3/03/2007

Knicks 106, Warriors 97


Continuing their win-one, lose-one pattern, the Knicks put away the Golden State Warriors to win their seventh straight at the Garden. Marbury and Richardson got hot from downtown, getting 34 and 30, respectively. I missed the whole damn thing, but that's a good lookin' win for the 'Bockers. I don't know where Zack's at with our game notes, but whatever. I'm ass tired right now, so I'll hit you with the Sonics KTO some time tomorrow. Peace.

UPDATE-IZZLE: Our boy Barnesgasm got some game notes in lieu of Zack's M.I.A. notes. (We still love you, Zack.)
Back to backs are hardest on the blogger, my friend. I'm feeling one of your late night boredom thingies right about now, so here's some abridged game notes to pick up Zack's slack.
Old PA guy is back. Sweet.
I get into more detail on my site, but I watched Matt Barnes warm up for like 20 minutes, and semi-interacted with Adonal Foyle and Jerome James, but fuck them.
Lots of French for Mickael Pietrus. Weird.
The warriors are missing Stephen Jackson's firepower (get it? firepower?) and Baron Davis' charity work (He loves helping kids. No humor there.) so the injuries cancel out.
Harrington is wet against the Knicks, this is like his fourth game against us this season.
What is this early lead you speak of? Don't worry, we blow it by halftime.
Unit of death sighting: Collins, Francis, Balkman, Malik, Frye. Yeech.
Curry kills Foyle and Biedrinis early. This is a theme.
Q is hitting every open shot.
At the end of the first half, Mardy Collins has played 8 minutes, touched the ball twice, and gotten called for traveling twice, as far as I can tell.
Marbury and Q are on fire. On every fast break, Jamal/Marbury pulls up at an 18 footer for no apparant reason with nobody who can possibly, and drains it.
Marbury is shitting. Watch out, and supply your own toilet paper.
All year, the Knicks give up a shitload of threes, and all year, we continue to play the 2-3 zone, which has the premise of forcingthe opponent pass along the perimeter and hit open jumpers. Zeke is merciless.
Key play of the game: Down two with 4 minutes left, Mardy Collins steals a pass at about the three point line, evades two defenders with a half court dribble, and finishes with a finger roll to tie the game. He then grabs a key rebound at the other end, and the Knicks score 10 straight to take the lead for good. The only other time "Mardy Collins" and "key" will ever appear in the same sentence will occur in 2023, when Collins, now a successful real estate agent, locks his keys inside the car out of spite after they savage him 11-5 in a game of pickup basketball, allowing him to keep his pride but not the respect of his family, and he totally busts a coathanger trying to get back in the car.
Matt Barnes: DNP. Oh well.
Huge games from Marbury (34 - ridiculous jumper tonight) Q (30, 12 - all over, knocked down at least 4 threes) 20 plus from Eddy, who needs to learn how to pass badly if we want to win more games, and an acceptable 7 and 7 from Steve Francis, which I'll take any day from a backup guard.
Knicks are 3 back of Miami, 3.5 back of Indy, 2 back of NJ, and 1 back of Orlando. Must beat the Hawks tomorrow/tonight.
I'm done, and still not tired. Matt Barnes's crack residue must have rubbed off on me.
Appreciate it, 'Gasm. I hope your encounter with Mr. Barnes was magical. Goodnight, everybody.

UPDATE AGAIN: Zack is, thankfully, alive, and hit us with some belated game notes. Thanks for the notes, homie.
ah im very very sorry. i had to catch the 1120 train back which didnt get into my stop till 1230 about and i didnt get home till close to 1. i had to go to bed when i got home because i had a SAT course this morning at 8. anyways i am extremely sorry for no notes. anyways here are just some.
Balkman had a nasty ass dunk in the pregame warmups(1 hand thomahawk with authority), he took off just as the "take me home" song started.
a knicks city dancer performed our national anthem, wasnt expecting that for some reason.
the knicks city kids are actually more talented then the knicks city dancers, but still annoy greatly, just their size and looks i guess.
collins had a mean behind the back cross-over going down the court, he looked so out of control but converted anyways.
Harrington was money early on but then really cooled down later.
frye hesited on far too many of his jumpers tonight, and thus missed.
lee was out yet again, all of the knicks bounds came from Q who had 12. he also could shoot the three all night.
marbury had a couple of nice dribble stop jump shots that you could tell were going to go in before he even stopped dribbling.
i got very nervous when the knicks went down three, i said here we go again, but they proved me wrong and went crazy in the last 3 minutes.
curry had a very quite yet effective game. still too many turnovers for my liking. he dropped 3 good passes in scoring positions for seamlessly no reason. one was from balkman under the hoop.
the guy sitting behind kept screaming cmon marbury cmon marbury pop the j pop the j over and over again and everytime jefferson came in the game he would say no dont put him back in hes not ready hes not ready hes not ready. i guess it was from his usual facial expression.
a constestant for the continental shooting game got booed. he missed about 15 shots from mid-right wing the same way each and every time- short, barely hitting the rim with no ark.
a good game for the knicks nonetheless with some very timely hooping down the stretch. sorry i couldnt give you better game notes and earlier. i apologize. next game im going to is in 2 weeks, ill try and do better. go knicks.
Forgiven, buddy. Hope you enjoyed the win!

