Game 16: Warriors vs Knicks (Crawford makes Return to MSG)
The Golden State Warriors (5-10) vs The New York Knicks (7-8)
Sat. 11/29 at 7:30pm ET on MSG
Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show, Im your host the Gold Mac 10 and its time to break down Saturday Nights game at the Garden. First I'm going to break down the Knicks recent loss to the Detroit Pistons. The Knicks took back to back beatings from two of the top teams in the East, and now have lost 5 of their last 6 games. This time I'm gonna spare everyone from the details.
The Golden State Warriors are coming off a competitive loss to the Boston Celtics. Boston had no answer for Corey Maggette and Stephen Jackson, who both easily scored 30 points or more. The problem is, similar to the Knicks the Warriors dont play much defense. The Celtics had four players score 20 points or more, and defeated the Warriors by 8.
The headlines for Saturday Nights game will be "Crawford returns to New York", and "Al Harrington plays former team." It will be interesting to see who does better against the former team.
If you were unable to see the Pistons game heres the highlights
The Golden State Warriors
Backups: Kelenna Azubuike, Anthony Morrow, C.J. Watson, Ronny Turiaf, DeMarcus Nelson, Anthony Randolph, Rob Kurz
AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS!!!!
AT POINT GUARD CHRIS DUHORN
AT SHOOTING GUARD QUENTIN RICHARDSON
AT SMALL FORWARD WILSON CHANDLER
AT POWER FORWARD AL HARRINGTON
AT CENTER DAVID LEE
BACKUPS: TIM THOMAS, ANTHONY ROBERSON, MALIK ROSE
MSG33 PresEnTs the KeY MatChuP:Jamal Crawford vs Al Harrington
Harrington has not shot well in his first 2 games as a Knick but if you don't look at shooting percentages, then hes putting up very good numbers.
Unfortunately, hes only shooting 32.5% from the field but that will go up with time. This is still kind of like preseason to him. He played the first 5 games of the season, then he missed some time with "back problems." I do realize that Harrington and Crawford will not be guarding each other. I chose them as the key matchup to see who puts up better stats.
Jamal Crawford has also struggled so far with his new team.
He did break Ray Allens ankles the other night
The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
Play some defense!!! Warriors dont. If we can bring it on offense and play some defense, its a winnable game
Watch out for Anthony Morrow off the bench
Have Wilson Chandler defend Stephen Jackson
Have Richardson defend Corey Maggette
I keep saying that i think Cuttino Mobley will prove people wrong. Hes a better shooter, rebounder, and defender then Crawford. I believe that Mike D'antoni's system will be a great fit for him. Hes a good shooter, and at age 33 he still has some hops. He can get to the rim and throw it down over the defense. Hes gotten off to a slow start with the Clippers, who aren't far at all from the bottom of the Western Conference. It's impossible to be at the bottom. That would mean that you would have to be worse then the D-League Oklahoma Thunder.
There wasn't alot available, but I got some videos of Mobley.
Like I said, hes still got game. In the last video, after hitting a 3 pointer he stripped the ball from his opponent and then hit another 3 pointer from the corner to win the game.
Throwback Joint of the Day:
Artist:Jay-Z Title:Reach The Top Album:Unreleased Year:1994
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Knicks upcoming Schedule:
Tue, Dec 2 Portland 7:30 PM
Wed, Dec 3 @ Cleveland 7:00 PM
Fri, Dec 5 @ Atlanta 7:30 PM
Sun, Dec 7 Detroit 12:00 PM
Tue, Dec 9 @ Chicago 8:30 PM
Thanks for joining me for my pregame show. And remember to watch the Knicks Saturday night on MSG.
Last edited by MSGKnickz33; Nov 28, 2008 at 20:30.