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metrocard
Mar 06, 2012, 23:54
Welcome to the Metrocard Game Thread.
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3rd Atlantic
18 - 20
5-5 in Last 10
7-11 @ Away

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1st Southwest
25 - 12
7-3 in Last 10
14-3 @ Home



PROBABLE STARTERS

PG: Jeremy Lin http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/H9EJmkjoIaMR4FGc2F50Vw--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/players_l/20101116/4795.jpgvs. Tony Parkerhttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/DdK2qS4HhJSmwyLeWP_ebg--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/players_l/20101116/3527.jpg
SG: Iman Shumperthttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/NB_yHREF.hXR8WsStG_blg--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/ipt/NYK_Shumpert_Iman.jpg vs. Danny Greenhttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/36mjriBjlcX042QF9w3iEg--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/players_l/20101116/4651.jpg
SF: Carmelo Anthonyhttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/717.jpg vs. Richard Jeffersonhttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/GU1cZR95aPDI8.EytqzGBQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/players_l/20081111/3832.jpg
PF: Amar'e Stoudemirehttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/9iPjSYKQ7VoAaPZvMyh7zg--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/players_l/20101116/3607.jpg vs. DeJuan Blairhttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/.5RQytDhs9DYGV8lK6T2Wg--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/players_l/20101116/4642.jpg
C: Josh Harrellsonhttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/AiqxdpKP0.RluPxy9YbmeQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/ipt/NYK_Harrellson_Josh.jpg vs. Tim Duncanhttp://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/b3xOh_o5ZYQeILanMV__Hg--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIxNTtjcj0xO2N3PTE2NDtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9ODU7cT0xMDA7dz02NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/players_l/20101116/3173.jpg




By SANTOSH VENKATARAMAN, STATS Senior Writer
Mar 7, 1:50 am EST
Tipoff: 8:30 pm EST Wed Mar 7, 2012
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Jeremy Lin seems to be slowing down for the New York Knicks, and he’s got an elite point guard gearing up to face him next in Tony Parker.

Lin will try to help the Knicks end their eight-game road losing streak against Parker and the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Lin had 14 points for the second straight defeat Tuesday, making 4 of 13 shots in a 95-85 loss at Dallas.

New York (18-20) has lost three straight on the road, with Lin averaging 12.0 points on 27.5 percent shooting with totals of 15 assists and 16 turnovers in those games.


The Knicks rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the lead Tuesday - with Lin on the bench for that stretch - before the Mavericks closed on an 18-7 run.

“We made a run with our second team,” Lin said. “We couldn’t close this game out and they obviously did a great job of getting defensive stops.”

Parker is eager to see what he can do against the NBA’s newest sensation as San Antonio (25-12) tries to avoid its first home loss to New York since a 105-97 defeat March 18, 2003.

“Tomorrow’s game is important and my matchup against Lin is going to be a good one,” Parker said. “He’s been playing well for them. Like I said before, it’s a great story and hopefully he can maintain that level.”

While the point guard matchup will be one to watch, New York would also like to see Carmelo Anthony get untracked. The All-Star forward is averaging 16.3 points on 38.5 percent shooting in six games starting alongside Lin since returning from a groin injury, making 2 of 12 shots for six points Tuesday.

“We’re out of sync sometimes,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It’s harder to get everybody in there and out of there, get ‘em in their rhythms, get roles defined.”

Anthony is facing the Spurs for the first time with New York. His scoring averages of 20.3 points against the Spurs and 18.8 in San Antonio are his lowest against any Western Conference foe.

Amare Stoudemire seems to be adjusting better, scoring 26 points Tuesday to match his highest total with Lin as a starter.

The Spurs have dropped two of three to begin this seven-game homestand. Parker scored 25 points in Sunday’s 99-94 loss to Denver while Manu Ginobili had eight in his first game back after missing five with a strained oblique.

“You bring players back, your rhythm changes, the dynamic changes, people have to get back to what roles they had before,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “Any team that goes through that needs a little time. New York’s done the same thing with Stoudemire and Carmelo coming back.”

Knicks forward Steve Novak can reach double digits in points for a career-high sixth straight game Wednesday after averaging 14.6 in his previous five. Novak shot 54.8 percent on 3-pointers in 23 games with the Spurs last season.

