The Detroit Pistons(44-17) vs The New York Knicks(18-43)
Fri. 3/7 at 7:30pm ET on MSG
Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show, Im your host Jazzy Jeff and its time to break down Friday nights game against the Pistons. The Knicks have been playing competitive until the end of games. At this point the season is over, all were hoping for is some entertainment but more importantly a high draft pick. It is questionable as to whether or not the Knicks were embarrassed or didnt care, reguarding Lebrons 50 points at the garden on Wednesday nights. The only positive that can be drawn from that game was Wilson Chandler and Randolph Morris both getting minutes and producing.
The Detroit Pistons dissapointingly lost to the Celtics on Wednesday night. The win for the Celtics allowed them to clinch the playoffs, but thats enough about them. The Pistons have won 6 of their last 10 games including two 30 point victories over the Suns and the Clippers. The Pistons will be looking to get revenge for an 89 to 65 loss to the Knicks back on January 13.
The Detroit Pistons
AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS!!!!
AT POINT GUARD NATE ROBINSON
AT SHOOTING GUARD JAMAL CRAWFORD
AT SMALL FORWARD QUENTIN RICHARDSON
AT POWER FORWARD ZACH RANDOLPH
AT CENTER EDDY CURRY
*Zach Randolph is listed as day to day
MSG33 PresEnTs the KeY MatChuP: Richard Hamilton vs Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford Last 5 Games
Crawfords finally getting more rest, averaging about 3 less minutes per game. Hes shootin good from the perimeter, but his field goal percentage is low. If he eliminated a couple of those bad shots he would not recieve as much hate as he does, but at the same time he gets far more credit then he deserves.
7.6 field goals made per game
19 field goals attempted per game
2.4 3PT made per game
5.8 3PT attempted per game
Another 5 game stretch where Crawford has taken more 3 pointers then freethrows.
29 3PT attempts
23 FT attempts
Im not sure how anyone can call him a leader, when you make about 7 and a half shots out of 19 thats not very good. Crawford has the ability to get to the line almost at will with his great ball-handling skills, but chooses to jack up contested shots.
Richard Hamilton Last 5 Games
It appears as if Crawford is a better player then Richard Hamilton, but its not even close. Rips fg% for the season is 49.2% and his 3PT% is 45.7, far greater then Crawfords percentages. At age 30, Hamilton is still one of the best shooting guards in the league, getting it done on both ends of the court efficiently.
The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
- Ball Movement!!!! Detroit=Best team defensivley
- Get Physical with them!!!! (no homo) When great defense is played on the Pistons, they tend to go 1-on-1 instead of playing as a team
- Even if Zach is back, play Randolph Morris
- Look to double Billups as he breaks down the defense: He is too strong to for any guard to defend
RACE FOR THE WORST RECORD
Their is only a 2 game seperation between the Knicks and the #4 Sonics. There are 14 teams listed above, I have to call myself out for predicting the 76ers would be one of the worst teams in the league. By playing as a team the 76ers are the 7th best team in the East because of their defense and again teamplay. Its always good to see a team overachieve, because of the large number of teams that underachieve (the Knicks).
Throwback Hip Hop Video of the Day!!!
Title: Know the Ledge
Album: Don't Sweat the Technique