Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pre-Gaming: Knicks at Nets

Tip-Off: 7:30 PM @ Izod Center, East Rutherford

The Knickerbockers are looking for their first three-game winning streak of the season tonight against the Nets. And, all the numbers are against them. First of all, the team hasn't strung together three wins all year long. Secondly, the Nets have dominated the Knicks since Kidd surfaced in the swamp. And, last but not least, this is technically a road game and such games have not been the team's forte.

All of that being said, this is a winnable game. If the team puts forth the sort of cogent effort that they did last night and scores with nearly as much efficiency then they can put together a legitimate STREAK. The Nets are struggling this season and have been saved from the tri-state area's scorn only be the debacle across the Hudson.

Of course, the Knicks could be satisfied with their two wins and come out flat against a team that they've already beaten. If December was any indicator that is how it will play out.

Wednesday's Starting Five

1. Jamal Crawford. The slender and streaky shooting guard scored a game-high 29 points on an 11 for 19 shooting night and led the Knickerbockers to back-to-back wins over teams with winning records.

2. Lebron James. The King is unimpressed by Crawford's 29 points while dropping 51 in the Cavs overtime win over Memphis.

3. Jason Garrett. Currently the offensive coordinator of the ousted Dallas Cowboys, Garrett is the most popular girl in school these days. He has officially been offered an HC gig in Baltimore and is reportedly being courted by Atlanta as well. Not to mention that the ' Boys have been planning on him taking over for Wade Phillips. And, you know T.O. doesn't want to lose him. After all, he's his offensive coordinator.

4. Jason Varnado. The 6 foot 9 inch forward/center for the Mississippi State Bulldogs rejected ten shots last night to help his team beat Kentucky in SEC play.

5. The New York Giants. Jacobs, McQuarters and some other guy on the team that no one really seemed to recognize were all warmly welcomed at the Garden last night. This team is the toast of the town and has all the momentum in the world heading into Lambeau this weekend.

Benched: Miguel Tejada. Talk about your all-time bad days. Yesterday during the PED hearings in DC his name gets brought up and inquiries into whether or not he perjured himself are on the horizon AND his brother passed away.