“Nobody’s more thrilled for Steve than we are,” Popovich said. “He was wonderful in our program and it’s great to see him have this place and opportunity in Mike’s system to play the way he’s played.”

INJURY REPORT

Out: Bill Walker
Jared Jefferies
Tyson Chandler

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The Metrocard Swipe : Spurs are the best prepared team in the league. We're the worst.



Match up of the game:

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Amare versus Blair and Duncan. Can Amare go back to Suns playoff form and dominate Duncan? Can we hope? Heres a flash back.

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Incase you guys didn't know, I hate RJ as much as I hate Isiah; heres a shoutout to a terrible game by RJ; hoping Fields dunks on RJ and breaks his shoulder in the process.

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Enjoy these mamis.http://i.imgur.com/A6lUx.jpghttp://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwew8bGuB31qf6rrdo1_500.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/LJj5g.gif








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Go Knicks!
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RunningJumper
Mar 07, 2012, 00:01
That second girl pic is ****ing hot.

I saw the video of that gif. She gets naked and stuff.

Looking forward to this one more than usual. You can never expect an easy game against the Spurs.

NYk_Reloaded718
Mar 07, 2012, 00:16
:thup: Nice gamethread

Lmao@ Jefferson picture

:jawsdown: @ those A$$es

Gotta drop some Rep for those donkz

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i'd usually have something positive to say, but F that 2 straight losses, we need a win and i dont care how we get it, but we just need to get it nuff said. :evil:

:gony:

StEpHoN_mArBuRy
Mar 07, 2012, 03:09
That second girl pic is ****ing hot.

I saw the video of that gif. She gets naked and stuff.

Looking forward to this one more than usual. You can never expect an easy game against the Spurs.

Link to vid.....




**** the GAME! :lol:

smokes
Mar 07, 2012, 04:02
Is this the first metro GT? First in my memory.

Loving the ass in the blue dress :hump:

metrocard
Mar 07, 2012, 05:03
Is this the first metro GT? First in my memory.

Loving the ass in the blue dress :hump:

I did a couple back in the day (6 years ago when I was a virgin...lol)

http://www.knicksonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3074

http://www.knicksonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3827

Kiyaman
Mar 07, 2012, 08:55
I did a couple back in the day (6 years ago when I was a virgin...lol)

http://www.knicksonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3074

http://www.knicksonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3827


That was a question that needed no answers.....great-thread we always had problems
putting-up the end of back to back game thread....luvin the bouncin boooties....
my wife been callin me a booty-man for 20 years.

How did we lose to a 4th quarter fatique Mavs team last night? when "STOPS"
was all we needed to WIN.
We were doing great with Jorts/Stat/Novak/Shump/Bdiddy at the start of the
4th quarter....all we had to do for the WIN was add Jefferies & Tyson to replace Jorts & Stat.
Two straight road games where Jared Jefferies was denied playingtime in the
4th quarter....I been saying for years that Jefferies is a player u give playingtime
to in the 2nd half of the game.

We had the Mavs game by using 11 players in our rotation compared to the
Mavs 9 player rotation who had to run with OKC the night before....Rick Carlisle
had to call two timeouts early in the 4th quarter which meant we had them
on their last legs.

Tyson Chandler, Jefferies, and Shump is our best defensive "TRIO"
that co-exist like champions on the defensive-end of the court.

metrocard
Mar 07, 2012, 09:16
Tyson Chandler, Jefferies, and Shump is our best defensive "TRIO"
that co-exist like champions on the defensive-end of the court.


yes. :agreed:

fender0577
Mar 07, 2012, 09:27
Nice thread Metro, that was foul what u did to Melo, in the starting lineup, LMAO.He hasn't been that bad, man, with that being said, we need to get Melo's confidence back, he looks lost out there, like STAT did(before last night).We should try to get him going early, and keep finding STAT close to the hoop like last night, and LIN needs to look for them a little more, because without these 2, playing well togethe, we have no chance to do anything this year.just my :2cents::gony:

skisloper
Mar 07, 2012, 09:30
That was a question that needed no answers.....great-thread we always had problems
putting-up the end of back to back game thread....luvin the bouncin boooties....
my wife been callin me a booty-man for 20 years.

