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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  165 responses

Post Up: Blaze of Glory

Jamal Crawford comes up big, New York wins its seventh straight and OKC loses on the road.

by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad

13 games to cover, let’s get right to it…

Spurs 113, Raptors 106

With last night’s win over the Raptors, the Spurs have now won nine in a row; and with Ginobili working his way back into the rotation, this team will only get better. Tony Parker, who is putting together a very nice season, continued his strong play with a 34 point, 14 assist effort–he also went 12-12 from the line. Toronto was able to tie the game at 66 in the third thanks to a 17-7 run but couldn’t capitalize on their play and looked like they had tired legs in the fourth. DeMar DeRozan led his team with 29 points (including this dunk) but was charged with an offensive foul late in the fourth that ended all hopes of a comeback.

Magic 103, Sixers 87

Ryan Anderson has been shooting the lights out this season. The third year pro has hit 80 three’s this year, 19 more than anyone else in the league; he is also one of the few (only?) players to hit more three-point field goals than two-point field goals. The guy is an assassin and in my opinion, for what it’s worth, he should have been an All-Star. Last night Anderson continued his hot shooting with 7 three-pointers (on 10 attempts) against one of the best defensive teams in the L. He finished with 27 points and was one of six Magic players to score in double-figures. Dwight Howard had another double-double with 17 points and 14 boards while Jason Richardson had 14 points, including four 3′s. When the Magic are shooting well from beyond the arc, they are damn near unbeatable with Dwight snatching boards down low. The Sixers never looked comfortable; they fell behind 23-6 in the first quarter and didn’t lead once in the contest. Lou Williams continued his bid for Sixth Man of the Year with 21 points and 7 assists but besides that, no other Sixer had any stats worth noting.

Pistons 98, Celtics 88

The Celtics are one of the tougher teams to figure out this season. One day they’re beating the Eastern Conference leading Bulls, the next their losing by double-digits to teams like the Pistons and Raptors. Their inconsistency may be attributed to playing to the level of their competition but if I recall correctly, the C’s played a similar regular season a few seasons ago before making a deep playoff run. With Garnett looking on from the sideline with a sore hip, Greg Monroe had himself a 22 point, 9 rebound performance continuing his strong season. Frank Lawrence decided to tweak his lineup and bring Ben Gordon off the bench and the move paid great dividends; Gordon finished with 22 points off the pine. Rajon Rondo had another fantastic game, this time going for 35 points and 6 assists while teaching rookie Brandon Knight a thing or two. After winning five-straight, Boston has now lost three out of their last four and it doesn’t get any easier; 14 out of their next 19 games are on the road.

Grizzlies 105, Nets 100

The Grizz and Nets must have known SLAMily was in the crowd because they put on one of the better shows The Rock has seen in a while. Leading by one with under three minutes to go, the Nets looked like they had a chance to put it away until Tony Allen hit a 3 to take the lead. New Jersey then turned the ball over three straight times which led to their demise–they finished with 20 on the evening. Gucci was taunted by the crowd but brushed it aside and answered with a stat line of 21 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals. He was also responsible for a handful of those 20 Net turnovers. Along with Allen’s 21, Rudy Gay finished with 25 and 6 assists while Marreese Speights finished with 20 points and a whopping 18 boards. Deron Williams paced the Nets with 26 points but had 0 in the fourth–a big problem considering the next highest Net scorer was Anthony Morrow with 17.

Knicks 100, Kings 85

The Kings figured out how to keep Jeremy Lin off the floor–get blown out. Lin had 10 points and 13 assists in 26 minutes of play as the Knicks had one of the most balanced box scores I have ever seen. Landry Fields led the Knicks with 15 and 10 and Steve Novak had 14 while channeling his inner Larry Johnson with a 4-point play. The game was never close and the Knicks led by 20+ points throughout the third quarter as New York now awaits the return of Carmelo Anthony which should come at the end of the week against New Orleans. The Kings looked discombobulated and never got it together at the Garden. Sacramento shot 38 percent from the field and only had 15 team assits compared to New York’s 25. ‘Reke Evans led their scoring charge with 19 and Isaiah Thomas had 14 off the bench–the 2011 Draft’s “Mr. Irrelevant” is giving the Kings great minutes and has worked his way into the everyday rotation. Sacramento has now lost three straight and four of their last five.

Cavs 98, Pacers 87

Trouble in Indy? One night after getting beat up on by Miami, the Pacers traveled to Cleveland for their second game of a back-to-back-to-back and lost by double digits to the Cavaliers. Indy has now lost 6 of their last 8 and looked gassed against the Cavs. The Pacers simply had no answer for Kyrie Irving who was playing in his first game since February 7th after being sidelined with a concussion. Irving torched the Pacers with 22 points and 5 assists showing his wide array of skills as he got to the lane with ease and stretched the floor with a few 3-pointers. Cleveland led by 18 to start the fourth quarter, but with Irving on the bench they fell apart offensively and didn’t score for the first 5 minutes of the quarter. The Pacers were playing without Danny Granger who warmed up but sat due to a sprained ankle and no one on Indiana picked up the slack offensively. Darren Collison led Indy with 18 points but he only had 3 assists. The Pacers will look to turn it around against the Nets tonight.

Hornets 92, Bucks 89

The Bucks capped off their homestand with their third straight loss and this time it came against one of the worst teams in the league. After Milwaukee cut the lead to one in the fourth quarter, the Hornets scored 6 straight to put them up 78-73 and stalling Milwaukee’s momentum. Marco Belinelli hit 6 out of 7 threes and led the Hornets with 22 points. Gustavo Ayon had a nice game with 12 points and 12 rebounds  and helped the Hornets win their first road game since January 9. The Bucks were led by Ersan Ilyasova who scored 23 off the bunch but that came on 9-21 shooting. Brandon Jennings’ shooting woes continue; he scored 18 points but went 7-21 from the field and 2-6 from behind the arc.

