Boston Celtics (4-2) @ New York Knicks (3-2) Tuesday 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 tonights preseason game. The Knicks will be home going up against the Smelltics. The meltics have beat Cleveland twice, the Houston Rockets, and the New Jersey Nets. The Nets took a beating almost as bad as the one 43 year old Bernard Hopkins delivered to Kelly Pavlik. They defeated the Nets 83-66. Kendikk Perkins led the way with 18 points. The Celtics out rebounded the Nets 56 to 29.
The Celtics were unable to defeat the Knicks last Friday night in Boston. Wilson Chandler made Kevin Garnett his son, despite Garnott being 10 years older. Kevin Garlic caught feelings over this. He said he will not forget his sonning. Wilson most likely at some point will be matched up again with Gay G, if he rejects him again what will happen this time?
Stephon Marbury could return to the starting lineup tonight, due to Jamal Crawfords poor play so far this preseason. He has looked lost on both ends of the court. Hes never contributed anything on defense, throughout his entire career. In 26 minutes Crawford only scored 4 points on 1 for 6 shooting. Marbury had 9 points (3-3) and 6 assists in just under 16 and a half minutes. Marbury hasnt showed that hes back to being an all star like earlier in his career, but hes shown that he wants to be a team player. Hes looked to pass alot more then hes looked for his shot. When he has looked to score hes caused chaos for opposing defenses, with his ability to get into the paint and to the free throw line at will. His defense has also been solid. It is clear so far that the 3 best guards for the knicks has been Marbury, Duhon, and Nate Robinson. Even Mardy Collins has looked better then Crawford.
At point guard, Rajon john doe
At shooting guard, Gay Allan
At small forward, Paula Pierced *****
At power forward, Kevin Garlic (aka Gay G)
At center, Mendikk Jerkins
A Gold Mac Exclusive
AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS
AT POINT GUARD CHRIS DUHON
AT SHOOTING GUARD NATE ROBINSON
AT SMALL FORWARD STEPHON MARBURY
AT POWER FORWARD WILSON CHANDLER
AT CENTER DAVID LEE
KNICKS BENCH: Wilson Chandler, Jamal Crawford, Nate Robinson, Eddy Curry, Malik Rose, Anthony Roberson, Mardy Collins, Patrick Ewing Jr., Jerome James, Dan Grunfeld
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Thanks for joining me here on The Gold Mac's pregame show, catch me next time and enjoy tonights game.
Last edited by MSGKnickz33; Oct 21, 2008 at 10:50.
Nice...is Lee definitly playing tonight? I wanna see Steph and Chandler start. Anyone read how Crawford looks lost in the system and is another trade possibility? Good because he is mediocre at best. Not 2 tute my own horn but I said look out 4 Chandler at the begining of pre-season and he is now on everyones radar. Let's also give Duhon his props, a lot of us underestimated how good he is and Z Bo for his unselfishness. D Lee will not have his contract renewed according to ESPN due to 2010 plans. What do u guys think?
Tonight will be a real test. The Celtics will try and redeem themselves by clamping down on defense. Since we are in MSG we will be hyped and more than willing to meet the challenge. We have nothing to lose, the Celts reputation is on the line, it will be close. But once we win a renewed rivalry will begin for this season. Our sights are fixed on beating the Celts(champs) as our measuring stick this season and we will go hard to prove to everyone we are not to be underestimated.The formula to beating them is to drive to the hole a lot and pick up fouls as demonstrated by Lebron last season. Look for Marbaury to have a big game. 15pts 8 asst 2 steals!
I noticed something a year ago when we embarrassed the celtics in a preseason game, a preseason game that they tried very hard to win. The big 3 played about 40 minutes each, and we beat them. We pressured them alot. I remember randolph and lee trappin kg on the baseline, and kept throwin the ball away. I saw this trend repeat itself time and time again, throughout the season and playoffs.
They struggle under alotta pressure. They barely beat the hawks and they only beat the cavs because gibson didnt play in game 7. They beat detroit because the pistons have had the same problem with pressure since they won the championship, with the exception of when the spurs beat them in the finals. The lakers werent physical enough and their defense wasnt good enough to beat the celtics, and kobe choked. If it was the spurs or the jazz in the finals, the celtics might not be the champions.
It doesnt take a better team to beat the celtics. It takes a physical, more athletic team that is very focused to beat them. The big 3 is a year older now, they might not be as good as they were last year and they dont have posey anymore.
Tonight is not the real test, playing for a RECORDED win is the REAL test! 8)
Chandler, Starbury, Nate are playing great just as I expected, and D Lee looks pretty good down low, and is working on that mid-range shot which would help ALOT.
Chris Duhon is showing some versatility and Mardy Hardy Collins is still looking ok, at times he looks like he can be great but needs to adjust his game more.
Q-itch looks alright with his shot but I don't like him starting.
Zach I'm still up in the air about he looked pretty decent but he still doesn't remind me of a basketball player body wise and his ball handle is still shaky (and will not change) it looks like he's about to commit a turnover when he dribbles.
Jamal is being exposed now for the loser he is, he is playing the worst by far. Good voting-
I'm not trying to be negative, I like how D Antoni' is dealing with our players so far, I just would like Jamal to NOT be starting and I'll be alrigh, I rather see Eddy Curry starting with his big fridge looking self, as long as he shows that good kinda curry he can bring to the table.