How did we lose to a 4th quarter fatique Mavs team last night? when "STOPS"
was all we needed to WIN.
We were doing great with Jorts/Stat/Novak/Shump/Bdiddy at the start of the
4th quarter....all we had to do for the WIN was add Jefferies & Tyson to replace Jorts & Stat.
Two straight road games where Jared Jefferies was denied playingtime in the
4th quarter....I been saying for years that Jefferies is a player u give playingtime
to in the 2nd half of the game.

We had the Mavs game by using 11 players in our rotation compared to the
Mavs 9 player rotation who had to run with OKC the night before....Rick Carlisle
had to call two timeouts early in the 4th quarter which meant we had them
on their last legs.

Tyson Chandler, Jefferies, and Shump is our best defensive "TRIO"
that co-exist like champions on the defensive-end of the court.


jeffires was out the 2nd half with a hurt right knee....

StEpHoN_mArBuRy
Mar 07, 2012, 12:20
Amare was jeffries reincarnated on the defensive end in the 2nd half last night..

tiger0330
Mar 07, 2012, 13:13
Just looking at the matchups in the thread you would think the Knicks would have a lock on the game but the Spurs are overachieving and the Knicks are underachieving, 2 games under .500 is an embarrassment with this roster and payroll.

VeryGundy
Mar 07, 2012, 13:23
If only games are won on paper, Knicks would be running away with the Atlantic division.

How's a team with one star player (Parker) doing so much better than our fully loaded lineup? SMH. We will probably get killed tonight with Duncan leading the way dropping 30 points and 18 rebounds.

Will we see the real Melo tonight?

unloopme
Mar 07, 2012, 14:39
Nice thread, Metro. Much thanks for the rump-shakers!!!
We need a W like I need one of those dimes to straddle my face and wear her like B-Diddy's beard.

OriginalKnickGrandson
Mar 07, 2012, 15:47
Is Shump starting tonight?

red32
Mar 07, 2012, 16:01
Just looking at the matchups in the thread you would think the Knicks would have a lock on the game but the Spurs are overachieving and the Knicks are underachieving, 2 games under .500 is an embarrassment with this roster and payroll.

Totally agree.

The thing is that Knicks should've won the last 2 games. Leading by 3 at the end of 4th @Boston but couldn't walk away with a win hurts, and came all the way back up 1 and just then just simply disappeared sucks! We had the chance but came up short. I'm afraid that this would happen for the rest of the road trip.

metrocard
Mar 07, 2012, 18:13
Congrats to me for hitting 7,000 post!

unloopme
Mar 07, 2012, 18:13
Is Shump starting tonight?
Rumored to be the case...looks like he is.
Also, Jorts is starting in place of Tyson.

https://twitter.com/#!/HowardBeckNYT/status/177547698310877185

smokes
Mar 07, 2012, 18:23
Who 1 starred the GT? :lol:

Crazy⑧s
Mar 07, 2012, 18:34
Who 1 starred the GT? :lol:

No doubt I'll get blamed, but I think it's quite good!

I'm getting out my Crazy Crystal Ball here, and prognosticating an absolute whooping for the Knicks.

If Melo has another shocker, there will be drama the likes of which Melrose Place could never dare to emulate.

I want him to do well so badly, but I think a bit of national exposure about what's happened to the Knicks since Me-lo arrived is just the intervention needed if he doesn't pick up the slack.

Rob Low
Mar 07, 2012, 18:37
Chandler and Jeffries being out is gonna hurt us a lot today. Especially since Jorts is still rusty but at least Iman is starting

wian
Mar 07, 2012, 18:50
Mello must have a blinder this game. He must turn it around starting NOW...

If he has any pride, he will come out and have a big one tonight and get things back on track

portega1968
Mar 07, 2012, 18:51
Chandler is our MVP and not having him and Jeffries tonight really hurts us defensively. But this may be a blessing in disguise. It Means we will see Amare more in the pick and roll which he is barely doing cause Chandler is the main screener for Lin. Also, Stat will see more minutes at center, which will allow him to beat his defender off the dribble easier. A tighter 9 man rotation may help the guys reach a good flow faster and stay in tune longer. Fields off the bench is tough to gauge cause Novak and JR should be getting most of the minutes behind Melo and Shump.

I would like to go random with a Amare, Novak, Smith, Lin and BD look when Duncan is taking a breather, cause this IMO would yield surprising results on the plus side... Defenses are not scouting or preparing for such a combo.