Rockets 96, Thunder 95

Houston remains one of the toughest teams to beat at home and not even the Thunder could overcome the home-court advantage last night. In a game that saw nine ties and twelve lead changes, the Rockets were able to stifle the Thunder in the fourth quarter of play. After Kevin Durant (33 and 8 boards) and Russell Westbrook (26 and 8 boards) absolutely lit up the Rockets in the third quarter to the tune of 24 points, Houston put the clamps down and held the duo to 5-16 shooting and forced them to commit two turnovers in the final quarter of play. Houston held OKC scoreless in the final 2:45 of regulation and were able to pull out a victory even though the Thunder had four chances to win the game. Kevin Martin led Houston with 32 points (including 15 of his own during a great third quarter) and hit a few clutch free throws down the stretch to propel his team to victory. Kyle Lowry finished with 11 and 9 assists and Chandler Parsons filled up the stat sheet with 14 points, 7 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals.

Timberwolves 102, Bobcats 90

The Bobcats continue to bring the suck every night and have now lost 16 straight. Charlotte actually led for most of the first half but gave up a 14-5 run in the third quarter and were down by double digits heading into the fourth. Nikola Pekovic may be the perfect complement to Kevin Love in the Timberwolves frontcourt. Last night, Pekovic had a double-double with 21 points and 11 boards and now has seven double-doubles over the last 11 games–compared to just one for his career heading into the season. KLove had himself his 10th 30-10 game of the season with 30 points and 18 boards’ the next closest player to Love in 30-10 games only has five. Minny shot 50 percent for the game, forced 16 turnovers and had 9 steals in a great team dub. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 21 points and 6 boards while Corey Maggette had 18 and 0 assists.

Mavericks 102, Nuggets 84

After a rocky start, it looks like the defending champs are starting to hit their stride. With last night’s easy dub over the Nugs, Dallas has now won five straight and held one of the most explosive offenses in the league to 84 points. After being on the wrong end of  a 12-1 run in the second quarter, the Nuggets never threatened and trailed by 16 late in the quarter. Shawn Marion had 16 points, 10 boards and 6 assists while Lamar Odom and Jason Kidd chipped in with 14 and 13 respectively. The Nuggets, who have been decimated by the injury bug, shot 36 percent from the field and their 39 first half points were a season low.

Hawks 101, Suns 99

After leading for three quarters, the Suns couldn’t crack the Hawks zone defense in the fourth quarter and were held to 22 points in the quarter. Trailing 98-95 with 12 seconds to go, Channing Frye got a great look at a game tying 3 but couldn’t get his legs under him and his shot fell short. With last night’s loss the Suns fell to 0-3 during their back-to-back-to-back stretch and now sit at 12-18. Josh Smith continues to play with a chip on his shoulder after not being selected to the All-Star team; last night he went for 30 points, a season-high 17 boards and 7 dimes–dude has been beastin’ lately. With Tracy McGrady injured, Willie Green stepped up and added 20 points off the bench and Jeff Teague had 16 points and 5 assists. The ageless Steve Nash had 22 points and 16 dimes and Grant Hill added 18 in the losing effort.

Blazers 93, Warriors 91

With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined due to an ankle injury, the Blazers were able to pull off a tough road victory behind Gerald Wallace’s 24 points and 6 rebounds. In a back and forth game that was close throughout, Jamal Crawford proved to be the deciding factor off the bench for Portland. The always exciting swingman knocked down a huge 3-pointer with 1:03 left to take a 91-90 lead. After Nate Robinson (21 points) hit one of two from the strip to tie it at 91, Crawford drew a foul and hit the final two points of the game to give Portland a 93-91 lead. Nicolas Batum continued his strong play with 17 points and Marcus Camby had a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards. David Lee led the Warriors wth 29 points and 11 boards but Golden State made a number of boneheaded plays late in the game to let this one slip away at home.

Clippers 102, Wizards 84

The Wizards hung around until the fourth quarter but they had no answer for Randy Foye in the final period of play. With the Clippers only up three with ten minutes to go, Foye scored 10 points in a three minute span to help stretch the lead to 12 as Lob City won their seventh straight over the Wizards. Five Clippers scored in double-figures including Blake Griffin who had 23 points and 15 boards, Caron Butler who chipped in with 21 and Chris Paul who finished with 16 points and 9 dimes. For the Wiz, Javale McGee and John Wall each had 18 and one night after scoring 35, Nick Young scored 14 points on a woeful 5-18 shooting.

Stat Line of the Night: Tony Parker with 34 points, 14 dimes and 3 boards. J-Smoove with 30 points, 17 boards and 7 dimes.

Play of the Night: Jamal Crawford with the clutch 3.


Dunks of the Night: Rudy Gay catches it off the glass.


“He just Mozgov’d somebody!”


Alonzo Gee on the break.


DeMar with the reverse alley.


Obligatory Blake Griffin highlight.


Throwback Moment: LJ with the 4-point play–shouts to Steve Novak for reminding me of this.


Tonight: Abe is back like Jordan wearing the 4-5. Three games on deck: Nets-Pacers, C’s-Bulls and Lob City-Blazers. Catch y’all Saturday.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Come on now Detroit, you can’t start out terribly and all but disqualify yourselves from the playoffs, then start winning…We need that top 3 pick!

