Game 49: Knicks vs. Trail Blazers, 7:30 p.m.

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The Knicks look to make amends for their inexplicable loss in Milwaukee when they welcome the Portland Trail Blazers into the Garden Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Knicks fell, 101-98, against the Bucks Monday night. Keep in mind the Bucks have won nine games all season. It was New York’s second consecutive loss following their four-game home win streak.

The Blazers currently hold the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Portland beat the Knicks, 102-91, earlier this season on their home floor. The Blazers opened their four-game road trip with a loss in the nation’s capital against the Washington Wizards.

Projected Starters (NYK): Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler

Projected Starters (POR): Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicholas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez

893 comments
jjokerman
jjokerman

I remember the first thing J.Kidd said in a interview after the season was over was to resign Pablo Prigioni. Pablo 5 points is gravy, the guy does the little things a PG is taught to do. He's a playmaker. Gets the ball to the right people. Makes a steal when needs to, sets screens and has a low turnover ratio and is a descent rebounder. I would give him the majority of the minutes until the Knicks could swing a deal for a better PG.

Wayne Gee
Wayne Gee

pablo 5 points, ray felton 7 points, shumpert 0 points . chandler 5 points i think .that's for players in your starting line up. a total of 17 points from 4 of your 5 starters. i posted this the other night when we lost to the bucks. no nba team in this league will ever  ever, ever, win in this league with that production in this run and gun league .our guard play sucks night in and night out. in the end our 2 starters shump n felton is on the bench where they truly belong. let them come off the bench till the trade deadline comes. and maybe we can take someone else trash that don't stink as much as our's   .

bockers
bockers

GG never got Melo a second scorer.Besides Melo ,the starting lineup can not score.

C0P0
C0P0

Tyler needs as many minutes as possible. IDC if he fouls out. Just play him. The other strategy's not working. 

rgm891
rgm891

When will it end?

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

we also shoot too many 3s when we don't need to..the games we won was balanced attack of 3 pointers and driving to the hole

C0P0
C0P0

Wasting a lot of good games from JR too. SMH.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

when we turn into a jump shooting team is when the coach should bring in Stat 

i would respect Stat now ending games instead of Chandler

he just puts his hands up and swipes balls back out

we need some post threat with a jumper to open up shooters


charlieoak
charlieoak

Stat had a great game today - why wasn't he in at the end?  Because he doesn't kiss up to Woodson like his thugs  (Shumpert., Felton PmeloAdonna)  .  . 

finally we got rid of one Felton- I thought he was going to cry, :) .  It looked like he was in time out.


Would have loved to see a Harvard Grad at PG.

jax13
jax13

Wally speaking truth bout shump

C0P0
C0P0

Woodson can blame the refs and they did short us on some calls but why was Tyler on the F'n bench down the stretch?

1strdpicks
1strdpicks

I'm pissed at the refs too, but is it just me or do we commit 6 or 7 dumbass fouls a game? They always seem to come at the end of the 3rd quarter when in the penalty.

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

STRANGE THAT WE DID NOT SEE FELTON AT ALL IN THE 4TH. IS WOODY READING TKB ???

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Even STATues looked good on offense but he just sucks on defense. 

charlieoak
charlieoak

@bockers  When we did not get James we got Stat and Novak. PmeloAdonna was suppose to lead this talent but sabotaged competition instead.  Two ways to the top get better or make others worse.

kingkiyan
kingkiyan

Chicago

Celtics in the playoffs

Indiana when he first got here

Jr has bobcats and suns so how does he have more clutch shots?

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee  Im going to answer you here for your  inane response to my post. You know nothing about hoops

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@rgm891  Hopefully, before the deadline.

I can't stand seeing such an awful offense and moronic defending.

It should be clear to everyone that our vets last season were the real influencers, leaders, and stronger coaches.

The results are on paper.

Chris
Chris

@KnickelusKnickleby  Many time you shoot the ball when you must. Too many times down, there is no movement, and too much dribbling then we must take a rushed shot at the end of the 24, lot of times it goes to Melo which kills his %

kingkiyan
kingkiyan

Every star play complains about calls stop acting like only melo complains. You really have to stop the bullshid.

