The Nets Are Scorching

Season Finale Preview: NJ Nets vs. New York Knicks

Alright, the game at 8:00 tonight, and the YES coverage will be able to been seen on YES.  No YES2 for us tonight.  That goes to the Knicks broadcast…suckers…

  • We have beat the Knicks 2 out of 3 so far, and it would be nice to end the season on a win.
  • The Nets blew out the Knicks at the Garden in their last meeting, so maybe this is a good sign.
  • The Nets are 4-6 in their last 10, while the Knicks are 3-7.
  • The Nets are 15-25 on the road, while the Knicks are 19-21 at home.

Nets Starting Lineup

I am left to guess our lineup one more time.  I am not expecting Vince Carter or Keyon Dooling to play due to their injuries.  We will see what happens though

  • PG – Devin Harris
  • SG – CDR
  • SF – Bobby Simmons ???
  • PF – Ryan Anderson
  • C – Brook Lopez

Celtics Starting Lineup

  • PG – Chris Duhon
  • SG – Wilson Chandler
  • SF – Jared Jefferies
  • PF – Al Harrington
  • C – David Lee

Their Mismatches

  • Wilson Chandler vs. CDR –  Now CDR is a pretty good defender.  He sure did give Rip a hell of a time against the Pistons.  The only this is that Rip Hamilton is just as thin as CDR is.  Wilson Chandler is a thick boy, if the Knicks were smart, they will be throwing the ball down low to Chandler a ton.

Our Mismatches

Brook Lopez vs. David Lee – Now David Lee is a fantastic rebounder, but he does not have the size that Brook Lopez has.  Brook Lopez should be able to overpower him in the post, and if he gets the minutes, I see him having another 20-10 game tonight.

Key Matchup

  • Nets Offense vs. Knicks Offense –  There  is no real nice way to say this, but both of these defenses suck.  They can’t pressure the ball and they don’t really challenge shooters.  This game is ultimately going to come downn to who can hit more jumpers, hopefully it can be the Nets.

Final Random Thoughts

  • I hate the Knicks.  What was a father – son rivalry turned into a deep seeded hatred, I get angry whenever they win.
  • A loss may get us more ping pong balls, but like I said, I want this team to go out winning.
  • Who knows what the Knicks are going to do with their rotation, but they will be playing to win this game in the Garden.
  • I hope Brook Lopez steps on Nate Robinson.

The Result

  • The Nets win this game, I don’t have to punch my TV, and we close out the season on a 3 game winning streak.

April 15, 2009 - Posted by | Game Previews

1 Comment »

  1. […] will be your open thread.  I am kind of merging open threads and the previews I used to do last year, so don’t hesitate to discuss the game in the comments […]

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