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    Nyk Logo Important 12 days ahead of the Knicks



    We really need some wins over the next few games. November's remaining games should be victories. A loss in either will be an upset and have us dropping out of the 8.

    Sun, Nov 28 @ Detroit 1:30 PM
    Tue, Nov 30 New Jersey 7:30 PM

    Then, as December kicks off, we have a reasonably easy schedule bar New Orleans - who I think we can beat anyway.

    Fri, Dec 3 @ New Orleans
    Sun, Dec 5 @ Toronto
    Mon, Dec 6 Minnesota
    Wed, Dec 8 Toronto
    Fri, Dec 10 @ Washington

    On Dec 12, however, the schedule hits a bastard streak as we face:

    Denver, Boston, Miami, Cleveland, OKC, Chicago, Miami again and Orlando in succession.

    Then it's Indiana at home - these boys will be hanging around 7th and 8th spots with us all year - and we have to beat them.

    Then Spurs at home. Good luck to us there, they're looking top notch this year.

    Then it's the West Coast road trip that Satan made:

    Phoenix, Lakers, Portland, Utah.

    The next 7 games in these 12 days are massive for NY. We need, at the very least, a 5 & 2 result.

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    If we end all those listed games at .500 it would be a bigtime coup. Even 2games sub-500 wouldn't be a disaster. But 500, let alone better, would really show whether we are legit and have some staying power as a playoff team this season.

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    NONE of those teams are to be taken lightly. The Pistons haven't been doing bad. We must play every game with the highest intensity.

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    i agree we need 5 & 2 at the worst so that way we could give ourselves some room for error -if you wanna call it that- vs the upper elite teams. BUT what is working in our favor is that were facing most of those elite teams at home( even though were looking like **** at home ) so that might give us that 6th man to help will us to a win ( even though it hasnt been working so far )

    6-1 is looking expectable, but ima go with 5-2

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    I agree. After we returned from the West Coast, I felt we had a 10-game stretch to determine the fate 9and course) of the rest of the season. I felt we had to go 7-3. So far we are 3-1.

    After this stretch.... NYK will have played 24 games. Then the schedule gets hard, as we would have already played the easiest part of our schedule (not to mention playing 2 of 3 against CHA, whom we might battle for 8th spot).

    Knicks need to be a few games above .500 b/c we might be looking at a 8-17 stretch or something coming after after this.

    BUT, if we got above .500 and gained some confidence, maybe this helps us win a few closely contested games against CLE, MIA, BOS and whatnot.

    We'll see.

    I still sense this being a 33-37 win team. I believe we need to get to 38+ to make the playoffs.

    I think a lot depends on Turiaf, but the catch-22 is if we rely on him too heavily.... GULP!

    It'll be interesting to see if any moves are coming. Will Azu return and give us anything?

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    ^

    I think 33-37 isn't unreasonable. Anything less than 33 is a bit rich.

    We need to find ourselves a supporting 5. The Gov is struggling, badly.

    Ronnie's basically a night on, night off guy ATM.

    I still think that not offering Earl Barron vet minimum was a bad call. Instead we add Rautins to the roster with Azubuike coming back. Ridiculous.

    I still refuse to give Curry any leniency -

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    Originally Posted by Crazy8s
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    Denver, Boston, Miami, Cleveland, OKC, Chicago, Miami again and Orlando in succession.


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    Phoenix, Lakers, Portland, Utah.
    Damn these are gonna be real tough for us ... I only see us winning 4 or 5 out of these 12 games ...

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    The Knicks were fortunate to get a soft schedule in the beginning. They can score but their Defense (100 points per game) is not going to make it easy to win over these teams. If they keep letting weak teams score so many points, we will just be in for a rude awakening...instead of enjoying the dream.

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    Amen, Brother...And without Turiaff, its going to be even tougher holding these guys around 100...This kinda falls right on Dantoni's game plan though. I wouldn't be surprised to see him try to implement his run/gun more so with Turiaff injured. He'll have to get us to score around 110-120 a night



    Originally Posted by Real NY Baller
    The Knicks were fortunate to get a soft schedule in the beginning. They can score but their Defense (100 points per game) is not going to make it easy to win over these teams. If they keep letting weak teams score so many points, we will just be in for a rude awakening...instead of enjoying the dream.

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