Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks Game Thread 2/4
The Los Angeles Clippers(14-30) vs The New York Knicks(14-33)
Fri. 2/2 at 10:00pm ET on MSG
Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show, Im your host Jazzy Jeff and were here to take a look at Monday nights matchup.
The Knicks lost their 5th straight game last night against the Seattle Supersonics. Although they had a chance to win each of these games the Knicks lack of poise down the stretch caused them to give these games away going 0-5 on the West Coast Trip. Hopefully returning back to the Garden will bring some wins. After the Clippers the Knicks have the Pacers, Spurs, Bucks, and Celtics coming up. They should be able to win 3 of these games. Obviously it will be very difficult to beat the Celtics and Spurs but they still have to show up and play hard no matter what.
Record wise, the only difference between the Clippers and the Knicks is that the Knicks have lost 3 more games. Both teams have won only 14 games having dissapointing seasons. At least the Clippers have an excuse with the injury of all-star power forward Elton Brand. LA has only won 3 of their last 10 games like the Knicks but Im sure they realize that they have an easy oppertunity against the Knicks.
The Los Angeles Clippers
AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS!!!!
AT POINT GUARD JAMAL CRAWFORD
AT SHOOTING GUARD FRED JONES
AT SMALL FORWARD QUENTIN RICHARDSON
AT POWER FORWARD ZACH RANDOLPH
AT CENTER EDDY CURRY
*Eddy Curry is listed as day to day
*Corey Maggette and Chris Kaman are listed as day to day
MSG33 PresEnTs the KeY MatChuP:Sam Cassell vs Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford finally played better against Seattle (offensively) shooting 9-20 finishing with 23 points. I have nothing more to say about Crawford. Sam Cassell is still getting it done at age 38. Although he resembles an alien he can play, still.
Jamal Last 5 Games
22.2 field goal attempts per game
Kevin Durant Last 5 Games
Still ugly numbers for Crawford. When will he stop chuckin, when will Isiah stop playing him so much and what will it take for Dolan to fire Isiah?
Sam Cassell is ugly and hes been turning the ball over alot. Besides that hes better then Crawford still, at age 38.
The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
Suck it Isiah no homo
More minutes to young players
Nate Robinson is the best guard on the Knicks.
Nate Robinson tells Yao to get that outta here!!!!
Nate Robinson Last 5 Games
Nate is proving that he has the abiltiy to pass the ball. Some thought he would never average 6.2 assists over a 5 game stretch. Nates been the best guard on the Knicks since another guard got injured.
Eastern Conference Standings
The Official Playoff Race: Knicks are 6 games out
Lets compare numbers from the first 4 months of the NBA season.
November(5-11):Opponents Points per game=101.5
December(3-11):Opponents Points per game=102.6
January(6-10):Opponents Points per game=98.8
February(0-1):Opponents Points per game=90
Clippers Top 3 Point shooters
Should not be too much to worry about here. The Clippers and Knicks are tied with the 3rd worst 3pt shooting in the NBA.
Im gonna keep this short. Not to happy with the Knicks and the way things are lookin.
Chris Kaman and Maggette are both having good season. Kaman has been a big suprise for the Clippers and has helped fill in for the absence of Elton Brand. Quinton Ross has replaced Mobley in the starting lineup. Hes not known for his offense but hes a good defender and he'll give Crawford problems.
Today the Throwback video of the day is dedicated to Isiah Thomas, the Born Loser.
we betta win this 1...and not go on a 6 game losing streak...and also gotta prove the Clips wrong 4 what they said...and god MSG can u make the poll Question ANY HARDER?!
I know. lol That's what I was saying. I hate them all,except maybe the intern,cause at least she didn't do nothing to me, and Randolph, cause it's comedy for me to see him take the Knicks to the black hole day in and day out, but I voted for Isiah, cause he's still one of the dumbest GM's in NBA history.
The Knicks better whoop the Clipper's ass.They are well aware of the comments that Dunleavy said, and his comments are coming from one of the most, if not the most, biggest pile of sh*t franchise in NBA history.The Clippers truly put the "S" in suck,which is why they only made the playoffs 5 times in the last 32 years, and the Knicks need to show them why they suck, by making them the 15th victim on the Knicks' 2007-2008 season.Anyways, about the game. I think the Knicks will win.Nate Robinson doesn't normally go 0-9. That's something that Crawford normally does.Balkman and David Lee should provide energy, as usual, and we all know Zach will take us to the Black hole, like he always does. The key is Eddy Curry. If Isierr Thomas decides to play Curry more than 20 minutes, we will lose. I know Chris Kaman is ugly, just like Curry, but his numbers are still good(no homo).There is no way Curry can defend Kaman, so he needs to get as little playing time as possible.