Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nets Clinch 4th Seed with Win Over Pacers

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 12th, 2013

Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers Post Game Recap

Final Score: Nets 117 Pacers 109

The Brooklyn Nets picked up a big win on Friday night against the likely third seed in the Eastern Conference in the Indiana Pacers. The win by Brooklyn guarantees that in just their first season in their new home the Nets will have home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.


As it has been most of the second half of the season the Nets were led by Point Guard Deron Williams, and the win against the Pacers was in large part due to the great play from Williams. Williams scored a game-high 33 points on 10 for 23 shooting to go along with 14 assists. 20 of Williams points came in the second quarter making it the third time this season that he has scored 20 or more points in a quarter. Williams was unable to finish the game however, as in the final minute he hurt his left knee, and was forced to leave the game with a limp to the locker room.

Islanders and Rangers Battle in Uniondale


Tonight's match-up between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers will have all the feel of a playoff game mixed with a heated rivalry. Expect the emotions to run a little bit deeper, the will to win to be a little bit stronger, and the noise in the Coliseum to be that much louder. This late season meeting with both teams in the playoffs and separated by only two points has this game shaping up to be one of the greats. What will the scene be like tonight in Uniondale? To describe in one word...electric.

The Islanders have not made the playoffs since the the 2006-2007 season where they slipped into the final spot on the final day of the regular season. They were ousted in the first round by the top seeded Buffalo Sabres and haven't tasted playoff hockey since. Now this young and energetic team has Islander fans buzzing about a playoff berth, and their team is playing some good hockey at the right time.

The Islanders are 8-2-0 in their last ten games, and had some big wins over teams fighting for a playoff spot. Not only are the Isles scoring goals, they are playing strong defense. In the ten game span the Islanders gave up more than two goals just once. The most impressive win came this past Thursday night up in Beantown. The Islanders shut down the high powered Bruins and held them to just one goal. I know Boston was missing a few players, but that does not take away from the stout defense the Islanders played. Josh Bailey, who has come on strong as of late, netted both goals against the Bruins. The Islanders currently hold the number seven spot in the Eastern Conference right behind the Ottawa Senators and right in front of the Rangers.

The Rangers are playing their best hockey of the season as well right now. Since April 1st, the Blueshirts are 4-1-1, and have out shot their opponents in every game. Newcomers Derick Brassard and Ryane Clowe have added a boos to a Ranger offense that at times looked like they couldn't score on a soccer net. But Tortorella has his team turning things around, and look to make a late push up the playoff ladder.

Derek Stepan and Rick Nash will be targeted all night by the Islanders defense. Nash and Stepan are one and two on the Rangers in points (Nash 35, Stepan 34). As for the Islanders, we all know who the Rangers must keep an eye on, and that's John Tavares and Matt Moulson. In twenty career games against the Rangers, Tavares has 8 goals and 13 assists, including two goals in two games at the Garden this year. The Rangers must also keep an eye on the speedy Michael Grabner who seems to have at least one breakaway every game. There's no room for error on the Rangers defense who has broken down at times and left players wide open in front of the net.

The intensity will be at an all-time high tonight between the Rangers and Islanders. Expect there to be some scrums and maybe a fight, but don't look for a slug fest between these two. Two points, and a stronger hold on a playoff spot are on the line tonight, so the two teams will have to play smart hockey. It is going to be a fun game and a game that let's New York hockey fans know that the hockey rivalry is back, for now at least.   It's going to be loud, it's going to be exciting, it's going to be fun. And did I mention it's going to be loud tonight?

Puck drops at 7 p.m

P.S Ranger fans,

Don't expect the Coliseum to 60-40 or 70-30 in favor of the red, white, and blue tonight. They Islanders have had 17,000 fans filling the seats the past few home games and they are hungry for the playoffs.

Yankees Make It 4 Straight by Beating Orioles

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 12th, 2013

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Post Game Recap

Final Score: Orioles 2 Yankees 5

After two straight days of games postponed due to rain in Cleveland against the Indians, the Yankees returned home to play the Baltimore Orioles, and were able to keep up their winning ways, as the Yankees four game winning streak has put the them over .500 for the first time this season at (5-4).

