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PBT Extra: Talking Friday night Game 6s… how much trouble are the Knicks in?

May 2, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

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No team has ever been up 3-0 in an NBA series and lost the series. And you have to think the New York Knicks can win one of the next two. Still….

Kay Adams and I talk about how much trouble the Knicks are in (a lot of they don’t get away from the isolation basketball of late and start sharing the ball). We also talk if there will be potential Clippers shakeups, if the Rockets have a chance against the Thunder (yes they do) and even what is going on with the Pacers and Hawks in a series of blowouts for the home team.

  1. thetooloftools - May 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    That’s ok. The Knicks are just going to get curb stomped in a later round anyway as they have no heart.
    Kenyon Martin should be doing Tampax commercials.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 - May 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM


    • andyhr17 - May 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      That’s right….. but if they do lose the next game, you can just go ahead and blame it on the refs. Right?

  3. acdc363 - May 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I doubt anyone can answer this but how many of the down 0-3 series have gone to games 6 or 7? Just an interesting tidbit.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      11 to game 6 (counting this series) and 3 ever.

  4. jimmymarlinsfan - May 2, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    This series is going 7

  5. bux1022 - May 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    The series is done next game!

  6. bux1022 - May 2, 2013 at 7:51 PM


    We have the scoring champ, 6th man of the year, and barring his injuries T Chandler would be defensive player year, not Gasol. So I will just go and shut that no heart thing down now! I bet your team is the pacers. Lol

    • badintent - May 2, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      His team is in his pants , all 3 little players.

    • andyhr17 - May 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      That’s right. you do have all of those players. Which makes it even more entertaining that they continue to choke and close out this series that Knicks fans thought would be a cake walk.

      *Your scoring champ needs about 25-30 shots a game to get his points. He’s fantastic at dribbling the shot clock down to 2 and then forcing up a terrible shot.

      *Your 6th man is a crazy stick of dynamite ready to explode at any second (not in a good way). Been a head case his entire career. That’s the kind of player you really want to count on in crunch time!

      *Chandler “would be” defensive player of the year? Well, wat stopped him? Oh yeah, the voters.

      For as much as Knicks fans trash the old Celtics, what does it say about their overrated team that keeps failing to close them out?….and why am I even bothering typing so much? I might as well just go scream at a wall.

  7. infectorman - May 2, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    your scoring champ was a scoring chump AT HOME against Brandon Bass.

    Maybe if they stopped feeding the ball to him and expecting him to be successful like he was in the Reg season against the cellar dwellers of the East they may win.

    Melo was a Brick magnet the other nite surpassed only in magnitude by his mouthy sidekick Smitty.

    Finally, takin cues from Kenyon Martin is freakin laughable. I still cant stop laughing at what a bunch of fools the KNicks looked like, You’d think they won the Title at least 2 or 3 times in the last decade with all of their false, unwarranted bravado

  8. bux1022 - May 2, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Kenyon Martin is a huge part of the Knicks late season success. We had injuries to our entire front court but still had one of the best records in the league the last 20 games and ended with 50+.I see Kurt is giving away free samples from his new sponsorship with Hater-raid!

    Posts should be made by people who understands the sport. Not 8 yr old children that’s steal their mother’s smart phones!

  9. lakerluver - May 2, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    It’s going 7 and the Knicks will win in a blowout.

  10. cj1403 - May 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    @bux Yet the celtics, which you should have swept, are handing it to you. Not a fan of either team, but let’s be realistic, Knicks are going nowhere near the ECF.

  11. j0esixpack - May 2, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Well, if it’s any consolation, if it happens they just be the second New York team to make history by blowing a 3-0 lead to a Boston team

  12. theskinsman - May 3, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Knicks have youth, athletic ability, no major injury losses on their side.All they lack are heart and brains.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - May 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      They should see the Wizard for those things.
      Nerve too.

  13. alexb1234 - May 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    if you watched the knicks all year (like i have) you would not say they have no heart….they have never been 100% healthy(and still aren’t) yet they have won the division and secured the number 2 seed in the east….
    with that said I must admit it was classless for JR to elbow terry in the face(and Terry to fake tough guy it after with ten guys in between them), it was immature the idea to wear all black BUT with that said they did not try to pull a guys arm out of the socket(like KG did to Melo), have not talked about banging someones wife and do not give cheap shots after the whistle….stay classy Boston…HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

  14. nowyouknow2000 - May 3, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    I feel like the Knicks will come out and win tonight by double digits. They were humbled in the last game and played horribly, yet only lost by 6 due to a ridiculous amount of isolations, horrible shot selection and shooting from Melo and JR and the Celtics hitting 11 threes and several tough shots down the stretch…I don’t think that perfect storm will happen again and Melo is overdue for an efficient scoring game. If Melo’s head is in the game and the Knicks move the ball an offense and take good shots, they’ll win tonight.

    • slowclyde86 - May 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      The only “perfect storm” adversely impacting the Knicks is the ever-increasing pressure of play-off basketball, especially against a team they should have swept. We’ll see how much the pressure impacts Melo in particular—something he has not handled well in his career. I agree that Melo is overdue for an efficient scoring game, but I don’t think it is just happenstance. He may be overdue for an entire off-season if they do not right the ship.

      • nowyouknow2000 - May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

        You’re right that Melo hasn’t always handled pressure well, but that’s why I said if his head was in the game and I think it will be tonight…he is acutely aware that it will be on him if the Knicks lose this series. The Celtics are clearly doing everything they can to get under his skin and attack him from the mental angle (comments about his wife, etc.)…as long as his response is not to lose his temper or play hero ball for four quarters, he’ll be okay. If they use good ball movement to create open shots and play defense (the Celtics had more open looks in game 5 than they have all series) and they’ll be okay.

  15. dysraw1 - May 3, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    yeah we can feel heat theC’s have us right where they want us. Melo as absolutely shot us out this. my wife is ready to jump ship.this series is big for long time knicks fans like myself, now we are in a must win situation so crazy

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