Different Roster, Same Scenario Against the Celtics

Why why why do the Celtics always do this to the Knicks.  It’s almost like the big brother picking on his kid brother.

  • The Celtics played a very physical game which seems to give the Knicks fits (see Memphis and Chicago games).
  • Camby seems to have taken over Thomas’ role of starting the first 4 minutes of each half and never being seen again.
  • Avery Bradley makes it so difficult for anyone to get anything going on offense.  Prigioni was having trouble just making it past half court.
  • For some reason the 2nd quarter consisted of JR playing point guard (and not passing) and Priggy taking long 3’s.  This strategy did not work out very well.
  • Sullinger is only a rookie but he’s really progressed very quickly in his ability to flop.  He may be the first person this season to get a warning and a fine in the same game.  Also, when Sullinger subbed in Clyde waited until his 2nd possession to make fun of his weight instead of immediately bringing up his chunkiness.
  • I loved when Garnett and Melo were going back and forth and Melo hit a 3 and yelled “I’m coming back.”
  • I didn’t love when Melo then missed his next 796 shots.
  • I really didn’t love when Garnett then turned into Obi Wan Kenobi and mind controlled Melo, turning him into an f-bomb dropping rage monster that jacked up silly shots the rest of the game.  
  • Paul Pierce shoots somewhere between 99.7 and 100% in final minute daggers against the Knicks.
  • These teams really do hate each other.  It was reported that Melo went into the Celtics locker room after the game.

Knicks scare the crap out of Knick Nation before beating Magic

Well that was close.  After starting the game down 14-2 to the lowly Magic the Knicks come back to beat Orlando.

  • More Camby lobs please.
  • Melo was in video game mode.  Especially in the 4th where he had a stream of fire coming out the back of the ball during his shots.
  • I didn’t know Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny was on the Magic.
  • Amare needs to call Hakeen and ask how to finish these moves without getting his shot blocked.  It’s amazing how many of his shots get rejected.  His defense didn’t look great either (surprise surprise).  At least he hit all his free throws.
  • I’m still waiting to hear that Brewer has been playing injured.
  • Nelson got shut down in the 4th quarter, he was on pace for a Knick Effect tonight.  Nicholson was too before he faded.
  • Jason Kidd.  39 years old.  15-8-7.  Amazing.
  • It would be really nice if the Knicks could start games like they finish them.  It would make life a lot less stressful for everyone involved.
  • That’s about all I have to say about tonights game.  Bring on Boston.  Hopefully the Knicks can push them further below .500 on Monday.

Knicks beat Lakers, D’Antoni is still a good coach according to his wife

This is not a very happy bunch…

The Knicks crushed D’Antoni’s dreams of having a victorious return to the Garden last night. The Knicks dominated the game until the closing minutes when they decided to let up and make things interesting. Though there were brief moments of concern Felton, JR and Chandler eventually said “not going to happen Lakers.” This was another fun one though we had a minor scare from Melo. Instead of sharing my thoughts on the game, here what the players/coaches were thinking last night:

  • D’Antoni – “The system works…the system works…the system works. It’s the players fault. The system works…”
  • Woodson – “These guys are definitely running laps tomorrow. A win by less than 10 is a loss in my book.”
  • D.Howard – “I don’t want to make it awkward. I will just ask to be traded and that management fire D’Antoni and then I will get ready for the second half.”
  • Kobe – “Do you think this season is somehow payback for Colorado?”
  • Melo – “Wow, I am so on tonight. Take that D’Antoni. Nothing could go wrong tonight…” Continue reading

Knicks beat Nets: Go back to Jersey and get your shinebox

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Some thoughts from last night:

  • Great game, these two teams are, to my disappointment, pretty evenly matched up when they play one another.
  • If JR Smith had actually lost a limb during the 4th quarter, would he have let Woodson take him out?
  • It was aid before the season that the Knicks would be pretty good if the year was 2003.  Looks like Jason Kidd things it is 2003 at least based on the way he has been playing.
  • It has to be so awful as a Nets fan to watch Kidd – one of your arguably top 3 players all time – hit a back breaking 3 pointer against you while playing for your big city rivals. The closest equivalent for Knicks fans would have been having Ewing drop a double double on us while wearing a Sonics uniform.
  • Hey Nets fans, Deron is a very good point guard. Carmelo is an MVP candidate. I hope you understand the difference. Continue reading