For the second straight start Yankees Ace C.C Sabathia looked very good, as he picked up his second win of the season. Sabathia went eight strong innings allowing only one earned run on eight hits, and one walk, while striking out nine batters. Mariano Rivera came in to pitch the final inning to lock up the win for Sabathia, and it went rather smoothly for the Sandman, as he only gave up one hit in his inning of work.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Knicks Bounce Back Against Cavs Behind Melo and J.R.

AP Photo/Mark Duncan

By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Post Game Recap

Final Score: New York Knicks: 101 Cleveland Cavaliers: 91

The Knicks had a great bounce back game against the Cavaliers tonight after a hard fought game in Chicago Thursday night.  The Knicks were able to get their main players some rest tonight, something that are very important as the playoffs approach and the Knicks cannot afford to suffer anymore injuries in the last three games before the playoffs start.  With the win tonight coupled with the Pacers loss to the Nets, the Knicks magic number for the second seed in the Eastern Conference sits at one game.  Ironically enough, the Knicks can clinch the second seed Sunday afternoon against the same Pacers team chasing them for it.


W2W4: New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers April 12

By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Pre-Game News and Notes

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

The Knicks will look to bounce back from their streak ending loss against the Bulls last night and start a new one against the Cavaliers tonight in Cleveland.  The Knicks and Cavaliers have faced off twice previously this season, with the Knicks winning both matchups. The first two games were hotly contested games, as the Knicks won by one in the first matchup and five in the second.  Tonight will not be any easier for the shorthanded Knicks playing on the second night of a back-to-back, even though the Knicks are a very good in the second game of such situations, going 11-6 thus far on the season.

-Rotation Changes Again?

Knicks Fall in Chicago, 13-Game Win Streak Snapped

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By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Post Game Recap

Final Score: New York Knicks: 111 Chicago Bulls: 118 OT

The Chicago Bulls did it again, as they ended the Knicks 13-game winning streak tonight after ending the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak a couple weeks back.  The Knicks opened up a huge lead, going ahead 23-6 to start the game and going up by as many as 15 points in the third quarter but were unable to hold the lead both times.  Fatigue was an obvious factor in the game tonight, as the Knicks dressed only nine players with only eight of them getting time on the court; getting to overtime was surprising enough for the Knicks with a stretch they went on during the third quarter. The Knicks will have a quick turnaround, as they will play in Cleveland tomorrow night but might have some help in the way of new signee James Singleton.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

W2W4: New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls


By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Pre-Game News and Notes

New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls

The Knicks head into Chicago tonight looking to extend one streak, their 13 game winning streak, and end another, their losing streak to the Bulls.  The Knicks have yet to beat the Bulls this season, going 0-3 against them thus far this season and losing four games in a row overall.  This will be an extremely difficult game for the Knicks even if the Bulls do not have the services of Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose because of how physical they play.  Another reason will be because of the players that the Knicks have available to them tonight, one of the things to keep an eye on for the game tonight. 

-Lineup Changes

With No Other Options, Hefner and Laffey are Crucial to Mets Success

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The Mets will be skipping Aaron Laffey’s spot in the rotation because of the travel day which means his next start will be at home against Colorado. Jermey Hefner got touched up for five first inning runs yesterday and it was all downhill from there. Let’s make this clear, the Mets have the tools on offensive to be a competitive team this year. However, Hefner and Laffey are nowhere near MLB quality starters even if they are slotted in the 4th and 5th spots. The Mets have already lost Johan Santana for the season and Shaun Marcum’s status is still up in the air, though he is set two throw two simulated innings very soon.

We Want Playoffs: Islanders Playoff Scenarios Best and Worst

Over the past few home games Islanders fans have been very loud and clear with on point, they want playoffs. It has been very clear that the team has responded with an unprecedented 7-1-1 run over their last nine games. This run has bolstered the Islanders to 44 points tied for 6th best in the Eastern Conference. Why is the 6th seed so important? Well, the 6th seed plays the 3rd seen, which is given to the team that is leading their division with the least amount of points. As the standings currently sit the Washington Capitals have that spot with only 44 points. If the Islanders can capture that 6th seed that get a very favorable match up and chance to win a playoff series for the first time in about 20 years.

