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Monday, April 21, 2014

Win Four Tickets to The Thunder Game!

With the holidays just about here, it’s turned out to be a slow commenting day, so I’ll ratchet up the heat a bit. Courtesy of the folks at StubHub, I’ve got four tickets to the Thunder on Wednesday (December 22nd) to raffle away. That’s right you can see Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Morris Peterson (yes he’s still on an NBA roster). This time it’s simple to get in the drawing, all you need to do is be KnickerBlogger.Net’s friend on Facebook, by 3pm tomorrow. That’s it!

So “Like KnickerBlogger“, cross your fingers, and you might be taking your three most favorite people to the game. Good Luck!



14 comments on “Win Four Tickets to The Thunder Game!

  1. d-mar

    Watched the 4th quarter of the Heat-Mavs game, which the Mavs won by 2. A couple of observations:

    1) Joel Anthony is a legit defender at the 4, as we saw in NY when he guarded Amare. He pretty much shut down Dirk in the 4th quarter.

    2) Because of the above, Dallas needed someone else to step up for offense, and it was Jason Terry, who put up 17 in the final quarter, basically all one on one taking his man off the dribble or spotting up for 3′s.

    Interesting corollary to the Knicks situation – when Amare gets shut down or slowed down (or in foul trouble), who do we go to for offense against a superior defensive team like the Heat? This is where the Carmelo-ists have their point, a secondary top flight scorer is necessary in close games against the best teams, particularly those that are strong defensively.

  2. massive

    Jason Terry isn’t necessarily a “top-flight” scorer. If Amar’e Stoudemire gets shut down, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, and Raymond Felton are all good enough scorers to take over some of the scoring load on any given night. The problem is that Amar’e is turnover prone and doesn’t pass out of double teams. Maybe he doesn’t trust anybody on the team, and would only trust a name as credible as Carmelo Anthony amongst the league’s players. But, there’s enough offense on this team that if Amar’e is having an off night, somebody else can step up.

  3. d-mar

    massive: Jason Terry isn’t necessarily a “top-flight” scorer. If Amar’e Stoudemire gets shut down, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, and Raymond Felton are all good enough scorers to take over some of the scoring load on any given night. The problem is that Amar’e is turnover prone and doesn’t pass out of double teams. Maybe he doesn’t trust anybody on the team, and would only trust a name as credible as Carmelo Anthony amongst the league’s players. But, there’s enough offense on this team that if Amar’e is having an off night, somebody else can step up.  (Quote)

    You’re right about Terry, he’ll never be mistaken for an All Star, but he is instant offense off the bench. Can Felton, Chandler or Gallo really deliver in crunch time in one-on-one situations? In games like last night, it really comes down to giving the ball to your best scorer and letting him go to work, and if that option is cut off, give it to your next best. I guess my point was that we don’t have a player that can really “go off” in the 4th quarter other than Amare.

  4. Nick C.

    How would you guys describe Reggie Miller?? I may be wrong but he wasn’t much of a one on one guy. Now the Knicks also are not much of a screen team so it may be a moot point.

  5. d-mar

    Reggie did run off a lot of screens, but he was also pretty adept at barreling to the basket and getting cheap foul calls with some Oscar worthy acting. Plus he was as clutch a shooter in crunch time as you’ll ever see, not sure we have anyone with that kind of sack other than STAT.

  6. Nick C.

    TheRant: Strange-looking bald skinny a**hole shooting guard.Does that suffice?  (Quote)

    That works. lol
    But he is also a guy that without having a classic one on one game was able to be a money player and a 4th quarter player.

  7. massive

    You have a point, d-mar, but I would hope that if we’re investing $22 million a season in an isolation scorer (who does rebound the ball well), he’ll produce in the 1st 3 quarters so that the 4th won’t be so tight (i.e. Kobe Bryant. People saw him shoot a game winner against Sacramento and proclaimed it another clutch performance by Kobe. My question is why on earth were the Lakers given a scare by the Kings?). Also, Jason Terry wasn’t going one on one necessarily, Miami’s defense was leaving him WIDE open from 3, and he was capitalizing as one would expect.

  8. Z-man

    I disagree about Reggie, he was murder to guard one-on-one because once he had the ball, you could not give him any space whatsoever. In many a game, everyone knew that Reggie was getting the ball and he still found a way to score or get to the line in one-on-one situations. He wasn’t as well known for the drive, but he was so adept at getting his shot off (and so good at converting) that he didn’t really need to drive. He didn’t need screens except to receive the initial pass. He could go to the basket when overplayed and draw fouls. The guy was as wily and crafty an offensive player as anyone who has ever laced them up.

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