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Quick thoughts on Celtics vs. Knicks – Christmas Day, 2011

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by dunkonu

Here are some quick thoughts on the Opening Game of the new NBA Season:

  • When did Stoudemire start shooting (and hitting) threes?
  • Wanna guard Melo this year? Good luck with that!
  • Yes, you saw that right: Brandon Bass has a jumpshot. I didn’t know that…shame on me.
  • I really do like Chris Wilcox. Too bad the big fella is not in Detroit anymore. He brings effort and energy every game!
  • Boston will miss Big Baby Davis more than they probably think…
  • Melo made this his team in a heartbeat. Stoudemire is doing a really good job and those guys look like a good team with no alpha dog issues. This is huge. I was always afraid that they would break because they have two big time stars.
  • The 1st quarter looked really good for the Knicks. Boston looked kind of unprepared and sometimes even confused on offense. Without Rondo doing his thing this team really would be in big trouble – “Big Three”? How about “Great One and his Three Amigos”?
  • It’s been a long time since I have seen the Knicks have any kind of ballmovement, not even a good one. Now they look really good (at least for their standard from the last couple of years).
  • B. Diddy looking sharp on the bench! He looks trim and fit – this could be a comeback year for him. I’d really like to see him get back to his all-star-self. He is a very good point guard (when he feels like it).
  • Douglas is the spark of the bench for the Knicks that every team needs in the league today.
  • We’ll see Spike Lee even more often on TV this year than we are used to.
  • Brandon Bass has moves! He has way more skill than I thought…maybe Big baby won’t be missed that much. Bass played a big part (maybe even the biggest) in the little comeback from the Celtics in the 2nd quarter. He will get way more minutes ’til the end of the season.
  • It was very cute to watch Pavlovic try to guard Carmelo…like a puppy trying to guard a T-Rex…or a baby trying to fight Brock Lesnar……or me trying to guard Melo…I guess you get my point…
  • It’s scary how easy Melo can take over a game.
  • Shaq to TNT – YEAH!!! 🙂 I was really looking forward to this. He didn’t look that comfortable, but it was his first appearance – he’ll be good. BTW: Did Barkley slim down or is it Shaq making him look thinner?
  • What happened to Paul Pierce’ face? He looks like he has lost a lot of weight.
  • When Carmelo went down in the 3rd quarter while trying to block a Jermaine O’Neal lay-up, his teammate rushed to him to help him up. That’s what I want to see! Keep that up!
  • The 4th foul by Melo was really unneccesary and dumb, but those things happen. Sure wasn’t on purpose, but keep those elbows to yourself, Melo. Don’t swing them around.
  • C’mon N.Y., leaving Ray Allen open in the corner? Twice in a row? Really? Don’t you get League Pass in New York? When Allen gets going, it usually gives Boston a spark and the whole team starts to play better. Don’t let Allen take over.
  • The Knicks left all their skills in the locker room during half-time. Hope they can back into the game after looking so good in the 1st half. Douglas and Stoudemire got the crowd back into the game. You can feel the crowd being scared that the Knicks are self-combusting…not these Knicks, tho!
  • Celtics up by 10 with a little less than 11 minutes to go. You know what this is going to be called in N.Y. from now on? Melo-Time! He is starting to take over! Big three pointer to bring the lead down to his jersey number.
  • Brandon Bass got some big rebounds for the Celtics. He knows where the ball is going to be – you can’t teach that.
  • Another shot by Melo. Making it look really easy.
  • Spike Lee trying to work the officials. Always fun to watch. 😀
  • Nice alley-oop from Melo to Chandler after the time-out. Well done!
  • As much as I like you, T. Douglas, please pass the ball to Melo and get out of the way when he is feeling it and stop shooting three pointers…
  • I don’t know what to call the “thing” Jermaine O’Neal did, but I’m going with “Reverse-Jordan-Effect“. You know when Jordan flew through the air and it looked like he spent an eternity up there? Jermaine O’Neal can do the same thing, but just the opposite way: Dude just jumped in slow motion, I swear! Check it out, 6:38 to go in the 4th quarter. He was up there for an hour without moving…that’s against the laws of physics!
  • 2 point game with 6 minutes to go. Yes, sir! 🙂
  • When, exactly, did Rondo get a jumper? Why hasn’t anybody told me that? Can you spell u-n-s-t-o-p-p-a-b-l-e? I, obviously, can’t…
  • Big three by Douglas! That’s what happens when you double-team Carmelo.
  • Melo ties it up with a three of his own! This guy is a weapon!
  • KG is used to these moments…hits a shot like he is warming up…no emotion what-so-ever
  • It feels so good to see the Madison Square Garden rockin’ again! 🙂
  • Don’t forget: No Paul Pierce – with their best scorer, the game would have played out differently…maybe still not with a W, but differently…