  • Myung

    Good road win last night, Hawks. Josh is still playing angry. If Rose doesn’t play, would the East put Deron in the starting lineup and put Josh on the bench? Or would they replace him with a PG? If so, I guess Jrue Holiday? Or would it be Jerem… kidding.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Greg Monroe has some crazy old-man game. I can’t even call it ugly. It’s just old lol.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Also, terrible, awful, horrendous late game execution from OKC in the final 2 minutes of the game last night. Absolutely no semblance of an offensive scheme even ATO (after time outs). They had 4 attempts to win it, 3 by KD.
    Sure, they got those opportunities, because the Rockets couldn’t snag an offensive rebound, but man.. that is seriously worrying if you’re an OKC fan.
    They had that same problem last year during the regular season, and it got BADLY exposed in the post-season, especially vs Dallas and Memphis, who have excellent ATO and quick-hitter inbound plays.
    As a Rockets fan, I’m very happy with the defense overall, Chandler Parsons was excellent defensively. KD got 33, but it honestly could’ve been 50 the level he was playing at. Courtney Lee sucked on O, excellent on D.
    It’s crazy how Westbrook, Harden and Durant all ‘got theirs’ despite some very, very good Rockets D.
    Goran Dragic still drives me insane, and I heart Kyle Lowry. Kevin Martin was on some serious ‘turn my game UP’ juice through 3/4, and went missing entirely in the 4th. Thank goodness he hit those FT’s with 20 seconds remaining though.

  • Myung

    This Gustavo Ayon kid is legit, huh? I picked him up (deep league) in my fantasy league two days ago. Lot of decent rookies playing ball this year. Ayon. Ivan Johnson. Kawhi Leonard. Nikola Vucevic. Chandler Parsons. Markieff Morris. Enes Kanter. Shump. Kemba. MarShon. Isaiah Thomas. Jon Leuer. Andrew Goudelock. Alec Burks. Bismack Biyombo. Derrick Williams (I felt like he was overrated coming out of Arizona… but I might be wrong?). Tristan. Klay Thompson is shooting the lights out for GS. It’s certainly not a star studded group (not one of those guys I listed will probably ever make an All Star game), other than Kyrie and Ricky Rubio and MAYBE Brandon Knight (kid has real skills). It’s a real quantity over quality group, but this rookie crop was a lot better than I thought it would be.

  • marchalmadness

    @myung, i guess they would bring in RR with his amazing level of play!

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Nikola Vucevic is one UGLY S.O.B. but man.. he’s a serious interior presence. He’s deceptively mobile and has better hands than I anticipated he would. Very impressed by his play, not flashy, not demanding of attention, but he’s a guy I’d love to have on my squad any day of the week.
    If anyone is just casually watching a Wolves game, just watch him for a couple of possessions. He may not impress you, but he rarely does anything silly either.

  • Myung

    Ah, you’re right. I agree with you. Forgot about Rondo. I guess he would be the logical pick. But I still would like to see Josh get that spot (if they picked a wild card and didn’t just grab a PG). Again, not a Josh Smith fan… but he totall deserves an All Star nod this year.

  • ti-sizzle

    anyone but jennings! i was actually supporting him as a reserve, but then he really started sucking bad! bucks lost quite some games now, he just isn’t consistent and deserving. go josh smith!

  • Justin G.

    Did anyone catch the press conference after the Orlando game? Stan Van Gundy said (paraphrasing) “While he’s hitting his shots, in all the minutes he played he only got 2 rebounds. That’s unacceptable. It means he’s only chucking up shots”. Wtf is wrong with this guy? Sometimes he really makes me laugh and he’s right a lot of the time in his criticisms of things the league does but how do you tear up your guy that just had a pretty damn good game for you, and after a win. Now I know where Dwight gets it from

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    I feel like OKC’s crunch time offense is always horrible. In fact isn’t their offense in general terribly run? Scott Brooks has them playing street ball out there lol

  • marchalmadness

    Josh smith deserves it more indeed, been outstanding offensively and defensively all season. A player like rondo should make it instead off Williams if you ask me. (ok its up for debate)

  • T-Money

    lin showed me nice things yesterday, that’s the kind of game he will need to have when melo gets back. it’s kinda sad to watch amar’e ball this year, he’s just a regular 4. so… what is the statute of limitations on lin’s turnovers? 6 in 26 mins, can we talk about it now or do we have to wait another 10 games? i keed, sort of.

  • T-Money

    justin – isn’t that coaching? what if he missed on a lot of rotations, didn’t hit the glass and was just feeling it? 2 rebounds IS unacceptable for a PF even if dwight is on your team.

  • ti-sizzle

    lin does turn the ball over a lot… strange that he only had 1 turnover at the half (with his team leading by a substantial amount) then proceeded to turn it over 5 times before sitting down. he needs to work with d’anton on that, he’s still learning and will figure it out. as long as knicks keep on winning!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ Hursty – Greg Monroes old man game is only surpassed by Tim Duncan’s old man game. 2nd best old man baller in the L.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Probably helps that Tim Duncan is twice Monroe’s as well.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Scott Brooks is the most under the radar bad coach in the League.

  • el_larsen

    cosign wayno!!!
    it was a great win but cmon we won’t have a top3 draft if we start winning on the road!!!
    man this season is so weird for pistons basketball
    ben gordon should be a starter and the obvious 2nd offensive optionbehind moose monroe
    no more tay prince iso,or stuckey TO(trade the guys,why give them a new contract joe d?why?)but lawrence franck defense is starting to work

  • T-Money

    totally agree, allen. but people are starting to catch on that, bill simmons said that brooks will have to be fired before westbrook gets traded if okc disappoints in the playoffs.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    It took them long enough. Also, Mark Cuban better watch out with these sort of comments, he’s messing up the narrative: Mark Cuban didn’t exactly say New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin wouldn’t be receiving wall-to-wall national attention if he were black. However, Cuban did say: “People, I don’t think, would have made as big a deal about it because it would have fit more of the profile. It’ll probably get me in trouble, but it’s true. “It’s just reality. For better or worse, we profile people.”

