The Los Angeles Clippers(14-30) vs The New York Knicks(14-33)
Fri. 2/2 at 10:00pm ET on MSG
Welcome to the MSGKnickz33 Pregame show, Im your host Jazzy Jeff and were here to take a look at Monday nights matchup.
The Knicks lost their 5th straight game last night against the Seattle Supersonics. Although they had a chance to win each of these games the Knicks lack of poise down the stretch caused them to give these games away going 0-5 on the West Coast Trip. Hopefully returning back to the Garden will bring some wins. After the Clippers the Knicks have the Pacers, Spurs, Bucks, and Celtics coming up. They should be able to win 3 of these games. Obviously it will be very difficult to beat the Celtics and Spurs but they still have to show up and play hard no matter what.
Record wise, the only difference between the Clippers and the Knicks is that the Knicks have lost 3 more games. Both teams have won only 14 games having dissapointing seasons. At least the Clippers have an excuse with the injury of all-star power forward Elton Brand. LA has only won 3 of their last 10 games like the Knicks but Im sure they realize that they have an easy oppertunity against the Knicks.
The Los Angeles Clippers
AND NOW YOUR NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS!!!!
AT POINT GUARD JAMAL CRAWFORD
AT SHOOTING GUARD FRED JONES
AT SMALL FORWARD QUENTIN RICHARDSON
AT POWER FORWARD ZACH RANDOLPH
AT CENTER EDDY CURRY
*Eddy Curry is listed as day to day
*Corey Maggette and Chris Kaman are listed as day to day
MSG33 PresEnTs the KeY MatChuP:Sam Cassell vs Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford finally played better against Seattle (offensively) shooting 9-20 finishing with 23 points. I have nothing more to say about Crawford. Sam Cassell is still getting it done at age 38. Although he resembles an alien he can play, still.
Jamal Last 5 Games
22.2 field goal attempts per game
Kevin Durant Last 5 Games
Still ugly numbers for Crawford. When will he stop chuckin, when will Isiah stop playing him so much and what will it take for Dolan to fire Isiah?
Sam Cassell is ugly and hes been turning the ball over alot. Besides that hes better then Crawford still, at age 38.
The Official MSG33 Pregame Strategy:
- Fire Isiah
- Suck it Isiah no homo
- More minutes to young players
- Anucha Brown
Nate Robinson is the best guard on the Knicks.
Nate Robinson tells Yao to get that outta here!!!!
Nate Robinson Last 5 Games
Nate is proving that he has the abiltiy to pass the ball. Some thought he would never average 6.2 assists over a 5 game stretch. Nates been the best guard on the Knicks since another guard got injured.
Eastern Conference Standings
The Official Playoff Race: Knicks are 6 games out
Lets compare numbers from the first 4 months of the NBA season.
November(5-11):Opponents Points per game=101.5
December(3-11):Opponents Points per game=102.6
January(6-10):Opponents Points per game=98.8
February(0-1):Opponents Points per game=90
Clippers Top 3 Point shooters
- Quinton Ross-40%
- Cuttino Mobley-38.8%
- Corey Maggette-35.6%
- Al Thornton-35.1%
- Dan Dickau-33.3%
- Tim Thomas-30.8%
Should not be too much to worry about here. The Clippers and Knicks are tied with the 3rd worst 3pt shooting in the NBA.
Im gonna keep this short. Not to happy with the Knicks and the way things are lookin.
Chris Kaman and Maggette are both having good season. Kaman has been a big suprise for the Clippers and has helped fill in for the absence of Elton Brand. Quinton Ross has replaced Mobley in the starting lineup. Hes not known for his offense but hes a good defender and he'll give Crawford problems.
Today the Throwback video of the day is dedicated to Isiah Thomas, the Born Loser.
Throwback HipHop Video of the Day:
That does it for my pregame show. I thank everyone for joining me and remember to tune in tonight to catch the Knicks and the Clippers.