View Poll Results: Where will you watch the game?

Voters
21. You may not vote on this poll
  • ESPN

    12 57.14%
  • MSG

    9 42.86%
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 67

Thread: Christmas Day: Bulls @ Knicks

  1. #1
    Veteran jpz17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,782
    Rep Power
    10

    Game Thread Christmas Day: Bulls @ Knicks


    MERRY CHRISTMAS


    __________________________________________________ _________


    Chicago Bulls (18-9)

    @

    New York Knicks (17-12)

    BEFORE YOU READ THIS THREAD.....

    Click above & [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]!!!





    Date: December 25, 2010
    Time: 12:00 PM ET ( Merry Christmas)
    Location-Madison Square Garden
    TV: ESPN, MSG




    Good morning folks!! Merry Christmas, it is time for Knicks basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I'm Jpz17 and I'll guide you through yet another Knicksonline Pre-Game show. This is a special edition, featuring several youtube videos, outsider opinions, brand new avatars, more stats, and more STAT!



    Game Preview
    The [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] caught the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] without one of their star big men in an impressive victory at the United Center last month.
    The Bulls will be without another front-court stalwart for the rematch, but with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] back it might not matter.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is now sidelined but Boozer is rounding into form after his injury-delayed debut, and he'll look to lead the Bulls to their 10th win in 11 games when they visit [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and the Knicks on Christmas afternoon.
    New York (17-12) attempts a league-high 24.8 3-pointers -- a pattern it established from the start of the season. The Knicks made 16 -- five by Tony Douglas en route to a career-high 30 points -- of 24 from beyond the arc in Chicago on Nov. 4. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] added four 3-pointers apiece in New York's 120-112 victory.
    That loss is still the season high in points allowed for Chicago (18-9), which lately has been holding opponents well below triple digits. The Bulls suffered ugly losses in Boozer's first two games back from a broken right hand, but have since won nine of 10 while allowing 87.7 points per game despite Noah's absence due to thumb surgery.
    That defense certainly made the difference Wednesday at Washington. Chicago held the Wizards to 47 points over the final three quarters while Boozer finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in an 87-80 victory.
    Boozer is averaging averaged 21.2 points and 9.7 rebounds over the last 10 games.
    "It's amazing that he's doing what he's doing," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He's still working himself into shape. His legs aren't under him yet in his timing."
    Stoudemire and the Knicks went through their own seemingly unstoppable stretch, a 13-1 run Nov. 17-Dec. 12 that concluded with the first eight of Stoudemire's nine straight games with at least 30 points.
    He hasn't reached 25 in his last three contests, but New York was simply happy to put an end to its three-game slide Wednesday against Oklahoma City. Stoudemire scored 23 points to lead six Knicks in double figures in a 112-98 win.
    "It was a tough week," Stoudemire said. "We were fatigued, we were tired. Honestly we were. So I think (Wednesday) showed that we got enough rest and we played with a lot of energy. We have a tough week still ahead of us, but we're starting off right."
    Stoudemire was one of the few Knicks that had a rough night during the first meeting with the Bulls. He tied a season low with 14 points, missing 16 of 21 shots while committing eight turnovers.
    This is the third meeting between New York and Chicago on Christmas, and the first since 1994 -- the second year of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]'s baseball hiatus.
    Jordan certainly enjoyed facing the Knicks during the teams' heated rivalry in the early '90s, and the Bulls' current superstar seems to share those feelings. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has averaged 26.5 points and shot 58.7 percent in his last four meetings with New York.
    The Knicks also need to do a better job defending [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Chicago's small forward has averaged 20.8 points against New York since the 2007-08 season -- his most against any Eastern Conference opponent.
    Last game's highlights



    Knicks vs Bulls last game highlights




    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <woNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> Did you know?
    • Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was an assistant with the Knicks from Jul. 8, 1996 to May 2, 2003
    • Bulls forward Luol Deng was drafted by the Mike D’Antoni’s Phoenix Suns seventh overall in the 2004 NBA Draft and then traded to Chicago for a future conditional first round pick
    • Bulls assistant coach Rick Brunson played for New York from 1998-2001. He averaged 1.6 points in 69 regular-season games and 0.6 points in 14 postseason contests. He signed with the club as a free agent on Oct. 23, 1997
    • Bill Walker and Bulls forward/center Brian Scalabrine played together for two season with the Boston Celtics (2008-2010). Tom Thibodeau was their assistant coach
    • Bulls assistant coach and Manhattan native Andy Greer served as assistant coach for the Knicks under Don Chaney during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons
    • This will mark New York’s second consecutive Christmas Day game and the 46th game on the holiday in franchise history. They are 20-25 all-time on Christmas and 19-19 at home. They lead the NBA in Christmas Day appearances, beginning on Christmas Day 1947 when they defeated Providence 89-75 behind Tommy Byrnes 20 points.
    • On December 25, 1960 the Knicks suffered their worst lost in franchise history, losing 162-100 to Syracuse.


