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[Game 36] Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks Game Thread

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[Game 36] Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks Game Thread 

Post#1 » by MaxRider » Wed Jan 9, 2008 2:48 am

WHEN: Wednesday, January 09, 2007
WHERE: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
TIME: 6:30 PM Central Time (USA)

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Projected Starting Lineup

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C | #34 Eddy Curry
PF | #50 Zach Randolph
SF | #23 Quentin Richardson
PG | #11 Jamal Crawford
SG | #3 Stephon Marbury


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Projected Starting Lineup

NOW!!! Here's the starting lineup your Houston Rockets!!!!!!

Starting at center, we got the GREAT WALL from CHINA
#11 YAO MING
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Starting in the backcourt at the point guard spot
We got the streetball legend AKA "SKIP TO MY LOU"
#11 Rafer Alston
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Starting at the other guard
We got THE CLUTCH SHOOTER
#2 Luther Head
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Starting in the frontcourt at the power forward spot
We got THE WORST and UGLIEST free throw shooter
#44 Chuck Hayes
(but he's willing to do everything else on the court, like cleaning the floor with his back)
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At the other forward, we got someone who's doing all the dirty work
#31 Shane Battier
Oh! Lord!
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NOW LET'S KEEP OUR WINNING STREAK GOING AND BEAT THE KNICKS AGAIN!!!!
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Post#2 » by Guy986 » Wed Jan 9, 2008 2:50 am

I predict Fire Isiah Chant from the crowd all night long. That and a win.
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Post#3 » by Baller 24 » Wed Jan 9, 2008 3:04 am

I think we have this, we need to play strong and the way we have the past couple of games. Hopefully just 3 more days till Tmac's comeback, Im dying to see this offense with him.
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Post#4 » by etopn23 » Wed Jan 9, 2008 3:05 am

Hey, is that blood on Yao's shoulder? I bet the refs still didn't call the foul.
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Post#5 » by RoxFan08 » Wed Jan 9, 2008 3:08 am

I predict a blowout win at Madison Square. We might play like crap, but we'll still win. The Knicks are that bad. The Rockets have shot over 50% from the field like 1 game this season. Yeah, that one.
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Post#6 » by MaxRider » Wed Jan 9, 2008 3:11 am

etopn23 wrote:Hey, is that blood on Yao's shoulder? I bet the refs still didn't call the foul.


that's the scratch Shaq gave him
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Post#7 » by TMACFORMVP » Wed Jan 9, 2008 3:45 am

Can't take it too lightly. Again, they are a talented team and are at home.

Play good solid defense, force turnovers, do a better job on the boards and play efficiently on the offensive end, and I'd think there's a good chance but it'd be close.
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Post#8 » by A.J. » Wed Jan 9, 2008 3:49 am

TMACFORMVP wrote:Can't take it too lightly. Again, they are a talented team and are at home.

Play good solid defense, force turnovers, do a better job on the boards and play efficiently on the offensive end, and I'd think there's a good chance but it'd be close.


thats the key, we cant come form behind and try to win, cause the knicks crowd will be loud, but if we have a big ead early, the knicks will quiet down.
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Post#9 » by RaoulDuke79 » Wed Jan 9, 2008 4:01 am

Aren't they worse at home(is that possible)?

The crowd might be loud but that will only be with chants of "Fire Isiah" and "We're the worst franchise in all of sports ATM".

Hopefully Yao won't let anyone run into him from behind so he won't foul out.
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Post#10 » by dontel » Wed Jan 9, 2008 4:21 am

we'll score more than them because they're the knicks
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Post#11 » by Amel » Wed Jan 9, 2008 5:06 am

a blowout

like we always do with the knicks
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Post#12 » by Tmaco » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:01 am

I predict Yao will be in trouble, but Rockets will win this game. Scola will be the star.
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Post#13 » by Shabi__5 » Wed Jan 9, 2008 9:13 am

It's very important to get off to a great start , they will give up if we can get a lead , if they start well they will get confident and they are talented.
Please lets not lose a game like this when we play so well for a while , we really have a chance to make up some ground with this game and vs. Minnesotta
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Post#14 » by Transistor » Wed Jan 9, 2008 4:49 pm

^ agreed

they had a good win last night that may have given them some confidence. well need to destroy and crush that confidence in the first few min and keep madison square garden nice and quiet
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Post#15 » by hayden » Wed Jan 9, 2008 7:54 pm

4 game win streak without Tmac? Yeah right. I don't care if all four games are against the Wolves, this ain't happening. I predict a loss.
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Post#16 » by Iggyemu » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:07 pm

hayden wrote:4 game win streak without Tmac? Yeah right. I don't care if all four games are against the Wolves, this ain't happening. I predict a loss.


I hate to say it but I am sort of waiting for that other shoe to drop as well. I think it was Blineburry in the Chron that said if we beat the Knicks tonight then our season is looking up. Its not that we can't beat them...his point was that we beat them in Houston now we have to go to NY 4 days later and do it again. Meaning we have to stay focused...stay hungry and beat a team we should beat in their gym. If we can do that then this little home stand here minus NO and SA is looking pretty good. Although I think we matchup well enough with SA to beat em on our floor without Mac.

But yea...beat the Knicks tonight to start it.
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Post#17 » by CuttingEdge » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:14 pm

Keep Randolph off the boards please. The Knicks were much more difficult on Saturday than the Wizards were last night.
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Post#18 » by BaYBaller » Wed Jan 9, 2008 9:26 pm

I imagine they are going to sandwich Yao again with Zach and Curry and eat up the boards. I wonder if Adelman has an adjustment for that.
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Post#19 » by McTracy » Wed Jan 9, 2008 9:34 pm

Hell I really hope the refs will call right fouls, they'll make right decisions.

When I think about Wizards game - ugly one. I mean looked like the refs were bought by Washington, really. They made simply EVERY call for WIzards, good that we were able to win that game but situation likek that cannot happen again.

You have 5 minutes gone in the quater and your team has already had 5 team fouls - that was the same thing in Washington.

4th straight, make Tracy even more excited, show him we can play great without him. That will force him to play hard, to fight and to come back soon.

Go Rockets !
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Post#20 » by grond » Wed Jan 9, 2008 10:02 pm

BaYBaller wrote:I imagine they are going to sandwich Yao again with Zach and Curry and eat up the boards. I wonder if Adelman has an adjustment for that.


Play more Scola alongside Yao when Randolph and Curry are on the floor together. Bigger body = better against Randolph, cause he ain't the quickest tub of lard out there.

If Zeke had _any_ coaching smarts he'd run a hundred iso's of Randolph v Hayes. Frankly, Randolph is a stat hungry loser, but he has excellent low post moves nonetheless.

Prediction: Knicks keep going to the Curry Yao matchup instead. Rockets win.

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