Game 57: New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m.

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Monday night at 7:30 p.m., the New York Knicks return to Madison Square Garden to host the Dallas Mavericks, hoping to win its the second straight game and make up ground on the Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Hawks who sit 5.5 games ahead of them for Nos. 7 and 8 spots in the Eastern Conference.

New York and Dallas have exchanged wins with each other on their home courts, and by winning tonight the Knicks would win the season series against the Mavs for the first time since 1990-200 season. The Knicks have won the past two meetings with the Mavericks at Madison Square Garden.

The Mavericks are riding a two-game winning streak on their recent road trip, beating the likes of Philadelphia and Detroit on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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

Projected Starters (DAL): Jose Calderon, Monta Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, Samuel Dalembert

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OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

WHAT SAY YOU ??????      THIS TAKEN FROM 2006


Woody's Failures

1. Defense: For someone who is supposed to be a protege of a defensive guru, he sure knows nothing about developing defenses. In 2 years the Hawks have been unable to defend the pick and roll. It is as if they have never seen the pick and roll. 

They also still fail to rotate on defense. To beat us all an offense has to do is swing the ball around and there will be an open man every time.

We are almost always at the bottom of the league in points in the paint. How is this possible when you have the #4 shotblocker in the league in Josh Smith? It is because we don't put our players in the correct positions to make plays. Avery Johnson and the Dallas Mavericks showed last year that when you have a good scheme you can make the weakest teams defensively into decent teams.


http://firemikewoodson.blogspot.com/

miracle33d
miracle33d

                   (+/-)

Stoudamire    -8

Chandler      -14

Felton            -7


Aldrich         +12


There must be a message somewhere in there.

The L Train
The L Train

being a knick fan is an exercise in masochism

angelbx
angelbx

JABARI PARKER > MELO - DENVER WILL BE SO HAPPY

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Honestly, I'm already looking to next season, even w/out draft picks.

rgm891
rgm891

Melo is a great three ball shooter.  We need to get him closer looks at the rims though more consistently.  I want Melo going off screens posting up more rather than launching three ball late in game.  The guy is an automatic machine from inside the three point line.  He has always gotten second chance points with three point plays from getting his own rebound.  We have gone away from that.  Shame on u Woodson.  Playing Melo 38 plus minutes a night and not using him at his best.  It's amazing how retarte$ this guy is.  When in doubt launch the three balll.

The L Train
The L Train

Woodson blamed not having Glen Grunwald in the front office for the lost season. 

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Rgm is the only person I listen to hear

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

have the sixers won since beating us, they just got clobbered by the bucks

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Woodson ran out of players to Blame...They all either injured or Waived haha

#BlameTape

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

The next 3 games are not going to be any easier! 

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

New thread is up!

I am so sad!

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

woody just basically said people should feel sorry for them..lmao

ds2488
ds2488

People spent all year blaming Bargs, Shump, Tyson injury, etc.  No injuries.  Just fatty Ray, Jr Smith, and the worst "coach" in the NBA, possibly NBA history.

manchu
manchu

#7feetofvagtape lol

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

btw, how smart does Lin look for leaving, he knew something

Buck50
Buck50

Remember what Lin did to this team?

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

another blown 2-1 opportunity late and again doofus doesnt call a timeout

manchu
manchu

#ItsallBenosfaulttape

ds2488
ds2488

This team is an absolute joke/disaster.  And the worst is they don't care.  Don't even care enough to fire this clown of a "coach", who will rightfully go down as one of the worst in Knick history.  Sad.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

every game from now on should just be comedy. lets just have fun with these losses 

The L Train
The L Train

Steve Mills / Dolan should be in the locker room giving mike woodson the "woodson game face staredown" with mouth open agape and all. i know Cole Aldrich is white. but if he's giving you better minutes than Amare and actually playing D give the guy those minutes. he was +12 and only played 8 minutes! they got back in the game with him on the floor! RUN MORE PLAYS TO GET THJ OPEN. I mean actually practice set plays where he's coming off screens and the play is designed specifically to get him the ball. for god sake if you don't start playing Tour'e Murray more than Felton, I'm going to starting taking nude selfies in the mirror with my pistol and posting them on twitter.

The L Train
The L Train

@miracle33d  white people are the greatest basketball players who ever lived!
 -Uncle Ruckus

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Honestly everyone hates cal as a coach but watch a Kentucky game the ball always moves or he takes you out

rgm891
rgm891

@Jesse Brand  Haha I appreciate it that man.  This blog has turned into a circus. 

miracle33d
miracle33d

@Ralph Or maybe it's that even a tree under your basket is better than a turnstile.

rgm891
rgm891

@Jesse Brand  Wow that's a huge plus in my eyes.  I rarely watch college bball but have asked people's opinions about Cal.  They love him as a recruiter but there are better options other than him.  I know the guy has passion and wants to win.  I believe he isnt stubborn and will change in order to win.  If he does that consistently I am all for bringing him on board man.

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Dude much respect you talk people listen

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Yes for 8 mil a year and the rights to pick his own players

rgm891
rgm891

@Jesse Brand  I take ur word man.  If this is the case sign me up with Coach Cal.  You think he would consider leaving Kentucky?

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Yea van gundys are better but trust me players love cal he would get tons of big names and right people plus i love his offense and d

rgm891
rgm891

@Jesse Brand  We got a tough crowd with so many opinions.  That's the beauty of it though haha. Gotta go with the flow!!!