Seven bottles of beer on the wall, seven bottles of beer. Take one down pass it around…
The Cleveland Cavaliers are statistically the best team in the league. Their expected win percentage (based on point differential) is .743, which is slightly worse than their actual win percentage of .784. They excel at shooting percentage on both ends of the floor (2nd offensive eFG, 1st defensive eFG) and also defensive rebounding (2nd). The Cavs biggest weakness is turnovers on both ends of the floor, although on the defensive side it’s probably a result of their scheme to stay at home instead of gamble for the big play. There’s not much to say for the Knicks these days. D’Antoni …continue reading
New York had a laugher in their last meeting, and given their recent slide they could use another breather. The Wolves are bad at just about everything, save for …
By the standings the Mavs are one of the West’s premier teams, but perhaps they’re not all that they’re cracked up to be. Dallas is 3rd in the Western Conference, but their point differential is only 8th best. From a four factors standpoint they’re just above average on defense and average on offense.
[Back to the old blog style for the last game of the season. In case anyone is curious I’ll leave the forums up for now, because a few threads are still active.] These two teams have nothing to play for, or more specifically nothing to win for. A Knick win combined with a Raptor loss would have the two teams tied at 32 wins, meaning a coin flip would determine which team picks 8th in the draft. As for the Nets, a win could move them from a potential 10th overall pick to 14th, depending on if Charlotte and Indiana …continue reading
Yesterday the Knicks beat the Hawks at home, and I had one thought on my mind during most of the game. Earlier that day I had read Alan Hahn’s live chat where a questioner said the following: “Is David Lee overrated? Double-doubles are great, but not when they don’t impact games. IMO Nate is more valuable to the Knicks right now in that he has the ability to carry a team on his back when he erupts for 20 pts in a single quarter…” Now, I like Robinson and have been lobbying for him to get more playing time from …continue reading
Well “Dream Week” is over and not a moment too soon. New York went 0-3 against 3 of the NBA top five teams. I cant say I’m surprised but I am happy about the quality of play. If the energy and execution remain high, New York could manage a winning record on this west coast swing. First order of business is Portland (30-19) who beat New York 104-97 on December 2, 2008. TEAM POSS EFF eFG TO OREB% FT/FG New York Knicks-Offense 97.2 107 50 15.4 23.9 21.1 Rank 2 16 12 16 28 27 Portland Trail Blazers-Defense 86.2 109.2 50.8 15.7 …continue reading