Knicks @ Suns – 3-29-14 – Game Recap

Written by William Lee

Friday night’s matchup featured two teams fighting desperately for their playoff lives with the Phoenix Suns clinging on for dear life onto their eighth spot, holding only a half a game advantage on the Dallas Mavericks. As for the Knicks, as poorly as they have played, the Atlanta Hawks have played that much worse, and are in a complete downward spiral losing five straight games, as New York climbed a game and a half back of the eighth seed.

Goran Dragic exploded out the opening gate, going 7-for-8 from the field, with three of them coming from beyond the arc, finishing the first quarter with 18 points. Phoenix as a team had six threes in the opening quarter, which should come as no surprise since the Suns are third in three-point field goals made with 9.4 made per game, and top five in the league in three-point field goal percentage with 37.6%. J.R. Smith kept New York in the game early in the first quarter, scoring back to back threes, after tying a franchise record the previous game with nine three-pointers made against the Sacramento Kings. Smith scored ten points in the first quarter, but cooled off significantly the rest of the game, going 2-for-7 the rest of the way. Continue reading

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Knicks @ Bobcats – 1-14-14 – Game Recap

Written by William Lee 
Carmelo Anthony last comment in a post-game interview with MSG Tina Cervasio “We got another game tomorrow, Shit”  after an overtime victory over Phoenix Monday night pretty much foreshadowed   Tuesday night’s game. After narrowly escaping a gritty game with the Suns, the Knicks just looked tired on the second game of a back to back, flying to Charlotte right after Monday’s game, getting in at 3 A.M. New York was content with launching long range jumpers, and was just going through the motions for most of the game.
 Charlotte went on a 19-5 run to end the first half, holding a 55-46 lead at intermission.  Al Jefferson dominated New York with his post game, setting the tone early with 11 first quarter points. Jefferson made his presence felt throughout the game, finishing with the game with 35 points and 8 rebounds, helping the Bobcats snap the Knicks’ five game winning streak.
New York got as close as a four point deficit, going on a 12-7 bridging from the end of the third quarter to the beginning of the fourth quarter. All the points were scored by either Carmelo Anthony or Amare Stoudemire during the run. It was interesting to see that Carmelo Anthony had to play 38:25 minutes, continuing to shoulder the scoring load, as well as waste his energy bringing up the ball. Continue reading

Episode 98: The Downs and the Downsers

Fun show tonight.  We talk about the Magic and Suns games.  We do the top 5 strategies teams should use against the Knicks.  We talk about our contest and read a really funny email from a listener.  We then try to figure out what the Knicks do in practice.  Download Episode 98

Episode 27: Everything Wrong and Everything Right

We give our thoughts on the last two games against the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers.  What point guard would you take over Raymond Felton.  The Melo drama continues. 2 Heated Minutes featuring LeBron.  Download Episode 27

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Episode 21: He’s Your Problem Now

Yao Ming is injured again and his career might be over.  Is New Orleans fooling us with their record?  San Antonio’s resurgence.  The Clippers GM is insane.  We break down the two trades between The Phoenix Suns, The Washington Wizards, and The Orlando Magic.  Download Episode 21

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Offseason Grades – Western Conference

Northwest Division

Jays Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves – B+
Utah Jazz – B
Oklahoma City – B-
Portland Trailblazers – D-
Denver Nuggets – C+

Marc Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves – INC
Utah Jazz – B+
Oklahoma City – C
Portland Trailblazers – D
Denver Nuggets – F

Pacific Division

Jays Picks

Los Angeles Clippers – D-
Sacramento Kings – C
Golden State Warriors – C-
Los Angeles Lakers – A+
Phoenix Suns – B-

Marc Picks

Los Angeles Clippers – F
Sacramento Kings – C+
Golden State Warriors – B-
Los Angeles Lakers – A
Phoenix Suns – B

Southwest Division

Jays Picks

Memphis Grizzlies – C-
Houston Rockets – C+
San Antonio Spurs – B-
Dallas Mavericks – A-
New Orleans Hornets – F

Marc Picks

Memphis Grizzlies – B-
Houston Rockets – C
San Antonio Spurs – A
Dallas Mavericks – F
New Orleans Hornets – F