Written by William Lee
After finally earning a win in matinée games Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, New York looked to avenge a 114-73 matinée loss to the Boston Celtics from early December. With the Knicks down 0-2 in the season series so far, New York jumped out to an early lead, and never looked back, winning 114-88.
Reverse layup, slam dunk, Iman Shumpert got to the rim early, New York got into the paint easily, getting layups, dunks, just about whatever they wanted. Tyson Chandler put back, Pablo Prigioni reverse layup, Chandler alley opp, these are all the scores of the first few possessions that began the game. You get the picture, the Celtics could not defend the Knicks, and when they finally stopped the bleeding from the inside, New York would drop a three on them for good measure. New York finished the first quarter with 14 points in the paint, along with four threes to help double up on Boston 31-15 when it was all said and done in the period.
The closest the Celtics ever got back into the game, was within fourteen points, when they went on an 11-0 mid-way through the second quarter. With the score 45-31, Tim Hardaway Jr. would knock down two timely threes, and Boston never threatened again. Hardaway Jr would finish the game with 16 points off the bench. The bench contributed greatly to Tuesday night’s victory with 63 bench points. Reigning Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith contributed 17 points and 5 assist off the bench as well. Jeremy Tyler recorded 17 points as well, a majority of the time during garbage minutes, when the game was already out of hand, but nonetheless, a positive. Continue reading
Jay tries to convince Marc that things aren’t so bad right now, another petition to the basketball gods, listener questions and ranting about the last two games.
Guess what we talk about? If you guessed Game 1 against Boston you are correct. There was a ton of questions that we answer that pretty much cover the game from every angle. We also talk about the rest of the playoff games very briefly as there was only 1 other game that wasn’t a blowout.
The Rematch. Let’s do this. Comment below as the game goes on.
Why why why do the Celtics always do this to the Knicks. It’s almost like the big brother picking on his kid brother.
We talk about all of the Christmas games, especially the Knicks vs. Celtics and Garnett vs. Walker’s neck. We do some of our new segments such as reasons to hate the Heat, reasons to be sad we’re a Knicks fan, he gets paid how much?, nba crossfire, and I can’t believe we got him in the offseason. We debate whether Amar’e should be more of a 3-point shooter. Download Episode 92
We talk about Baron Davis coming to the Knicks and Jeff Green out for the year and what that means for the Celtics. We introduce a few new segments into the show. Then we do our western conference preview, predictions for the 8 playoff seeds, 5 questions, most/least improved and more. Download Episode 90
I’m starting to get really nervous that there isn’t going to be a season this year. We’ve lost all November games and the sides aren’t even talking anymore. This is bad.
Last season was one of the best in recent memory and this season promised to be just as good if not better. In preparation of the worst I put together a list of the top 10 things I will miss the most:
10. The Timberwolves
Yes, the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio has finally arrived, they drafted Derrick Williams with the #2 pick and they have the best rebounder in the leage in Kevin Love. Throw in complete wildcards like Beasley and Darko and I’m very intrigued by this team. They aren’t going to compete for a championship, but they might be very fun to watch. Continue reading