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    Game Thread Game #31: Pacers vs Knicks Tonight @ 7:30pm ET

    The Indiana Pacers (10-21) vs The New York Knicks (12-18)
    Sun. 1/2 at 7:30pm ET on MSG





    Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show and Happy New Years!!! Hopefully the Knicks can begin 2009 better then they ended 2008, with the exception of the win against the Bobcats. Wilson Chandler showed us encouraging signs in that game, as he was the go-to-guy down the stretch. Its still unclear who the Knicks go-to-guy is at this point. Sometimes its Nate Robinson, sometimes its Al Harrington, and most recently it was Wilson Chandler. We'll see what the new year has in store for the Knicks starting tonight.

    The Indiana Pacers have lost 4 games straight. They have fallen to 10-21, and they have only won 3 of their last 10 games. The Pacers can however say something that no other team can say, they're the only team that can say they have beaten both the Lakers and the Celtics. The Knicks and the Pacers play a similar style. Indiani is 6th in points per game, and 4th in most points allowed per game. The Knicks are 3rd in points per game, and 2nd in most points allowed per game. Danny Granger will be a tough player to stop for the Knicks. Hes averaging just under 25 points per game.

    Expect this to be a high scoring game. Both teams have no problem putting points on the board. Both teams also have no problems giving up over 100 points per game, it should be a fun game to watch. Its a winnable game for the Knicks. I expect it to be a close game in the 4th quarter, a couple of key stops is all it will take for either team to win this game.


    If you were unable to see the Bobcats game heres the highlights:







    STARTING LINEUPS




    The Indiana Pacers

    pg-Jarret Jack
    sg-Marquis Daniels
    sf-Danny Granger
    pf-Troy Murphy
    C-Roy Hibbert





    Backups: Jeff Foster, Brandon Rush, Travis Diener, T.J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, Stephen Graham, Josh McRoberts



    AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS!!!!









    AT POINT GUARD CHRIS DUHON
    AT SHOOTING GUARD QUENTIN RICHARDSON
    AT SMALL FORWARD WILSON CHANDLER
    AT POWER FORWARD DAVID LEE
    AT CENTER JARED JEFFRIES





    BACKUPS: AL HARRINGTON, NATE ROBINSON, TIM THOMAS, ANTHONY ROBERSON, MALIK ROSE, JEROME JAMES



    MSG33 PresEnTs the KeY MatChuP: Wilson Chandler vs Danny Granger




    VS



    Wilson Chandler

    Wilson Chandler will most likely be asked to defend Danny Granger, which is a difficult task for any small forward. If Chandler can slow Granger down and provide some offense of his own, the Knicks will be in very good shape. Chandlers stats so far this year have been impressive. Hes shown that he can do some of everything, so even in games where hes having scoring problems he can still make an impact with his defense and rebounding.

    Chandlers 08-09 Stats

    PPG 14.2
    RPG 5.7
    APG 1.9
    SPG 0.9
    BPG 0.9
    FG% 0.423
    FT% 0.808
    3P% 0.302
    MPG 33.3



    Danny Granger

    PPG 24.9
    RPG 5.2
    APG 3.3
    SPG 1.0
    BPG 1.4
    FG% 0.451
    FT% 0.844
    3P% 0.376
    MPG 36.2

    Grangers putting up very good numbers so far this year. Hes been a problem for every team hes played against. How do you stop a player who can shoot, drive, post up, and pass? Granger has a complete game and at age 24 he still has time to improve.


    The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
    • Watch out for players like Troy Murphy
    • This game can be easily won with some defense
    • Team Defense!!! Trust Each other!!!
    • Crash the Boards!!! We cant afford to get badly outrebounded



    Player Spotlight





    Chris Duhon





    Chris Duhon has had a career year because of Mike D'antonis seven seconds or less offense. Hes been one of the most consistent players on the Knicks this year and has shown that hes in great shape, playing big minutes. Averaging 8.5 assists per game, Duhon ranks 5th in the NBA.

    PPG 12.0
    RPG 3.8
    APG 8.5
    SPG 1.1
    FG% 0.419
    FT% 0.881
    3P% 0.398
    MPG 39.7


    As we can see Duhon has been putting up very solid numbers. Hes not a great point guard, but he gets the job done. If he can do a solid job of running the Knicks offense tonight I can see them winning this game easily, especially if they play defense occasionally. I can also see Duhon getting 10 or more assists in this type of game.