Nets Beat Celtics and Take Season Series

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 10th, 2013

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics Post Game Recap

Final Score Nets: 101 Celtics 93

The Brooklyn Nets were able to head up to Boston and take the season series against the Celtics with the win on Wednesday. It is the first time the Nets have won the season series against the Celtics since the 05-06 season, as every win counts for Brooklyn now, as they look to grab the fourth seed, and home court in the first round.


- The Nets were led to the win in this game by Point Guard Deron Williams, whose high level of play has been consistent in the second half of the season. Williams scored a game-high 29 points on nine for 18 shooting, with 12 assists, and four rebounds. Williams only went one for six from behind the three-point line, but the one three-pointer that Williams hit allowed him to pass Kerry Kittles for most three-pointers in a season with 159.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nets Cruise Past 76ers

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 9th, 2013

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets Post Game Recap

Final Score: 76ers 83 Nets 104

The Brooklyn Nets were able to get their second straight win, as the season is coming to a close, and by beating the Philadelphia 76ers the Nets now have a three game lead on the Chicago Bulls for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, which will give Brooklyn home court in the first round of the playoffs.


- All-Star Center Brook Lopez led the way for the Nets in this one, with a big game, as Brooklyn’s front court dominated the 76ers all game. Lopez had a game-high 29 points on 13 for 22 shooting, with 11 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. Lopez has been scoring very well in his last 10 games, as he is averaging 23.3 points per game on over 50% shooting in that stretch.

Yankees Blow Out Indians for Third Straight Win

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 9th, 2013

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Post Game Recap

Final Score: Yankees 14 Indians 1

After a rough beginning to the season the Yankees have gotten three straight wins, as the offense has been great, and so has the pitching, both of which has led the Yankees back to the .500 mark at (4-4).

The Yankees were once again led by a great start from their 40 year old pitcher Andy Pettitte, who picked up his second win in as many starts on Tuesday. Pettitte went a strong seven innings only allowing one run on five hits, and three walks. Pettitte’s one mistake came in the sixth inning, when he allowed a solo homerun to Asdrubal Cabrera, which was his only blemish.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Knicks Roll Wizards for 13th Straight Win and Atlantic Division

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Post Game Recap

Final Score: Washington Wizards: 99 New York Knicks: 120

It is a great time to be a Knicks fan, the first time a person could say that in a very long time.  With the rolling of the Wizards the Knicks did tonight, they run their win streak to 13 games and also clinched their first Atlantic Division title since the 1993-1994 season.  The Knicks did it in convincing fashion tonight as they came out hot and just kept piling it on the poor Wizards.  The Knicks were unconscious from the field on offense and never let the Wizards get into the game.  The Knicks will have a little time to celebrate the Atlantic Division title but there is still work to be done as the second seed in the Eastern Conference is still up for grabs, but at this point looks like the Knicks have a stranglehold on it.  The Knicks will start a back-to-back in Chicago Thursday night; the same place the Miami Heat lost their lengthy winning streak a few weeks back.


Best of the Rest Series: New Jersey Devils


By Josef Schaetzle (@Schaetz23):
Everybody remembers their team when they win the big one. "That was the best team we ever had" is always a popular phras e surrounding the success oforganizations. But what about the teams that fell just short, or surprised everyone with their success.
Here we are going to count down the top five teams from each New York and metro area team that "didn't" win it all. Here we will celebrate the accomplishments of the teams who fell one goal, one run, one play away from grabbing glory, or who went out and made believers out of the doubters. These are the teams who brought success and excitement to the fans, but in the end failed to achieve what every player desires, a championship.
We begin with the top five Devils teams to not win the Stanley Cup:

Pregame: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 4/9

The Mets (5-2) will look to take their third straight series to start the season they battle the Philadelphia Phillies in game two of this three game series. Last night in game one the Mets scored seven runs and Matt Harvey looked impressive as the Mets won 7-2. 