Are we watching the same game?

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee  The others don`t get stuck guarding a 5 for 42 minutes. You everplay post def, and have someone 250 60 lean on you the whole night. Its really taxing physically. That is why you see most intellegent coaches playing their 4s and 5s less minutes max 30, our guy plays 42. I feel you  really never played the game at any type of high level

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@KnickelusKnickleby  We are a jump shooting team, we don't turn into one.

Woodson has turned this team into a finesse, inside out shooting team with a very simple, inside out offense.

It isn't a team based on D, hard work, energy and hustle. He slows the play down and hopes the entire team shoots well from the perimeter mixing it up with a few P&P's and P&R's during a game (which should be done a hell of a lot more).


This dude has sucked the life out of this team.

C0P0
C0P0

@KnickelusKnickleby  I say split the difference and bring in Tyler. He has both Offense and Defense. 

Eh, fouls a bit more than Chandler, but less the defense inept STAT. and  he gets the team popping with gusto whenever he's on the floor.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@KnickelusKnickleby If you have timeouts to alternate them on defense and offense for a spurt, it may be good. However leaving STATues in on defense when we need to get stops may not be wise.

Jesus Blas
Jesus Blas

@jax13  What scares me about Shumpert is he'll end up getting traded then turn into a solid player....kinda like Trevor Ariza

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@C0P0  That's weak.

He should take a good hard look into his 2 page playbook and maybe he'll understand why he finds himself under the heavy scrutiny.

How about analyzing the way he treats his players or the awful time management he manages to pull out of his @ss night in and out?

This roster is flawed, but by no means they should have the record they have today in such an awful Eastern Conference.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@C0P0 Tyler can score but he's foul prone and Portland was in the penalty very early. 

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee @rgm891  I would love for that to happen.  Everyone on this blog clearly points out when Woodson makes a coaching error.  In a matter of seconds. I dont understand his logic.

bockers
bockers

@VerySilentJay @KnickelusKnickleby


This team does not have any ideas on offense.We do have limited talent but we can NOT be taking treys all night.We do not get to the rim and therefore do not get to the foul line.

Chandler not having any moves in the paint.We need to trade Chandler and Shump in a package.I doubt Woodson will make it to the end of the season.

jax13
jax13

Also they had Lopez on him n shump did nothing. That is how much the blazers think of stumps offense

rgm891
rgm891

@VerySilentJay @jax13  He had LA on him numerous times and failed to take advantage of the matchup. Didnt attack him.

C0P0
C0P0

@VerySilentJay @C0P0  It's maddening watching a team that should be better than what they are. 

Woodson is definitely in the hot seat from the fans but Dolan's just sitting around eating ice cream with him.

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee @Chris  Temper temper, can`t stand not being right can you. Just admit, you don`t play, have no idea what post def is all about, you know side front 3/4 front spin box, its all good Neo. And you know the two peops that have never been schooled, fools and liars 

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee @Chris  well in the park its equivalent to getting used. On a more formal basis, sorry can`t help you

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee @Chris  Yup as a matter of fact I do. Played D1 coached for 50 years, y usted? Lose your temper because you can`t understand or get your own way. Which Jr High you attend?

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee  Wooden Dean Smith Rollie Massamino, Woody is an idiot

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee  No friend I am a basketball coach. Lets not get into  a diatribe about my bro love, you know nada about hoops. Yo get tired having to play interior defense, that takes away your legs, lose your legs and you have no lift. No lift effects your shot deleteriously  , comprende?So I am saying its on the idiot coach for playing him so many minutes, and where he is playing him. He has Tyler Cole Amarie and Ty, and he kills Melo gurading a post player. think 

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee @Chris  How do you pace yourself guarding a post player that off rebounds, you are a really basketball neophyte 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@rgm891 @VerySilentJay @jax13  We've seen that he has trouble finishing around the basket. 

He really doesn't know how to use his athleticism to attack the basket. 

It's about working on your handle and having one move to attack the basket, whether it's a hesitation move, a small hop step maybe, a decent crossover.

Things a player of his athleticism should have in his skillset.

Obviously being mismanaged by your coach isn't of any help at all either.