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Cosign Allen @ 10:43

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    And T-Money is right, the turnovers are crazy. Along with the record breaking scoring, dude just had his fourth straight game with six or more turnovers. That’s a lot of turnovers. Russell Westbrook gets killed for that, even if the Thunder win.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I don’t understand why it’s taking people so long to see how bad Brooks is. Their offense resembled the 2009-10 Hawks, and everybody noticed that iso-heavy unimaginative crapshow right after their first playoff series.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Man what a season. For weeks, OKC was reigning supreme, then bang, 3rd best record in the League.
    Lockout-shortened seasons are such a rollercoaster ride. Thank god Lamar seems to be waking up now. 2 above average games in a row, Mavs rolling, all seems well.
    Man, Josh Smith put up some numbers last night, ridiculous!
    Kenny made me spit up Ginger Beer when he screamed ‘NERF HOOP’ during a DeAndre alleyoop highlight on NbaTv earlier.
    That is now my nickname for Mr. Jordan: NERF HOOP!

  • Myung

    A lot of people are killing him for the turnovers. I’ve heard about it a lot and continue to, everywhere I tune in and read. I’ve definitely mentioned it before on this site a few times. He needs to cut down on the turnovers… but like Russ, he’s a 2 guard learning to be a PG. So both of them will have a higher learning curve than natural PG’s. But I agree with all of you on the turnovers. And he’s a bad defensive player too (like Nash, Calderon, and well, a lot of NBA players, to be honest). Lin is certainly not a perfect player. He’s got some real issues. But the story itself is so good that as of RIGHT NOW, the criticism isn’t as loud. But trust, once he starts playing some bad games (inevitable) and/or the Knicks lose (inevitable), the criticism is going to be loud and clear. After all, he plays in NYC. And also, the media (at all levels) loves to build people up and loves to tear people down. He’s going to be criticized heavily very soon. You can’t get a pass forever. It’s already started (like I said, I’ve read/heard it a lot on a lot of different media platforms).

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He used to play two guard? I didn’t know that. He has made the transition to point guard much better than Westbrook. He’s not BETTER than Westbrook, but he’s better at playing the one.
    I feel bad for him when people start really attacking him. It’s unfair how people build you up so high and then turn on you. Hell, they Knicks fans did it with Amare and Melo to a degree, particularly Amare.

  • Fat Lever

    Hursty, I think you mean Nikola Pekovic. Although as a Sixer fan, Vucevic has been a nice surprise too.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    And on the race issue, I agree with this guy from Simmons’ mailbag:lease tell me why so many people are missing the main issue with Jeremy Lin. The reason he “came out of nowhere” and people “can’t believe so many colleges and scouts missed the mark” is because of his race. Why does this issue get swept under the rug by all the analysts like it wasn’t the MAIN reason why he didn’t get any colleges scholarships, didn’t get drafted and got cut by two NBA teams? I find it amusing some people say Lin is getting all the attention because of his race and not for his play but the same reason he didn’t get noticed is because of his race. It’s like people are hatin’ because of his race but don’t realize his race is why “he came out of nowhere” in the first place.
    — Rick, Philly

    We put people in boxes, and only give them certain opportunities. It happens in all walks of life and with all different types of people depending on what they are doing. And if you can understand how it happened to Lin, you should understand how it happens to other people in other situations.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ el_larsen – I like Frank as thier coach, I think he’s good for them, they just don’t have a ton of talent. As for BG, I actually think he’s better off the bench. He can’t hang with oposing starting 2 gaurds on defense and he’s made a career out of torching oposing team’s second units. I think he’s able to thrive more as the 6th man. I like Knight and Stuckey starting together better. Still, I’d love to see Prince and/or Stuckey traded at the deadline.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    This Pekovic dude is putting up crazy numbers. I haven’t seen him hoop, but man, he’s dropping 20 and 10 at will. And with Love’s typically 25 and 15, the Timberwolves suddenly have a crazy combo. If Beasley would pull his add out of his arse, they would be pushing for the best frontcourt in the League.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Pekovic is the only Teammate of Kevin Loves I’ve ever seen just take rebounds from him. The Minotaur is a great nickname.

  • Myung

    Since you’re mentioning Grantland, Allen, I thought the piece by Rembert Browne was excellent. Simmons put together a nice group of writers for that site. They’re all better writers than him, which is kind of cool, because you’d think he would want to have all the glory for himself because he’s so well known, but he brought aboard a bunch of guys and girls younger, cooler, and more talented than him… and I think he’s OK with that. There’s a lot I don’t like about Simmons, but 1. I do he’s a funny writer (not a gifted writer… but a funny one) 2. His Podcasts are pretty entertaining 3. He promotes the NBA and 4. Grantland is a pretty great site.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Frank keeps getting jobs, but when was the last time he coached a team that did well? Every one talks about how hard he works and how he’s prepared, but his teams always lose. So strange.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Agree on all four points Myung.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Ah, Pekovic is getting recognition. About time.
    He was one of the best centers in Europe, played for an excellent club (Panathinaikos) won the big club championships with them and always, always was a threat for a double double. Great seeing him adapt to the league.
    Take that, Darko.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Who takes first seed in the East? Chicago or Miami? And am I right in assuming that every team in the East would rather play Chicago than Miami in the playoffs?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The only team in the East that could beat Chicago with a healthy Derrick Rose is Miami. In my opinion. Their defense is just too stout for every other team in the East.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Well, that’s one way to prevent Lin from scoring 20…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    He was alright in NJ, made the playoffs his first 4 years there, granted he was given a pretty decent team to work with. After NJ was gutted though he didn’t have a ton to work with. He’s still pretty young in his coaching career though…not to mention I’m comparing him to F’in Michael Curry and John Quester…he’s like Red Auerbach compared to them.

  • http://dsfklf.com Jukai

    Hey, anyone notice the Knicks have a new point guard? How has the kid been doing?

