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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Today’s 4 Factors (vs CHI, 11/24/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks defeat Bulls, 85 – 78 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr CHI 92.0 84.8 38.0% 18.1 21.6 15.2 NYK 92.4 41.0% 36.1 27.9 17.4 Finally, the losing streak is over. Still, it’s hard to take much comfort in this win. The Knicks had to fight tooth and nail to beat the struggling Bulls– perhaps the …continue reading

2008 Thread: Bulls at Knicks 11/24/2007

Your pre-game/post-game comments here. The Bulls come in with a superior 2-8 record. They have the league’s worst offense, averaging 92.8 pts per 100 possessions, 8.1 pts worse than the 25th ranked Knicks. However Chicago’s defense is a stout 13th (104.9 pts/100), compared to the Knicks 28th ranked defense (112.8 pts/100). The Bulls are first in the league in forcing turnovers.

Tonight’s 4 Factors (@ DET, 11/21/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Pistons, 86 – 98 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr NYK 85.0 101.2 48.8% 10.0 32.4 17.6 DET 115.3 53.9% 21.1 27.5 10.6 Not the world’s most encouraging game. But, it wasn’t quite as bad as recent performances. The offense wasn’t good– right at NY’s season average, against a Pistons team that has …continue reading

Two Changes Isiah Might Consider

So far the start of the 2008 season hasn’t been kind to New York. In fact it’s more like the new year has reared back and given the Knicks a swift kick in the groin. The Knicks have lost 8 of their first 10 games, the last two by a combined 58 points. While it’s easy to point to the off the court chemistry problems in the Big Apple, a large part of the problem has been their on the court chemistry. One problem seems to be Isiah Thomas’ rotation, which doesn’t seem to maximize the talent he has. One …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs GSW, 11/20/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Warriors, 82 – 108 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr GSW 100.0 108.0 52.9% 19.8 17.8 11.0 NYK 82.0 41.8% 20.3 36.6 29.0 If the Knicks keep this up, we may as well prepackage the following message for all these 4 factor posts: The defense was awful. The offense was awful. Awful D …continue reading

2008 Thread: Knicks vs. Golden State 11/20/2007

Your in-game & post-game thoughts here. A little early for a game thread, but I figured we could use the area to discuss the news that Stephon Marbury is back in the starting lineup tonight. I’ll be at the game tonight, so I’ll tell y’all how the crowd receives him.