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    Knicks Upcoming Schedule:

    • Sun, Jan 4 Boston 6:00 PM
    • Tue, Jan 6 @ Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
    • Thu, Jan 8 @ Dallas 8:30 PM
    • Sat, Jan 10 @ Houston 8:30 PM
    • Mon, Jan 12 @ New Orleans 8:00 PM


    Thanks for joining me for my pregame show. And remember to watch the Knicks Friday night on MSG and Happy Holidays to all!!!!!




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    nice thread MSG, and yea the key is the ranger vs Chandler matchup, but the difference maker for us will be Chandler, Granger isnt that much of a defender so Chandler should drive to the basket early and often and allow that to open up its outside game.....hope we could start a winning streak after that losing streak

    im looking for Nate to have a bounce back game after a bad shooting game vs the bobcats

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    Slamming thread as usual MSGee

    I better see stronger efforts, "surviving" the Bobcats? really? Lol wha the fucc

    I'm still giving Chandler this year to do something with the opportunity presented.

    What is Jefferies doing in the starting lineup? LoL is it 2010 yet?

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    jeffereis played ok last game....he is gonna have big plays this game

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    Killin the thread again MSG, this should be a good game, 2 struggling teams squaring off. Indiana is good team, but granger is there best player and if we can shut him down we will win. We need the same defense from LEE and jeffries in this game, Chandler vs granger will be the key matchup of the game though.

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    We have been playing pretty crappy lately. Even in that Bobcats game, there was a lot of room for improvement. Hopefully we pick it up against the Pacers. We're gonna have to, because this can be a dangerous team. They've beaten the best 2 teams in the league after all. I think we can pull this one out, but we'll have to shoot well and play solid defense. I predict a win for the Knicks though. Knicks-117 Pacers- 110

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    Originally Posted by Toons
    jeffereis played ok last game....he is gonna have big plays this game
    the line on your man

    29mins
    0-5 from the field
    1-2 from the charity line
    total 1 point
    but he had
    5 rebounds and
    1 assist

    another strong game for the ugliest guy in the nba.

    face it this guy does'nt sux... he B L O W S...

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    That was a bad game, the knicks looked like they were hungover or sumthin. I think it was the turnovers that really killed us, its hard to win when you turn the ball over 21 times. Even though Chandler struggled it was good to see him hit a couple of clutch shots in the 4th.

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    Originally Posted by paris401
    the line on your man

    29mins
    0-5 from the field
    1-2 from the charity line
    total 1 point
    but he had
    5 rebounds and
    1 assist

    another strong game for the ugliest guy in the nba.

    face it this guy does'nt sux... he B L O W S...
    Tooons is always off with predictions

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    Originally Posted by paris401
    the line on your man

    29mins
    0-5 from the field
    1-2 from the charity line
    total 1 point
    but he had
    5 rebounds and
    1 assist

    another strong game for the ugliest guy in the nba.

    face it this guy does'nt sux... he B L O W S...
    u seem to have left out the fact that he had 4 blocks....
    also he had 3 last game...
    u seem like a box score fan....so do u metro...i thougt someone of your knowledge would have swat down an unknown tryna get stripes for me dispite our differences, you all are stupid, we have the leagues most potent offense and you point out that jeff was 0-5? we need defense, we already have points. idiots

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    Doesn't it seem like every game, some random scrub drops 30 on us? I don't think I've ever heard of Jarret Jack before, and he got 29 tonight. Either way, we didn't play well. We started our comeback way too late, and allowed the Pacers to comeback late in the game. We need to limit our turnovers and improve our defense. Al Harrington had a very good game, hopefully this will get him out of his funk and get him playing like he did when he first got here. David Lee really played well, he was carrying us offensively for awhile. I'm not sure what to think of Jarred Jeffries. He can't make a layup to save his life, but he got 3 blocks and altered a lot of shots. Very dissapointing loss.

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    yea i agree. no matter what team we play there's always someone to put up numbers on us no matter what...every team seems to have a go to guy like that that is better then the 'go to guy' we have....played pretty poorly in this game..woulda been nice to have a nice win off the Chandler 3 point play but didn't happen..knicks are really looking like a team that can't buy a win, it's becoming a fluke for them to not lose. instead of playing to win every game they are struggling not to lose and are failing. Not terrible D tonight but not a good performance overall..wayy to many turnovers..D Lee only one i saw play well...

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    The Knicks are 6-14(.300), since trading Crawford and Randolph.

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    The Knicks are 6-14(.300), since trading Crawford and Randolph.
    Even with them, the record wouldn't be much different. Maybe 2-3 more wins at most.

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    Harrington is back to his normal self Nate made some big plays throughout and Chandler is becoming our go-to-guy he made big plays when we needed them....though loss but we gotta turn the page got the celtics up next

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