Yep I was at the game
Yep I was at the game
This is just sad
Save us Leandro Barbosa!
Just glad that's over with.... let's hope Leandro becomes what he was with Pheonix.
I really hope the thing to take away from this game is that the Knicks are fired up with a new coach and that we'll look back on losing both games of a home-and-home as 'not an atrocity.'
Either way, Peck, your Odd Thoughts can be as angry and frustrated as you can muster.
Danny and Fluffy were particularly bad tonight. I'll also add that the game thread was pretty calm all things considered.
The root of the majority of our problems start with Darren. He's the one the brings the ball up, eventually stalling our offense...and he's the one that lets EVERY one drive right by him, forcing our D to collapse and breakdown
At the very least, a nice bounce-back game from Roy Hibbert.
I was going to get on here and rip Vogel for pulling George in the 1st, but he left him in in the 3rd, so I'll let him slide. When a players got the hot hand, I wish he'd leave him in though.
I don't know what's going on with Danny. He's taking really bad shots here lately.
Hibbert looked good, which was nice to see considering he got bullied last night in New York. I wish we could get him the ball more. I counted several times he was in position with his hand up, and we drove around him or passed the other way. He should touch the ball every time down if he can.
George played well besides the 3 turnovers in a row. I liked Vogel's strategy to start the game. A lot of the plays were being initiated by Paul. We need to get him involved early and often if we plan on using the egg timer, and pulling him out first.
Darren missed another ally tonight. He had it open and was afraid to let it fly. I'm glad he was aggressive with his shot tonight. He needs to play that way always.
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Too high on IU getting that huge win to worry about the pacers tonight. I missed the game, looks like Danny struggles shooting again....same old same old, blah
Help us Paul George......you're our only hope
His D wasn't up to Roy at his best, but it wasn't horrible. I've really been watching for this in the past half dozen games and have come to the conclusion that while Roy struggles to hold his position at times, there are also many times when he gets good position briefly and nobody gets him the ball. Basketball is a game of seconds. You get him the ball quickly and he'd do better. He'd still struggle at times because he has awkward balance, but he'd do better. Sometimes he passes it out and re-posts deeper and doesn't get it right back (that happened twice this evening).
Hibbert was the least of our problems tonight. He looked like an NBA player again, which is more than I can say for some of our other personnel.
Last edited by gummy; 03-17-2012 at 09:09 PM.
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I feel sorry for Pacers fans at the game... There's no remote control to jump between channels at the arena.
Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
The refs had nothing to do with our lack of hustle and inability to box out on the defensive glass tonight. If you want to blame someone, blame the Pacers. That was just awful "basketball."
By the way, Danny is trending on Twitter right now and is getting torn apart for his comments after the Philly game.
Didn't see the game, but lost by more than 10 points again. smh Pacers would be the only team that can't score at least 100 on these guys.
Hibbert had a nice game at least! Let's find a positive in this game.
3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:
1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow
2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round
3. Trey Lyles
I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.
I thought we played better. I also think Paul is playing very well. Hibbert also played well. But the Knicks scored like crazy because we cannot defend the point...with Lin scoring more than any other Knick.