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Kristaps Porzingis: Celtics won’t fool me again
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Gudris
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12/21/2017  11:28 AM
Tonight at Garden 8pm

This is one game Kristaps Porzingis desperately doesn’t want to miss — not after the way he performed the first time the Knicks faced the Celtics.

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12/21/2017  11:55 AM
One thing that really gives me hope about this team, these young players and this coach is how hard they play after a bad loss or a team embarrasses them. This squad is young, new to each other and learning to be consistent and what that takes. Its a maturation thing and it doesnt happen over night (unless Briggs is watching you, then it does). This crew has heart and guts and wants to win and doesnt like being shown up.

I dont think we have the firepower to hang with Boston but a max effort should make this a good game. Fingers crossed

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12/21/2017  11:59 AM
fishmike wrote:One thing that really gives me hope about this team, these young players and this coach is how hard they play after a bad loss or a team embarrasses them. This squad is young, new to each other and learning to be consistent and what that takes. Its a maturation thing and it doesnt happen over night (unless Briggs is watching you, then it does). This crew has heart and guts and wants to win and doesnt like being shown up.

I dont think we have the firepower to hang with Boston but a max effort should make this a good game. Fingers crossed

Our defensive energy will be needed to off set the firepower. And how KP handles double teams will be key. I saw one time KP saw the double coming, and just turned the other way for a short jumper.....I think he needs to do this more often. At 7'3 he can clearly see over everybody and regardless how many doubles he see, if he can see the basket, that might be a better shot than kicking it out. But that balance of passing or shooting over two people will be key.

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12/21/2017  12:56 PM
blkexec wrote:
fishmike wrote:One thing that really gives me hope about this team, these young players and this coach is how hard they play after a bad loss or a team embarrasses them. This squad is young, new to each other and learning to be consistent and what that takes. Its a maturation thing and it doesnt happen over night (unless Briggs is watching you, then it does). This crew has heart and guts and wants to win and doesnt like being shown up.

I dont think we have the firepower to hang with Boston but a max effort should make this a good game. Fingers crossed

Our defensive energy will be needed to off set the firepower. And how KP handles double teams will be key. I saw one time KP saw the double coming, and just turned the other way for a short jumper.....I think he needs to do this more often. At 7'3 he can clearly see over everybody and regardless how many doubles he see, if he can see the basket, that might be a better shot than kicking it out. But that balance of passing or shooting over two people will be key.

agree and KP's learning to balance that is part of his maturation process.

Imagine when:
KP knows when best to pass or shoot over double teams
KP knows when best to NOT dive after loose balls (elimination games only please) and save that energy for other things
KP's banker is more polished

We have Ntilikina playing the whole 4th qtr and engineering big comebacks playing D and hitting big shots. We have KP leading us to a dominating home record and playing like a franchise player and he's 22 and Frank's 19 and half the other guys are 25 and the coach is doing what he wants and they are just STARTING to get it, and guys are shooting career high #s getting good and simple looks. There is so much upside to what is happening here I am just enjoying the process. There will be ups and downs. This is fun

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12/21/2017  2:13 PM
Boston have lost two in a row, I think, so they'll be pretty determined to get the win- not sure I fancy our chances!
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12/21/2017  2:27 PM
right before he got hurt, he had 4ast on 4 straight possession out of a double team, so it looks like he's learning. The thing boston does so well against kp is the double team, they come extremely quick.
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12/21/2017  2:27 PM
smackeddog wrote:Boston have lost two in a row, I think, so they'll be pretty determined to get the win- not sure I fancy our chances!

This is actually the right time to face them. If the Knicks play tough and make the C's earn everything they will not be as confident as they were when they were just steamrolling teams. That's how losing streaks happen for good teams.

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12/21/2017  2:34 PM
nixluva wrote:
smackeddog wrote:Boston have lost two in a row, I think, so they'll be pretty determined to get the win- not sure I fancy our chances!

This is actually the right time to face them. If the Knicks play tough and make the C's earn everything they will not be as confident as they were when they were just steamrolling teams. That's how losing streaks happen for good teams.

there's also more footage on their plays, so if were are prepared, we will be just as determine

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12/21/2017  5:18 PM
is KP playing tonight?
Nixluva is posting triangle screen grabs, even when nobody asks - Fishmike. LOL So are we going to reference that thread like the bible now? "The thread of Wroten Page 14 post 9" - EnySpree
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12/21/2017  5:25 PM    LAST EDITED: 12/21/2017  5:25 PM
Cartman718 wrote:is KP playing tonight?

we will know this after warmups
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12/21/2017  5:31 PM
Team Stats
TEAM PPG PA FG% RPG APG BPG SPG STRK L10
BOS 103.4 98.3 45.2 44.1 22.3 4.5 7.6 L1 6-4
NY 104.3 103.9 47.2 43.7 23.0 4.6 7.1 L1 6-4
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12/21/2017  8:13 PM
Wish KP hadn't said that, its just bulletin board material for the other team. Glad he's back though, will give the team a lift. Hope to see Frank build on his progress. Would be great to see that crossover he showed more often.
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12/21/2017  8:17 PM
GustavBahler wrote:Wish KP hadn't said that, its just bulletin board material for the other team. Glad he's back though, will give the team a lift. Hope to see Frank build on his progress. Would be great to see that crossover he showed more often.

What did he say?

Nixluva is posting triangle screen grabs, even when nobody asks - Fishmike. LOL So are we going to reference that thread like the bible now? "The thread of Wroten Page 14 post 9" - EnySpree
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12/21/2017  8:18 PM
Q1 10:55
NYK 4 BOS 0
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12/21/2017  8:18 PM
Here we go...
Nixluva is posting triangle screen grabs, even when nobody asks - Fishmike. LOL So are we going to reference that thread like the bible now? "The thread of Wroten Page 14 post 9" - EnySpree
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12/21/2017  8:19 PM
Our big men making the right plays!
Nixluva is posting triangle screen grabs, even when nobody asks - Fishmike. LOL So are we going to reference that thread like the bible now? "The thread of Wroten Page 14 post 9" - EnySpree
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12/21/2017  8:20 PM
Q1 9:08
NYK 10 BOS 2
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12/21/2017  8:20 PM
Cartman718 wrote:
GustavBahler wrote:Wish KP hadn't said that, its just bulletin board material for the other team. Glad he's back though, will give the team a lift. Hope to see Frank build on his progress. Would be great to see that crossover he showed more often.

What did he say?

Thread title..

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12/21/2017  8:21 PM
GustavBahler wrote:
Cartman718 wrote:
GustavBahler wrote:Wish KP hadn't said that, its just bulletin board material for the other team. Glad he's back though, will give the team a lift. Hope to see Frank build on his progress. Would be great to see that crossover he showed more often.

What did he say?

Thread title..

That's not bulletin board material. I am glad the other players are hitting their shots with no hesitation. That means it's going to free up KP very soon.

Nixluva is posting triangle screen grabs, even when nobody asks - Fishmike. LOL So are we going to reference that thread like the bible now? "The thread of Wroten Page 14 post 9" - EnySpree
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12/21/2017  8:21 PM
KNICKS CAME OUT READY
Kristaps Porzingis: Celtics won’t fool me again

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