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Every game Kyrie Irving is proving to be a future star in this league. He’s got ROY. I’m fine with the lack of spotlight. But once the bandwagon is on, I just want to remind you guys that I’m the driver of the train.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    I hate that one article on grantland “the all-linsanity mailbag” it’s all “HOW COULD LEBRON PASS UP NEW YORK OMG” like knicks fans wouldn’t crucify him the instant he messed up smh

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Kyrie is freaking smooth, great bursts of speed, strong finisher with either hand, vet game. Very impressive guard.

  • Myung

    a healthy Atlanta actually matches up fairly well with Chicago. In our two games this year, we lost once in Chicago under tough circumstances (Played in Miami the night before, blew a 16 point lead late)…and we blew them out in Atlanta later that week. Teague does as good a job on Rose as anyone in the L (familiarity from their AAU and high school days). Joe tends to play well vs. Chicago. We’re also assuming Horford would be back by April. We lost in 6 last season in the Postseason to Chicago, but we made it a series. I don’t think Atlanta is a better team than Chicago. In addition, if we faced Miami or Philly, we would get creamed. But Chicago is a team we match up well against so if we did happen to play them, a 7 game series is not out of the question. I’m not saying the Hawks could beat them, but it would be a competitive series.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Dark, did you see him being this good this fast? I didn’t at all.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Shout out to tony parker, quietly, he has been playing like the best pg in the game for the past two weeks.

  • burnt_chicken

    I appreciate the Maggette assist total being mentioned in the writeup. I also feel that Lin would be getting even more attention if he were green, from Alpha Centari, and triple breasted.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Is it just me or does Kyrie only have one expression on his face at all times?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    For what it’s worth, Jeremy Lin has never had a good assist/turnover ratio. I can’t find that number online though. Tried googling his college stats but they didn’t show his Turnovers… weird.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    - Irving is a killer (Boston, Dallas).
    - Alonzo Gee is one of the best in-game dunker in the league this year.
    - Varejao might not be traded this year. His value to the Cavs can’t be measured. But he’s got some trade value for sure. But he’s also injured and could miss the trade deadline too. Plus teams that would be looking for him are either contenders or mid-pack playoff teams which would not equate to high draft picks. Ofcourse you always want to get the better end of a trade.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    - J is tripping saying alonzo gee is the best in-game dunker this season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    - I do agree with you on varejo, I think cleveland will miss him. I believe the reason they were so putrid last season was because he was out, along with various other injuries by different players but his was probably the most significant.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    niQ goto draft express and click the stats tab on Lin’s page. His assist to turnover is less the 2:1 that’s for sure.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Tony Parker is playing really well, a deserving all-star no question. It will be interesting to see how they get on in the Playoffs.

  • Myung

    That’s because he had zero turnovers at Harvard……

  • burnt_chicken

    Maybe Indiana has a shot against the Bulls? They sure seem to think they do, and they definitely take it to Chicago. In basketball, there always seems to be one team that kinda has your number, and the Pacers really seem to be gravitating towards that nemesis role…

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    I said “one of the best” not “the best” Slick.

  • burnt_chicken

    Alonzo Gee has a lot of really hard landings. Tough dude. Hard to keep coming out of those unscathed though.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Kevin Love is putting up video game numbers… and Nikola Pekovic is really really good.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @Myung. But of course!

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtime

    Let AloNZO DUNK!!!! that is all

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtime

    Double RR is balling but something just seem off in Old MEn Country. but if rose is a no go. He should take the spot No??

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    AllenP, so you think that what I said yesterday about people being labeled as racist whenever they criticize Lin was BS? Is that so. Well..maybe you need to get out of this slam bubble you are in and visit other sports site and see what people are saying about those who question dude’s abilities and why he’s getting so much press. Of course you won’t see any of that on here because most cats on here are true b-ball fans.
    From now on I’ll be referring to you as the Bubble Boy.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TADOne

    I loved the way Lin played last night. Obviously, that is the way he is going to have to play when Melo returns. As for the turnovers, Lin is still getting used to playing 30+ minutes a game and is still technically a rookie. Granted, he is aware of his TO problems and they do have to be corrected, but he has had a couple of games with less than 2 turnovers. I just hope that, in trying to limit his turnovers, he quits being aggressive.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Okay.
    But, I’m going by Twitter and Slam. I don’t read the comments on ESPN because it’s ESPN.
    People get called wet blankets and haters for not liking Lin, but I don’t see the “racist” tag getting thrown around all that often.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Josh Smith was a freak last night. It’s interesting watching Pekovic and K-Love on the floor together. They actually play well together. The have been averaging over a 40-20 between them for the last couple games. Wilt numbers! lol

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    It’s not just ESPN. Yahoo Sports, SI and FoxSports. Those sites garner more traffic on their stories than Slam, so they represent a large segment of the viewing public. Those clowns on there tell me something that I’ve known for a while now; majority of americans still have racist tendencies towards minorities. All the “Lin thought his black teammates math after the game” and “finally there’s a star in the NBA that isn’t a thug and gangmember” insults are thrown around at will.
    Some sh*t will never change.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    All the major websites are full of people that enjoy being irrationally hateful lol – Don’t read those and think that’s popular perception. Those people are commenting like that because they find that to be entertaining, not because they would really say those things, or even actually believe them.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Just thought I’d stop by and say hi to my dysfunctional slamily, and let y’all know J.R. Smith chose the Knicks. I really like his game, and think his perimeter shooting will help out a lot. Now it’s up to D’Antoni to make it work regarding everyone’s minutes in the rotation. As long as we keep playing hard and for each other, and as a TEAM, that’s all that matters to me. It’s about winning in New York, baby.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TADOne

    I’m not sure why JR chose the Knicks over the Clips? LA seemed like a better fit for him. I don’t where JR will fit into the rotation with Fields and Shumpert? I just don’t see JR staying happy because Melo and Amare need their shots and that doesn’t leave but a couple per game for JR.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    JR Smith? I don’t know if that is necessarily a good thing…Especially how well the team chemistry is right now…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    He gets over a million more dollars in New York lol, I think why he chose (if he really did) the Knicks is pretty clear.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TADOne

