Thursday, January 23, 2014

NBA Midseason Award Winners and Losers

By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

The NBA season has officially hit the midway point as multiple teams have started their second half of 41 games. This season has been one of the craziest so far as some teams have risen to the top quicker than expected, others have bottomed out and some are riding roller coasters that would make the people of Six Flags blush. There have been almost as many individual surprises throughout the NBA as some youngsters have burst onto the scene and fans around the world are beginning to take notice. Check out the midseason award winners, losers and biggest surprises, both positive and negative, of an exciting first half of the NBA season.
MVP – LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Knicks Lose to Lowly 76ers As Skid Hits 5 Games

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks

Post Game Recap

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The Knicks have hit an all-time low for the second time this season, this time because of a home loss to the 76ers, losing 110-106. The Knicks are full of turmoil and the problems they are having behind the scenes off the court are beginning to rear their ugly head on the court. Mike Woodson cannot find workable combinations as the five players he employs on the court look like they all speak different languages and are not on the same page; they look constantly lost and play scared because of the tension surrounding the team currently. With how things are looking it seems that there is no turn around on the horizon. With the loss tonight the losing streak is ran up to five games and 0-3 thus far on the home stand. The Knicks will get back at it Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Player of the Game: Andrea Bargnani

Bargnani played only 28 minutes on the night but he played a solid game, finishing as the only Knick with a positive +/- in the starting lineup. Bargnani was aggressive throughout the game, scoring 20 points as he did not settle for as many deep jump shots tonight as normal; he attacked the paint and was able to get to the foul line for six free throw attempts, making five of them. He also added four rebounds and some good one-on-one defense again. He got switched onto smaller player on a very occasions but he was able to hold his own, getting four blocks on the night. The thing Bargnani has to do is get more consistent; if the Knicks knew what they were going to get from him game in and game out things would be much better.

W2W4: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks; January 22nd, 2014

By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Pre-Game News and Notes

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks

The Knicks will look to get the second half of the season off to a better start than the first half went against the 76ers at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. This game will be the third on the Knicks eight game home stand, which has been a disaster thus far. The Knicks have suffered blowout losses to the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets at home, in addition to rough losses in Charlotte and Indiana previously.  The 76ers are in almost as bad of shape as the Knicks this season, making for what could be an ugly contest between the two Atlantic Division rivals. Here are some things to look for in the game tonight.

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Nets Win Eighth Game of 2014 by Defeating Magic
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

January 21st, 2014

Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets Post Game Recap

Final Score: Magic 90 Nets 101

The Brooklyn Nets picked up their eighth win of 2014 on Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic, as the Nets are now riding a three-game winning streak, and have the best record in the NBA in 2014. The win moves the Nets to (18-22) on the season, and are closing in on the Toronto Raptors for first place in the Atlantic Division, just two games back.


The player of the game for the Nets in Tuesday's win was Andray Blatche, who had his third straight great game off the bench. For the third straight game, Blatche scored in double figures, as he had a game-high 18 points on six for 11 shooting. He did however lose his two-game double-double streak, as he only had five rebounds. In the fourth quarter Blatche got the crowd going with a huge dunk after he blew by Kyle O'Quinn.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

W2W4: Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets 1-21

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

January 21, 2014

W2W4: Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets will be back at home for the first time in more than a week coming off a great win against the New York Knicks on Monday afternoon, and will be hosting hosting the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

- 2014

The New Year has been great for the Brooklyn Nets, as they are one of the hottest teams in basketball in 2014. Their 7-1 record since the calendar changed has them right back into the Eastern Conference hunt, as they are now just 2.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors, who happen to be their only loss of the New Year, which was the second half of a back to back. Tuesday's game will also be a game on the second half of a back to back, but it is against a team far worse then the Raptors.