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New Jersey Nets – New York Knicks preview February 25, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in NBA predictions, NBA talk, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks.

New Jersey Nets – 26-30
New York Knicks – 25-31

The last time these two teams met, Clifford Robinson tipped in a shot as time expired for the Nets to win one over the Atlantic division rivals, and the Knicks won the previous game by jobbing the Milwaukee Bucks with 0.8 secs left on the clock and New Jersey winning their previous game behind the back of a Jason Kidd triple double.

so the good news for today’s game is that there’s no David Lee, which is a good thing when your best rebounder is a 6-4 point guard, take David Lee off the team and suddenly the Knicks second best rebounder is Eddy Curry at 7 rpg.

the big question is whether New Jersey could play as well as they did against Sacramento, because as impossible as it seems, the Knicks are really a tough team to play against, even at home; Ouentin Richardson and Jamal Crawford both have elevated their games to a higher level, Jamal Crawford’s shooting %’s still suck, but he’s taking smarter shots than before, Ouentin Richardson gives a solid 14 and 7 on a nightly basis, and they are in my opinion, the main cogs that could keep New Jersey away from a W.

Ya of course there’s Eddy Curry, but today is one of the nights Jason Collins could actually merit playing 25 mpg, he’s quite good defensively and he is the only guy on the team big enough to cope with Curry.

Vince Carter and Jason Kidd will have another big game tonight READ!!; Jamal Crawford and Starbury certainly aren’t good defenders and again, the Nets biggest chance of winning is when VC is penetrating the lane.

P.S. Knicks’ best shot blocker is Renaldo Balkman.

Final Score : Nets by 7
VC projection : 33, 2 threes
Jason Kidd projection : 14, 10, 9
Jason Collins projection : 0 points, 5 boards, 6 PFs



1. Seth - February 25, 2007

Knowing the Knicks as well as I do, I’d say Vince is best suited to get hot from downtown. The Knicks suck at perimeter D.

Should be an interesting game!

2. The Bonafied Boy - February 25, 2007

i predict another jason kidd 0-7 from 3 night

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