Written by William Lee
Utah Jazz losing streak is extended to five games, fall to the New York Knicks Friday night 108-81.
New York again led wire to wire for a second consecutive game, scoring 39 points in the first quarter. The 39 points was the most points scored in any individual quarter by New York in any quarter this season.
Since Amare Stoudemire has been inserted into the starting lineup three games ago, the Knicks have been a +42 in first quarters. Stoudemire has been extremely impressive looking, even on defense!
Stoudemire with 9:05 remaining in the first quarter blocked a Derrick Favors layup attempt, igniting a fast break, leading to a J.R. Smith three. Smith was on fire from distance Friday night, knocking down five three-pointers, finishing the game with 17 points. Amare Stoudemire looked lively, running the floor on the fast break, drawing a foul with 7:14 left in the first quarter, he would convert on both free throws increasing New York’s lead to 16-8. On the very next Knicks’ possession, Stoudemire would Continue reading
Oklahoma City – This team is on fire right now. The loss of Maynor for the season doesn’t seem to have affected them at all. The Westbrook/Durant feud seems to have been nothing but hot air. The team that everyone expected to make the conference finals before the season started is on pace to do just that.
Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe is ignoring the fact that this team is much worse than last year and Metta World Piece has only had 1 good game all season. Playing with a chip on his shoulder after ESPN named him the 7th best player in the league, he’s been destroying teams, recently with four straight 40 point games. Will be interesting to see how they handle Bynums annual injury. You know it’s coming Laker fans.
San Antonio Spurs – These guys just won’t go away. They’ve been called old and past their prime for years and yet still lead their division. It helps when your scouts consistently find a player no one has ever heard of that ends up being very good. Gary Neal was that player last year; James Anderson is that player this year. Continue reading