Knicks scored some points. Pacers scored a lot more.
So this happened again
Also a ton of this:
And some great defense:
Not to mention the awesome boxing out:
And of course what game would be complete without multiple injuries:
Can’t wait until tonights game!
Written by William Lee
Both the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons were shorthanded, but it was the Pistons who overcame the adversities and was victorious Tuesday night. Winning 92-86 despite their starting point guard Brandon Jennings leaving the game early with an upset stomach. Pistons were also without point guards Chauncey Billups (knee tendinitis) and Will Bynum (groin, hamstring). The Knicks were also without their starting point guard Raymond Felton, who missed the game because of hamstring soreness and a pinched nerve in his hip. Beno Udrih stepped into the starting lineup, but was held scoreless in 18 minutes of action. Mike Woodson decided to go to a big lineup to match up with the Pistons’ large frontline. Without Tyson Chandler and Metta World Peace, Kenyon Martin joined Udrih in the starting lineup for his first start of the season. Woodson also decided to put JR Smith back to his sixth man role, and inserted Iman Shumpert back into the starting lineup.
Both teams got off to a hot start, shooting over 50% in the first quarter. The Pistons lead 26-24 after one period, behind seven points from Josh Smith and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope respectively. Andrea Bargnani led the way for the Knicks with nine first quarter points, highlighted by a driving and one dunk. The Knicks cooled off in the second quarter missing 14/21 shots, with so many misses, the Knicks kept themselves in the game with five offensive rebounds in the quarter. Amare Stoudemire showed flashes, with back to back spectacular dunks, part of an 8-0 Knicks run, to take a 34-28 lead with 8 minutes left in the first half. Brandon Jennings came back into the game, and was content with setting his teammates up, collecting four assist the rest of the half. With his fourth assist leading to a Gigi Datome buzzer beating three to end the half, to tie the game up at 43-43. Continue reading
Round two started off with a thud. Jay and Marc are angrier than ever and tell you why all show. I think we mention the round 1 victory for about a minute, but since round 2 started so quick or happiness was immediately crushed by the weight of this terrible game.
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Knicks vs Suns early game. Another game the Knicks should win. Comment as the game goes on.
Did I just jinx us by calling the Bobcats the worst team of all time? Because for that the be official the Knicks need to win tonight.
Welcome back Amar’e! Glad to see you watched no tape on how to play defense while you were out.
I felt even more miserable than they look while watching this game.
With this loss the Knicks will now be playing the Heat or the Bulls in the first round instead of having a chance at playing the Pacers. Here’s some notes on the game:
- When Mike Bibby was your best player, and it’s not 2004-2006, you’re going to lose.
- Amar’e is (still) a complete liability on defense
- This is why an offense based on jacking up 3’s isn’t always a good idea
- Why look for Melo, he’s only been averaging 30 points a game for a month, instead….
- whoever gets the ball first just jack up a shot. No one needs to try to get the rebound either, that would use up energy that can be spent on contested 20-30 foot shots.
- I thought the Cavs were the team that was supposed to be tanking.