6 comments:

Barnesgasm said...

Back to backs are hardest on the blogger, my friend. I'm feeling one of your late night boredom thingies right about now, so here's some abridged game notes to pick up Zack's slack.
Old PA guy is back. Sweet.
I get into more detail on my site, but I watched Matt Barnes warm up for like 20 minutes, and semi-interacted with Adonal Foyle and Jerome James, but fuck them.
Lots of French for Mickael Pietrus. Weird.
The warriors are missing Stephen Jackson's firepower (get it? firepower?) and Baron Davis' charity work (He loves helping kids. No humor there.) so the injuries cancel out.
Harrington is wet against the Knicks, this is like his fourth game against us this season.
What is this early lead you speak of? Don't worry, we blow it by halftime.
Unit of death sighting: Collins, Francis, Balkman, Malik, Frye. Yeech.
Curry kills Foyle and Biedrinis early. This is a theme.
Q is hitting every open shot.
At the end of the first half, Mardy Collins has played 8 minutes, touched the ball twice, and gotten called for traveling twice, as far as I can tell.
Marbury and Q are on fire. On every fast break, Jamal/Marbury pulls up at an 18 footer for no apparant reason with nobody who can possibly, and drains it.
Marbury is shitting. Watch out, and supply your own toilet paper.
All year, the Knicks give up a shitload of threes, and all year, we continue to play the 2-3 zone, which has the premise of forcingthe opponent pass along the perimeter and hit open jumpers. Zeke is merciless.
Key play of the game: Down two with 4 minutes left, Mardy Collins steals a pass at about the three point line, evades two defenders with a half court dribble, and finishes with a finger roll to tie the game. He then grabs a key rebound at the other end, and the Knicks score 10 straight to take the lead for good. The only other time "Mardy Collins" and "key" will ever appear in the same sentence will occur in 2023, when Collins, now a successful real estate agent, locks his keys inside the car out of spite after they savage him 11-5 in a game of pickup basketball, allowing him to keep his pride but not the respect of his family, and he totally busts a coathanger trying to get back in the car.
Matt Barnes: DNP. Oh well.
Huge games from Marbury (34 - ridiculous jumper tonight) Q (30, 12 - all over, knocked down at least 4 threes) 20 plus from Eddy, who needs to learn how to pass badly if we want to win more games, and an acceptable 7 and 7 from Steve Francis, which I'll take any day from a backup guard.
Knicks are 3 back of Miami, 3.5 back of Indy, 2 back of NJ, and 1 back of Orlando. Must beat the Hawks tomorrow/tonight.
I'm done, and still not tired. Matt Barnes's crack residue must have rubbed off on me.

Barnesgasm said...

And when I said "abridged game notes" I mean "if I was tired, I'd type two things and leave but unfortunately, this is not the case, so here's a page or so of ramblings"

The District Celtic said...

M. Barnes DNP - Crack

Anonymous said...

Marbury Carries Injury-Riddled Knicks Past Warriors
NEW YORK, Mar. 2 (AP) -- Trailing in the final minutes without Jamal Crawford to bail them out, the New York Knicks looked anywhere for contributions.

They found them from Mardy Collins and Steve Francis - one who rarely plays and one who wasn't originally expected to.

Stephon Marbury scored 34 points, Quentin Richardson added 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat Golden State 106-97 Friday night, the Warriors' season-high fifth straight loss.

Collins turned a steal into the go-ahead basket and Francis added seven points and seven assists after deciding to play through knee tendinitis with the team short-handed.

"Everybody's got to step up and try to fill the void,'' Richardson said. "We're missing some key guys right now.''

Eddy Curry added 22 points for the Knicks, who won their seventh straight at Madison Square Garden despite playing without starting guard Crawford, who had ankle surgery Friday, plus reserves David Lee (ankle) and Nate Robinson (stomach virus).

"It's going to be hard without Jamal,'' Curry said, "but if everyone comes in and plays like we did tonight we shouldn't have a problem winning games.''