Pitching Matchup: Dillon Gee (0-1 1.42 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets. Gee was a tough luck loser in his first start of the season as we pitched 6.1 innings while only giving up three hits. Gee did however walk three and hit an additional batter. He doesn’t have the over powering lights out stuff that Matt Harvey has so location will be the key to Gee’s success tonight. Gee owns a 2-1 against the Phillies in his career, but the Phillies have lit him up to a 6.46 ERA in 30.2 innings. Gee has struck out 20 batters in that time. 

Former Cy Young award winner and All-Star Cliff Lee (1-0 0.00 ERA) will be starting for the Phillies tonight. Lee was phenomenal in his first start of the year going 8 innings, striking out 8 and allowing two runners to reach base, both via hits. Lee will be looking to keep his momentum gained from his first start. In the last 10 years Lee owns a very respectable stat line against the Mets with a 4-1 record and a 2.09 ERA with a 60K in 60 innings. 

Mets Phillies
Collin Cowgill CF Ben Revere CF
Daniel Murphy 2B Jimmy Rollins SS
David Wright 3B Chase Utley 2B
John Buck C Ryan Howard 1B
Marlong Byrd RF Michael Young 3B
Lucas Duda LF Domonic Brown LF
Justin Turner 1B John Mayberry RF
Ruben Tejada SS Erik Krantz C
Dillon Gee RHP Cliff Lee

W2W4: Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks April 9

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By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Pre-Game News and Notes

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks

The Knicks will look to not only extend their 12-game winning streak tonight against the Wizards at Madison Square Garden, but also lock up the division title for the first time since 1993-1994.  The Knicks magic number sits at one currently, meaning their next win or Nets loss will give the Knicks the Atlantic Division title.  It has been so long since the Knicks won the Atlantic Division that two teams no longer residing in the division, the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, have won it more times than the Knicks.  This will be the fourth and final meeting between the Knicks and Wizards this season, with the Knicks winning two of the first three matchups but the Wizards giving them some serious problems in the last two meetings.  Here are some things to look for the Knicks to continue their win streak and lock up the Atlantic Division.

Cano Powers Yankees Past Indians

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 8th, 2013

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Post Game Recap

Final Score: Yankees 11 Indians 6

The New York Yankees were able to pick up their second straight win, as they took the series opener in Cleveland, and for the Yankees it is their first winning streak of the season, as their record is now (3-4).

Hiroki Kuroda had a very tough first inning, which led to Manager Joe Girardi to get the bullpen going in the first inning, but Kuroda was able to settle down and get out of the tough inning. After being forced to leave his first start due to getting hit in the hand by a line drive, Kuroda was able to pick up his first win of the season against Cleveland. He finished going 5.1 innings allowing three runs on five hits, and four walks, while striking out six batters.

MLB Power Rankings Week 1

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

MLB Week 1 Power Rankings

It is 2013 and baseball is officially back, and with a long season ahead some teams are showing that they are ready to live up to off-season expectations, and some teams didn’t get off to the hot starts that they would have liked to.

1.) Cincinnati Reds (4-2) - The Reds have grabbed the first spot in the opening week for baseball, as they had impressive series wins over two likely playoff teams in the Los Angeles Angels, and then the Washington Nationals. Todd Frazier is the man doing the most damage for the Reds, as he has three homeruns and nine RBIs in the first week.

2.) Atlanta Braves (5-1) - The Braves are off to a hot start, as they took the first series of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies, and then swept the Chicago Cubs. Newly acquired Justin Upton has made an impact early with five homeruns in six games.

NBA Power Rankings: Week 23

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The NBA did not have to wait long for a team to get on another tear after the Nuggets and Heat both lost their winning streaks in the same week as the Knicks have picked up the slack and moved up the rankings yet again with an NBA high 12 game winning streak.  The Eastern Conference playoffs are set as to who will be in, but the Western Conference is a totally different story.  There are still spots up for grabs, as the race for the eighth seed in the Western Conference looks like it will come down to the last days of the season and seeding is still being worked out as well.  Were coming down the stretch run of the NBA season and it will be exciting to watch.

