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    Default Knicks @ Suns 12/14 9:00 PM

    The New York Knicks (11-12)

    vs
    The Phoenix Suns (14-10)

    Monday, December 15 2008


    @ US Airways Center in PHX, Arizona home of the 2009 Allstar Game

    The Knicks are traveling to Arizona as they take on the Suns. Heres the JPZ17 Road Trip Report:

    The Knicks went to Sacramento first then they will stop in Phoenix to take on the Suns, then later they will travel to LA to face Kobe and the Lakers. Then finally they go back to New York.






    Welcome to the JPZ17 Pre-Game Show
    I would just like to say Happy Holidays!! This IS the season for Knick basketball!!!!!!


    If you didn't catch the last game here's your highlights!



    Knicks 114, Kings 90

    JPZ17's most important part of last game
    1. Harrington showed hes for real
    2. Nate is healthy
    3. Sacramento sucks
    4. Kept the lead
    5. WON



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    I'll be your host today as the Knicks take on Steve Nash and the Suns!!!
    This is the first time Mike D'Antoni will go up against the Suns since his bad break-up with the Suns.






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    It will be a very very emotional return for D'Antoni.. Speaking of D'Antoni let's check out Jpz17's Game Polls:
    Todays question was what will the reaction of the Suns fans be of D'Antoni.. so far people are voting for they will cheer him. On nyknicks.com there is a poll related to D'Antoni..

    <table class="pollResultTable" width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td> <table width="100%" border="0"><tbody><tr><td class="pollQuestion" align="left"> Which game during the five game
    road trip has the best subplot?

    </td> </tr> <tr><td width="100%" align="left"> D'Antoni returns to Phoenix
    </td></tr> <tr><td width="100%"><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr><td class="pollBar" width="45%">
    </td> <td> 54%
    </td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr> <tr><td width="100%" align="left"> Kobe vs. the Knicks
    </td></tr> <tr><td width="100%"><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr><td class="pollBar" width="19%">
    </td> <td> 23%
    </td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr> <tr><td width="100%" align="left"> Knicks vs Nets Hudson River Rivalry
    </td></tr> <tr><td width="100%"><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr><td class="pollBar" width="14%">
    </td> <td> 17%
    </td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr> <tr><td width="100%" align="left"> Duhon returns to Chicago
    </td></tr> <tr><td width="100%"><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr><td class="pollBar" width="5%">
    </td> <td> 6%
    </td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr> </tbody></table> </td> <td class="pollBorderLine" width="1"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="pollBorderLine" height="1"></td> </tr></tbody></table>
    Although the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] didn't reach the NBA finals in five seasons under Mike D'Antoni, they averaged 58 wins in the last four with the coach's up-tempo philosophy.
    Despite sporting a depleted roster in the midst of a major rebuilding project, the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] are starting to see why.D'Antoni makes his first return to Phoenix since his summer split with the Suns on Monday night, with his Knicks looking for a third straight win on their five-game road trip.The Suns hired D'Antoni during the 2003-04 season, and after a difficult first season, they went 62-20 in 2004-05 and reached the Western Conference finals.D'Antoni's high-scoring, "seven seconds or less" offense brought Phoenix similar results each of the past three seasons, but the Suns' playoff results never improved, as they lost in the first round to San Antonio last spring.D'Antoni was given permission to pursue other openings and eventually released from the final two years of his contract, with second-year general manager [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] admitting a difference in philosophy.The Knicks hired D'Antoni in May to pick up the pieces after [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]' failed stint as coach and general manager, but the new coach said at the time that he wasn't planning on waiting to start winning."I look at the roster and that's the roster I'm going to win with," D'Antoni said in May. "My focus is to win this coming year."Even though guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] remains estranged from the team and top scorers [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] have been traded, the Knicks (11-12) appear to have improved. D'Antoni's style has quickly taken hold, as the team ranks third in the NBA with 105.0 points per game and second-worst with 106.8 points allowed.New York has looked good in its last four games, winning three while scoring at least 100 points each time. After a 121-109 victory at New Jersey on Wednesday, they led 43-21 after one quarter and cruised to a 114-90 road win over Sacramento on Saturday."Our team is on a mission, we're trying to win as many games as possible," guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] said. "This system is the best, we're having a lot of fun right now."[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in certainly having a good time in it, averaging 25.5 points in 10 games since coming over in the trade that sent Crawford to Golden State. He's averaged 36 points in the last two contests and was 5-of-9 from 3-point range against the Kings."This is a dream come true," Harrington said. "I've been waiting for this my whole career."Under new coach [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], meanwhile, the Suns (14-10) are off to their worst start since they were 8-13 when D'Antoni was hired in December 2003. Point guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], who averaged 17.5 points and 11.2 assists in the last four seasons under his former coach, is averaging 15.2 points and 8.4 assists this season.Defense was one of the team's weak spots under D'Antoni, but the Suns haven't been much different under Porter, allowing more than 100 points in each of the last nine games.Phoenix's roster has undergone changes, as the team traded forward [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] as part of a five-player deal with Charlotte to acquire swingman [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] last week. Richardson scored 21 points in his debut Friday, helping his new team to a 113-112 home win over Orlando."I'm just proud to be a part of this (team)," Richardson said. "When it all comes down to it, you just play basketball."[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]'s reverse layup with 2.7 seconds left gave Phoenix the victory as the Suns won for the third time in four games. They also figure to get [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] back Monday after the center missed the last two games following the death of his great-grandmother.The Suns have won four straight against the Knicks, and Monday's game should again feature plenty of scoring. Both clubs have topped 100 points in their last three meetings.-ESPN
    Official JPZ17 Game Prediction:

