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Knicks Get Defensive In Pre-season Loss To 76ers

There was a time when the Knicks would leave everybody else in stitches (as in laughing wildly), but these days its the Knicks players who are getting stitched up. Last night, in order to counteract the Knicks first show of aggressive defense all  pre-season, Elton Brand got away with throwing wild elbows after a rebound and he caught Jared Jeffries on his right eye.  Jared, who had a very mixed game despite his incessant hustle, wound up with a bloody gash which had to be sewn back together.

Unfortunately, the Knicks and Danilo Galinari’s shot also need mending as they continued to shoot poorly (30.9%) in their 93-85 loss to the 76ers.  Nevertheless, many of the Fanatics who watched the game and communed at the Live Blog last night saw some positive signs, at least for a brief period of time before half-time.  The most significant occurrence was the Knicks playing swarming, pressing defense which disrupted the 76ers who clearly need a true point guard.  The other point, which we hope D’Antoni fully absorbs, is that Milicic looks far better at the fie spot than an excessive dose of David Lee, who gives up too much defensively to guard the position for more than a hot minute. Milicic is credited with 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in 14 minutes, but his play was more consequential than his stats as he helped with a defensive charge that saw the Knicks take control in the second quarter.

I’ll have more notes on the game later but for diverse and insightful real time impressions you really should read last nights LBE.  We had a full house of Fanatics including the Czar (O&B), Peaceman, JayBee, Tman, Post Up Prince and our old buddie, DaJoka (DVJ), whose daughter turns one next month.  We also had some sharp newbies in Miller.  It was like old times and makes me really hope that I am wrong about this season’s Knicks being a bust at 35 wins max.

BTW, I don’t think the Laker Dancers have anything on Miami (an inside-LBE joke – check it out).

 

 

76ers 93, Knicks 85

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  1 2 3 4 T
PHI (4-0) 22 13 32 26 93
NYK (1-2) 15 28 20 22 85

Final

7:30 PM ET, October 13, 2009
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Elton Brand, PF 33 8-12 0-0 4-5 2 6 8 0 2 1 3 2 +15 20
Thaddeus Young, F 27 9-15 1-2 7-8 4 2 6 0 1 0 1 6 +4 26
Samuel Dalembert, C 25 2-6 0-0 0-0 2 10 12 1 0 0 3 4 +15 4
Andre Iguodala, SG 37 6-14 1-3 2-3 1 6 7 6 2 0 8 1 +4 15
Lou Williams, G 28 3-12 0-1 8-10 0 6 6 4 1 0 1 0 +19 14
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Primoz Brezec, C 5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 -9 2
Jason Kapono, SF 24 3-3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 -1 7
Royal Ivey, PG 19 1-3 0-1 0-2 0 3 3 2 0 0 3 2 -4 2
Willie Green, SG 14 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 1 0 1 2 2 -5 0
Brandon Bowman, F 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 +3 0
Jason Smith, PF 6 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 -10 0
Dionte Christmas, SG 5 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 +9 1
Marreese Speights, PF 13 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 2
Rodney Carney, SF DNP STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING
Jrue Holiday, G DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF   PTS
34-74 3-9 22-30 11 44 55 15 6 2 28 24   93
45.9% 33.3% 73.3% Team TO (pts off): 28 (17)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.
NEW YORK KNICKS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Al Harrington, PF 29 6-17 1-8 5-6 2 2 4 0 1 2 1 4 -3 18
Jared Jeffries, PF 24 2-7 1-6 2-2 4 2 6 1 2 1 2 4 -10 7
David Lee, C 35 2-8 0-0 4-4 2 10 12 1 0 2 1 2 -12 8
Chris Duhon, PG 33 2-7 1-4 1-1 1 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 -12 6
Wilson Chandler, SF 29 7-18 2-10 0-0 2 6 8 2 0 1 1 2 +3 16
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Larry Hughes, SF 16 0-8 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 +2 1
Nate Robinson, PG 25 5-13 0-5 5-6 2 0 2 4 3 0 4 4 +5 15
Darko Milicic, C 14 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 +4 4
Toney Douglas, G 12 1-5 1-3 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 -9 4
Jordan Hill, F 4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -7 2
Danilo Gallinari, F 19 1-6 1-4 1-2 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 1 -1 4
Eddy Curry, C DNP RIGHT ANKLE
Chris Hunter, F DNP COACH’S DECISION
Joe Crawford, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
Marcus Landry, F DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF   PTS
29-94 7-41 20-25 15 29 44 12 12 7 15 23   85
30.9% 17.1% 80.0% Team TO (pts off): 16 (14)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

Flagrant Fouls: None
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: 1 NEWYORK ( N Robinson 1 ) – TEAMS (def3sec): PHILADELPH (3) – COACHES: None
Officials: Scott Twardoski , Michael Bobiak , Jamie Morales
Attendance: 16,377
Time of Game: 02:20

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