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On this week’s show, Tommy Dee, Moke Hamilton and Dalen Cuff preview Game 5 between the Knicks and Celtics, and Game 6 between the Nets and Bulls. New York Times’ writer Howard Beck joins the show to discuss JR Smith and Mike Woodson. Also, Brian Geltzeiler responds to the news of Billy King’s contract extension.

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The Rundown:

Ray Felton’s outstanding play

Critical Game 5 for the Knicks

Howard Beck of the New York Times calls in (6:07)

  1. John Starks / JR Smith comparison
  2. Knicks should win Game 5
  3. Woodson’s influence on the team

Nets stay alive (16:11)

  1. Blatche comes up big in 4th quarter of Game 5
  2. Deron coming up small so far
  3. Nate Robinson is leading the Bulls

The Mill with Brian Geltzeiler (30:00)

  1. Response to Billy King’s extension
  2. Business vs. Basketball
  3. Building the Nets with King
  4. Memphis vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Predictions for Knicks / Celtics and Nets / Bulls

26 comments
Jason Zimmermann
Jason Zimmermann

Islander fans, in general, put far too strong an emphasis on winning!

palffy
palffy

Very off topic, but I'm watching Sharks-Hawks and a commercial came on for Rangers-Hawks this week.  I just love how everyone around hockey seems to want the Rangers to be good so badly because they're an original 6 team and they spend a lot of money on their players.  Meanwhile, not only are they the worst of the original 6 teams at the moment, but they are by FAR the worst out of them all time.  In tough times in Islanders country, this gives me solace.  And every year going into the season all you hear from "experts" and rangers fans (who may be the most delusional in sports) is how good the Rangers are going to be.  Then when they shockingly aren't as good as they're billed, it's the coaches fault, they want Lundqvist traded, Del Zotto is getting run out of town, and even Nash has caught heat amongst Rags fans recently.  I love it.  End of rant.

rmreturns
rmreturns

Watched 24/7 on HBO. The guys running the Leafs and Wings say the same thing.. Play harder, be tougher..

Cappy's presser's usually are pretty neutral in tone, with his negative comments being about effort or breaks.

I'd say A-Mac and Vanek will be embarrassed when the video for first and second goals comes up.

I don't see the complaint about the roster structure. What should he say:

"we are so good, we can coast for 40 minutes and then turn it on."

"my blue line is so inexperienced, it's gonna be a mess many nights."

"I have A-Mac running the PP. I should get a lifetime supply of Tums for suffering through this season."

cournoyer
cournoyer

First, opposing goalie stood on his head . Amac and  Carkner both gotta go. The game is too fast in regards to their on ice decisions. Strome is getting better every game . This kid is going to be a force

Chris R
Chris R

He puts the blame on everyone but himself...Hes a complete joke as is wang.....

Alejandro Turullols
Alejandro Turullols

To me it sounds like he is trying to put all the blame on Snow and Wang for the way the team is built. Sure they haven't really helped out but this guy couldn't even have a winning team with Chicago's roster. Please get a real coach.

orange2327
orange2327

Not one other NHL club would hire this guy!!! Or snow either!!

godsaveus
godsaveus

Wow what a duche puttin blame on the only guys playin good is he serious he should of been furious with terrible amac and bench his ass he is killin us all year put the blame where it should be

Jersey Steve
Jersey Steve

He needs to go.  Period.  Go back to working for Mr. Slate!

erika
erika

@palffyThanks Palfy, for some much needed ammunition I can use toward Rag fans!

red2
red2

@palffy 

I do believe it has something to do with the bright lights of Broadway.  They say you can bring a real player in to town but under the bright lights with all the surrounding temptations, most of them go astray.  Messier was the exception, and without him in a Broadway blue shirt, perhaps we would still be screaming "1940"...

Vicp73
Vicp73

@rmreturns No, but how about the Gm make a move?? Get a Dman with some experience? How about get a coach who the players actually respect? But let me guess, your going to say where can i find a coach at this time of year? Or what Dman are out there? Right?

orange2327
orange2327

Really?? I don't see it!! In fact I thought he was much better vs hawks and regressed vs canes!!

orange2327
orange2327

There must have been 5-6 times this clown Cappy kept his timeout in his pocket when a real coach (torts/julien/Babcock)etc would have used it!! That's bad coaching!!

Vicp73
Vicp73

@orange2327 No other club would hire these guys to run there farm teams

wvAL
wvAL

That about says it all

Isleguy27
Isleguy27

Funny thing, AMAC stayed on the ice after that turnover behind the net.

Zee Executioner
Zee Executioner

To be fair, I'd rather work for Mr. Slate than Chuckie and Snowblow.

Zee Executioner
Zee Executioner

But we're not. And quite frankly, a this point, 1994 is ancient history. 1940 was fun when it wasn't pure schadenfreude and fans were rubbing the Rag fans nose in it because they're team was losing for so long and the Isles were awesome. It was obnoxious but fun. Now, the obsession with the Rags by some is actually pretty lame since the Isles have now been straddled with bad ownership and have sucked for as long as the Rags ever did back in the day. It's 31 years and counting. I'll grant you that 27 of the Rags years amaze more because of a 6 team league, so that's ineptitude on a different scale, but I didn't live that. I am living this epic humiliation and embarrassment of seeing a once esteemed and trying franchise being grind to dust. Rags have nothing to do with that.

rmreturns
rmreturns

Yeah, it was the timeout that cost the Isles this game..

Why not just blame the uniforms, or the position of the Earth relative to Venus for the loss. Maybe you should blame Kate Murray for the loss, although she was elected by an overwhelming majority.

They lost 3-2, and the other team had a goalie who stopped 38 out of 40 shots. When the other has a .95% save rate, it's gonna be a long night.

Vicp73
Vicp73

@rmreturns Or just blame the losing culture that surrounds this team year after year. 

orange2327
orange2327

I didn't mean last night but other times this year!! Like the kings game at nvmc!! Could have used his timeout as the team was imploding!! But hey keep swinging @rmreturns you'll get rewarded by wanger for posting such idiotic tripe!!!