    Knicks 128
    Suns 125

    I know guys, you are thinking its the Suns.. Are you crazy??? Well, the fact is during this game all of the Suns will remember D'Antoni.. They will want to play for his system again.. Because the Knicks will be playing it.. They will have forgetten the system and not be adjusted to it. D'Antoni will try so so hard to win this. I'm sure these guys will want to win it for him.. Nate Robinson will remember, hey, these guys drafted me, and then then he will try to play extra hard to prove he is good. Q Rich will also want to prove he is good.. I'm sure Q will have a decent game.

    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr><td colspan="8" class="gamehead" align="center" bgcolor="#555555">Gameday Matchup</td></tr> <tr class="colhead" align="right"> <td>
    </td> <td>W-L</td> <td>PF</td> <td>PA</td> <td>HOME</td> <td>ROAD</td> <td>STK</td> <td>L10</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">NY</td> <td>11-12</td> <td>105.0</td> <td>106.8</td> <td>7-4</td> <td>4-8</td> <td>W2</td> <td>4-6</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">PHO</td> <td>14-10</td> <td>102.2</td> <td>102.1</td> <td>7-5</td> <td>7-5</td> <td>W1</td> <td>5-5</td></tr></tbody></table>
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    in my opinion its going to be a good game obviously there game doesn't differ all that much, Terry Porter is kinda a offense defense type of coach, so it's going to be a high scoring affair without question. The key to the game the Knicks have to be in the flow of their offense, hit the threes like they have been doing the whole season so far, and they got to be on the boards like they did in the Sacramento game, they got to contain Amare, that guy will be the biggest factor. The key, and exciting matchup to watch for the game will be Nash vs. Duhon both tied in 5th place for assists per game this season at 8.4 apg. I think the newly acquired J. Richardson will be playing, I really think they got the upper hand in that trade. Hard to see who is going to win that game, its a toss up really. D'Antoni will be happy to see a win in Phoenix for sure. It's going to be tough though. (Man NBA TV really is givin the Knicks love).
    Thanks nyknicks126!



    Wow, nyknicks126, amazing.. This is great..


    presents

    JPZ17's

    FAVE 5 KEYS TO WINNING
    • Get Al on fire
    • Stop Amare
    • Run the FB
    • Let Duhon lead
    • Get the PHX to root for D'Antoni
    JPZ17's
    FIVE THINGS TO
    LOOK OUT FOR



    1. A HUGE ovation for D'Antoni
    2. Nash crying
    3. All the Suns greeting him
    4. QRich finally shows
    5. Jerome James LMAO
    Opponents Last Game

    PHO 113, ORL 112

    IN THE PRESS:
    Nate is back
    Steve Nash a knick??
    Ewing Jr. goes to D-Leauge

    and now it's time for JPZ's starting lineup

    New York Knicks Position PHX Suns


    David Lee C Shaq O'Neal


    Wow, big size difference.. I have to say Shaq>>>>Lee easy, sorry
    JPZ17's Key matchup

    *Al Harrington PF Amare Stoudimire*

    Great match-up.. Amare>>Harrington

    Wilson Chandler SF Grant Hill
    Interesting... Chandler could win this..
    Nate Robinson SG Jason Richardson


    wow Jason Richardson a sun!!! big big big..
    a scrub could do that)

    Chris Duhon PG Steve Nash


    Yeah.. I don't know.. Nash>>>Duhon, and I'm being generous..

    JPZ17's Player Pressure
    Which Knicks is under the most pressure to succeed????




