MSG and Time Warner have conspired to deny me my god givenly rightful Knicks games. Fuck a internet stream. I’m consuming this season by watching other teams on NBATV, highlights, Posting and Toasting recaps, and now, ineptly analyzing the box scores from Basketball Reference. (PS. Am now enjoying the Knicks on TV again).
Games 55: NYK @ Orlando Magic (April 5th, 2012)
Shorter Recap: Calm down there bucko! Your Knicks stomp the Magic. Maybe because Dwightums is dumbums.
Got a little bit chicken little up in here yesterday. My bad.
Now I don’t know if we want to chalk this one up to Dwight Howard’s saboteursmanship, but we can definitely hand out our Mentos Fresh Game Ball to Tyson Chandler. I’d also like to give him the Knicks MVP, Defender of the Year, and my 1992 dark blue Volvo 240 (call me, I’ll drop off the keys at your convenience.) Chandler polished a fine little 12 and 12 double/double, but more importantly embarrassed Howard with some stout defense, holding him to an undouble/double 8 and 8. QUALITY.
Carmelo Anthony scored points and got rebounds in a win. I swear he only does this after I rant about him.
My man (before Jeremy Lin showed up) Toney Douglas played his most meaningful game of the season. He hit 7 of 12 for 15 points, a number of which we’re awfully pretty floaters, and tallied 6 assists. And he kept Mike Bibby off the court, yay!
Steve Novak do what Steve Novak do (he’s earned that phrase from TD I think). 3 of 6 from behind the arc with the bonus point.
JR Smith was competent, Landry Fields was competent. The team shot well (.487%, .571 eFG%), outrebounded (a team with Dwight Howard, the center so good he can almost fire his coach, but not win basketball games), outassisted, and kept turnovers down. This was a perfect blowout with plenty of garbage time, against a team that probably hates itself, or at least its star player. Yay.
I will however reserve my right to be displeased until I see this team play solid basketball against a good team and pull out a late 4th quarter win. Sunday against the Bulls?