    I can’t see that LA would offer much less since the least he would get would be the veterans minimum.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    He chose the Knicks to win a CHIP, nbk. Let your 40 something chubby joisey shore wannbe meatball eboy know the Knicks are gonna shove it down their throats before the All-Star break.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t disagree with you about those sites, or the mindsets of many Americans. I just think it doesn’t make sense to make that complaint here when the problem doesn’t occur here. But that’s just me.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I agree…my fault.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Hey look at that, IAMORANGE4EVER is still delusional. Who would have thought? Everyone? nevermind. I’m sure JR Smith really is after a “title,” I mean the evidence is there, He signed with a Chinese team (because he thought there would be no season) that wasn’t even good enough to make the playoffs, in China…….even after they added him. Now he wants to play with Melo & Amar’e instead of Chris Paul & Blake Griffin (and is conveniently making over a million more then he would in LA). Right, he wants to win.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Every basketball team around the globe should be given a tape of the Nets 4th qtr execution last night vs the Grizz as a “what not to do during the 4th qtr of a close game” instructional vidoe. It’s amazing that a team with DWill as their PG can be so careless with the ball at the most crucial moments.
    Also, TAllen is by far the best defensive 2-guard in basketball.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Shumpert might give T-Allen a run for his money in the coming seasons though. I agree Tony is the best now though. Is it Tony who they are calling “Gucci”?? What’s up with that. Dude doesn’t seem to be very “Gucci.”

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Quietly DLee has been having a very good season (19/10/2 on 52% shooting). It seems like dude went from being underrated to overrated and now back to underrated.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    That’s true about Lee’s rise and fall. He’s such a system player is his main problem. He needs everyone to cater to his style in order for him to look good and play good. He would be terrible on a half court offense team imo. He’s 20-10 when running, but I can’t see him putting up anything better than 15,8 on a team like the Lakers or Celtics.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    NBK and I noted this back at the beginning of the year about Lee. That elbow injury was really effing with his game last year.
    Dwill is one of my favorite players, but his attitude is killing that team. Dude is so down on his teammates all the time. They are afraid to make a mistake. And he’s always angry at them, and rarely angry at himself when he messes up. He is clearly below Rose and Paul, not because of skills because I believe overall he’s their equal there, but as a leader of men, he’s showing some bad traits man. I wouldn’t be surprised to see cats start ripping him next year if he bolts.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I love that Lee got so under appreciated. Helped me steal him in my fantasy draft.

  • T-Money

    grantland is a great site in its own lane – the intersection between pop culture and sports. i don’t care for it because the subject matter doesn’t interest me (say compating nba stars to movie stars) but they do what they do really well.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I agree. On a bad team like the nets what they need is leadership from their best player or you will end up looking like the wizards. Both the wiz and nets have talent but they lack the leadership/commitment it takes to be a competitive team. Put CP on that Nets squad and they make the playoffs.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    no they don’t. That Nets team is horrible. Terribly horrible.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    The Nets have 2 players playing more then 30 minutes a night. Deron Williams and Kris Humphries. Their second and third best players are Marshon Brook and Anthony Morrow. Not that I don’t like those guys, but that is the worst 3rd and 4th options on any team that hasn’t at one time or another been run by Michael Jordan.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    nbk, just to lighten things up between you and I, because I like you, how much do you work out in a week? I run 4 days a week for over 32 miles and work out with weights 2 days week – upper and lower body. Do abs every morning. Not trying to be huge…just love the muscle definition I’ve got right now. Last night just before the Knicks/Kings game, I ran a little over 8 miles (8.012) in 65 minutes. Burned 1333 calories and had an elevation gain of 1238 feet. GREAT RUN man! It’s almost orgasmic the runners high I get. LOL! Do you ever work out that hard? Side note: One of my favorite “rap” lines ever was, “Every finish line is the beginning of a new race,” by Lil Wayne in J-Lo’s song, “I’m into you” he was featured in. That’s so poetic. I live my life like that.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The team lacks talent, and they would not compete for a playoff spot no matter what. But, they could have more chemistry. If Deron is serious about possibly playing their next year with Dwight, then he’s going to need those role players. I feel like he doesn’t make them better mentally. He sets them up, he scores, but he doesn’t give them confidence. I think certain players can do that.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Orange why did you just tell me how much you work out? (and I don’t know why it matters, but no i don’t go running, or lift weights. I work, spend time with my family, and play/watch basketball – I don’t really have time for anything else)

  • davidR

    jtaylor, the reason david lee hit overrated status is cuz coach smart had no idea how to run the warrior offense, or use david lee.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Orange… your one special person.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    David R
    Nah, I think it was the elbow injury. He had a bad, bad infection and constant pain apparently.

  • davidR

    lakeshow, david lee scores the majority of his points in the halfcourt. he’s doing better this year cuz mark jackson is running more P&R plays for him.
    his ability to drive (too fast for most big men), hit the midrange (if defenders stay flat footed), and pass (extremely underrated) makes him deadly. coupled with curry’s shooting, and monta’s penetration, it really comes down to pick your poison for defenses.

  • davidR

    allen,
    yea, the elbow injury was a factor. but i’m from the bay, and the warrior offense was terrible transitioning from nellie to smart. smart simply had no offensive creativity.
    its the reason why dorrell and monta put up ridiculous numbers last year. about 80% of the possessions came down to monta bailing the team out with <4 seconds on the shot clock, or a drive and kick to dorrell.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I think Allen’s right. Smart actually tried to run the offense through Lee at the high-post, top of the key, to open up more scoring opportunities for Monta and Steph. He was just very hobbled by his elbow.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Basically Lee didn’t really work as a facilitator. Whether it be because Smart didn’t know what he was doing or Lee was really bothered by that elbow. I’ll see if Ethan Strauss ever reported what he’s heard inside the organization about it.