What I learnt while watching Nuggets @ Pistons

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2009 by dunkonu
  • This Pistons team is all heart & hustle!
  • I still can’t root against Chauncey Billups. For me, he’ll always be a part of the Pistons – even when he is dropping 21 points on us and nearly hitting the game winner for Denver.
  • Rodney Stuckey isn’t Mr. Big Shot 2.0 yet, but he is on his way. We shouldn’t try to nickname him the same as Chauncey, tough. Stuckey is a big guard like Chauncey, but that’s about it – they play very different styles of basketball.
  • Ben Wallace is playing the best basketball I’ve seen from him since he left the Pistons in the first place. You can’t compare what he did in Chicago or Cleveland with what he is doing now. About 15 boards a game and a combined 5 blocks and steals per game is what he gives you every night – how awesome is that?
  • Jonas Jerebko isn’t in the discussion for Rookie Of The Year yet and probably won’t get there anytime soon, but this guy is a real basketball player. He can do it all. Defend (Melo went for 40+, but Melo is…Melo…league of his own scoring-wise right now), score inside and outside, go for loose balls like his life would depend on it, pass, drive, dish…you name it, he can do it.
  • Ben Wallace Add-On: Is he the most underrated passer/ball-distributor big man in the league right now or what?
  • Melo went for 40+, Chauncey dropped 20+…not enough to get the W in Motown…how many of us thought the Pistons would go 4-0 over the last four games? Be honest…

This team is surprising me every time I watch a game. I don’t know if I’ve been that excited on a game-to-game-basis ever – there just aren’t any letdowns and the team is bringing the effort night in & night out. Keep it up!

Carmelo Anthony “33 points in 3rd quarter” Video

Posted in NBA, YouTube with tags , , , , , , on December 11, 2008 by dunkonu

Everybody heard about it and everybody wants to see some video footage, so here you go:

Melo tied the NBA all-time record for most points scored in a quarter (33 points in the 3rd quarter) yesterday against the Timberwolves. The guy he tied for the record is George Gervin who scored 33 in the 2nd quarter, San Antonio at New Orleans, April 9, 1978.

If you have League Pass or something similar, go and watch the whole 3rd quarter. It’s definitely worth it!

Lakers – Nuggets Halftime Update

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , on April 20, 2008 by dunkonu

Nuggets

  • They started off slow, but they are getting their act together
  • A.I. and Carmelo got 14 points each
  • A.I. missed 5 free throws which could be big if the game stays this close
  • Kleiza & JR Smith gave the Nuggets a much needed spark from the bench with 10 points each

Lakers

  • They are playing the best team basketball I have seen in quite some time
  • Two words: Extra pass
  • Gasol is doing everything for the Lakers right now and he is unstoppable: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
  • Jordan Farmer is getting abused by A.I., probably won’t guard him in the 2nd half
  • Kobe got 3 fouls already, but no need to worry
  • Luke Walton is keeping the ball moving and making things happen for the Lakers

Quick Preview for the NBA Playoff games today

Posted in NBA, Photoshop with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2008 by dunkonu

Scroll down and check the picture out.

Magic vs. Raptors

The Magic were able to win the season series 2-1 (3-1 if you count the win of Dwight Howard over Jamario Moon in the Slam Dunk contest – Supermaaaaaaan). Toronto has to find a way to deal with Orlandos power front line:

Hedo Turkoglu
Rashard Lewis
Dwight Howard

All three of them averaged 20+ points/game against the Raptors.
Chris Bosh seems to be hot everytime he faces the Magic. He averaged 22.7 points against Orlando (in his career) and he will probably be even better this year.

As Van Gundy said: “He’s just a great player, and a guy who can score in a lot of different ways.” Back to the basket, taking his man off the dribble, mid-range jumpers…total package.

We’re going to become enemies,” Howard said. “It’s going to be Superman versus Lex Luther.” (Best quote from Howard ever btw.)

Seems like this one is going to be an exciting series with two young All-Stars going at each other.

Lakers vs. Nuggets

Los Angeles won all three times the two teams met in the regular season. The Lakers struggled in the post season since Shaq was traded. Even without the help of Andrew Bynum the Lakers are a lock to move on to the 2nd round, but you can’t take any team that won 50 games in the West easy. The Nuggets can get hot and win a game or maybe two, but winning four out of seven? Won’t happen.

-Iverson is averaging 30.0 points/game in the playoffs (career, of course)
-I’m not sure if you heard about it, but this Kobe guy can score a little as well. 81 any1?
-Lakers scored 108 points/game (4th in NBA) this season
-Nuggets scored 110 points/game (2nd in NBA) this season

This will be a pretty highscoring and nice game to watch (for the casual fan as well).

Pistons vs. Sixers

Each team won 2 games of the regular season series. Detroit won 2 against the 76ers starters while the Sixers won 2 against the “Zoo Crew”, which, by the way, isn’t easy…ask the T’Wolves or Wizards about it. This one is a gimme for the Pistons. They are going to win 4 straight and get a little rest. They got 5 unselfish veterans and probably the best bench in the east, maybe even in the league. The Sixers really improved during the season with an impressiv 22-12 finsh after starting 18-30! Andre Miller and A.I. 2.0 can be scary. Was there anyone who was older than Andre Miller when he had his breakout year? Doesn’t matter, the Pistons are a real powerhouse in the east and should win this series without breaking a sweat.

Celtics vs. Hawks

I don’t think I have to say much about this series. Should be over after 4 games, the “Big Three” are going to kick Atlanta out of the Playoffs with ease. Can somebody ask David Stern if we could make this a best of three?

Thee Three Amigos