    SERIES HISTORY
    Overall Record 94-104
    Home Record 55-38
    MSG IV Record 52-38
    Road Record 34-64
    United Center Record 7-24
    Neutral Record 5-2

    NBA STANDINGS – LAST 10 GAMES
    RANK TEAM RECORD
    1 Boston 10-0 (1.000)
    2t San Antonio 9-1 (.9000)
    2t Dallas 9-1 (.900)
    2t Miami 9-1 (.900)
    2t Chicago 9-1 (.900)
    6 LA Lakers 8-2 (.800)
    7t New York 7-3 (.700)
    7t Three Others 7-3 (.700)

    NBA TEAM LEADERS IN BLOCKED SHOTS
    RANK TEAM GP BPG
    1 Indiana 27 6.85
    2 New York 29 6.66

    NBA GUARD LEADERS IN REBOUNDING
    RANK PLAYER, TEAM RPG
    1 Landry Fields, NY 7.5

    NBA LEADERS IN 3PM – DECEMBER

    PLAYER, TEAM GP 3PM
    1. Daniel Gibson, CLE 12 31
    2. Kevin Martin, HOU 12 30
    3t. Wilson Chandler, NYK 10 27
    3t. Derrick Rose, CHI 12 27
    3t. Three Others 12 27



     Kelenna Azubuike’s last name means “the past is your strength” in Igbo.
     Wilson Chandler has many nicknames: Will, Ill Will, Kill at Will, Will The Thrill, Willie Blanco, Willie McFly.
     Mike D’Antoni appeared in three games as an NBA player in Madison Square Garden, twice with Kansas City and once with San Antonio. He scored a total of five points in 37 minutes.
     Toney Douglas’ brother Harry is a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Douglas brothers are at least the sixth set of siblings to play in the NBA and the NFL. They are the first duo since the Burleson’s, Kevin (NBA) and Nate (NFL), suited up for the Charlotte Bobcats and Minnesota Vikings in 2005-06.
     Raymond Felton played AAU basketball for Beach Ball Select in South Carolina for three summers under Knicks assistant coach Dan D’Antoni.
     Raymond Felton and Amar’e Stoudemire were teammates on the Eastern squad in the 2002 McDonald’s All-American game played at Madison Square Garden. Stoudemire recorded 10 points and seven rebounds and Felton added five points in the 138-107 win.



    OFFICIAL JPZ PREDICTION

    Knicks- 111

    Bulls- 106


    When do I ever predict a lose? I don't... The Knicks will win this one because of an amazing performance by Amar'e. Expect 30-40 points by STAT on Christmas day. What a nice Christmas gift!



    Opinions

    It's Christmas time and the Knicks have always had memorable games on this special day.

    The Bulls have won 9 of their last 10 games but they also had an easy schedule - just like the Knicks had when they went 13-1 - the most important result being the win against the Lakers at home. It's going to be a tough matchup between similar teams, but the Knicks can pull their second win against the Bulls this season, if they can guard Rose and Boozer. Or score 120 points. We did it on their court, we should be able to repeat at MSG.

    i believe New York will get the job done against Chicago on Xmas day. Last time out against Chicago we shooted the lights out and i can see us doing this again.
    Rose vs Felton and Amare vs Boozer will be great to watch. Since the last game in Chicago Boozer has come into the side but they are now without Noah while the Knicks have stayed injury free and are gelling quite nicely.

    I expect Amare to have a big game and i can see Gallo putting up 20pts plus.

    Knicks by 6
    Ignorant


    Rose's first 40+ game.
    The Bulls should get enough possessions to put Rose or Deng over 40.
    Thomas should be able to frustrate STAT enough, Bulls win 111-101
    I'd like to see alot of Taj on Amare. he did a great job last game. Hopefully Knicks won't decide to shoot the crap out of the ball this time. I also expect Thibs to make some adjustments. He always does.
    Injury Report:
    OUT: Joakim Noah
    OUT: Taj Gibson


    Last 5 Games


    <table class="mod-data"><thead><tr class="team-color-strip"><th style="border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-align: left;" width="30%">Chicago</th><th style="border-bottom-color: rgb(34, 94, 168); text-align: left;" width="30%">New York</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr valign="top"> <td style="text-align: left;">Dec 22 @WSH Win [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 21 PHI Win [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 18 LAC Loss [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 15 @TOR Win [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 13 IND Win [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    </td> <td style="text-align: left;">Dec 22 OKC Win [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 18 @CLE Loss [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 17 MIA Loss [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 15 BOS Loss [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dec 12 DEN Win [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]</td></tr></tbody></table>

