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    Game Thread Game 2: Knicks @ 76ers 10/31

    The New York Knicks (1-0) vs The Philadelphia 76ers (0-1)
    Fri. 10/31 at 7:00pm ET on MSG






    Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show, Im your host the Gold Mac 10 and its time for a new season to begin. Watching the Knicks >> Trick or treating. The Knicks offense was impressive in their first game against Miami as they defeated the Heat 120-115. They were in control most of the game until about half way through the 4th quarter, when they allowed philadelphia to get close. Nate Robinson hit some big shots down the stretch and helped the knicks win. Jamal Crawford knocked down 2 free throw shots with 12 seconds left to seal the deal.

    Crawford led the way for the Knicks with 29pts, 4asts, and 4rbs. Zach randolph scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Wilson Chandler also finished with 9 rebounds. He scored 17 points and played very well off the bench. Quentin Richardson and David Lee both finished with 16 points. Lee also had 11 rebounds to lead the knicks. Despite Duhon being the starting point guard, Nate Robinson played more like a point guard finishing the game with 13 points, 7 assists, and no turnovers. Duhon had only 9 points and 3 assists in 38 minutes of play.

    It wont be as easy for Crawford against Andre Iguodala and the Philadelphia 76ers. They lost their first game to the Toronto Raptors. The sixers managed to grab 23 more rebounds then Toronto and still lose by 11 points. Philadelphia offensively was off. They only shot 34.5% from the field. Elton Brand, one of biggest offseason aqcuisitions, finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds in 39 minutes of play. Toronto was lucky that the sixer couldnt buy a basket. The Knicks will not be as lucky. They will have to play more defense then they did against the Heat to remain undefeated.


    If you were unable to see the Heat game heres the highlights







    STARTING LINEUPS

    The Philadelphia 76ers

    pg-Andre Miller
    sg-Andre Iguodala
    sf-Thaddeus Young
    pf-Elton Brand
    C-Samuel Dalembert




    Backups:Louis Williams, Willie Green, Reggie Evans, Donyell Marshall, Kareem Rush, Theo Ratliff, Royal Ivey






    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





    BACKUPS: NATE ROBINSON, WILSON CHANDLER, MARDY COLLINS, MALIK ROSE, DANILO GALLINARI


    MSG33 PresEnTs the KeY MatChuP: Elton Brand vs Zach Randolph







    Zach Randolph

    Zach Randolph gave Udonis Haslem a lot of problems on Wednesday night. Z-bo played about 30 and a half minutes. He managed to score 20 points (7-15) and he also had 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Zach is probably one of the least athletic power forwards in the nba, but he manages to put up all star numbers. He has a good basketball iq, using up fakes and hook shots to get his shots off in the low post. He also has a nice mid range game. He needs to put more effort in on defense. Elton Brand is about he same height and size, but because of his athleticism this might be a tough matchup for Zach.

    Elton Brand

    Elton Brand is about he same height and size, but because of his athleticism this might be a tough matchup for Zach. Hes a good post player like Randolph, but his superior jumping ability will make it very difficult for Z-bo to slow him down. I expect at least 20 and 10 from Brand. The Knicks don't really have any players who can stop him or slow him down.

    The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
    • Share the ball: play as a team
    • Look to double Elton Brand in the paint
    • Transition Defense: Philly likes to run like us
    • Box Out: Sixers are a good rebounding team, we cant afford to get killed on the boards like the Raptors did



    Player Spotlight



    Quentin Richardson





    Quentin Richardson suprised me in the 1st game. He finished the game with 16 points (5-9), 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in just 28 minutes of play. His summer weight loss was anything but evident in preseason, as he struggled with his shot. He had it Wednesday night against Miami. If he can continue to shoot good and play some defense he might still be a valuable player in Mike D'antonis 7 seconds or less offense. Last year Richardson started to play better towards the end of the season, but overall he really struggled and looked like he was not too far from being ready to retire. Does he still have something left or was he lucky against Miami? Time will tell, thats why he has the spotlight on him.

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    Knicks upcoming Schedule:

    • Sun, Nov 2 vs Milwaukee 6:00 PM
    • Wed, Nov 5 vs Charlotte 7:30 PM
    • Fri, Nov 7 @ Washington 7:00 PM
    • Sun, Nov 9 vs Utah 3:00 PM
    • Tues, Nov 11 @ San Antonio 8:30 PM


    Thanks for joining me for my first pregame show. And remember to watch the Knicks Friday night on MSG.

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    Another crazy good game thread MSG! Good Job!

    This is gonna be tough for us to win. As you said, Philly likes to run, so were probably not gonna be able to tire them out. Plus, Brand is gonna give Zach some trouble. I think Starbury is gonna need to play for us to have a chance.

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    Interesting matchup. Dalembert can definitely effect games if he's on his defensive game. But with the propensity of the runners on both teams I'd say it's gonna be a relatively high scoring game.

    108-103 76ers

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    The Knicks will lose this game. D'Antoni is stupid. He refuses to play his only All Star, so that he could play scrubs like Duhon and Collins. The Knicks got away with it against the Heat, but they won't get away with it against the 76ers. The 76ers are a good defensive team, and they have a lot of depth.

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    The Knicks will lose this game. D'Antoni is stupid. He refuses to play his only All Star, so that he could play scrubs like Duhon and Collins. The Knicks got away with it against the Heat, but they won't get away with it against the 76ers. The 76ers are a good defensive team, and they have a lot of depth.
    I hope you're not talking about Marbury.

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    Originally Posted by SpursFan4Life
    I hope you're not talking about Marbury.
    I believe he was and i also think marbury is the only all-star on the team. Hes still capable of making it and helpin the knicks get in the playoff race. We dont have the talent on this team to make the playoffs. Without Marbury were we wont even be in the race.

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    Originally Posted by SpursFan4Life
    I hope you're not talking about Marbury.
    Yes, I'm talking about Marbury. Marbury is the best player on this team. There's no reason for him to be treated like Jerome James and Eddy Curry. It's not fair that Quentin Richardson, Chris Duhon, Mardy Collins, and Malik Rose are all getting playing time over him. Being that you're a Spurs fan, you probably just assume Marbury sucks because his numbers have been going down. But you probably don't know why his numbers went down. The reason why his numbers have gone down is because idiots like Larry Brown, Isiah Thomas, and now Mike D'Antoni won't let Marbury be more aggressive on offense. Instead, they allow 4th tier players like Curry, Duhon, and Richardson and role players like Crawford run the show.

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    The Knicks will lose this game. D'Antoni is stupid. He refuses to play his only All Star, so that he could play scrubs like Duhon and Collins. The Knicks got away with it against the Heat, but they won't get away with it against the 76ers. The 76ers are a good defensive team, and they have a lot of depth.
    Last I knew we haven't had an allstar in years...

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    Originally Posted by TunerAddict
    Last I knew we haven't had an allstar in years...
    a player whos capable of playin at an all star level

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