Al Harrington scored 26 points and Monta Ellis had 17 for the Warriors, who have dropped six in a row on the road. Golden State is 1-5 since the All-Star break, falling back in the Western Conference playoff race.

The Knicks, meanwhile, pulled within two games of New Jersey for eighth in the East. New York visits Atlanta on Saturday night.

"We're asking our guys to take a big leap to try to get into the playoffs,'' Knicks coach Isiah Thomas said. "In order to get into the playoffs, we're going to have to win some road games.''

Playing without starters Baron Davis (knee surgery) and Stephen Jackson (toe), the Warriors led 92-90 with 5+ minutes to go. But they went cold from there, going without a field goal for nearly 5 minutes while the Knicks seized control with a 12-0 spurt.

"I think we missed a lot of open shots and our confidence got a little bit down,'' the Warriors' Mickael Pietrus said. "I think we played hard tonight, it's just a matter of playing a better way and winning.''

In a game that was close the entire second half, Marbury followed Collins' go-ahead layup with a jumper on the break, giving New York a 95-92 lead with 3:32 remaining. Marbury then hit a 3-pointer for a six-point lead before Richardson knocked down a jumper to make it 100-92 with 2:16 to play.

Marbury added a pair of free throws with 1:10 left for a 102-92 lead. Golden State finally scored again when Harrington made two free throws with 1:02 remaining.

"Tonight our defense in the fourth quarter was awesome,'' Marbury said. "The way we have been playing in the fourth quarter at home, we have to take that on the road.''

The Knicks led 26-18 after one, then extended the lead to 36-24 on Richardson's 3-pointer with 7:10 remaining in the second. Golden State got back in the game behind reserve Sarunas Jasikevicius, who had nine points and five assists in the final 9 minutes.

The Warriors got within one late in the half, but the Knicks led 54-48 at the break after Marbury's layup with 6.5 seconds left.

Ellis had six points during an 8-1 spurt that gave Golden State a 69-68 lead with 4:16 to go in the third, and the game was tied at 75 after three after the Warriors went 0-for-4 from the line in the final 41 seconds.

Golden State was only 6-of-15 at the line. Ellis was 7-of-22 from the field.

"They just wouldn't go down tonight,'' Ellis said. "But they hit big shots and we didn't, and they got defensive stops. Tonight was just not my night, tonight was theirs.''

Notes: Davis continues to progress after left knee surgery. Golden State hopes he can play Monday at Detroit, when it ends its five-game road trip. ... Crawford will be on crutches for a week and will begin rehab in 10-14 days. The Knicks expect him to miss the rest of the regular season but hope he can return if they make the playoffs. ... New York had lost four straight and eight of nine against Golden State.

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zach said...

ah im very very sorry. i had to catch the 1120 train back which didnt get into my stop till 1230 about and i didnt get home till close to 1. i had to go to bed when i got home because i had a SAT course this morning at 8. anyways i am extremely sorry for no notes. anyways here are just some.
Balkman had a nasty ass dunk in the pregame warmups(1 hand thomahawk with authority), he took off just as the "take me home" song started.
a knicks city dancer performed our national anthem, wasnt expecting that for some reason.
the knicks city kids are actually more talented then the knicks city dancers, but still annoy greatly, just their size and looks i guess.
collins had a mean behind the back cross-over going down the court, he looked so out of control but converted anyways.
Harrington was money early on but then really cooled down later.
frye hesited on far too many of his jumpers tonight, and thus missed.
lee was out yet again, all of the knicks bounds came from Q who had 12. he also could shoot the three all night.
marbury had a couple of nice dribble stop jump shots that you could tell were going to go in before he even stopped dribbling.
i got very nervous when the knicks went down three, i said here we go again, but they proved me wrong and went crazy in the last 3 minutes.
curry had a very quite yet effective game. still too many turnovers for my liking. he dropped 3 good passes in scoring positions for seamlessly no reason. one was from balkman under the hoop.
the guy sitting behind kept screaming cmon marbury cmon marbury pop the j pop the j over and over again and everytime jefferson came in the game he would say no dont put him back in hes not ready hes not ready hes not ready. i guess it was from his usual facial expression.
a constestant for the continental shooting game got booed. he missed about 15 shots from mid-right wing the same way each and every time- short, barely hitting the rim with no ark.
a good game for the knicks nonetheless with some very timely hooping down the stretch. sorry i couldnt give you better game notes and earlier. i apologize. next game im going to is in 2 weeks, ill try and do better. go knicks.

zach said...

EDIT: APPARANTLY IM TOO TIRED STILL JEFFERSON= JEFFRIES WTF IS WRONG WITH ME