Archive for January 19th, 2008

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Wizards halt Knicks streak at three

Knicks Rumors & News

All good things must come to an end, and for the Knicks Friday night was the end of the winning streak. After winning three in a row, the Washington Wizards put Isiah’s gang back in the loss column beating them 111-98.

The Knicks were without Stephon Marbury again, but nonetheless, it likely wouldn’t have helped if he did play. Quentin Richardson scored 21 points (19 in the first half) to lead New York’s scoring. They also continued thier new found ability to “share the rock” as they collected 25 assists. The defense allowed Washington to shhot 57% from the field, a mark that Isiah and his team need to improve on if they are going to make us believe this team is moving in the right direction.

Via NY Daily News:

“I wasn’t dissatisfied at all tonight,” Thomas said. “Sometimes the other team plays better than you and sometimes you run into a team that has it going. And tonight, they had it going.”

Washington’s Antawn Jamison scored …

Giants-Packers Game Preview

Giants Rumors & News

Here is a preview of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game to help keep you occupied.

2007-2008 Records:

New York Giants:12-6 (NFC Wildcard)
Green Bay Packers: 14-3 (NFC North Champs)

WHEN THE GIANTS HAVE THE BALL: Will Eli Manning sport the Michael Jackson look (with a glove) or go with the Jorge Posada fashion statement (no glove)? More importantly, will the Giants game plan resemble the 52-pass disaster in bad weather against the Redskins, or the 15-pass victory in frigid, windy, snowy Buffalo? I have faith Eli can make plays, but I am hoping the plan — and the score — allows the Giants’ attack to look more like the one they used against Buffalo.

Frigid conditions and a slippery field could be great conditions for Brandon Jacobs. The Packers boast a quality front seven and solid cornerbacks, so the Giants will have to play mistake-free (a tall order in miserable conditions) and take advantage of their opportunities.

WHEN THE PACKERS HAVE THE BALL: The Packers like to spread the field with four and five-wide receiver sets, and …

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