  • Myung

    I honestly don’t want this to happen (bc of the backlash it’ll garner), but IF Jeremy garners enough fan votes next year, I know one former Fab Five member will absolutely love the JLin-Rose Eastern squad’s backcourt. :)

  • http://www.warriorsworld.net/2011/03/14/david-lee/ nbk

    Found it. Looks like everyone is partially right and partially wrong. Interesting read if you click my name. Allen I think you’ll find it particularly interesting.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I’m not saying David Lee gets out on the fast break, i’m saying that he benefits from a team that is constantly moving in the half court. He wants to get the ball and quickly make a decision not sit there and jab three times and shoot over someone. He is best suited for an fast paced offense where they try to get more FG attempts than the other team. I stand by my statement that he would not be as a good on a half court offense oriented team. And yes, he’s one of the best passing F/C in the game.

  • davidR

    nice myung. haha

  • davidR

    ahh, i see what you’re saying lakeshow. that makes more sense.
    and nbk, that was an interesting article.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    LakeShow, please you are by far more special than me. I am in awe of your specialness. And nbk, playing basketball can be a very good work out, unless of course you’re just playing horse. lol

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Seemed like the same problem Amare has had at different points in Mike D’s offense. And I’ve been telling people about Lee on defense for years, but people in New York were blinded by his hustle and winning smile. I remember reading another cat who noted that Lee got blocked at the rim more than any other big man in the League. I forgot who wrote that though.
    I like Lee all right though.

  • http://www.warriorsworld.net/2011/03/14/david-lee/ nbk

    I’m in good shape. Not the kind of shape I was in when I was going to play college ball or anything like that, but I’m no slouch. – What made you bring all that up though? You think i just talk on the internet about basketball? lol

  • http://www.warriorsworld.net/2011/03/14/david-lee/ nbk

    Yeah David, being in the GS area I didn’t know if you already read that or not. Ethan Strauss does good work.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Like those teams CP had in NO had talent.

  • http://www.warriorsworld.net/2011/03/14/david-lee/ nbk

    Emeka Okafor is better then every player in New Jersey. So is Trevor Ariza. – New Orleans had no talent when compared to the other playoff teams in the West. Not when compared to the New Jersey Nets without Brook Lopez.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Au contraire mon ami Orange! No one is more special than you my friend. Although I will say (in Dos Equis beer guy voice) I’m not always special, but when I am special, I’m extra special.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    You know what is starting to piss me off?
    People holding up Jeremy Lin as the newest incarnation of the player who is the antithesis of everything wrong with the NBA.
    People understandably want to praise dude for being humble and working hard, but do they have to randomly diss every other NBA player to do that? Or why is it wrong for ballplayers to flaunt and enjoy their wealth, but rich corporate executives are just fine?
    The simmering animosity towards the average NBA player just never goes away. It sickens me.

  • davidR

    even though david lee doesn’t get stops, he tries on D, and that’s more than we can ask for. especially in gstate.
    his game has been looking verrrry good lately though

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Like JTaylor, I am really starting to get pissed by compliments of JLin are accompanied by shots at most other NBA players. Yeah, homie is humble and worked hard, but do we think most other players are arrogant a-holes and lazy? If you do believe that, I’ve got problems with you.
    Why must you put others down to raise him up? Did anybody else read this love letter from the federal Secretary of Education on Lin? It’s like having a nice car is evil if you play in the NBA, but all these other Americans in their massive homes driving their expensive cars are just fine.
    Sickening.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    New Orleans had David West and Jarrett Jack. End of discussion.

  • http://www.warriorsworld.net/2011/03/14/david-lee/ nbk

    No David West last season.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I was just trying to change the subject, nbk. Anything to start fresh with you. I know things can get heated in here at times, because we are both competitive people, but I know we can get along. I know it! I’m working on being less salty…it’s just so hard because I really like to talk trash, but I don’t mean to ever make it personal. I won’t call you a clown anymore. *honk honk* lol

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Haha no stress I pretty much understand how/why you comment like you do. I don’t have hard feelings. I just find some things you say to be nuts. No offense. When your grounded your clearly intelligent, just a matter of how often that happens.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He was there for most of the season, just not the playoffs.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @Allenp, in regards to who gets blocked the most I thought I read an article that it was Emeka Okafor. Could wrong though. And it’s too hard to search for the article since Okafor is usually the one blocking people. lol

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Didn’t DWill play with BLopez and KHumprhies last season?

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    My fault Allen I didn’t realize he played 70 games

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    For 23ish games Taylor lol

  • davidR

    man, dwill was balling out of control last year with those 2. his assist numbers were insane.
    what’s the news on brook? is he coming back anytime soon?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @davidR, yea, he has been practising with the team. RealGm had a blurb that he might even be able to return before AllStar Break.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I’m always grounded, nbk. Trust me. You and I just don’t see eye to eye more times than not, becuase you live and die with stats. And to think I used to tutor stats in college. rofl

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    well your optimism doesn’t seem grounded in the realm of possibility. Lol idk how else to say it.

  • Showmeyourwits

    I’m actually glad we’re not getting J.R. The Clips have some amazing chemistry going, and while he would’ve helped talent-wise, he’s too unpredictable to bring on to a young team. Anybody seen Deandre’s hilarious Got’Em pictures on twitter?

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Aight…fair enough. That isn’t enough of a sample size to know just how good DWill and NJ can be with Blopez in the lineup. I do think that it’s been proving throughout their careers that CP has the ability to carry lesser talented teams to the playoffs better than DWill.
    It’s really nitpicking with dude though because he’s still a Top-3 PG and when he’s on his game, no one is better.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    I completely agree

  • http://www.racialicious.com/2012/02/15/memewatch-adventures-in-linsanity/#more-20490 Allenp

    True, but he still should do better. Oh, and click my name for some interesting items.

