Robert Cialdini knows.
After the fold, I will quote the current Wikipedia entry for Isiah Thomas. It is a pretty amusing piece of work, as this is supposedly written with a “neutral viewpoint.” See for yourself if you think it reads as neutral or not.
Knicks lose to Sonics, 117 – 110 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr SEA 95.0 123.2 61.1% 22.2 22.2 12.6 NYK 115.8 50.5% 14.7 40.4 14.7 The Knicks finally got their act together on offense. Unfortunately, they also had perhaps their worst defensive performance of the season as well, considering the competition. Seattle had been 29th in offensive efficiency coming into the game, scoring less than 100 points per 100 possessions. And yet they came onto the Knicks home turf and blew the doors off, scoring 7 points per 100 possessions more than the average offensive output of the NBA-leading …continue reading
Opposing View: 12/12 at New York All season long, Sonics Beat will be consulting an expert on the opposing team as part our gameday preview. Today, we get another NBA blog veteran in Mike Kurylo of KnickerBlogger.net. And while we’re talking KnickerBlogger, don’t forget to check out their stats page daily for the latest advanced metrics. http://www.nba.com/sonics/news/beat.html
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 Mavericks, 99 – 89 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr DAL 84.0 117.9 59.7% 28.4 21.9 10.7 NYK 106.0 43.9% 20.7 34.1 14.3 All things considered, the defense wasn’t too bad tonight. Not great or even good, but not awful either. The Knicks surrendered a high number to Dallas– 117.9 points per 100 …continue reading
One term that is frequently used during the Knicks telecast is consistency. Mike Breen often questions why the Knicks aren’t more consistent. In Breen’s mind, New York’s main problem is their inability to “get the job done night in & night out.” However from what I’ve seen, New York has been very consistent. In their first 16 games, they’ve only held their opponent under the league shooting average (49.1% eFG) 3 times. And they’ve only managed to be over that mark 6 times on offense. They own the league’s second worst defense (112.3 pts/100 poss), and to accomplish that dubious …continue reading