The New York Knicks (9-11) vs The Chicago Bulls (9-11)
Tues. 12/9 at 8:30pm ET on MSG
Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show, Im your host the Gold Mac 10 and its time to break down Tuesday Nights game against the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks are coming off an impressive victory against the Detroit Pistons. Chris Duhon had himself a great game, leading the way for the Knicks with 25 points (814), 9 assists, and 5 rebounds. Quentin Richardson had 23 points, Al Harrington had 18 points, and David Lee grabbed 19 rebounds. Wilson Chandler had 17 points and 8 rebounds.
The Chicago Bulls look like they're starting to come together. The Knicks and the Bulls share a 9 and 11 record. The Bulls are coming off a win against one of the worst teams in the league so far this season, the Washington Wizards. Rookie point guard Derick Rose, who has lived up to the hype scored 15 points and dished out 8 assists while not having a single turnover in 37 minutes of action. Luol Deng, who is starting to play much better scored 26 points, snatched 4 rebounds, and had 4 assists. Ben Gordon had a very efficient 21 points, and 7 assists. When Gordons hitting his shots and passing the ball, the Bulls are a tough team to stop. Having a great shooter like Gordon spreads the floor and opens up the middle for the rest of the team. Rose, Gordon, and Deng form a very nice 1-2-3 punch.
It will be interesting to see how the Knicks and the Bulls match up. This might be a difficult game for the Knicks unless Nate Robinson returns from his injury. The Bulls, despite having a talented team, seem to have problems getting started on some nights. If the Knicks can play some defense I believe they can win this game. Gordon is a player that can potentially do a lot of damage against the Knicks, so they will need to be more then aware of his outside shooting prowess. Richardson will have to smother him and not let him get any open looks.
If you were unable to see the Pistons game heres the highlights
Backups: Larry Hughes, Andres Nocioni, Tyrus Thomas, Lindsey Hunter, Thabo Sefolosha
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, JARED JEFFRIES, ANTHONY ROBERSON, MALIK ROSE
MSG33 PresEnTs the KeY MatChuP:Wilson Chandler vs Luol Deng
I recently made a thread asking who everyone thought was better, Chandler or Deng. Luol Deng has stepped up his game recently, but Chandler is still putting up better numbers in almost every statistical Category.
In 2 less minutes, Chandler is averaging more points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and hes shooting a higher percentage from the field. Deng is 23 years old, Chandler is 21 years old.
It should be interesting to see them go to head to head. Both of them are strong, athletics small forwards who still have plenty of time and room to improve. Im not sure who I expect to put up better numbers on Tuesday Night, but its a good matchup to keep an eye on.
Deng has really shown signs of breaking out of his slump and returning to his high level of play during the last 2 games. The Knicks must do their best to limit Dengs productivity. Hes a strong, athletic small forward who can hit the open jumper and slash to the hoop.
As you can tell, those numbers over the last 2 games are very impressive. Wilson Chandler will have his work cut out for him Tuesday Night in Chicago.
The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
Smother Ben Gordon
Limit the penetration of Derick Rose (No homo)
Offense!!! We average 5.5 more points per game then they do
Do Not Foul Excessively. Chicagos the 4th best FT shooting team in the NBA
David Lee has been playing extremely well as of late. Since Zach Randolph got trade to the Clippers, Lee has been scoring more points and hes proving that hes one of the best rebounders in the NBA. Lee has put up all star numbers over the past 5 games.
Again, very good numbers for Lee. His field goal percentage is higher then Redman. Hes .3 rebounds shy of averaging a double double for the season. The way hes going, I expect him to be averaging a double double after the Bulls game. I also want to give credit to Chris Duhon. Unfortunately I can only have one spotlight player per game but Duhon has played the point guard position very well for the Knicks. It will be fun watching him go up against his former team on Tuesday.
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Knicks upcoming Schedule:
Wed, Dec 10 @ New Jersey 7:30 PM
Sat, Dec 13 @ Sacramento 10:00 PM
Mon, Dec 15 @ Phoenix 9:00 PM
Tue, Dec 16 @ LA Lakers 10:30 PM
Fri, Dec 19 Milwaukee 7:30 PM
Thanks for joining me for my pregame show. And remember to watch the Knicks Tuesday night on MSG.
Last edited by MSGKnickz33; Dec 08, 2008 at 18:01.
Brooklyn N.Y.........Alexandria,Egypt in the blood
sick thread MSG good to have u back at it....this will be an interesting game to watch...Deng vs Chandler and i wanna see Rose dudes been sick so far this year will give our gaurds alot of trouble on offfense and Gordon is a tough matchup he's been sick so far this year.....we gotta come out firing on tuesday cause this is a good bulls team and we matchup pretty well neither of us have a low post presence....its a matter of who's offense is clicking and who makes defensive stops when they matter....hopefully we carry momentum from the win vs Detroit....
thanks datprince....it feels good to make a good one after my last 2. Although with the hawks game thread, i cant count that as a bad one because it was a last minute fill in for kiyaman/the knicks 3.
I can see us winning this game, especially if Q-rich can slow down gordon which will be a difficult task. But he can do a better job then crawford would have, if we still had him.
i glad all da posts r more positive, nd yea i agree with u on gordon. if he gets hot, then we cud be in for a long day knowing how bad our defense can be. but this team doesnt have a dominant low post game, they basically a perimeter team like us. and i think we r better in makin shots. as long as we execute (nd hopefully have nate back) this shud be a knicks victory
This should be an easy win for us if our shots are going down. It would help a lot if Nate was back too. But we don't play great on the road, so we'll see how this one plays out. I think Chandler will win the matchup against Deng. Deng has been in a funk lately, and Chandler has been doing good. I expect Lee and Duhon to have a good game, because they don't have much of an inside presence to defend their penetration off the pick and roll.
Great thread. Must've taken you frickin' ages. Best read in a while with the stats: Chandler v Deng. I'm gonna role with Deng though after a big night.
Rose v Duhon is massive too. Quick vs grit. I think Ben Gordon could potentially erupt on us with our SG vacancy.
Harrington and Lee against Gooden and Sefellacio or whatever his name is works in our favour nicely. Harrington really should better 25+ points and Lee given that he doesn't wear down from too many minutes is a safe bet vs Fellacio and Noah.
Great win if we get it. Better than beating the defunct Pistons.
Brooklyn N.Y.........Alexandria,Egypt in the blood
no prob MSG....they were still good but this is your patented thread right here ****ing classic...anyways if we could give Rose different looks on defense he may get frustrated after all he is just a rookie.....and we cant give them any open looks from the outside cause if they do then they'll have no problem winning this game it'll be a fun high scoreing game but we could/should win it....