Marc and Jay break down the JR and Shumpert trade, talk about the Galloway signing, tanking, Phil Jacksons comments on the state of the Knicks, an interview with JR, this years Knickeffect list
Marc and Jay talk about the Detroit and Indiana games, minutes management, Shumperts foul, top 5 dumb comments we’ve seen this week, Marcs notes from the Pistons game, what we’re going to do if the Knicks lose against Washington and much more
We recorded this show after the Hawks game and before the Rockets game becaus we wanted to record after a win. We talk about Bargs improvement, the trade rumors involving Shumpert, the newest starting lineup, upcoming games, possible realistic trades and much more
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First home game opener for the Chicago Bulls, after losing to the Miami Heat on their ring night ceremony, opening day game of the NBA. The fans were excited to see their hometown hero Derrick Rose return to action, waiting to explode after Rose’s first made shot. Although Rose continued to show rust, shooting only 2-11 from the field in the first half. The only time Rose scored in the first half, was off of two consecutive Metta World Peace bad forced up shots, which led to consecutive Derrick Rose lay ups on the fast break.
The game was played at the Bulls pace, a slow, grind it out, defensive game, with the Knicks finishing the game on 36% shooting, while the Bulls didn’t fare much better, at 40% shooting. Luol Deng was off to a quick start with 8 points in the first quarter. The Bulls closed out the quarter on a 10-3 run when Tyson Chandler was subbed out of the game for Amare Stoudemire, leading to a 10 point lead for the Bulls at the end of one, 26-16. Carlos Boozer had 6 of the 10 points during the run, all with Stoudemire guarding him (that was putting it kindly). To compound this issue, Amare did his typical Amare thing, dribbling the ball off his own leg, after doing a spin move. The first quarter was topped off by a Taj Gibson offensive rebound, and put back, after Kirk Hinrich put up a desperation shot. Continue reading
Jay and Marc briefly talk about the other three series before answering a ton of questions looking forward to game three. Priggy, Shump, Chandler, Amare, offense, defense, clubs, it’s all covered. We even manage to keep the Amare bashing to a minimum. At least until we see what happens on Saturday.
Jay and Marc have possibly their most positive episode ever after the Knicks win in OKC. Talking about the last two wins, Melo going for the scoring title, who’s been key in the win streak and more. The guys get some criticism and Marc doesn’t seem to like it. Listener questions.