How unlikely was yesterday’s game? The Knicks didn’t falter in the 4th quarter (unlikely event #1). Crawford had the ball for the last shot & drove to the hoop (unlikely event #2). When the defense colapsed, instead of taking the shot, Crawford passed the ball (unlikely event #3) to Eddy Curry who caught it (unlikely [...]
Archive for November, 2006
I’ll certainly admit that the life of the sports columnist can be pretty difficult. It’s hard to think of interesting things to write about constantly, but really, far too often, you’ll see columnists churn out basically what I call “cheap shot columns,” where they just play to their audience’s pre-conceived notions, and tear down players [...]
http://www.courtsidetimes.net/?p=579 Team Name: Golden State (8-6) OTTER Rank: 8 Preseason Ranking: 19 Improvement from Last Week: +7 2007 Ranking: 6 2007 ModCol: 0.602 Sure they lost to the Suns, and then back to back games against the Nuggets. But they are only 1 of 2 teams to beat the Jazz. Was that really Matt Barnes [...]
Just 6 days after an embarrassing defeat at home, the New York Knicks got revenge on the road. Last night in Boston, the Knicks beat the Celtics 101-77 avenging their 122-118 loss at home last Saturday. The road to victory came in the second half as the Knicks went into a 2-3 zone defense which [...]
How does Curry stack up to Patrick Ewing, Jermaine O’Neal, and Yao Ming?
Although the season is still young, perhaps enough games have passed (11 of 82, or 13.4%) for us to get a handle on some of the emerging trends for the Knicks? ongoing 06-07 campaign, and in particular to see how things compare to last season?s trainwreck. Some have suspected (or outright accused) Larry Brown of [...]
Coming into today’s game the Miami Heat were ranked 29th in offense in the NBA. Early in the season, you expect to see anomalies in the numbers, even when it concerns the defending champs. Judging from tonight’s results, this may not be an anomaly. The Miami Heat managed to score only 76 points against the [...]