1.) Miami Heat (60-16) – Miami is sitting pretty right now; they are still dominating teams while their stars get healthy.  While the Knicks and Pacers still battle for second in the East and the West big dogs struggle with injuries, the Heat are gearing up and resting their players for another championship run.

2.) San Antonio Spurs (57-20) – It will be worthwhile to watch if Gregg Popovich can make some magic again in San Antonio.  The Spurs will need it with Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker ailing recently.  Tim Duncan cannot carry the team at his advanced age like it is 2003 can he?

3.) New York Knicks (50-26) – The longest current winning streak in the NBA resides at Madison Square Garden as the Knicks went into Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon and handled business.  Things could not be going better for the Knicks, who watch Carmelo Anthony put on a historic performance this past week and Mike Woodson has led the Knicks to the fourth most wins in the NBA since he took over as head coach, trailing only the Heat, Spurs and Thunder.

4.) Oklahoma City Thunder (56-21) – Things cannot be lining up any better for the Thunder currently heading into the end of the season, as the Spurs, Nuggets and Grizzlies all deal with injuries and the Clippers just cannot seem to get everything clicking.  The Thunder have everyone healthy, but could the loss Sunday to the Knicks be a precursor of them not clicking as well as they need to be?

5.) Denver Nuggets (53-24) – The Nuggets were going to struggle to make too much noise in the playoffs without home court but the injuries are mounting against them making it an either harder mountain to climb.  Losing Danilo Gallinari for the season and Ty Lawson hobbled it will be tough for them to go anywhere, even with home court.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Harvey Shines as Mets Trounce Phillies 4/8

Tonight the New York Mets (5-2) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (2-5) by a score of 7-2. Matt Harvey (2-0 0.64 ERA), once again stole the show in his second start once again going 7.0 innings. Harvey fanned 9 Phillies while only allowing one run. Harvey now has 16Ks in 14 IP all while just allowing 1 earned run. 

As good as Harvey was, there was one minor down spot. Harvey walked the leadoff batter several times in the game, though was never hurt by this as he dug deep and found a way to push forward. Harvey set the tone for the game in the first inning by striking out Ryan Howard on a 99MPH fastball to end the inning. 

The Mets then used that momentum and struck first in the top of the second as John Buck launched the 3-run homerun to right field to give the Mets a 3-0 lead. Wright and Duda had RBI singles respectively and Tejada added a two RBI single of his own. The Mets called upon Josh Edgin to finish game, and he allowed 1 run in two innings while striking out one. 

Daniel Murphy added two hits tonight and seems to be locked in as he is now up to .308 AVG on the year. John Buck’s 3 RBI now gives him 12 on the year and the NL lead. Things will be interesting if Buck remains hot as everyone knows the Mets have someone waiting in the minors to jump in and take his spot. 

Centerfield was once again a black-hole of offense as Nieuwenhuis and Cowgill went a combined 0-5 with 2Ks. Maybe it is time Valdespin saw an opportunity to prove he is the one who should be out there. Looking ahead, the Mets will face off against the Phillies for game two of their three game series as Dillon Gee will face Cliff Lee tomorrow at 7:05pm.

Knicks Great Finally Makes Hall of Fame

By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Monday marked the day the NBA Hall of Famer voters finally got it right, as New York Knick legend Bernard King was finally voted into The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013.

This has been a long time coming for King, who has long been thought to have been admitted into the Hall of Fame by players, coaches and fans alike.  Better late than never for King, who will headline a class with Rick Pitino and Gary Payton.

Joining those three will be ABA standout Roger Brown, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, African American pioneer E.B. Henderson, Brazilian star Oscar Schmidt, Knicks standout Richard Guerin, NBA Executive Russ Granik, former North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Mitchell, three-time Olympic gold winner and WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley and former UNLY coach Jerry Tarkanian. 

Lundqvist Peaking At The Right Time

For the better part of the shortened 2013 season, the New York Rangers have been forced to do some soul searching. The constant inconsistency, no pun intended, and lack of scoring has the Rangers battling multiple teams for the final playoff spots. After a trade sent Marian Gaborik to Columbus, and the addition of Ryane Clowe, the Rangers are beginning to find their groove, and no one has elevated their game more than Henrik Lundqvist.

