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tiger0330
Oct 09, 2015, 13:36
7PM Verizon Center Washington DC

Yahoo shows our record as 0-0 so Brazil doesn't count. Washington was a second rd. playoff team so it will be a better test against a real NBA team that destroyed the Sixers their last game. They have a very good backcourt and the Knicks starters had a hard time defending the perimeter against Brazil, the backcourt matchup will be the key to the gamen imo. Kyle and Seraphin feasted on those Brazilian bigs, lets see how the two fare against guys just as physical as them in Gortat, Nene and Humphries. I'm looking for the boys to hold Washington to less than 100 pts when the Sixers gave up 129.

I think progress was apparent from last season, the roster is better and Melo doesn't show any ill effects from his knee surgery and looks to be 100%. We may not need the Zinger to be an all-star after all for the team to make the playoffs.

htr10
Oct 09, 2015, 18:21
Porzingis opens up with an airball on his first jumper, but comes right back and drains his next two shots, including a pick and pop 3-pointer setup by Melo. Don't love this starting lineup with Calderon and Vujacic, but I like how much Melo and Porzingis are playing together so far.

htr10
Oct 09, 2015, 18:36
Porzingis finishes 1st quarter with 5 points, 5 boards, and a nice block, but we trail by 4 after the 1st quarter. Even in this preseason game, you can see how tough Washington is going to be again this year. They seem like a very deep squad.

htr10
Oct 09, 2015, 18:51
It's interesting to watch Robin Lopez basically maul the other team's rim protector every time one of our guys drives for a layup. Either we are going to score a lot of points in the paint with him on the court or he is going to get a whole lot of offensive fouls.

htr10
Oct 09, 2015, 19:10
Nice half for Melo scoring 12 points on 6 of 10 shooting and adding 3 assists. He looks like the pre-injury Melo so far. Our starting unit closed out the 1st half well and we lead at the half 60 - 55. Quote from Melo at the end of the half interview when asked about Porzingis - "We're not worried about KP. He's going to be alright"

DrB
Oct 09, 2015, 19:14
Help me out here...the DEFENSE with LOPEZ is piss poor. He never anywhere near anyone. Great first half for a team that's not played together. Still to many uncontested shots. If I am wrong please straighten me out.

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 19:19
Porzingis finishes 1st quarter with 5 points, 5 boards, and a nice block, but we trail by 4 after the 1st quarter. Even in this preseason game, you can see how tough Washington is going to be again this year. They seem like a very deep squad.

The Washington Wiz still got depth .. I like what im seeing coming from "Lopez & Zingis & Melo" lineup the first half, playing with winning-hustle to come from behind to take a 5 pt lead at half time

tiger0330
Oct 09, 2015, 19:21
Nice come back late in the 2nd qtr. coming back from 7 down and finishing the game up 60-55. Different set of heroes this game DWilliams and Calderon playing well and O'Quinn just having a meh game. Calderon just won't go away, if he keeps hitting those 3s he'll probably start much to the chagrin of Knicks fans everywhere.

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 19:24
Help me out here...the DEFENSE with LOPEZ is piss poor. He never anywhere near anyone. Great first half for a team that's not played together. Still to many uncontested shots. If I am wrong please straighten me out.

Lopez is making his brother ex-teammate Humphries look bad

tiger0330
Oct 09, 2015, 19:29
Zinger needs to work on that post game, a baby hook for a guy his size should be deadly when you're right under the basket. The guy is the goods with his 3 and that baseline jumper.

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 19:31
KP Zingis is performing like he got GAME .. nice shot nice rebound nice block

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 19:33
Melo is fire HOT .. take calderon out the game

tiger0330
Oct 09, 2015, 19:37
Help me out here...the DEFENSE with LOPEZ is piss poor. He never anywhere near anyone. Great first half for a team that's not played together. Still to many uncontested shots. If I am wrong please straighten me out.
On the other hand you have to be happy with the offense. Last year they never got to the line, this game they've gone to the line more than the Wiz. The 3 pt shooting looks like it maybe much better with Sasha, Zinger and Calderon. And Melo without a doubt is back.

Lopez is going to give you 8/8 for his 13M.

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 19:48
We shouldve kept summer league Ndour instead of signing Derick Williams

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 20:01
OK .. its 4 minutes into the 4th qtr. where is PK Zingis ???

DrB
Oct 09, 2015, 20:01
We shouldve kept summer league Ndour instead of signing Derick Williams
Yes I liked Ndour but it was the summer league. I think he signed for 1,400,000.
I think Williams will be very good. He's in right now and is just fine. 92 Knicks 89 Wizards.

tiger0330
Oct 09, 2015, 20:04
DWill very aggressive going to the rim. Him and Grant will get you 4-5 more FTs a game.

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 20:10
O'Quinn is lookin well playin hard for the starting 4 spot .. two more preseason games like this he got my vote

htr10
Oct 09, 2015, 20:14
Derrick Williams continues to take advantage of good team passing and now has 20 points on the night. Both Williams and O'Quinn seem to be benefitting from playing with Galloway and Grant.

tiger0330
Oct 09, 2015, 20:16
OK .. its 4 minutes into the 4th qtr. where is PK Zingis ???
He was gassed in the 3rd, needs to get better conditioned. Glad he's sitting because O'Quinn is putting on a show, looking like a steal from the Magic.

Kiyaman
Oct 09, 2015, 20:24
Yes I liked Ndour but it was the summer league. I think he signed for 1,400,000.
I think Williams will be very good. He's in right now and is just fine. 92 Knicks 89 Wizards.

What team signed Ndour?
Derick Williams is having a great-great game tonight 23 points in 21 minutes, where was this Derick Williams the past 4 seasons

htr10
Oct 09, 2015, 20:28
What team signed Ndour?
Derick Williams is having a great-great game tonight 23 points in 21 minutes, where was this Derick Williams the past 4 seasons

I think Ndour signed with Dallas. I haven't heard much about him since then.

tiger0330
Oct 09, 2015, 20:34
Great win by the boys, dominated across the board, rebounding, shooting, 3 pointers and ft shooting. I just became a lot more optimistic about this team.

Kiyaman
Oct 10, 2015, 16:02
I think Ndour signed with Dallas. I haven't heard much about him since then.

My bad .. I put my comment in the wrong thread ...

I wrote the Ndour comment in a game-thread for good reasons .. D.Will was having a career night this was the best game of D.Will 4 yr career in the NBA.
I do not want to be tricked by the fools-gold performance of players in the preseason games.

I know Melo still has those unstoppable scoring nights .. I know Robin Lopez has stepped up his game n level of performance playing with Aldridge/ Lillard the past 2 season in Portland .. I know Gallo & Vujacic skills in the backcourt are able to settle a lineup into creating in a triangle-offense.

What shocked n surprised me bigtime was coach Fisher DNP Seraphin, Calderon having his best game as a Knicks, PK Zingis quick hustle as a BIG rebounder/blocker, then watching Derick Williams best NBA performance in 4 years.
Yeah! I was shock! surprise! and bewildered yelling "LETS GO KNICKS"

We beat the Washington Wizards which is a good thing only if we can do the same in regular season games .. We talking about a backcourt of Wall/Beal/Session, 3 players who combine stats average over 40 pts, over 15 ast, and 1 steal a piece for the Wizard team.