Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks PreSeason Game Thread Oct. 14
Philadelphia 76ers (1-1) @ New York Knicks (1-1) Tuesday at 7:30pm ET, Live on MSG
Welcome to the official MSG33 pregame show. I am the Gold Mac 10 and its time to break down tonights preseason game. The Knicks will be at home to take on Philadelphia for the 2nd straight game. They overcame 18 1st quarter points from Elton Brand, and went on to win a tough game against a tough opponent. It was close down the stretch but the Knicks did a good job of sharing the ball.
The Knicks had 23 assists and 20 turnovers on Friday. They need to work on taking better care of the ball, but the uptempo style of offense also needs to be taken into consideration as an explanation for the the high number of turnovers. Steve Nash, whos considered to be a top 5 point guard, averaged 3.6 turnovers per game last year. We will see Marbury and Duhon average more turnovers then they have in previous years, but the only thing that counts is wins and losses. One thing that is certain is that with a real head coach who actually has a playbook, and Stephon Marbury back from injury, the Knicks will be a better team then they were last year.
At point guard, Andre Miller
At shooting guard, Andre Iguodala
At small forward, Thaddeus Young
At power forward, Elton Brand
At center, Samuel Dalembert
AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS
AT POINT GUARD CHRIS DUHON
AT SHOOTING GUARD JAMAL CRAWFORD
AT SMALL FORWARD QUENTIN RICHARDSON
AT POWER FORWARD DAVID LEE
AT CENTER ZACH RANDOLPH
KNICKS BENCH: Wilson Chandler, Stephon Marbury, Nate Robinson, Eddy Curry, Malik Rose, Anthony Roberson, Mardy Collins, Patrick Ewing Jr., Jerome James, Dan Grunfeld
QUESTIONABLE FOR TONIGHT: Allan Houston and Danilo Gallinari
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MSGKnickz33 another good thread man, but i voted for Z-BO to be down low with Lee, the two are lethal. The two both crash the boards and play pretty solid defense. Hopefully Duhon will explode again this game and maybe we can finally see D'antoni use ewing jr and H20. We beat philly the first time in preseason play and i think we can take them down again, this time at the garden. yeah the 20 turnovers is a bad stat but that number will drop as the season goes on.
By the way who the hell voted for jerome james to play down low with Lee?
MSGKnickz33 another good thread man, but i voted for Z-BO to be down low with Lee, the two are lethal. The two both crash the boards and play pretty solid defense.
I don't know about all that. lol I agree that Lee and Randolph do make a good frontcourt, though. They both can rebound and provide offense. It's definitely an upgrade from having Curry in the frontcourt.
1)Mike D has to start Chandler sooner or later. He does more than Q Rich and is quicker with more stamina, make this guy a starter and boost his confidence.
2)Duhon impressed me last game and so did the Z-BO/Lee combo.
3)Crawford has to step it up or Marbury is going to be the starting Shooting Guard with Jamal playing 6th man.
4)Bench guys that impressed: Nate(obviously), Collins changed a lot in a good way..............others did okay.
I know. D'Antoni needs to bench Q-Hitch. He sucks. The only reason why D'Antoni is even starting him is because he coached him in Phoenix. Q-Hitch needs to be buried in the bench. Chandler should start, and Patrick Ewing Jr. should come off the bench until Gallinari comes back.
I voted for Z-Bo, because he deservise it and he's our best option. I'd also like to ADMIT even though I'm a "haterbury" , Steph looks pretty good (even chemistry wise when he's on the court) and if he can get his assist numbers up turn over's numbers down, he should be starting at the SG position along side of Duhon (Crawford looks like **** and Nate should be comming off of the bench before Crawford). Yep I said it! I can ADMIT when I'm wrong, so go ahead Team Starbury..... gloat. (he'll still be gone by next season anway no matter how he plays this year)
Still don't like the guy, but I love MY Knicks and I only want whats best for the team
* - Eddy Curry will give it a go against the Sixers but, from just watching practice, he looks painfully slow and winded. Speaking of pain, a physioball succumbed to an explosive death while Curry was sitting on it during practice.