The New York Knicks winning streak reached 10 games as the red-hot Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points – one game after scoring 50 – to defeat the Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, 95-82.
Those 10 games are the longest streak for the Knicks since 1993-94, when they ended up in the NBA Finals. Continue reading
Ray Felton returns tonight from the “terrifying” pinkie injury he suffered last month.
This is not the same Knicks team since he left. It will not be the same Knicks team of the past month now that he has returned.
The Emotional Bowl:
The Colts come into this game riding the momentum of one of the greatest rookie QB seasons of all time, by Andrew Luck.
But their story all season has been about Chuckstrong; supporting their head coach Chuck Pagano, who had been fighting Cancer for most of the season.
The first time around, Knicks fans got their satisfaction. The coach who they pleaded to find a little defense until he decided New York was not in his future plans, returned to the Garden and lost with his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-107.
And boy was that fun. Despite MVP candidate, Carmelo Anthony getting injured in the final minutes of the game, the Knicks were able to run the wounded Lakers off the floor.
This left the Lakers at 9-14, a shell of the normal Lakers teams. Having dispatched embattled coach, Mike Brown, after only 5 games, LA was still trying to get used to D’Antoni’s “SSOL” offense.
Phase V: Regrowth Through Youth and Pitching
With their moves, the new Marlins of 1998 had only a $15 million total salary payroll. This was a staggering change from the $52 million of the year prior – leaving only 29% of the cost remaining. Livan Hernandez and Preston Wilson would make up some of the very few good pieces this team had left. All in all, the Marlins would become the first (and only in history to this point) team to lose 100 games in a defense of a World Series Championship.
1999 would be a year of change for the Marlins, though not necessarily in a positive moving direction. Wayne Huizenga finally sold the team; to Boca Raton native, John Henry. They also struck big in the draft, selecting future World Series MVP, Josh Beckett, with the first overall pick.
…that the Knicks…
[I mean, they’re the Knicks, so we must consider we are all being set up]
…did this right?
[See, not even the most positive can be sure].
Well…lets assess this from all sides.
This time of year, starting pitchers get all the looks for the Cy Young award and why not, they pitch the most innings and have the longest effect on games of anyone during the game.
There have been several relief pitchers that have won the Cy Young, but like starting pitchers and the MVP, it is few and far between. But every so often, there comes a reliever that should get the attention of the media and their league.
This year, we have one in the American League that should be under major consideration: the Tampa Bay Ray’s closer, Fernando Rodney.