2/06/2007

Game Thread- Knicks vs. Clippers


Your New York Knicks are at home tonight to take on Doug Christie and the Los Angeles Clippers. L.A. is in the midst of a long East Coast swing, and is coming off a win in Boston and a blowout loss in Toronto. Elton Brand spray-farted on the entire Knicks roster the last time these teams played, dropping 32 points to go with 8 blocks. Thus, the most important storyline of tonight is the continuing Jerome James affair, as the loveable oaf will have the onerous duty of covering Brand. ClipperSteve (How did his parents know he was gonna be a Clipper fan? What a fitting choice of name!) at Clips Nation believes that Brand will either take James outside or simply push his belly out of the way and drive to the hole. It's certainly possible.

For what it's worth, today's Times article about the rotation move does provide a little bit of explanation, and quotes Channing Frye saying all the right things, which is good. It also makes Jerome James sound like a pretty cool guy, which I like. Hooray.

One thing I've remembered in the last day or two, is that with this squad, starting does not equal minutes (S≠M). David Lee, for instance, averages more minutes (30.6) than both Frye (26.3) and Jeffries (23.1), who traditionally start over him. If Jerome does a shitty job, then those opening minutes will be the only ones he plays. Should be interesting to see how this goes.

Anyway, this right here is a game thread, so post all your comments about the game, trail mix, Chris Kattan, backgammon, and tangerines as the night progresses. Now that my laptop is fixed, I'm actually gonna have it in front of me while watching the game, so I'll be able to respond to your comments as they come. Game notes coming later tonight. Go Knicks. Peace.

8 comments:

Ra said...

"Elton Brand spray-farted on the entire Knicks roster the last time these teams played"

I didn't know Brand had it in him. Must be the fiber...

Seth said...

Indeed. If there's one thing Coach K passed on to Elton, it's his love of oats and barley.

Nugg Doctor said...

Thanks for stopping by today. Good luck tonight!

Tell Clyde I say hello if you go to the game.

Seth said...

Knicks down 10 at the half...doesn't bode well. I hate Tim Thomas.

Rodge said...

Faux Zeke from the last couple of posts. This whole Jerome James thing... I'm rethinking it after I realized that its just a little batshit insane. Ah well.

Seth said...

Ha, I knew you'd come around! It's the thought that counts...

rodge said...

The Knicks do not care for our pessimism.
Watching these runs get me pumped.

Seth said...

Yeah, Isiah reads YourNYK at halftime.

By the way...YourNYK or Your NYK? Does it matter? I think so.