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    Nyk Logo The Knicks vs Hawks Match-Ups for the Playoff Series

    I know it's hard to believe, or hard take in, but the Knicks made the Playoffs!
    Yes, I have to keep repeating it to myself too

    I wish Thibs would've format a starter lineup without Payton throughout the season.
    I also wish Thibs would've put together a same-page 5 man 2nd-unit lineup of bench players,

    Our Knicks made the Playoffs, how will we match-up to the team (Hawks) we got in the first round?

    Thibs vs McMillian = Hawks
    Payton vs Trae = Hawks
    Barrett vs Huerter/Bogdan = Hawks
    Bullock vs Snell = Knicks
    Randle vs Collins = Even
    Noel vs Capela = Hawks
    Rose vs Lou Williams = Even
    Bench vs Bench = Hawks
    The Knicks winners in 7 games ..
    The Knicks dynamic DEFENSE will over come the Hawks offense for a playoff series WIN in 6 to 7 games !!!

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    Randle vs Collins = Even?

    Youíre not even going to give us that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Randle vs Collins = Even?

    You’re not even going to give us that one?
    LOL Kiya can't be serious about that matchup, has to be a typo.

    Press calling for Thibs to drop Payton but I think Thibs goes with the same rotation he's gone with, Payton starting but DRose getting the majority of the minutes and finishing. Another bad game by EP along with a loss forces Thibs to change his mind though.

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    Didnít Randle have 2 40-point games vs ATL?

    This is gonna be Randle vs Young.

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    We have a lot of rookies and young guys who do not have playoff experience, there is a risk of some of these players crumble under the playoff pressure, although, they all showed that they are very reliable mentally this season....

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Randle vs Collins = Even?

    Youíre not even going to give us that one?
    All 3 wins over the Hawks came from Barrett & Quickley's top scoring in the 4th quarter.
    Rookie Quickley played his first OT game vs the Hawks, plus scored his first 20 pt game vs the Hawks. I'm sure Quickley is not on the Knicks scouting-report cause of the low minute he receive from Thibs. Yet, Quickley scored in double-digits in every Hawks game.

    Randle played 40 plus minutes a game vs the Hawks this season.
    Hawks coach McMillian has been fair with the playing-time minutes, PF-Collin receive 28 min, and PF-Gallo receive 20 min (and all Knicks fans know how weak Gallo is on defense).
    Our last game vs the Hawks went into overtime from Randle playing turnover Hero-Ball.
    This Knicks season showed me what ex-coach Holzman preach "A little defense could take us a long way".
    Plus who Thibs should've had shooting the Last-Shot of each quarter?
    Burks & Quickley !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    LOL Kiya can't be serious about that matchup, has to be a typo.

    Press calling for Thibs to drop Payton but I think Thibs goes with the same rotation he's gone with, Payton starting but DRose getting the majority of the minutes and finishing. Another bad game by EP along with a loss forces Thibs to change his mind though.
    We do not know how Randle will perform in his first playoff series?
    Or what strategy Hawks coach McMillian came up with to stop Randle in one or three games?
    I wanted the Hawks to be the team our Knicks meet in the first round cause both teams hasn't been in the playoff in more than 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dragon View Post
    We have a lot of rookies and young guys who do not have playoff experience, there is a risk of some of these players crumble under the playoff pressure, although, they all showed that they are very reliable mentally this season....
    It wouldnt surprise me if they have a bad game or 2. I especially wouldnt be surprised if we dont have the best game 1 but overall i think we have a tough group and we will see from them what we saw during the regular season for the most part

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    Game 1 on Sunday, means a week of prep. Game 2 on WED means plenty of rat for our 40 mpg boys.

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    Think the only guy not playing for them is Cam. So they'll have a bunch of shooters with Bogie, Gallo, Trae, Huerter and maybe even Hunter. I'd expect Nate to unleash his shooters game 1 and test our perimeter D.

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    Both Knicks and Hawks get a week to regroup. I don’t know if Hawks have anyone coming off injury or even familiar with their rotation.
    Given the “Payton” situation it will be curious to see with a week off does Thibs tinker with the rotation.
    I’m sure ATL is practicing and doing all the good things good teams do.
    Nate McMillian is a good strategy coach.
    Thibs genius this season will not sleep until he cook up all kinds of schematics to win.
    If we stop Trae, who steps up?
    If they stop Randle, will he still average 40 plus min thru series?

    The Knicks already sold 15K tickets to the first game, and their second game of the first round.
    The Brooklyn Nets are still selling tickets for their 1st and 2nd game.

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    I've seen Lou Williams not always show up in the Playoffs. Rose has proven he is a big time Playoff performer.


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    Hawks roster for the playoffs. This is a much better team when they were banged up when we played them, you have to be concerned with the amount of firepower they have and DeAndre is a solid D Guy.
    Hawks Projected Starters:
    PG — Trae Young
    SG — Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SF — De’Andre Hunter
    PF — John Collins
    C — Clint Capela

    Hawks Bench:
    Kevin Huerter
    Danilo Gallinari
    Lou Williams
    Solomon Hill
    Onyeka Okongwu
    Tony Snell

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningJumper View Post
    I've seen Lou Williams not always show up in the Playoffs. Rose has proven he is a big time Playoff performer.
    Hows it going brother? I hope as good as possible!

    I completely agree with you. I also think Lou Will is getting older and i would easily take D Rose over Lou as my 6th man at this point

    Rose was incredibly consistent, damn near unguardable still, and is also playing very good defense--minus his playoff run with the Wolves this is probably the best defense hes played since before the injuries in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingGoatlikina11 View Post
    Hows it going brother? I hope as good as possible!

    I completely agree with you. I also think Lou Will is getting older and i would easily take D Rose over Lou as my 6th man at this point

    Rose was incredibly consistent, damn near unguardable still, and is also playing very good defense--minus his playoff run with the Wolves this is probably the best defense hes played since before the injuries in my opinion
    Things aren't going too bad here. Hope you're doing great, man!

    I think Rose should start with Marbury coming off the bench. Starbury's conditioning is unmatched.


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