New Yorks Knicks @ Los Angeles Clippers Game Thread 2/11/09

(21-30) (12-40)



Zach Randolph and the Los Angeles Clippers
22 points per game, 10.6 rebounds<---3<sup>rd</sup> highest scoring power forward in the NBA.



vs.


Al Harrington and the Knicks
20.2 points, 6.2 rebounds<---6<sup>th</sup> highest scoring small forward in the NBA.



The Knicks are currently on a 4 game losing streak update. They found a way to stay competitive, in each of the last 4 games, but they still came out winless. The Knicks look to get a road win, before the All Star break, against the Los Angeles Clippers.


The Los Angeles Clippers have been struggling all season. They have been plagued with injuries. Chemistry has also been a major issue with this team. Now that the Los Angeles Clippers have
Zach Randolph and Baron Davis back, the Clippers look to finish the season strong.


Fun Facts
New York Knicks
-The Knicks drafted the 6<sup>th</sup> overall pick, Danilo Gallinari, in last year's 2008 NBA Draft.
-Al Harrington is averaging a career-high 20 points per game this season.
-Mike D'Antoni is in his first season as head coach of the Knicks.


Los Angeles Clippers
-Believe it or not, Quentin Richardson once averaged 17.2 points per game and 6.4 rebounds, on the Los Angeles Clippers.
-The Clippers have only made the Playoffs 4 times, since 1975.
-Marcus Camby is currently averaging a double-double, this season.


Key Matchup



Zach Randolph


vs.




David Lee


Both Zach Randolph and David Lee are known for their ability to score inside and rebound at will. Zach Randolph is the more dominant of the two, but neither of the two play any defense. It should be very interesting to see who comes out on top.

Player Spotlight


Baron Davis, 2x All Star, has been really struggling this season. A lot of this has to do with injuries, and a lot of this has to do with chemistry issues. Either way, Baron Davis is putting up Quentin Richardson like numbers.
Davis' 2008-2009 statistics: 15.9 points, 35.3&#37; fg, 28.6% 3pt, 7.8 assists, 2.51 turnovers


Prediction:
Clippers 100 Knicks 97


Starting Lineups:
Knicks
PG Duhon
SG Richardson
SF Chandler
PF Lee
C Jeffries


Clippers
PG Davis
SG Gordon
SF Thorton
PF Randolph
C Camby


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