun of him.


    The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:

    • Defense!!!! The Wizards are the 10th best team offensively
    • Watch out for Roger Mason!!! He score 20 points (8-14) against the Knicks on Tuesday
    • Look to double Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison
    • Move the Ball!!! Washington has been the 4th best team defensively in the last 10 games


    On Tuesday night both Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph struggled. Not much has changed with the Wizards since Tuesday night so the Knicks cant force the ball to Eddy and Zach. Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson should be the Knicks 2 first options on offense. Balkman was a big factor coming off the bench to score 8 points and grab 9 rebounds.

    I think Im out of stats so that does it for my show. I thank everyone for watching and remember you can catch the Knicks Friday night on MSG.

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    to win this game jamal has to continue his great shooting, same with nate, and if we continue to play like we've been playing, we'll be fine. Hey-the season's still somewhat young-if we keep this going, you never know... we might just slide into that 8 seed by april

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    For some reason I think its just simply a small run the Knicks are on. I am still focused on getting a player from the draft. The Knicks can't get a title any other way.

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    Originally Posted by nyKnicks126
    For some reason I think its just simply a small run the Knicks are on. I am still focused on getting a player from the draft. The Knicks can't get a title any other way.
    yh im like that. On part of me wants the knicks to keep up the winning streak and the other part of me wants us to get a top draft pick. I guess id have to go with draft pick because if we keep it up and sneak into playoffs and get swept or something we end up with a low pick and its back to square one. We need a top pick if we ever want the franchise to move forward and become a powerhouse again.

    As for a pick i really want Roy Hibbert. Georgetown center is what we need. Damm i miss patrick ewing!!!!

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    Originally Posted by NicksKnicks
    As for a pick i really want Roy Hibbert. Georgetown center is what we need. Damm i miss patrick ewing!!!!
    Glad you think we need a pick.. but I am not likin Hibbert.. I say DeAndre Jordon if we lookin for big men (no homo).

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    Wizards want revenge...they might just get it...i think our dream are gonna shatter 2NIGHT! and haha GANGSTARR!

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