Game 23: Hawks @ Knicks, 7:30pm

Hawks

 

Tonight, the New York Knicks take on the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden, starting at 7:30pm. The key to tonights game will be containing two players. Al Horford who has played well against the Knicks but has been red hot of late and Jeff Teague, the elusive point guard. Two positions the Knicks have trouble defending and two players who have the ability to light it up.

For the Knicks, I’ll be interested to see if Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith can bounce back from last nights debacle. The two players scored a combined 5 points against the Celtics on 1 for 9 shooting. The lack of production from the shooting guard position has to improve if the Knicks are to get back into this.

Tonights Knicks starting lineup is Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani. They will wear their white uniforms instead of the hideous orange ones they were scheduled to wear. The orange Knicks and red Hawks confused viewers during their last matchup.




355 comments
fasheezee
fasheezee

Good win. THjr is a keeper. 

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

OK.  Again, not getting excited over this ONE win, but some positives.  1st - NO JR down the stretch and Melo and AB excellent games.   Pablo was fantastic as well.  


JR needs to grow up.  He should have been cheering his team on instead of sulking.  It's not about you - it's about the team and wins.


Is Chandler playing Monday?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

We should get on a 3 game winning steak for sure. With the Wizards at home Monday and playing the Bucks anywhere, we have to get this done.   Are you with me Biggie Helmet?

bluprint13
bluprint13

Pablo is a great person to start on this team of shoot first players. Felton can be aggressive off the bench against lesser PG's. Whoever is playing better between Pablo and Felton can close out the game.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

JR is pathetic sitting there on the bench.  He really needs to go.

jax13
jax13

glad I was wrong tonite....a win is a win :)  melo was friggin amazing

saintknick
saintknick

Atlanta shot 62% and almost 50% from 3. Knicks should have been demolished, but can thank their stars that Atlanta decided to hand the ball to us 27 times.

MetsKnicks
MetsKnicks

The Knicks actually won a close 4th quarter

brookdon
brookdon

I knew it was the orange jerseys lol. Those should be burned

saintknick
saintknick

Knicks win because they force a million turnovers and/or atlanta was sloppy. I'm glad THJr got more run than JR and that the ball moved fairly well tonight. But don't get too excited. Even with very good efforts from a few players, this was an L if atlanta plays with any control whatsoever.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Even Biggie is on here tonite.  Give us hell Biggie.  You knew all along that we would be on a 1 game winning streak!  Yep, go after us haters!  God forbid we expect more. 

brookdon
brookdon

Murry tried the Rondo lol

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

FINALLY, I get on the internet  in and it seems we're winning .   A good night for sure.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Best win of the year, and most importantly, Woody sat JR, if he kept him in, knicks would have lost..Pablo was outstanding, and Teague didn't demolish them

bluprint13
bluprint13

It's like the Hawks is the only team we put a solid gameplan against lol.

ds2488
ds2488

See how much better this lineup is?  You see what happens when you take JR Smith out?  It only took 23 games...

tommy2b
tommy2b

Great win Knicks!  Still want the coach gone but I'd rather them keep winning.  

dullah
dullah

Pablo Pablo Pablo if only you were 5 years younger...

brookdon
brookdon

That was cold blooded by Melo. In front of ther bench too, damn.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

@OLD_KNICK 

"JR it hurts me more than it hurts you" 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@OLD_KNICK Sitting JR hurts Woody more than any of us know.   So expect to see lots of JR Monday.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

It's a win, and there were bright spots..better than losing, but I understand that when you are 6-16, nothing seems good

Tikki
Tikki

@saintknick Crazy that ATL shot 62% from the field and lost like this.  So many costly TOs on their end.

dullah
dullah

I doubt he stoops to y'all level...

bluprint13
bluprint13

Shoot if Pablo was 28 in his prime we would be set.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@OLD_KNICK@xmenreturn Sorry Bro but you know how much woody likes JR. We lost a playoff series because Woody wouldn't dare sit JR after we won the previous game with him sitting.