Saturday, October 14, 2006

Photo by: Jason DeCrow
Last night there were six preseason games. First I want to congratulate the Knicks on their 111-97 win over the New Jersey Nets in their first preseason game. The Knicks seemed to play a good team game under Isiah Thomas. Stephon Marbury got 16 points and 1 steal in 22 minutes. Marbury is just getting started. I think he will embrace Isiah and play well under him. Quentin Richardson got 14 points and 3 assists in 23 minutes. They still probably want to trade him. I would be surprised if heavy rumors start buzzing or he gets dealt. Marcus Williams got 21 points and 7 assists in 32 minutes. Williams is a steal. He puts in points and can dish the ball also.

Next my recap on the Bucks beating the Bobcats 104-100. Michael Redd got 21 points and 3 assists in 26 minutes. Redd is still the leader for the Bucks. He knows he has to play big for them to win. Charlie Bell got 16 points and 2 steals in 24 minutes. Raymond Felton got 20 points and 6 boards in 27 minutes. Felton is outstanding. I really hope he can stay healthy and lead the Bobcats well.

Now my recap on the Cavs beating the Celtics 91-82.. This should have been a game of stars. But Bron Bron didn't play and Paul Pierce left in the 3rd quarter with a hip problem. The crowd did get a nice fast break show on the Celts side lead by Sebastian Telfair's flashy passing skills. Larry Hughes got 14 points and 4 assists in 24 minutes. Hughes did great. Even though it's preseason Hughes has to know when Bron isn't playing he is vital to the Cavs game. Sebastian Telfair got 16 points and 7 assists in 33 minutes. Telfair is getting used to Boston. He will do great their and is good for Doc's system.

I won't recap the other games, but I will tell you the scores.

The Magic beat the Hornets 100-85. The Pistons beat the Timberwolves 101-96. The Rockets beat the Hawks 107-93.