allan20, nice sig lmao
allan20, nice sig lmao
the only thing we can say now is prayer and said
LETS GO KNICKS
New York will win if ...
Jason Kidd's sore knee flares up, and Stephon Marbury goes crazy against his former team. Really, that's New York's best bet. Otherwise, the Knicks probably don't have enough offensive punch to solve New Jersey's iron-clad defense, especially with Allan Houston (knee) unlikely to play. The Nets are 10-2 against New York in the Kidd Era, and while the Knicks' roster has changed a lot since midseason, New Jersey remains a tough matchup. New York doesn't have enough low-post scorers, and its deeper bench won't matter as much in the playoffs. Tim Thomas, Kurt Thomas, Penny Hardaway and Vin Baker will have to be on fire for the Knicks to pull this one out.
New Jersey will win if ...
Kidd and Kenyon Martin (knee) stay healthy. Even if they don't, New Jersey still has a shot, as proven by its 25-point blowout win over New York last month without their two stars. As long as Kidd and Martin are in uniform, however, the Nets are too good defensively and too tough mentally to lose to a New York team minus its best outside shooter (Houston). Richard Jefferson has emerged as an all-around scorer, while Lucious Harris, Rodney Rogers and Aaron Williams give the Nets three key reserves who have been to two straight NBA Finals. With the bad blood and trash talk already flying, the Nets won't be caught looking ahead.
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come on, that's the best chance we have?
obviously the writer was a Nets fan.. C'mon, this is the playoffs.. A whole NEW ballgame.. what happened during the season is not a basis of our performance in the playoffs..
few more hours now
we might have some nets fans around, please treat them with respect, as we treat our fellow laker fans. that means no trashtalking, no useless insults, no bashing. We'll just have to focus on the game, aight?
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The cross-river rivalry between the New Jersey Nets and the New York Knicks begins Saturday in Game One of an Eastern Conference first-round series.
New Jersey survived injuries to Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin to compile 47 wins and earn a third straight Atlantic Division title. Kidd and Martin's health will be a major issue on Saturday.
The game will also be a homecoming for former Net Stephon Marbury, the player New Jersey traded away to obtain Kidd. Marbury has never won a playoff series.
New York is back in the playoffs after a two-year absence. The Knicks last postseason appearance ended in a five-game first-round loss to Toronto in 2001.
MEANINGFUL MATCHUP: Jason Kidd vs. Stephon Marbury. These two point guards were traded for each other on July 18, 2001 in a deal that sent Kidd to New Jersey and Marbury to Phoenix. Marbury is living out a dream by playing with the Knicks, the team he wanted to play for since he was a child. Kidd feels this matchup will allow him to demonstrate that he is the league's best point guard.
WHO'S HOT: Knicks: G Stephon Marbury averaged 19.3 points and 6.7 assists vs. Nets this season. ... C Nazr Mohammed has collected 18 points and 14 rebounds over his last two games. Nets: G Richard Jefferson averaged 24 points per game in March and 16.5 in four games against the Knicks. ... G Lucious Harris shot over 40 percent in March and April after failing to do so the three previous months.
WHO'S NOT: Knicks: G Shandon Anderson has started for injured G Allan Houston in each of the last 14 games and is averaging just 8.4 points per game. Nets: C Jason Collins played all but four games this season, but only posted three double-doubles.
STREAKS: New Jersey lost 10 of its last 16 games while nursing injuries to Kidd and Martin. ... New York is 10-6 in its last 16 games.
SEASON SERIES & HISTORY: New Jersey is 10-2 against New York since Kidd joined the team.
The Nets have won seven straight at home vs. the Knicks.
INJURIES: Knicks: G Allan Houston (knee) has missed 13 of the last 14 games. ... Nets: F Kenyon Martin (knee) missed last two games.
It's playoff time again,
Let's Go Knicks!!
not to many things to comment about this first game, we all had high hopes, especially about this first one, but this loss i think had bringed us all back with both our feet on the ground
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Props to hardaway and mohammed for their great contribution, and hope tim thomas' injury is not serious
yea not 2 much positive. marbury disappeared... baker played decently as did penny. START HIM DAM IT!!!! i think mutombo should start this series. we need him inside. we played lil d and got burned on the run. OUCH, not pretty
It's hard guys, we're back to reality
Let's make 4 statements:
- The shooting was afwul for the guys coming off the bench and just 37% for the knicks, Nets had 51%
-Where was the D-fens???? I saw so much alley oops in the 1 quarter!! And then the Nets win by 24!
-What the hell is Kurt doind in attack??? 1/10!
-We need Houston so much!!!!!!!
I hope that NY and TT will be ready for the second game and show a good team coz the one from yesterday was kinda bad!!!
the knicks it wasent a good game thats all u can say it was an off day
Can anyone fill me in on what happened yesterday? I didnt see the game because i was at a car show in manhattan.
o fdub, ull enjoy this...
in the 1st half, fw took a charge on jkidd (which wasnt called btw). then kidd stood over him and was in his face. when fw got up, he leveled kidd and got called for the foul. thats the toughness we need.
Originally Posted by JJtheKnick
This is the playoffs there is no time for an off day anymore. What if they have three more off days.
Shandon Anderson is a terrible basketball player