Knicks V Bucks - Feb 23 @ 7:30pm ~ New Look New York Knicks
AND SO IT BEGINS!
ALL THE ANTICIPATION CULMINATES UNDER THE STORIED BANNERS OF MSG.
A GLIMPSE IN TO THE FUTURE OF THE FRANCHISE? OR JUST THE RIPPLE IN A TIDAL WAVE OF EITHER ULTIMATE SUCCESS OR FAILURE?
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The NYK, reaching out to the "special" side of Smurfdom.
WE ARE THE
NEW YORK KNICKS
And we've added an offensive powerhouse to the line up..... He's armed and dangerous!
Shan't we **** a Buck?
PREPARE AS YOUR NEW LOOK NEW YORK KNICKS TAKE ON A FLAILING FOE!
Probing The Enemy
So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. Even in an 82 game season.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself. If you don't know where the clitoris is, you improve your chances of anal.
The Bucks aren't known for having an effective offence. In fact, it's dismal.
They shoot 41% from the field, and a woeful 74% from the stripe. In contrast, they allow slightly under .045 FG% defensively, BUT they defend the arc well at 24%.
On offence, Brandon Jennings takes the majority of the shots at a clip of 19/game, as the offence relies solely around both him, Salmons and Bogut in FG attempts - Salmons attempts 16+, Bogut 15+.
While Jennings is high output, he is bested in both effective FG%, APG and TOs by his opposing PG in the majority of outings. Much like his co-sophomore Tyreke Evans, Jennings is not meeting his high expectations after a memorable first year.
☆ The majority of Milwaukee's wins are chalked up to defence. They rotate well (hence the 24% 3PT defence and league leading shot blocker, Bogut), and are one of the league leaders in offensive fouls drawn and loose ball gets.
Tonight is about defending well on screens, offensive spacing, heady shot selection and ball movement.
Containing Jennings to a perimeter game should allow NY to remain out of foul trouble and enable the initiation of transition opportunities on long rebounds and interceptions - especially on drop in passes.
Fingered by 27! A mere 1 point less than 28.
Our defence was just horrible in this one. The Bucks had a night out on the perimeter and on defence.
Let's level the scales boys!
A win tonight will make the whole transition run smoother. Let's go out there and take it by force boys!