The New York Knicks vs the Washington Wizards
Wed. 11/7 at 7:00pm ET on MSG
Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show, Im your host the Gold Mac 10 and I would like to welcome you to the show. The Knicks are a .500 team....for now. They are coming off a win against Larry Brown and the Charlotte Bobcats, where Zach Randolph led the way with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Nate Robinson put on a Michael jordan like performance in front of....michael jordan himself, scoing 19 points in the 2nd quarter. He finished the game with 24 points. Wilson Chandler played well scoring 18 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and blocking 3 shots. Who was the last Knick player to block 3 shots? I think Eddy Curry did it once last year but I'm not sure.
The Washington Wizards are 0-3 and looking for their first win. I predict they will get it. The Wizards have had no problems scoring. They are averaging close to 100 points per game, but their defense has been terrible giving up 108 points per game, which is 2nd worst in the NBA only behind the Sacramento Kings. If the Knicks can play any defense at all they have a good chance of winning this game, but they need to come hungry. The Wizards are gonna be hungry not having won a game yet and going up against a team like the knicks.
If you were unable to see the Bobcats game heres the highlights
The Washington Wizards
Backups: Nick Young, Darius Songaila, Juan Dixon, Dominic McGuire, Javale McGee, Dee Brown, Oleksiy Pecherov
AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS!!!!
AT POINT GUARD CHRIS DUHORN
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: Quentin Richardson vs Caron Butler
Overall Richardson is off to a much better start this year then he was last year but Wednesday night his performance was beyond terrible, as he shot 1 for 9 and turned the ball over 6 times. In the game prior to that Q-rich had 28 points and 9 rebounds. So what should we expect from Richardson? Will he eventually start playing more consistently, was he lucky against Milwaukee, or did his hard off season workouts pay off? Only time will tell but I expect him to be inconsistent. Hes going to have to step up his defense against all star Caron Butler.
Butler has played very good so far this season, excluding his 4.3 turnovers per game. Hes averaging 20.3 points, 8 rebounds, and almost 5 assists per game. At age 28, Butler is at his best and hes going to be a tough player for the Knicks to contain.
The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
- Stay with the hot hand!!! If nate gets going, keep giving him the ball
- Defend!!! Washington is defensively 2nd worst
- Go to Z-bo; I expect a big game from him
- Have Chandler guard Jamison; hes the most qualified
Its Q-rich again. Why? Because he has a good chance against Butler to get back on track and because im short on time and I already know his stats.
Quentin Richardsons Stats:
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Artist:2Pac ft. Big Stretch
Album:Above the Rim Soundtrack
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Knicks upcoming Schedule:
- Sun, Nov 9 vs Utah 3:00 PM
- Tues, Nov 11 @ San Antonio 8:30 PM
- Wed, Nov 12 @ Memphis 8:00 PM
- Fri, Nov 14 @ Oklahoma City 7:30 PM
Thanks for joining me for my first pregame show. And remember to watch the Knicks Friday night on MSG.