Since being blanked in back-to-back games against Ottawa and Montreal, the Rangers are 3-0-1 and have moved into seventh place in the east. It's only four games, but in these four games the Rangers are playing the kind of hockey that will get them to the playoffs. In the four games the Rangers have out scored their opponents 15-5 (shootout goals not included), including a 6-1 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Rick Nash has continued to put points on the board, and Derek Stepan is finally performing at the level he was expected to.

Yankees Beat Tigers to Avoid Sweep

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 7th, 2013

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Post Game Recap

Final Score: Yankees 7 Tigers 0

The New York Yankees were able to pick up a big win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon, in what was the best game overall from the entire Yankees team so far early in the season. The win puts the Yankees at (2-4) in the first week of the season.

Yankees Ace C.C. Sabathia had a bounce back start from a disappointing Opening Day start, as he was able to earn his first win of the season with the great start against the Tigers lineup. Sabathia went seven shutout innings, only allowing four hits, and three walks, while striking out four Tigers batters.

Tigers starter Justin Verlander, who is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, didn’t have his best stuff on Sunday against a weak Yankees lineup, which resulted in his first loss of the season. Verlander went 7.1 innings allowing three runs, on seven hits, two walks, and surprisingly only had four strikeouts.

Pregame: Mets at Phillies 4/8

Tonight the New York Mets (4-2) will travel to Philadelphia to face the Phillies (2-4) for their first road game of the season.

Pitching Matchup:

Matt Harvey (1-0 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets and the Roy Halladay. Harvey was phenomenal for the Mets in his first start striking out 10 batters in seven innings of work while not allowing a run. Harvey said his goal was to work later into games this season and with the Mets bullpen struggles it might be need for Harvey to get the W tonight. Last year against the Phillies Harvey pitched 13.1 innings in two starts. He went 1-0 with 13K in those starts.

For the Phillies Halladay’s (0-1 13.50 ERA) first outing was not up to his standards but there were some bright spots. Halladay only pitched 3.1 innings, giving up 5 runs, walked 3 and gave up 2 HRs. The lone bright spot was Halladay fanned 9 batters in his outing. Halladay’s struggles have been well document to start this season. With a terrible spring training and his fastball down a few MPH maybe all the innings he has pitched are finally catching up to him. Over the last 10 years against the Mets, Halladay is 9-2 2.86 ERA and 68K in 85 innings

New York Mets Opponent
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF Ben Revere CF
Daniel Murphy 2B Jimmy Rollins SS
David Wright 3B Chase Utley 2B
Ike Davis 1B
 Ryan Howard
Marlon Byrd RF Michael Young 3B
Lucas Duda LF Domonic Brown LF
John Buck C Laynce Nix
Ruben Tejada SS Humberto Quintero C
Matt Harvey RHP Roy Halladay RHP

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Week In Review With Kenny and Nick

Check out two of our writers, Kenneth Teape (@teapester725) and Nick Ziegler (@ziggy26x) as they host their weekly radio show on The Bob Sullivan Show (@BobSullivanShow).  This week they discussed a number of topics including: NCAA tournament, specifically the NCAA Championship game Monday night. NBA and playoff picture, especially their favorite team the New York Knicks, specifically their winning streak, Carmelo Anthony's hot play and what to expect as they head into the post season.  They will also discuss some early season Mets and Yankees baseball, including things to look for around the MLB in the coming weeks.

Knicks Top Thunder as Win Streak Reaches 12

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By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Post Game Recap

Final Score: New York Knicks: 125 Oklahoma City Thunder: 120

The Knicks were doubted by many people heading in Oklahoma City today but left the arena by putting the rest of the Eastern Conference and NBA on alert; this is a team that means business.  The game was billed as Carmelo Anthony vs. Kevin Durant but it turned out to be much more than that as the Knicks needed a total team effort to drop the Thunder today.  The win today brings the Knicks to 50 on the season, the first time they have reached that plateau since the 1999-2000 season, and puts their magic number for the Atlantic Division at one.  The Knicks will look to extend their win streak and lockup the division title Tuesday against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden.