Trail Blazers 79 @ Knicks 121 Game Thread
You are not authorized to post a reply.
  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 03/13/2012 11:55 PM

    IF Portland makes a trade & loses a scorer/shooter in the process, can Babbitt fill that void?
    Yes: 12 points, 4-7 shooting, 2-3 from 3 in just 17 minutes (10)
     62%
    No: Still passes up too many open looks (6)
     38%


    March 14, 2012
    4:30 PM | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY
    Trail Blazers (20-22) At Knicks (18-24)

    Two teams heading in the same direction. Since Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup from injury, the Knicks are just 2-8 and losers of six straight. Before Melo's insertion back into the rotation, the Knicks were the talk of the sports world, led by zero-to-hero point guard, Jeremy Lin. Remember New York won seven in a row with Lin leading the show even without Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. But now Amare is back, Carmelo is back, and the team went out and added another dynamic personality in JR Smith. Smith, not shy from controversy and another player Lin needs to find a way to make happy. Portland, like New York, is spiraling in the wrong direction as well. One can pinpoint the free-falling descent to a certain goal-tending call against the Thunder. Since that call (which resulted in a loss to the rival Thunder), Portland is just 5-12 in their last 17 contests and have been unable to string together consecutive wins in the process.

    Personally, this is the most intriguing matchup off the road trip. So far, the teams heading into their meeting with the Trail Blazers in a slump have broken out of it in a big way. Boston had just lost by 30+ in their last game against the 76ers prior to playing Portland only to come out and destroy the Trail Blazers 104-86 while the Pacers just dusted off a 92-75 victory over Portland after losing four straight. As mentioned, New York is riding a six-game losing streak, the fans are chanting "Fire D'Antoni" in the Garden, and the media is all over their back after falling out of the Top 8 seeds in the East. To me, whoever wants this game the most will win. Portland got the effort they needed in DC a few nights ago and came away victorious and they'll need that type of intensity to win in MSG. Speaking of Madison Square Garden, there may not be another arena in the world that can fire a sluggish team up and hopefully the feeling of playing on the biggest hoops stage can re-energize our Blazers.

    Now, while effort is key, Portland still must execute their offense in the halfcourt. After an NBA-season low five assists against the Pacers, you know sharing the ball is going to play a factor. During their six-game slide Knick opponents have exceeded the century mark in five of those outings. And the Blazers aren't going to score 100 by playing one-on-one basketball. To get to that 100 point mark, Portland needs to live in the paint, shy away from the three unless open off of dribble penetration, and move without the ball. 45+ points in the paint. Attempt less than 10 three-pointers. Hand out over 25 team assists. Hit those goals and Portland should pick up their second road win of this trip and aid the Knicks in their free-fall out of playoff contention.

    Trail Blazers At Knicks Highlights
    I am a fan of
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 03/14/2012 12:26 AM

    Blazers main goal should be, make Spike Lee bail out early, because his Knicks are stinkin' up the joint.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. barnettfan
    barnettfan
    Posts: 392

    Posted 03/14/2012 12:28 AM

    I am not a glass half full/half empty kind of guy I am if you got to ask I WILL need another beer. I have loved this team since their inception I ignored them during the gangsta years and came back when they cleaned it up. This team we are going up against is in the same position that we are with a ton more talent. If we could beat this team tomorrow night I think it would do alot for us for this season. I am not sure what game the Blazers thought they were playing tonight but it dam sure was not basketball. Tomorrow night if the Blazers decide that they are going to play the same game than I say give the dancers ashot at least they can shoot better than 30% against the Knicks.
    I am a fan of
  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 03/14/2012 11:42 AM

    From Woj-
    Mike D'Antoni has resigned as New York Knicks coach, a source tells Y! Sports. 
     Knicks assistants Dan D'Antoni and Phil Weber are gone too, source tells Y! Sports.
    Let the circus begin!

    I am a fan of
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 03/14/2012 1:56 PM

    Posted By DHawes22 on 03/14/2012 11:42 AM

    From Woj-

    Mike D'Antoni has resigned as New York Knicks coach, a source tells Y! Sports. 
     Knicks assistants Dan D'Antoni and Phil Weber are gone too, source tells Y! Sports.
    Let the circus begin!







    Who's gonna coach the Knicks today? Jerry Sienfeld ??
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Blazer247
    Blazer247
    Posts: 591

    Posted 03/14/2012 1:59 PM

    WOW D'Antoni is gone... that's gotta be good for us tonight... GO BLAZERS!

    If it's true that Nate's time could be getting short here, how well do you think Mike would do in Rip City?
    I am a fan of BLAZER BASKETBALL. Not drafts, not business, not trades, not David Stern. Just BLAZER BASKETBALL.
  1. cmeese47
    cmeese47
    Posts: 2735

    Posted 03/14/2012 2:22 PM

    Can we beat the new ISO Melo offense we will have to see but I can guarantee he will take at least 20 shots tonight. 
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. CarlJ1
    CarlJ1
    Posts: 399

    Posted 03/14/2012 5:42 PM

    The Circus is in town and were the clowns.
    I am a fan of Respect, Loyalty, Honor & Pride the same thing the Blazer & their true fans are made of RIP CITY STAND UP!
  1. CarlJ1
    CarlJ1
    Posts: 399

    Posted 03/14/2012 6:12 PM

    I never thought I say this but, I would rather watch the JailBlazers play than what I'm seeing right now.
    I am a fan of Respect, Loyalty, Honor & Pride the same thing the Blazer & their true fans are made of RIP CITY STAND UP!
  1. freddead
    freddead
    Posts: 321

    Posted 03/14/2012 7:05 PM

    well that was a terrible experience
    I am a fan of
  1. freddead
    freddead
    Posts: 321

    Posted 03/14/2012 7:10 PM

    only good thing luke seems to be getting his shot down
    I am a fan of
  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 03/14/2012 7:17 PM

    The 5th worse loss in Trail Blazers history. Again, just 11 assists, only 28 made field goals. Under 80 points for the second-straight game. Dire times right now in Rip City.

    BUT, I do like what I see from Luke. He definitely had the jitters early on but in the second half he rebounded nicely and his most of his jumpers ,even scoring off of the dribble. In fact, in his last thee games, Luke has made five of his eight attempts from long-range. I know his defense can be suspect, but right now we need an outside threat and I think he gives that to us. We all saw what Novak did to us tonight, and the entire Knicks team went 19-28 from deep.
    I am a fan of
  1. D_pickett
    D_pickett
    Posts: 726

    Posted 03/14/2012 7:22 PM

    Crawford had "tendonitis"... I think that's code for "a call from his agent." There has to be a deal in the making.
    I am a fan of
  1. commontongue
    commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 03/14/2012 8:44 PM

    I think you're right tonght D-Pickett. I truly hope that this trade goes through. The we can at least go fishing as a team.

    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. commontongue
    commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 03/14/2012 8:47 PM

    That way we can at least go fishing as a team.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 03/14/2012 9:08 PM

    Post-Game Quotes
    Marcus Camby on the game-

    “It was ugly.  We did not come out with the mind frame to compete at this level and it definitely showed.  We talked about it at our walkthrough about getting mentally prepared for this game and we came out and we were not hitting shots, but when you are not hitting shots, you can do other things to help your team out.” 
    Camby on the team-
     “It’s really hard to say.  I can’t keep getting flagrant fouls…giving up a lot of money.  No one else is going out there taking hard fouls and standing up for themselves.  The fight has to be within everybody and not just a few guys.”
    LaMarcus Aldridge on the Knicks-
    “They had a lot of motivation to come out and play hard and get a win. You know when you fire your coach and I don’t know the situation, but when you go through something like that they might play more rejuvenated and show that that was a good move.” 
    Coach Nate McMillan on Jamal Crawford-
     

    “He had tendinitis.  He’s had some tendinitis that he’s been experiencing for a few games and that flared up, so we decided to treat him and hold him out.”





    I am a fan of
  1. l
    l
    Posts: 4

    Posted 03/14/2012 10:02 PM

    Put the players in the game who care and want to win!  I don't care if the rookies on the team play before the 'stars' if they give a damn and show some pride then that's who should be playing.  Babbit is a prime example with 15 points and only 17 minutes playing time; his ratio of time to points is higher than any other Trailblazer tonight! 
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 03/14/2012 10:07 PM

    We're playing so bad, even Raptors fans feel bad for us.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. l
    l
    Posts: 4

    Posted 03/14/2012 10:09 PM

    point correction:
    12 points with 17 minutes playing time but still his ratio of time to points is higher than any other Trailblazer
  1. flyroy69
    flyroy69
    Posts: 64

    Posted 03/14/2012 10:19 PM

    Tobyus,

     Although I stand behind the team as a fan (with the acception of the gangster years), I had to work and missed the game, but have to admit

    your post made me laugh, Thanks!

    I am a fan of A VERY SPECIAL 2013-2014 SEASON!
  1. BDawg
    BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 03/15/2012 6:39 AM

    My support is solely based on effort, not success (see my fan statement).  I cannot, and will not support this team right now.  Getting paid for NOT going to work, MILLIONS no less...and in this down economy with so many unemployed, is literally reprehensible and ludicrous.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
- Hide
   
  
 
 
   

    Recent Discussions

  1. Blazers quiz

    Started by cm_flippin on 04/02/14 at 10:49 PM

    There are many questions and you don''t have to register, you can continue as a guest. Didn''t know about Sporcle though, thanks.

  2. Free Agency 2014 + Aldridge's Comments

    Started by NickPitherUK on 02/18/14 at 6:57 AM

    We won''t have the cap space to sign any of those guys
  3. What happened

    Started by benh7777 on 02/12/14 at 10:22 PM

     

    The Blazers were winning!  That is the key word, were.  Blazers are living proof that you can live and die by the jumper.  Lately it has been dying.

     

    Thank God they are 19 games over 500.  Mayb...

  4. Spencer hawes

    Started by jamsmashers on 02/13/14 at 1:03 PM

    Hawes will be a hot commodity by the trade deadline, I would think the sixers could find a better offer.

    However, I do believe Mo Williams could have somewhat of  a high trade value. Olshey needs to make a deal to get a big man while we...

  5. Oh Forum

    Started by cmeese47 on 02/11/14 at 2:39 PM

    How I miss you. I want to take this time to appreciate the Blazers not appreciating the fans. 

  6. Great Article - Portland Issues

    Started by Tim Morrissey on 02/09/14 at 11:19 AM

    Portland Trail  Blazers: 9 Subtle Things Wrong with the Blazers

    Started by Tim Morrissey on 02/09/14 at 10:46 AM

  7. Andrew Bynum

    Started by David Cassaro on 01/07/14 at 1:42 PM

    Yeah and now Blazers have zero interest in Bynum. I really thought he was worth the small risk. If anything he would be at the end of our bench and we use him as a sub. Hopefully we do make some type of trade for a quality back up center. Right no...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ... 
Active Forums 4.1
NOT LICENSED FOR PRODUCTION USE
www.activemodules.com
The latest from
Everybody
RipCityHappens updated their fan statement / aaronkoelsch joined group Season Ticket Holders / cm_flippin commented on Blazers quiz / kathymcc uploaded new photo / NickPitherUK updated their scrapbook / Qualab and RipCityRevival are friends now / daddy updated their Starting 5 / MJB uploaded new video /