The New York Knicks (25-25), which you can read about at FanSided’s Buckets over Broadway blog, were once again in action, this time against the Milwaukee Bucks (22-27), that you can check out over at Behind the Buck Pass, at home. NY took this game by the final of 89 to 80, but what is bigger news for the team from the Big Apple is the fact that Amar’e Stoudemire might be out for the rest of the season.
With the win the Knickerbockers are still in third place in the Atlantic Division, 2.5 games behind the two division leaders (Boston and Philly). The squad is also holding on to the last spot in the East’s post season chase, 2.5 games back of the seventh spot and 2.5 ahead of the ninth. It is going to be interesting to see if the squad, which is back at .500, can still hang on and make it to the playoffs without Stoudemire.
Melo & Co. will not be in action until Wednesday night, when they host the Orlando Magic at home once more. I see that being a tough game for the Knicks and they might just snap their two game winning streak against the team from the sunshine state.
(To be noted: I did call the win for the Knicks in my last EWB’s Dribble Drive)
On the other side of the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Nets (16-35), who have a great site on FanSided called From Russia with Dunk, hosted the Utah Jazz (27-23), which you can check out over at Purple & Blues, and lost by 21 points, with the final score being 105 to 84. Pretty embarassing for the New Jersey franchise, who just does not seem to be able to get itself out of the funk they are in.
With the loss the New Jersey franchise stays as the division’s bottom dweller, being a dozen game back of the division leaders, but just 1/2 a game behind the fourth place Toronto Raptors. In the meantime in the playoff chase the team is 9.5 games from the last spot to be playing past the regular season.
Just like the other team in the Metro area the Nets are off today and will resume their sub par season on Wednesday. That night they will be facing off against the Indiana Pacers on the road, and once again I see that as a loss for this squad that seems to just be waiting for the season to be over and done.
(To be noted: I did call the loss for the Nets in my last EWB’s Dribble Drive)