Game 52: Kings @ Knicks, 7:30pm

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The Knicks host the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7:30pm @ MSG.

The Knicks are coming off a shellacking courtesy of Kevin Durant last Sunday, and hope to rebound against a very beatable Kings team.

JR will be doing his best MF Doom impression tonight and we will see how his mask hurts him, if at all.  Melo needs to use tonight to get back on track as he disappeared in the second half of the team’s loss in OKC.

The Kings have a pretty solid two-headed monster in Isiah Thomas (boooo) and Demarcus Cousins, but the Knicks always do well stopping fast point guards and opposing big men, so they should be fine…

This is the team’s final game before the All Star break, so a victory over a 17-win Kings team is somewhat of a must.

The Knicks projected lineup:  Shumpert, Carmelo, Tyson Chandler, Prigioni, Felton.

The Kings projected lineup:  Rudy Gay, Jason Thompson, Boogie Cousins, Marcus Thornton, Isiah Thomas (boooo).

UPDATE:  No JR tonight…said his mask needed refitting and so he will sit tonight.




629 comments
KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Melo can't do it all, his Team crumbled yet again

putting the burden on his shoulders to deliver on tired legs

Stat was the only player giving us something but while everyone stood around and watched it made him getting double teamed easier

Prigioni should now end games his IQ is far superior than Felton and i trust his shot better

hell all the bricks Felton threw up Beno would've made. 

Felton cost us this game, as did Woodson's Coaching.

lpeezy31
lpeezy31

Must win, against the Kings. I knew we was doomed once he said that

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Can fans demand a trade? Does it still have to be within 20% of salary plus $100k or whatever?

oacktree34
oacktree34

Knicks reach out to chris smith about rejoining the team he said no thanks im good.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Ok Melo defenders, Melo surely needs a PG like Westbrook or CP3 to beat the mighty Kings. I have no idea how the Cavs beat the Kings last night or the other 6 consecutive teams id it before playing in their house. 

I would say that we have big issues with our team starting with the front office, coach and players.  Imo, Melo needs to go search for a ring elsewhere while we rebuild with youth in the next 2-3 years.

1harris1
1harris1

Woodson did look like a beaten man during the one minute that MSG aired of his post game press conference.  None of the false bravado we usually see.

Maybe he knows he's gone.

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

If you think Woodson running his players into the ground is bad watch thibs melo would never sit that's y it needs to be jeff

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

As ice-t said in Trespass, it's time to blow this isht up and burn it to the ground. Time to blow the whole thing up. I want woody gone so fast our collective heads will spin

knickfan2
knickfan2

B.I.L.L...L.A.I.M.B.E.E.R.!!!!!

Chris
Chris

Woody is so full of shizz Iman and JR not playing is the reason?????? This is the worst team in the West and we couldn`t put them away, a disgrace 

Chris
Chris

If he doesn`t get the axe by tomorrow, what we say is what we will get for the remainder of the debacle called 2013-14 season. This is shocking. There is no belief in this team that they are going to win. Ray and Stat do not play defense. Our offense is about a CYO B league level. Everyone on the roster (that played) had breakdowns. Right now this a beaten team, the mismanagement of the players is unconscionable. Night all  

bluprint13
bluprint13

Yo this is crazy Woody was like f a bench I'll run my players in the ground so they suck in the 4th.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Woody says' They made shots. We didn't make shots. I had to go big with Iman out. It wouldn't be fair to put Metta out there.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Bring in Laimbeer as interim. Double-duty as Liberty and Knicks coach.... We are now the laughingstock of the league. Sack Woodson before people start rioting

1harris1
1harris1

Should Herb get his playbook ready?  Or will we see Woodson in Memphis, Tuesday night?

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Melo 1-8 in the 4th and OT tonight, playing 48;26 minutes.

Hmmmm..... Woody rest his azz more.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

OMG guys!! I am scared. Melo says this game is a must-win and that's how we respond? 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk Dude, The Kings have lost their last 7 games on the road and played last night losing to the lowly Cavs by 10.  Do you have any respect for yourself trying to peddle that b.s?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@kneggyknik In 2010, Biggie went into the Prediction Business.  Since 2011, Biggie has been living solely on Foodstamps!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk Wow! It didn't take long before the AB angle got defused lol

We don't win enough to have any theory for winning.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

It's time for the big fella. He would hear none of this isht. Jimmer Fredette would be leaving on a stretcher - not a career high

1harris1
1harris1

@Brostoevsky Can't hire him.  He's one of Isiah's best buds.  The media will be relentless with the "Isiah is calling the shots" nonsense if he's the coach.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Knicks_Fanatic  How about drawing a play here or there so he doesn't have to do all the heavy lifting....

The least he can do for the player that has given him 20 W's.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

He's already hired, though, in a sense. On the msg payroll

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Plays? Is that part of a coach's job description?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk YIKES The Heat lost to the Kings in Sacramento not in Miami.  The Kings have sucked on the road and they played last night and lost. You make no sense FACT!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk YIKES! The Heat lost to the Kings in Dec in Sacramento!  The Kings have sucked on the road. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@oacktree34  The plan should be too go get as many good players that we can during that window.  This should always be the plan! 

oacktree34
oacktree34

@xmenreturn @Kiyan Carter Lets no try the lebron plan again ,No Star wants to come play here with all the pressure and not enough love to its star player.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Oh yeah the team that just beat us?


Dude, to say that we can't rebuild is sheer nonsense. What other real option we have?  Do you think a ring will come to us by making excuses that Melo doesn't not have another superstar?


We should be ready to go after proven talent by 2015 or 2016. Unitl then, develop our youth and try to get young player that may be keeper or used to get a nice missing piece we may need when we go after  proven stars.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

@1harris1 fair enough. Hearing Isaiah Thomas get booed today solely for having the same name as... errr... Isaiah Thomas says it all

1harris1
1harris1

@Brostoevsky Hey, don't get me wrong.  I'd prefer him to Herb.  But I don't think Dolan would ever hire him.  He knows the media will have a field day with Bill's connection to Isiah.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Best hoops team in New York right now... We cannot get lower than we are now, so it's time to throw some ideas against the wall and see if they stick.... Giving him the 'interim' title helps in this regard

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@VerySilentJay I don't bash Ewing!  It's all relative to me.  Ewing was a warrior no doubt.  I just wished he would have took it to the rim instead of shooting fadeaways in the clutch against the Bulls and etc.  

Other than that really, he surely tried to win a ring here.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@xmenreturn @VerySilentJay  You kiddin'. Knicks got so accumsted to the winning culture he brought that then the hit and hate came from not winning a ring.

How can you bash a player that couldn't get past MJ or the Dream?

A true Knick warrior.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@VerySilentJay Not True. Ewing got much love but he has some holes in his game too and it was mostly between the ears.  Yet he played hard every night and Fans appreciate that. We was just frustrated that we couldn't get past a team like the Bulls.  

Our Knicks didn't lose to bustas like we're losing to now for sure.