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Sunday,Feb.8th 6:00 pm



This is the first gamethread hosted by DaTPRiNCE




Here is a look at how we matchup with the Blazers.

Knicks at Trail Blazers
<table class="tablehead tabularSpace" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1"><tbody><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"><td>NYK</td><td align="right">21-28</td><td align="right">104.2</td><td align="right">106.6</td><td align="right">14-12</td><td align="right">7-16</td><td align="right">L3</td><td align="right">6-4</td></tr> <tr class="oddrow"><td>POR</td><td align="right">30-19</td><td align="right">98.6</td><td align="right">95.0</td><td align="right">18-5</td><td align="right">12-14</td><td align="right">L2</td><td align="right">6-4</td></tr></tbody></table>
The Blazers are the better team, they are great at protecting homecourt as they are 18-5 at the rose garden so far this year. Well need a strong showing on both ends to come out with a W in this game.

Player to Watch on the Blazers


<table class="tablehead statCont" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="gamehead"><td colspan="4">2008-09 STATS</td></tr> <tr class="colhead playerStatSub"><td>PPG</td><td>APG</td><td>3P%</td></tr> <tr class="oddrow playerStats"><td>22.5</td><td>5.1</td><td>.390</td></tr></tbody></table>
Roy was huge down the stretch when the Blazers faced off against us at the Garden. He made the plays when they needed them and we had no answer to him. We'll need to try and contain him to win.


STARTING LINEUPS

Portland Blazers


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AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKS.







PLAYER TO WATCH




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David Lee has really emerged into a great player and is only getting better. He's among the league leaders in rebounds per game and is second only to Dwight Howard in the league leaders in double-doubles and for someone who is 6'9 and playing C and undersized every night, you could make a strong argument that he should've been selected to the allstar team, look for him to have another huge game on the boards and on the offensive end.





Nate Robinson #4 PG
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I had a tough call for this one between Nate and Gallo but Nate plays alot of the minutes. Danilo will get his share of mins (around 20) and will get a good share of shots should knock a couple down and finish with about 9-13 points.Nate should look to attack the basket and will be a big part of what we do tonight im looking for Nate to have a big game and finish with like 22 points.


The Starting Lineup for your New York Knicks

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This Lineup has a good mix of scoring and some defense Jeffries isn't gifted offensively, isn't known to score 20 let alone 10 but he causes problems on defense and does the little things that create havoc and never gives up on the plays.

Things To Watch



1. Knicks to come out firing
2. Lee to get his share of boards
3. Roy and Aldridge to cause problems
4. Nate and Chandler to work well together off the bench
5. This will be close game to the finish.

Coaches Chalkboard Keys to Win






1. Attack Knicks thin inside defense
2. Get Knicks to play 1-on-1 rather then team ball
3. Roy,Roy and more Roy as the knicks have no equivalent




1. Play as a team and move the ball
2. Keep our defense moving, thats when we play best
3. Get to the Line.

TO VICTORY

DEFENSE !


Crystal Ball Prediction


109

107


*highlight from last game*









Song of the day:



Title: Troublesome 96
Artist: Tupac





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