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You didn’t think the New York Knicks would beat the Heat, did you? Without Amar’e Stoudemire, lost to a knee injury, you gave up all hopes on these Knicks, right?
To bad for those that chose to count the Knicks out before the season began. You’ll be using the remainder of the season to recant vicious comments.
This isn’t about you for now.
Tonight the Knicks go for seven straight wins against the Memphis Grizzlies. Following a comeback win, last night, where a resilient Knick team eliminated a 12-point deficit against the San Antonio Spurs.
Carmelo Anthony shot horribly from the field during last night’s contest, a rare occurrence thanks to a law of averages. I expect Melo’s A-game to be on full display tonight against Memphis.
Rarely, do super stars in this league have two bad shooting games back to back.
Again without Stoudemire, Anthony anchors the power forward position for this Knicks club. Rudy Gay could start out guarding Anthony, but the Grizzlies may elect to have their defensive guru, Tony Allen, bare majority of the work.
This creates a plethora of match-up problems for the Grizzlies.
Zach Randolph will be forced to stay with the more agile Ronnie Brewer. Brewer has cooled down a bit but is currently shooting 47% from behind the arc.
Suave seasoned guard, Jason Kidd, will be able to take advantage of Gay on the wing and transition. Kidd will most likely take turns with Raymond Felton guarding, Mike Conley. Conley is a poised point guard who can hurt the Knicks in several different ways if he gets hot from the field.
Tyson Chandler will be guarding Marc Gasol in the low post, but it will be important for Chandler to control the glass. Randolph is a terrific rebounder and may have a field day on the boards with Melo matching up against him.
The Knicks probably aren’t too concerned with rebounding the ball. These Knicks haven’t won a game where they out-rebounded an opponent this season.
J.R. Smith will show up big against these Grizzlies, as he has much of the Knicks winning streak. Smith is averaging 18 points off the bench for the Knicks, so expect his hot shooting to continue in Memphis.
I’m sorry but when you’re shooting 73% from long range, you’re in a different zone.
The theme of the Knicks season has been defense and it won’t deter. The second unit will be the deciding factor in this game, and the Knicks have a lot of size to work with. A back to back does not usually bode well for the traveling team, but it is possible the Knicks can squeeze another one out solely due to momentum.
You heard it here the first, the Knicks are 7-0 after tonight. Unless you still want to doubt the Knicks ability?
Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies 91 – New York Knicks 92
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