    Gameday Matchup


    <table class="mod-data"><thead><tr class="team-color-strip"><th> </th><th style="border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-align: right; line-height: 25px;" width="30%">Chicago
    </th><th style="border-bottom-color: rgb(34, 94, 168); text-align: right; line-height: 25px;" width="30%">New York
    </th></tr></thead><tbody><tr class="odd"><td style="text-align: left;">W-L</td><td style="text-align: right;">18-9</td><td style="text-align: right;">17-12</td></tr><tr class="even"><td style="text-align: left;">Avg Points</td><td style="text-align: right;">100.4</td><td style="text-align: right;">108.1</td></tr><tr class="odd"><td style="text-align: left;">Avg Points Allowed</td><td style="text-align: right;">95.0</td><td style="text-align: right;">107.0</td></tr><tr class="even"><td style="text-align: left;">Home Record</td><td style="text-align: right;">11-3</td><td style="text-align: right;">7-7</td></tr><tr class="odd"><td style="text-align: left;">Road Record</td><td style="text-align: right;">7-6</td><td style="text-align: right;">10-5</td></tr><tr class="even"><td style="text-align: left;">Current Streak</td><td style="text-align: right;">W2</td><td style="text-align: right;">W1</td></tr><tr class="odd"><td style="text-align: left;">Last 10</td><td style="text-align: right;">9-1</td><td style="text-align: right;">7-3</td></tr></tbody></table>






    AT Guard Raymond Felton #2
    AT Guard Landry Fields #6
    AT Forward Danilo Gallinari #8
    AT Forward Wilson Chandler #21
    AT PF/C Amare Stoudemire #1









    JPZ17's Player Pressure
    Which Knicks is under the most pressure to succeed????


    The answer: STAT


    Avatars: I made new avatars.. Here they are..

    Screw you Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Johnson, Boozer, and whoever else thought somewhere else is better than New York
    Go New York Knicksssss!


  2. #2
    Veteran la2ny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Compton,Ca
    Posts
    1,777
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Good Lord Man this is alot of info to process...I like it

    I wanted 2 do another thread but U have all the good games lol

  3. #3
    Superstar nuckles2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,172
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    You should add an option to the poll for those going to the game

  4. #4
    Veteran jpz17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,782
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Originally Posted by nuckles2k2
    You should add an option to the poll for those going to the game
    lol sorry man. didn't think about that... I doubt many from here are going though. bad expensive tickets I bet.

  5. #5
    Superstar nuckles2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,172
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Originally Posted by jpz17
    lol sorry man. didn't think about that... I doubt many from here are going though. bad expensive tickets I bet.
    It's all good, I thought about selling my tickets but then I came to me senses, lol.

    Nice thread tho, lots of good info here.

  6. #6
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,001
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    If by MSG you mean the channel, then MSG. Our channel all the way!

  7. #7
    Member kukoc7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    165
    Rep Power
    5

    Default

    Impressive thread.


    Stat Claus is coming to town !

  8. #8
    Member MBlackVJesusP7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    77
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    5 Star Thread! Very impressive bro.

    I think STAT is going to go on Boozer. With no Noah and Gibson there are no bigmen to contain him. Knicks win a close one imo.

  9. #9
    Superstar MSGhobo247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    MSG
    Posts
    794
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    I'm going to this game... can only imagine how hype the garden will be on Xmas day...

  10. #10
    Veteran jpz17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,782
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    If by MSG you mean the channel, then MSG. Our channel all the way!
    I'm ESPN because higher ratings from ESPN mean we will have more games on national tv

  11. #11
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,792
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Watching on ESPN because Verizon FIOS TV doesn't have MSG in HD (understandable...competitor, etc.).

    Let's go KNICKS! Amar'e is going to eat Boozer ALIVE

  12. #12
    Member phantom9000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    80
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    nice thread. thanks for the avatars bro.

  13. #13
    Veteran StEpHoN_mArBuRy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Queenz
    Posts
    3,086
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Damn.. You went in on this thread jp..

    Guess it's fit for a Christmas day game tho. Without Noah in there I like our chances.

  14. #14
    The Knicks are Back DaTPRiNCE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn N.Y.........Alexandria,Egypt in the blood
    Posts
    3,862
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    god damn JPZ you dont play on these threads loll. sickest one yet. sorry i couldnt give you my feedback i had to cram work before the weekend lol..

    i expect a win cause Noah is out and he's basically their defensive stopper. doesnt mean the buckets down low will come easy though. but damn im hyped for this game cant wait to watch it. i was mad we lost last year on christmas but im expecting us to win this year and beat the bulls(hit) again. STAT goes off.

  15. #15
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,792
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    This game should be a win for us...Amar'e is a better defensive player than Boozer (Amar'e, a better defender than someone? Goes to show how bad Boozer's defense is) and also a much better offensive player.

    We'll need some strong play to contain Derrick Rose, though. Gonna be a tough, but we should be able to win as long as we take advantage of the tools we have (strong shooting, kicking the ball out, passing out of double teams).

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 29
    Last Post: May 17, 2011, 10:40
  2. Replies: 255
    Last Post: Dec 16, 2010, 19:45
  3. I feel bad for Marbury, having to carry the Celtics
    By MSGKnickz33 in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 169
    Last Post: Nov 10, 2010, 17:15
  4. can eddie and zach mix?
    By insomniac in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 119
    Last Post: Nov 25, 2008, 21:19
  5. GAME THREAD- 11/30/05 - W - Knicks (109) vs. Bulls (101)
    By Brian_Coleman_21 in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Dec 02, 2005, 06:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •