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
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The Knicks don’t send their fans into a panic by beating the Pistons

The Knicks are supposed to win games like this and win them by a large margin.  Today did not disappoint.  Lets face it, if they did lose this game Knicks nation would be in a complete panic and endless talk of how the first 8 games were a fluke would ensue.  Some thoughts on today’s game:

  • The 2nd half almost seemed as if the Knicks were toying with the Pistons.  At least 3 times Detroit would come to within 8-10 points and then the Knicks would go on a big run.
  • Carmelo was unstoppable today.  When he’s scoring from inside and out as well as passing when he’s double-teamed there isn’t much you can do.
  • Welcome back Steve Novak, we missed you.
  • Camby looked a lot more mobile today.  Hopefully this means he’s getting into game shape.  We need another rebounder out there.
  • Can someone start a movement to ban Rasheed Wallace from taking shots more than 12 feet from the basket?
  • Jason Kidd is more important than people realize.  In the 2nd quarter Detroit made a run and almost came back to tie the Knicks.  Kidd enters and suddenly the Knicks are up by 20.  This is not the first time something like this has happened. Continue reading

Knicks WIN!!! 6-0!!!! Yeah, that really just happened!!!!!!!!

I have to be completely honest. The Knicks were down by 12 in the 4th quarter and I wrote a whole write up about the game. I recounted what went wrong tonight and how if you are going to lose, it might as well be to the Spurs because they look damn good. I wrote about how Carmelo and JR barely showed up to the game. As I kept writing, Jason Kidd hit two straight three pointers. I eventually had to stop writing and watch the awesomeness. HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe the Knicks pulled this one out. The Knicks will not remain perfect but they came to play this season. This is going to be a fun season to be a Knicks fan. I don’t want to overreact but this is their best victory all season. Here are my thoughts:

  • The 4th quarter is officially renamed “Hammer Time” because that is when the Knicks defense bring the hammer down.
  • Hey Melo, you scored 9 points tonight which last season would have meant you barely contributed. This season’s Melo played great defense, took down 12 boards and figured out he could contribute even if he was not scoring.
  • Ray Felton is officially nicknamed JW as in “Jeremy Who”. The Spurs challenged Felton to score especially on pick & rolls and Felton delivered when no one else could.
  • Speaking of Jason Kidd, does it violate any league rules for him to drink from the fountain of youth?
  • The Knicks as a team turned the ball over 7 times tonight. How is that even possible? Jeremy Lin used to turn the ball over 7 times in a half.
  • JR Smith looked like he was off but when I looked at the box score he had 17 pts on 6-13 shooting. I guess he played better than I realized. 6th man of the year, yeah that could happen. And, I almost screamed when he hit that 3 at the end of the game…but stopped myself for fear of waking my wife and baby.
  • I would have liked to see more Ronnie Brewer tonight but I assume his knee was hurting him. Hope his knee heels soon because Brewer has been way better than expected so far.
  • I believe Woodson’s grave might say “In Rasheed we trust”. Never thought I would see so much Rasheed this early in the season but he played pretty well tonight for a retiree.
  • Tonight was interesting because at times it seemed they were playing with “Refs call fouls mode” turned off.
  • Here is the beginning of the write up I started when the Knicks were down by 12 and I assumed they would lose (kind of fun to read this now!!!) Continue reading

Around the League

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The NY Knicks are 4-0 for the first time since the 93-94 season. They are the only undefeated team in the NBA and played a lineup consisting of veterans Marcus Camby, Rasheed Wallace and Jason Kidd…in 2012. They are winning by an average of 17 points a game even though their opponents have a 13-2 record against other teams. I wouldn’t have believed any of these things would have happened if you’d told me a few weeks ago.

Boston is having a harder with their new pieces than expected. They are 3-3, with 2 of their wins coming in the last few seconds of the game. On the bright side for the Celtics, Rajon Rondo just had his 30th straight game with at least 10 assists; 3rd all time to Magic Johnson – 44 and John Stockton – 37.

The team many dubbed the best team in New York is 2-2 and have been wildly inconsistent, winning by 30 and losing by 20 in the same week. And in case you missed it, The Nets have a ridiculous mascot. Continue reading

Knicks Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I am dreaming please don’t wake me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Knicks are now 2-0 which is in a word, shocking. They have looked good on offense and ferocious on defense. If they keep playing with this intensity they may have a shot to play some basketball in late May or even June – not to get way ahead of ourselves. They could easily blow the next two but if you are a Knicks fan and you are not excited then check yourself for a pulse. Here are some thoughts from how the Knicks treated the 76ers like a small child today:

  • There was a guy playing for the Knicks wearing #7 who was diving for lose balls, blocking shots, playing stellar defense and even dove into the stands for a lose ball. I have no idea who this player was but I hope he can give Melo some tips on how to play.
  • I am going to go out on a limb and say that whenever either the Knicks hit 19 treys like Friday or JR Smith actually plays well the Knicks are going to win. And, JR with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals – did that really happen???
  • The Knicks are winning by an average of 18 points a game. The Knicks are winning by an average of 18 points a game. I had to write that twice because it sounds so absurd but is true.
  • How is it that the Knicks won by so much in back to back games yet I was on the edge of my seat and kept waiting for the Knicks to blow it in each game?
  • Hey Philly, you better hope Bynum comes back soon or this is going to be a long season for all of your fans. I may regret saying that tomorrow night but right now I am sticking my tongue out at your mediocre squad. Continue reading