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Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:27:35 PM »

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New York Knicks (6-4) at Boston Celtics (9-2)
Tuesday, November 18
7:30 PM
TV:  CSNHD, MSG
Radio:  WEEI
TD Banknorth Garden


 
Probable Starting Matchups
  vs 
Rajon Rondo vs Chris Duhon
 
  vs 
Ray Allen vs Jamal Crawford
 
  vs 
Paul Pierce vs Quentin Richardson
 
  vs 
Brian Scalabrine vs Wilson Chandler
 
vs
Kendrick Perkins vs Zach Randolph



Reserves
Tony Allen
Glen Davis
Eddie House
Leon Powe
Gabe Pruitt
Bill Walker
Sam Cassell
Patrick O'Bryant

Probable Inactive
Bill Walker
Sam Cassell

Injuries
None

Suspended
Kevin Garnett
 
Reserves 
Malik Rose
Nate Robinson
David Lee
Mardy Collins
Danilo Gallinari
Jerome James
Anthony Roberson
Eddie Curry
Jared Jeffries
Stephon Marbury

Probable Inactive
Eddie Curry
Jared Jeffries
Stephon Marbury
 
Injuries
Danilo Gallinari (back) out
Jerome James (personal reasons)  questionable
Jared Jeffries  (fibula) out
Eddie Curry (knee) day to day
 
Matchups to Watch
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Last season, the matchup between Paul Pierce and Quentin Richardson got very chippy.  At one point, QRich called Pierce out to fight him.  This is a matchup to watch as there is bad blood between these two players. 

  vs   
Zach Randolph is one of the Knicks top scorers and they go inside often.  There is going to be quite a battle inside between these two big centers.   

Honorable Mention
Rajon Rondo vs Chris Duhon
Rondo has been struggling somewhat lately and Duhon has been playing well for the Knicks.  The Knicks want to run and it will be up to Rondo to slow Duhon down and  in doing so, slow the Knicks offense down as well. 

Game Notes
The Knicks are playing well under their new coach.  In their last game, they had 6 players in double figures including their starting 5.  They will look to run at every opportunity and just like most every team in the league, the Knicks are also stressing defense.  They also have 3 players in the top 20 in 3 point shooting including Jamal Crawford who leads the league in three's made.  They have been hard hit with injuries and are playing short handed.

Team Connections:
Jerome James and Ray Allen were teammates in Seattle
Doc played for the Knicks from 1992-1995
Tom Thibodeau was the Knicks' assistant coach from 1996-2000
Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett were teammates in Minnesota
Stephon Marbury and Ray Allen were traded for each other in 1996
Quentin Richardson and Eddie House were teammates with the Clippers
Eddie House played for Mike D'Antoni in Phoenix 

Keys to the Game
Start Strong
Don't Let Up
Guard the Perimeter
Crash the Boards
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008, 07:40:08 PM by FLCeltsFan »

Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 11:49:27 AM »

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paul needs to keep his refrains to "wanna see my ring?" with regards to Q-rich and we'll be fine, even without KG.

also, is scal really going to get this start? i would have thought powe gets it, since scal can play both the 3 and the 4, while powe is pretty much a stright 4. I thought scal would get some seirous minutes, but i thought it would be at backup 3 and 4.
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Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 04:56:06 PM »

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Haha I can't believe Scal is starting either. In fact it's seriously pretty stupid if you think about it. I'll actually give Scalabrine the surprising yet true fact that he's a better defender than both Powe and Big Baby. But comparably, his offense is so much worse you're better off with either Powe or BBD in any situation that isn't the final seconds of a game that must be won with defense.

We'll see though... if Scal starts draining 3's (who knows, maybe he has been in practice) then I'll stand corrected.

Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 07:27:10 PM »

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I took a guess that Scal was starting because he did last season when KG was out and Doc doesn't like messing with his first guys off the bench.  I just heard on Sports Tonight that Scal is indeed starting. 

Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 07:42:27 PM »

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I hope Scal gets booed all night. I know I will be from my living room.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 07:48:31 PM »

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If I shot 3's as bad as Scals, I'd move in a foot or 2.
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Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
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4 TOs already for the Champs. Awful casual with ball. Keeping the Knickers in the game.

And 2 3 second calls. Make the decision!
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Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 08:00:15 PM »

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i know he's missed them both, but this is what i want rajon, shoot the basketball when your that open.
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Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008, 08:22:58 PM »

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ok glen, you are officially green lit for the jumper. its looking good.
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Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008, 08:29:15 PM »

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what the hell is the techon leon for? getting shoved into the pylon by a chubby dude?

i mean, he didn't do anything, he kept his arms at his sides....

also, i liek this sig but its too tall :/

time to start looking around at halftime.
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Re: Knicks (6-4) at Celtics (9-2) 11/18
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So, the C's have to be running away with SMPG's this year,( Shoving matches per game, for those out there that aren't stat geeks) right?

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Great start so far, this is exactly what our offense needed, especially Rondo, Perk, and TA.  Bench is playing great.

Probably a little early for this but Powe's career high is 27, in last year's season finale.  It'd be nice to see him get there tonight.

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Man, I wish I could watch this game.  I am following online when possible and I love seeing that our bench is working over the Knicks.  Leon in particular.  Go Leon!
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Great start so far, this is exactly what our offense needed, especially Rondo, Perk, and TA.  Bench is playing great.

Probably a little early for this but Powe's career high is 27, in last year's season finale.  It'd be nice to see him get there tonight.
Why haven't Pierce and Rondo checked back in yet?

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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2008, 08:40:01 PM »

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Great start so far, this is exactly what our offense needed, especially Rondo, Perk, and TA.  Bench is playing great.

Probably a little early for this but Powe's career high is 27, in last year's season finale.  It'd be nice to see him get there tonight.
Why haven't Pierce and Rondo checked back in yet?

bench is playing out of its mind, good move by doc IMO.

bench was 10/10 at one point and on a 14-2 run, can't mess with that  :)
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