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 Suns, 102 – 113 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr NYK 96.0 106.3 50.0% 18.6 29.3 17.7 PHO 117.7 61.0% 32.9 27.3 19.8 Seems a bit silly to look too closely into this one. Phoenix got whatever they wanted. Much of the game was garbage time or a close approximation, and so the …continue reading
Phoenix beat the Knicks yesterday only by a little over a million points last night. Stephon Marbury decided to skip the game in order to not embarrass his former team. The Suns have been in a downward spiral since they traded Marbury to the Knicks in 2004. Isiah admitted that he didn’t know where Marbury was, and would be calling milk companies to help him locate the Knicks’ guard. Meanwhile Steph was rumored to have hired Dave Chappelle as a “runaway advisor”. One anonymous member of the Marbury clan told a story of Steph donning his old Suns jersey and …continue reading
CHAT OPEN: http://www.chatzy.com/189064336471 http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3108416 PHOENIX — Stephon Marbury missed the New York Knicks’ morning practice Tuesday, fueling speculation that his future with the team is in doubt, according to several New York media reports. Knicks head coach Isiah Thomas told reporters Tuesday that Mardy Collins would start in Marbury’s place tonight against the Suns. Thomas declined to comment on reports in the New York Daily News earlier Tuesday that Marbury’s role would be “reduced” and that there had been discussions to try to move Marbury. Marbury’s contract is worth $42 million over the next two seasons. If the Knicks buy …continue reading
For better analysis nothing beats cranking up the old projector and going through game film. In the spirit of the “Every Play Counts” series made popular by FootballOutsiders.com, I’ve decided to analyze parts of the Knicks loss to the Heat from Sunday’s game. Instead of following one player during the game, I chose two players at two different times of the game. The person I’ve chosen to review is Stephon Marbury in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Fast forward to 47 seconds left in the game. The Knicks, who led for most of the game, has seen their …continue reading
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 here. Knicks lose to Heat, 72 – 75 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr MIA 84.0 89.3 47.9% 6.8 27.0 20.2 NYK 85.7 39.3% 17.3 26.7 21.4 In a word, this game was ugly. It was a slow, low possession game, but not substantially slower than the 97 – 93 win over the Timberwolves (87 possessions). What made it unbearable was the offensive …continue reading
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