Game Thread: New York Knicks @ Houston Rockets (2014/11/24)


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Injury Report

New York Knicks
Houston Rockets
Jose Calderon - Strained Right Calf (PROB)Dwight Howard - Right knee strain (QUEST)
Andrea Bargnani - Strained Right Hamstring (OUT)Pat Beverley - Left hamstring (QUEST)
Cleanthony Early - Injured Right Knee (OUT)Terrence Jones - Left leg nerve inflammation (OUT)
Jason Richardson - Left Knee Injury (OUT)

Today in Knicks history

November 24th, 2001The New York Knicks defeat Charles Oakley's 1-10 Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. Allan Houston scored 25 points to give the Knicks their 6th win in their first season to miss the playoffs after 14 consecutive appearances.


Thanks Rady. Dwight and PBev are out as well as TJones for the Rox tonight so the boys are playing a team without 3 starters.

If Shump can shut down Harden they can win this game. Fouls are the key with Harden since he gets so many points at the FT line.


From Bookies Hate Him
While it's true the Rockets have been excellent and the Knicks have been awful so far this season, we think the best NBA betting value may come with New York tonight.

New York Knicks
It's hard to find many positive things to say about the Knicks, who have struggled out of the gate to the tune of a 4-10 record.
Nonetheless, we're in the business of taking advantage of weak spots in the NBA odds, and we think this is a good situatino to take a New York team that's still adjusting to new surroundings. They've got a new coach and a new offensive system, and it's going to take time for them to adjust.
The Knicks enter tonight's game having gone 2-2 over their last four with wins over the 76ers and Nuggets and losses to the Bucks and Timberwolves.

Houston Rockets
The Rockets now stand at 10-3 for the season, the Rockets are second in the NBA in points allowed per game (92.2) heading into Monday night's contest at home.
Following back-to-back losses, one of which came at home to the lowly Lakers, the Rockets recovered by beating a strong Mavericks team two nights ago


Aghiiite Rady .. on the Game Thread

It's hard to be optimistic about a Knicks win, when Fisher defense is so shabby. However ....
The Knicks advantage ..
No D.Howard
Calderon vs Beverley
Shump vs Harden
Amare vs Donatas Motiejunas and Tarik Black
This is another game Amare could get 25 pts on DUNKS
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Knicks have done their best to hang around, but even with the Rockets injury issues, we look overmatched talent-wise. You never know what can happen if you can keep a game close though. Let's go Knicks!


Now its time to throw the ball down-low to Stat!

what kind of lineup is this .. Stat Wear JR Shump Calderon
Fisher Fisher Fisher .. put in three Tank lineups
The Rockets may be missing some key guys and we may still lose this game, but this effort tonight has been impressive. If we can go on the road and play with this kind of energy, we can keep compete on a nightly basis with anyone.


Up 6 with under 9 to play in the 4th... And 3 consecutive JR turnovers on 3 consecutive possessions and just like that HOU up 1.

How much longer must we endure JR Smith?
Can't hit a big shot. Running out of time. Defense has done its job, but you got to be able to hit a big shot.
Up 6 with under 9 to play in the 4th... And 3 consecutive JR turnovers on 3 consecutive possessions and just like that HOU up 1.

How much longer must we endure JR Smith?

For what it's worth, Coach Fisher has done what Woodson seemed incapable of doing and sent JR to the bench late in a game.
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5 or 6 turnovers, 10 missed shots... Making only 5 shots.... Terrific 4th quarter gets us one more ping ping closer to the number one pick. Great effort guys! Way to help out our cause for 2015. So hard to win with these guards.... Who collectively did nothing when we needed it most.

19-4 run as Harden shows us what a guard can do...

JR, THjr, Shump, Priggs and Calderon combine for 37 (13-35) and 15 assists and 11 rebounds. Harden scores 36 himself (11-22) with 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Hey, but Shump is a stopper... Lol

Take no chances with Melo's back.... Sit him whole season if necessary
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ha ha ha Fisher coach to lose this game, but the players played to win.
at one time i thought i seen all 3 of our PG in a lineup.