Category Archives: New York Knicks

First Round Series Previews at Hickory High

There’s a ton of great NBA Playoff info at Hickory High.  Video and statistical previews abound.  You’ll get more great tidbits there than anywhere else.  Go check it out:


Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics


San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers

New Post at Hickory High Breaking Down the Heat-Knicks 4th Quarter

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After the Chandler three-second violation, the Heat went to Lebron in isolation. As Lebron goes through his series of jab steps, Chandler is jumping in and out of the lane. He’s ready to help on a drive and also avoiding a defensive three-second violation. With all of the focus on Lebron, Chandler and Iman Shumpert confuse their rebounding assignments. Both Chandler and Shumpert go to box out Wade under the basket, while Joel Anthony finds himself wide open for an easy putback.

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Carmelo Anthony Gets the Glory, but Don’t Forget About Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert

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Carmelo Anthony hit two ridiculous three-pointers to tie and win the game, but his teammates also deserve some credit for their clutch performances.  Let’s take a look at a few crunch-time plays.

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The Knicks Pay the Price for Ignoring Taj Gibson

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The Chicago Bulls might not receive much recognition on the offensive end of the floor, but they have the third most efficient offense in the NBA. Part of the reason they aren’t viewed as an elite offensive team is because their efficiency is built on the “sneaky” strengths that get teams extra possessions.  The Bulls have the highest offensive rebounding rate and the 6th lowest turnover rate in the NBA.  Against the Knicks on Monday night, Taj Gibson helped seal the game in the fourth quarter by hitting the offensive boards and stealing those extra possessions.  Let’s take a look at how it happened.

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What Happened to Amar’e Stoudemire?

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Much has been made of Amar’e Stoudemire’s poor performance this season, so the All-Star break seems like a good time to look at how his season has gone.  His lack of involvement in the pick and roll has been greatly discussed and seen as a big reason for his struggles.  While he was heavily involved in and successful at the pick and roll in Phoenix, Amar’e had a PER of 22.8 last year with the Knicks while only seeing 2.4 pick and roll possessions per game.  He is averaging a similar number of pick and roll possessions with Jeremy Lin in the lineup this year, yet his PER is his lowest since his rookie season.  Let’s take a look at the other aspects of Amar’e’s game and what’s going on.

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Steve Novak Enjoys the Jeremy Lin vs. Ricky Rubio Matchup

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The matchup of Jeremy Lin and Ricky Rubio brought plenty of fans to the Target Center, but it was Steve Novak who put the Knicks in position to win the game.  Let’s take a look at how Novak, a player whose only offensive skill is shooting threes, found himself wide open in crunch time.

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