New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics Game Thread 10/17
New York Knicks (1-2) @ Boston Celtics (3-1) Friday at 7:30pm ET, Live on MSG Plus
Welcome to the official MSG33 pregame show. I am the Gold Mac 10 and its time to break down Friday nights preseason game. The Knicks will be heading northeast to Boston where they will face the Smelltics, who they will see again next next Tuesday. The Celtics have beat Cleveland twice, and the Houston Rockets. Houston gave them a great game, only losing by once. Ron Artest was going at it with the entire Celtics team...or so it seemed like. He nearly injured Paul Pierce early in the game, and he hip checked Ray Allen out of bounds. Celtics fans did alot of booing, as expected from those drunk racist bastards.
The Knicks are coming off a 7 point loss against the 76ers. David Lee played very impressive in that game, scoring 17 points while grabbing 7 rebounds and he also dished out 7 assists. Mardy Collins scored 10 points off the bench and was perfect from the field (5-5). Zach Randolph (17pts, 10rbs) and Wilson Chandler (20pts, 10rbs) both finished with double doubles.
Stephon Marbury has received some hatred from angry fans for making the claim that he is a starter. But he also went on to say that if coach (Mike D) wants him to come off the bench, that is what he will do and all he wants to do is win a championship. Fans were also upset that this quote came after he failed to score a point in 20 minutes, but he did have 6 assists and only 3 field goal attempts. Marbury has had to defend and be defended by shooting guards who have a couple inches on him. To Chris Duhon's credit, he has shot better then he has in the past, and he appears to be a solid role player. On the flipside, he has been very turnover prone and while he might be shooting better the first 3 games of preseason, it remains to be seen as to if he will still have his touch once the regular season gets underway.
At point guard, Rajon john doe
At shooting guard, Gay Allan
At small forward, Paul Pierced *****
At power forward, Kevin GarNOT (aka Gay G)
At center, Patrick O'bryant
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