    The answer: Mike D'Antoni



    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="stathead" bgcolor="#225ea8"><td colspan="15">Career Record</td></tr> <tr class="colhead" align="right"> <td align="left">YEAR</td> <td align="left">TEAM</td> <td>G</td> <td>W</td> <td>L</td> <!-- <td>T</td> --> <td>PCT</td> <td>POSTW</td> <td>POSTL</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">1999</td> <td align="left">Denver Nuggets</td> <td>50</td> <td>14</td> <td>36</td> <td>.280</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">2004</td> <td align="left">Phoenix Suns</td> <td>61</td> <td>21</td> <td>40</td> <td>.344</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">2005</td> <td align="left">Phoenix Suns</td> <td>82</td> <td>62</td> <td>20</td> <td>.756</td> <td>9</td> <td>6</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">2006</td> <td align="left">Phoenix Suns</td> <td>82</td> <td>54</td> <td>28</td> <td>.659</td> <td>10</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">2007</td> <td align="left">Phoenix Suns</td> <td>82</td> <td>61</td> <td>21</td> <td>.744</td> <td>6</td> <td>5</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">2008</td> <td align="left">Phoenix Suns</td> <td>82</td> <td>55</td> <td>27</td> <td>.671</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">2009</td> <td align="left">New York Knicks</td> <td>23</td> <td>11</td> <td>12</td> <td>.478</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> </tr> <tr class="colhead" align="right"> <td align="left">CAREER</td> <td align="left">7 years</td> <td>462</td> <td>278</td> <td>184</td> <td>.602</td> <td>26</td> <td>25</td></tr></tbody></table>
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    please do not post anything on this yet.. I'll have it done around 8 or 9... I have to go now..

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    8-11???? Wtf *****???

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
    8-11???? Wtf *****???
    hahaha yea man if u make a game thread u better get the KNICKS RECORD correct! lmao.

    10-12 i think is the right one.

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
    8-11???? Wtf *****???
    calm down it's called copy... I never changed that and I'm NOT done.. thanks yo everyone who didn't post in here!!!!

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    hahaha yea man if u make a game thread u better get the KNICKS RECORD correct! lmao.

    10-12 i think is the right one.

    yo better get it rights it 11 -12... damn ...whATS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS ARE WE WATCHING THE SAME DAMN TEAM..I MEAN FOCUS .... MAN

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    wow you guys are nice.. I spent 2 hours on this.. and nothing but complaining.. oh and I love reps for threads lol... Not being picky or anything.. Just like them.. I mean, I did make one of my best.. I didn't have much time for this in the end though.. I spent too much time working on my fantasy team lol.. well, I'll try to get a post game show up, but I won't be around tomorrow...

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    Nice game thread, jpz. Very informative. Its gonna be a very entertaining game to watch. Hopefully we pull out with the victory. Lmao on zeke thomas' quote. With the team he put together it would have been decades before we even reached the finals.

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    LMAO @ nyknicks126 being part of the game thread

    Very good game thread jpz. The work you put into this is appreciated.

    For some reason i got the knicks winning this.

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    Originally Posted by MSGKnickz33
    LMAO @ nyknicks126 being part of the game thread

    Very good game thread jpz. The work you put into this is appreciated.

    For some reason i got the knicks winning this.
    lol since when did he start posting here again? lol oo wells well yea man i hope we do win this game i mean i think the knicks gonna go out there and play there asses off for Mike but i dont know something telling me this one is gonan be a heartbreaker

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    Great job on the game thread.

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    The Suns fans know how the players feel, they will most definitely cheer for Mike D. wishing they still had him, he's OURS now even if he made a mistake in the beginning of the season with Steph! He will in the end help pull in quality players with his likable system.

    I saw my boy Wilson Chandler trying to drive a bit more in that last game, he can't be settling, he's way too athletic to be playing the way he has been. Those rookie mistakes need to be recognized and corrected. I still have high hopes for him and I still see him as a better player then what he has been potraying.

    Al Harrington is doing exactly what I thought he would, I knew right away this man would come here ready to hand some ass turtle style!



    Turtle power baby! (I'mma fix this image and put the knicks logo later on Lol!)

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    Great game thread jpz, some of your best work. This game could go either way, tough to predict. I think the knicks will pull this one out, all the guys will be playing there hardest for D'antoni. Plus, I don't think Shaq will be playing, so that helps us with the size difference.

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    ya sick thread! I'm taking the Knicks in this one too. Suns aint nothing special this yr, idk how the new trade is going but if the Knicks can continue the same offense as last few games I think we'll be good.

    wow shaq lee is going to be uh intteresting

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    Originally Posted by JayJ44
    Great game thread jpz, some of your best work. This game could go either way, tough to predict. I think the knicks will pull this one out, all the guys will be playing there hardest for D'antoni. Plus, I don't think Shaq will be playing, so that helps us with the size difference.
    Damn, so no burger king james vs. Big mac shaq match-up, huh?

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