CLYDE
Mar 07, 2012, 18:52
Totally agree.

The thing is that Knicks should've won the last 2 games. Leading by 3 at the end of 4th @Boston but couldn't walk away with a win hurts, and came all the way back up 1 and just then just simply disappeared sucks! We had the chance but came up short. I'm afraid that this would happen for the rest of the road trip.

As a few have noted, yes, it's nothing short of a disgrace to have a losing record, and after so far playing an easy schedule. And, would this team have a Nets type record if not for Lin's week or so magic getting a 7 game win streak.

Melo, Amare, Tyson, Lin, healthy Baron, J.R., Shump, Fields, etc., so how could any coach explain away a losing record with this talent.

I have to imagine Melo, Amare, Tyson are fed up with D'antoni's poor judgement & decisions.

If I was the coach I would swallow my pride and ask Clyde Frazier to work with Lin. The kid plays his heart out and as far as I can see gets no professional NBA level teaching.

CA7
Mar 07, 2012, 19:00
no Chandler or Jeffries, essentially 3 rookies starting damn and we dont have Jerome Jordan..............damn you C'ANToni

metrocard
Mar 07, 2012, 19:02
I updated the thread.

nuckles2k2
Mar 07, 2012, 19:04
no Chandler or Jeffries, essentially 3 rookies starting damn and we dont have Jerome Jordan..............damn you C'ANToni

STAT should have a nice game with Chandler out. Court nice and spaced, no center to bring his man down low and clog the paint...we should see the STAT of last year. The question is, will his explosiveness be there as much as it was last night? If so, he better come thru.

If not...

CA7
Mar 07, 2012, 19:08
STAT should have a nice game with Chandler out. Court nice and spaced, no center to bring his man down low and clog the paint...we should see the STAT of last year. The question is, will his explosiveness be there as much as it was last night? If so, he better come thru.

If not...

yeah Jorts playing on the perimeter setting screens letting STAT work, also better spacing should help Melo out when attacking, Spurs have a very nonathletic frontcourt we should exploit

predictions

Stoudemire 25 and 12

Anthony 24, 9 and 7

big games from our big guns

CoolRunnings
Mar 07, 2012, 19:12
Calling it now Melo is going off tonight. 35 points atleast tonight. Lets go!!

cheapandcheerful
Mar 07, 2012, 19:12
yeah Jorts playing on the perimeter setting screens letting STAT work, also better spacing should help Melo out when attacking, Spurs have a very nonathletic frontcourt we should exploit

predictions

Stoudemire 25 and 12

Anthony 24, 9 and 7

big games from our big guns

if big guns get the ball tho... :crossfingers:

CA7
Mar 07, 2012, 19:14
if big guns get the ball tho... :crossfingers:

well since Lin's 2 fav targets aren't in the starting line up, he has to give it to STAT and Melo........right?!

nuckles2k2
Mar 07, 2012, 19:14
yeah Jorts playing on the perimeter setting screens letting STAT work, also better spacing should help Melo out when attacking, Spurs have a very nonathletic frontcourt we should exploit

predictions

Stoudemire 25 and 12

Anthony 24, 9 and 7

big games from our big guns

I dunno if Melo gets that many rebounds if Blaire and Leonard play well and are active (Blaire has a hurt knee, so we'll see about him), but I still expect the points and assists tho.

cheapandcheerful
Mar 07, 2012, 19:34
oh.. great now Tyson is out ??!!

NYk_Reloaded718
Mar 07, 2012, 19:35
Stat about to go off tonight, i can feel it ...sighs

VeryGundy
Mar 07, 2012, 19:42
I think Knicks can win against this Spurs team. We do need Melo to play like he is capable of.

By the way, does anyone have a working streaming link? Thanks in advance.

CA7
Mar 07, 2012, 19:42
already Lin....

NY17KNICKS
Mar 07, 2012, 19:42
Is Lin's middle name Turnover!?

CA7
Mar 07, 2012, 19:44
there's my Melo

nyk_nyk
Mar 07, 2012, 19:45
That was Melo not allowing Lin to come down and not pass him the ball again. Lol

NY17KNICKS
Mar 07, 2012, 19:45
Exactly, I think Melo is tired of Lin's sh*t lol

Let Lin be a beast but let Melo do his thing.