  • davidR

    he should, but damn. that nj team is horrible

  • davidR

    allen, those meme’s are hilarious.
    “lin must still be mad about hiroshima.”
    sigh…. lol

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    davidR, I don’t think AllenP meant for that to be funny. He was probably trying to show how racism affects all races.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    nbk, you are slanted negatively when you comment about the Knicks. It’s who you are. It’s obvious right now, while your Suns are in what some would call NBA purgatory, you’re emotionally tied to the Heat. I mean you are self aware about this, right? lol, and don’t try put your objective hat on with me and hide behind your stats, or claim you’re just a fan of the game. I see through that schtick. I know what’s up. You will be rooting for the Heat vs the Knicks just before the All-Star break, and likely upset and yelling at your TV while the Knicks give the hEat a big South Beach facial. If Floyd Mayweather is smart he’ll bet on the Knicks, because Lin is the real money maker. Yeah BOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! How’s that for grounded? Ha!

  • http://www.racialicious.com/2012/02/15/memewatch-adventures-in-linsanity/#more-20490 Allenp

    I meant for it to be thought provoking.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    It’s ok, I have a friend who is Asian….

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Naw I am not emotionally invested in anything. If New York beats Mia in a playoff series it’ll be a terrific upset. And I’ll be wrong about who would win. But I wouldn’t care either way. I wouldn’t come here and say I told you so. Or proclaim something stupid. Like you do, even after 6 games. Talking about the Knicks competing for a title! Which is years away. An there is nothing emotional about that statement.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    nbk, give it up man… You love the LBJ and the Heat. Everybody here know’s it. As the guys on TNT say: Come on home!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Naw I don’t give a damn. But whatever helps you sleep better

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    So you are in no way hoping that LBJ gets a ring in his career? Correct?

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Don’t care either way.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Hmm strange… I’m a bigger LBJ fan than you. Who woulda thought.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Lol idk

  • burnt_chicken

    ” But I wouldn’t care either way. I wouldn’t come here and say I told you so…”….kinda like you didn’t come here to say you told everybody so about the Heat lineup with Lebron as pg working well? Because you did that.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    burnt, it’s a lost cause. He sleeps better at night telling himself he don’t like LBJ. Let him sleep in peace.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Being right about what lineup is most effective I’d the same as bragging about getting a pretty widespread prediction correct? Gtfoh try and distinguish the difference in a place where you can think constructively.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    oh nbk I just remembered a while back you said you and your wife were expecting a child. I can’t remember when this was, but was he/she born yet? If so, congratulations!
    If I’m just imagining things and you have no idea what I’m talking about, just ignore me lol.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Lol actually I just left our meeting with the pediatrician – 2 more weeks till the “due date” but any time. I appreciate it Teddy!

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Well, for what it is worth, I LOVE when I’m right. And I generally go out of my way to emphasize that I was right about something.
    For example, when I reminded the world about Deron Williams.
    How he has a habit of throwing his soldiers under the bus. He did it to Andrei Kirilenko in the Playoffs one year.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    good stuff nbk….. your about to be a dad man… congrats… also orange buddy, the heat are going to DESTROY the knicks…..like obliterate them. don’t think for a second that they won’t. and it’ll be hilarious.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Thanks kid, have as much fun while you can. Time flies.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Or, How Kyrie Irving is the second coming of Clyde Frsazier…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    That is awesome, I hope you enjoy every second of it. Best of luck to you and your wife with the delivery.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Thanks man. I’m excited like a kid on Christmas lol

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    nbk, what have I’ve “proclaimed” after 6 games? Also, why did you choose 6 games? Could you please fill me in, straw-man. LOL! And your “years away” comment regarding the Knicks chances to compete for a championship, that just made me feel even more confident about the Knicks chances now. With that said, I’m just focused on this season, and the Knicks continuing their turnaround while they grow as a team. I’ll say this, I sure can’t wait for that game in Miami before the All-STar break. Talk is cheap.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Lol “IAMORANGE4EVER Posted: Feb.16 at 1:53 pm
    He chose the Knicks to win a CHIP, nbk. Let your 40 something chubby joisey shore wannbe meatball eboy know the Knicks are gonna shove it down their throats before the All-Star break.”

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    He signed a 1 year contrac for a chip? Sounds like an absurd proclamation

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Oh, and Jeremy Lin saved Mike D’Antoni’s job.
    Adn possibly his career…

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    First off nbk, congratulations to you and your lady on the news of the little one on the way. Hope everything goes smoothly for you both! Now to the trash talking….Yes, I am LOVING the Knicks chances versus the Heat on that Thursday before the All-Star break. Also, I think J.R. Smith has a better shot to win a chip with the Knicks, bringing his perimeter prowess to this current collection of Knicks, than he does if he joined the Paper Clips. My top 3 teams in the West right now are the Mavs, Thunder and Lakers – throw away regular season records once the playoffs get here. I’m not buying the Spurs and Grizzlies. As for the Knicks with the addition of J.R. Smith, they’ll have the pieces, depth, and lineup versatility to beat anyone in a 7 game series out East… that includes “your” Heat. Not proclaiming anything, but if everything fall in place like I expect it to, I LOVE the Knicks chances come playoff time.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    LONG LIVE THE LIN!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Lol whatever man believe whatever you want. I don’t care

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Goodnight, nbk. Sweet dreams tonight. lol

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Having the child is going to be a revelation. You will see everything, and I mean everything, from a different perspective. You will find out things about yourself, and your wife that you never knew about each other.
    Congratulations, nbk. If your child is anything like you, you all will be alright.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Will try. And I do appreciate the well wishes. I’m just not getting into a trash talking match, I come here to talk rationally about basketball. I don’t think New York will win, but it’s just one game. Doesn’t matter too me.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Really appreciate it Philo.

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