2012-13 Game Thread: Knicks v. Kings

Knicks look to knot the season series after suffering a tough last second loss to the Kings in December.
Your in-game thoughts here.

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48 thoughts to “2012-13 Game Thread: Knicks v. Kings”

  1. just changing it up, LOVE the hightop although not thrilled with Shumpie’s play so far this year, before he finally showed some signs towards the end last night.

  2. I can count the number of times where we haven’t played like absolute garbage in the first 5 mins on one hand. It’s so annoying but so unsurprising at the same time.

    Like watching your untrained puppy sh1tting your carpet.

  3. kidd is killing us. he keeps getting the pass on the defensive rotation with an opening and a man running at him. his inability to wither a) nail the shot, or b) penetrate past the closing defender and break down the defense, is killing our offense (JR chucking and shump and tyson missing 2 dunks hasnt helped either)

  4. And nice fast break there, well done Melo….

    Not sure how much lift Stat has but he is moving really well….

  5. The Melo-Stat-Chandler frontcourt looks pretty dominant in this game. They just have a massive edge in athleticism over the Kings’ frontcourt.

  6. i haye sounding like a broken record. is it time that i just accept that our end of quarter possessions are just going to suck ass all season and no one will ever care about this?

  7. if i was an opposing point guard, i would definately want to punch prigs in the face. thats how much i love him as a knicks fan

  8. Alright, I’ll say it. Amare looks like an actual better version of 2010 Amare. He looks shockingly improved in the post. Not just moves, but decision making.

    Anyone notice our massive run began exactly when he checked in?

    He’s a crisp +23 in 8:49.

  9. Amar’e continues to look dominant out there offensively. The second unit has transformed entirely from JR fadeaways to Amar’e post ups and pick and rolls. When he gets a legit big to help him defensively and on the boards, look out.

  10. It’s good to see Melo making these passes when he’s struggling with his shot. The Knicks have enough firepower against a team like the Knicks that they don’t need Melo in a wrestling match the whole game.

  11. This sacramento team was up by 27 against us earlier in the season …no Melo no amare but still

    JK47:
    Um, this Sacramento team is not very good.

  12. johnlocke:
    This sacramento team was up by 27 against us earlier in the season …no Melo no amare but still

    They’ve been up double figures on us both games this season

  13. Juany8:
    It’s good to see Melo making these passes when he’s struggling with his shot. The Knicks have enough firepower against a team like the Knicks that they don’t need Melo in a wrestling match the whole game.

    Melo takes some ridiculous shots that make us cringe but he has also shown himself to be a very willing, unselfish passer as well. this transformation is very important for us and he must be continually praised so as to minimize the chance that he reverts when things get tough

  14. johnlocke:
    This sacramento team was up by 27 against us earlier in the season …no Melo no amare but still

    I think Copeland and James White got serious burn that night. Felton was gone too, and if it wasn’t for a miracle 3 pointer they would have blown that game. That Knicks lineup looked like it could be challenged by some strong benches

  15. You get fired for runs like that…ask Nate McMillan after the post-woody destruction

    jon abbey:
    you don’t see a lot of 46-7 runs in the NBA.

  16. My favorite Knick run ever was the 32-2 run they went on against the Heat in Game 3 of the 1999 1st round series.

  17. Thibodeau has to be one of the best regular season coaches in league history, up by 9 now in ATL without Noah, Boozer, Hinrich and of course still Rose, and CHI played a tough game last night while ATL rested.

  18. jon abbey:
    Thibodeau has to be one of the best regular season coaches in league history, up by 9 now in ATL without Noah, Boozer, Hinrich and of course still Rose, and CHI played a tough game last night while ATL rested.

    agreed completely

  19. Amar’e rocking a .652 TS% right now.

    Over his last ten games, it’s .731. 154 points on 81 FGA.

  20. I have a lot of thoughts on this ill save, but it was nice to see this kind of game from junior.

    He was once the most prolific 3-point shooter in the game. 5,6,7 make games with 1-2 27 foot bombs was once pretty commonplace.

    To me, Amare willingness to run has changed the temp the Knicks play at, which allows Smith to get back to his catch and shoot best.

    Frankly, there are a few things I’ve seen the last 5-7 games that lead me to believe we haven’t seen shit yet.

    You’re really starting to see on court synergies developing, guys are playing freely, naturally and in ways they extremely effective.

    I truly feel that Amare is the same dominant force he was prior to last season. It changes everything.

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