2/13/2007

Game Thread- Knicks at Lakers


The Knicks are in Los Angeles tonight to take on Shammond Williams and the struggling Lakers. L.A. has dropped its last 3 straight and sure doesn't wanna lose a fourth to the New York team that narrowly beat them in January. The key difference is that Kobe Bryant (and Williams, of course) will be involved this evening. His absence in the last game put the reins in the hands of Lamar Odom, who was a matchup nightmare, but ultimately could not lead the Lakers to victory. Kobe relishes these games against the Knicks, and will certainly be looking to bury his recent struggles. The Lakers have two solid youngsters at center- Andrew Bynum and Ronny Turiaf- who can make some noise, but have trouble containing Eddy Curry. If Mittens stays out of foul trouble and remains patient, he can put up some great numbers. Anyway.

The Knicks need a win like whoa. Either tonight or tomorrow against the Warriors (if not both), we really need to get to that 23-win benchmark, put Larry Brown's treacherous ass behind us, and make a run at the postseason after the all-star break. All of this lollygagging- a win here, two losses there, two wins here, another loss- is not going to amount to a playoff berth. I want more than anything to see a killer instinct and a chip on the collective shoulders of these Knicks. Everyone is healthy, no one is suspended, and the schedule only gets easier, so there are no excuses left to make.

For more on the history of the Knicks-Lakers matchup (including video of Shaq-Fu demolishing a totally unexpecting Chris Dudley. By the way, remember the three Chrises- Dudley, Childs, and Mills? Didn't Chris Dudley go to Yale? Whatever happened to Chris Mills? He wasn't too bad. Kind of a fatty, though. Is this the longest parenthetical interruption ever? Possibly.) I reccomend stopping by The Association Blog for a good read. This is a game thread, so leave any comments on the game, Chris Dudley, jackals, shoeboxes, "Biodome", and skinny dipping as the night goes on.

Milk Dud wants you to leave comments!

It's a late game (10:30), and I tend to get more emotional when tired, so I'd appreciate the company whilest I exult or weep. Game notes cominatcha later. Go Knicks. Peace.

EDIT: Big news in the blog world. TrueHoop is going big league, and hooking up with ESPN. Congratulations to Henry Abbott and to the worldwide leader for signing on such a great blogsmith.

EDIT2: Knicks fans should swing by Bench Renaldo. Mutoni's got a Knicks rap video from 2000 (I think). In a related story, I still have a "Knicks 2000" license plate frame that I don't know what to do with.

18 comments:

The District Celtic said...

you think YOU need a win like whoa...

Seth said...

oh come on. just embrace the tank!

zach said...

ill prob keep it here for most of them game. right now watching UK vs Tennessee, i love how college announcers always say sarcastically "you think both these teams want to win?"

Rodge said...

The Knicks only had rap songs when we were good? Bench Renaldo clearly hasn't heard Doug E. Fresh's hot fire lyricism about his Wall Street crew.

Seth said...

hahaha word. true new yorkers wear orange and blue. to those watching the game, what's your opinion of the 3 man broadcasting crew with breen, clyde, and jet?

zach said...

i dont like it. leaves less clyde rhymes and words= bad

Rodge said...

I like the announcing crew, not just because I think its a good booth and that they announce well, but because cramming three good announcers into one booth and waiting for them to announce well is the Knicksiest thing they could've done.

Seth said...

good call, rodge. i bet they gave kenny a huge deal. why is jerome james still starting? his presence automatically screws up the matchups and sets the knicks back a few points, and he always ends up sitting after a few minutes.

Seth said...

kobe buries a filthy buzzer-beating 3 and the knicks are down by 5 at half. the knicks need to keep getting to the rim and get on the defensive glass to have a shot to win this thing. any thoughts?

mutoni said...

rodge, one of my favorite songs is mos def's ode to the knickerbockers.

Rodge said...

Its depressing when a team enters a half down 5 and you think "great half". But now, the Knicks are only down one, and I feel another run coming on. I read on 82games.com this week that the Knicks are the second worst team at drawing charges as opposed to charging, and we've drawn 3 charges this game, so its good to se we've worked on that. Knicks tied. Bang!!! Knicks losing again. Excitement!

Seth said...

which song is that?

zach said...

someone remind me... whats the knicks record after leading through 3?

Seth said...

breen just said 18-1. the 1 being the jazz game.

rodge said...

Stephon is not one of those who I would list in the "nice feet" crowd. They should put those babies in a Steve n Barrys ad to move some product.

Seth said...

yeah those are some ugly feets.

Seth said...

YES! recap coming soon, everybody. what a game.

mutoni said...

wild finish. spike's celebrations was hilarious. can't believe kobe didn't get a touch at the end. wow. (sorry, can't remember the mos song right now.) peace.