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Game #67 • EnergySolutions Arena • Salt Lake City, UT • March 18, 2013 • 8:30 p.m. (MT) • TV: ESPN, ROOT Sports RADIO: 1280 AM/97.5 FM and 1600 AM ESPN Deportes
NBA Regular Season 2012-2013, Game 67:
New York Knicks (38-25) at Utah Jazz (34-32)
Now is the time for our revenge, never forget March 9th.
So, it's really crunch time for the Jazz with only nine home games remaining on the schedule. For our #PlayoffPush2013 to be a success we're going to need to do two things. The first, and most important one, is find a way to win on the road. The second one, which is only slightly less critical of an issue, is to take care of business at home. The reason I call this less critical is because I believe the Jazz actually CAN take care of business at home for the most part. It's kinda what we do. And we just beat the Memphis Grizzlies in our last home game. Tonight we get the New York Knicks. The Knicks aren't the Grizz, despite being the #3 team in the East (Mem was #3 when we played on the weekend). For one thing, the Jazz are going to be facing a Knicks team bereft of the services of:
Those are all four guys Tyrone Corbin would start at shooting guard for us, so we need to take advantage of this situation and continue our home winning ways. And really, we SHOULD win if the Knicks are going to be starting Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, Chris Copeland, and Kenyon Martin. If there ever was a time to bring back the PG / SG / SG lineup (technically it was the SG^3 lineup with Alec Burks, Randy Foye, and Gordon Hayward) it should be tonight. I know that Felton is averaging 15 and 6 this year and will take a lot of shots -- but Mo Williams should be able to handle him at this stage of their careers (12 and 6). J.R. Smith and Steve Novak gave us all kinds of fits (both scored over 20) in our last game, the 113-84 blowout we sustained on March 9th.
It would be nice to display some sort of learning ability by not letting that happen AGAIN.