FAS rookie sensation (F) Nick Watson sinks the game-winner over the out-stretched hand of NYF (C) Bryant Picone.
Agents outlast Fury in barnburner
MLK HS, NYC --This makes two weeks in a row that game the JerseyRack Game of the Week has gone down to the wire. Last week the NYC Quicks came back against the Hypebeasts to force overtime and won it there. This week, the NYC Fury would have the same chance against a fully-loaded FAS team. The Fury, however, led by (G) Joe Kim and (C) Bryant Picone's 21 pts and 15 pts respectively, fell just short in a game many considered to be the best so far this season.
The biggest reason for that is just plain old execution. The Fury ran their sets through Picone and off-the-ball screens for (G) Alex Cho, who set the tone early on for NYF(more...)
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2K10 SPR Game of the Week (Wk 7)
NYC Fury (4-1) vs. The Agents (2-2) | Saturday (3/27) 3:15pm @ MLK HS
A. Cho 18.0 ppg 2.2 rpg 2.4 apg 1.4 spg
N. Watson 20.3 ppg 13.7 rpg 2.7 spg 2.3 bpg
ANALYSIS: Reportedly both NYF and FAS will be fielding full rosters which should mean one hell of a game. Though FAS has better overall height 1 through 4, they are undersized in the low-post with all their forwards being natural 3's rather than bigs. Both FAS (F) Nick Watson and (F) Nic Echevestre, however, are versatile and as capable on D as on offense. For the Fury, it's the same old story. They dictate the pace and get it done on defense. Easy points will only come in transition and that will mean stopping the dynamic duo of (G) Joe Kim and (G) Alex Cho.
X-FACTOR: Whenever NYF gets a good game out of (G) Steven Chen or (F) Rich Chang, they win. Both are very making big contributions. For the Agents, (G) Mike Ha has been their best hustle player and utility man but rookie (G) Leuis Ng will have to run the show now that (G) Roman Perez is back in the Dominican pro ranks. -- Jeff Van Ghandi
(G) Steven Chen
(G) Leuis Ng
Chen is a defensive maestro who can bully you physically while Ng has speed and youth. The latter also a weakness.
(G) Alex Cho
(G) Mike Ha
One of the league's most prolific scorers, the FAS tempo should suit Cho fine. Ha is maybe the hardest working man in show business.
(G) Joe Kim
(F) Nic Echevestre
Kim is a former MVP who can do it all. The only reason Echevestre doesn't have a + is FAS hasn't figured out how to use him yet.
(F) Rich Chang
(F) Nick Watson
Chang continues his premier sidekick status while Watson may be the league's premier player. He's the best athlete in the BLUE.
(C) Bryant Picone
(F) Jon Yevin
Picone has meant shut down paints for all other teams, but this one? Yevin, the former African pro is versatile and rugged.
Fury bench is thin this season but rookie (F) Seho Lee has been solid. FAS (F) Rob Toste is MIA for now but (F) Malik Taylor is tough for the Agents and regaining his bearings.
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KENNY "THE JET" LI
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2K10 SPR Power Rankings (Week 6)
Fury moves up as league's top team
The defending champs are still the steadiest team in the league The Hypebeasts coveted big man (F) George Chan is back but not before the Beasts fall slightly to no. 2 in the Power Rankings. They may not be there long with (C) Howard Chu finally waking up this season and (F) Mamadou Hanne getting more comfortable every game. But, the Fury are the team to beat right now. On paper, maybe not the most talented team but they have that intangible that separates champs from the rest. Chemistry. Peep the rankings! -- Kenny "The Jet" Li
FBNYC 2K10 SPR Power Rankings (Week 6)
The Fury have been the steadiest team all season, not looking really bad in any games but not looking exceptionally good either. Which should say a lot considering their 4-1 record. The best is yet to come.
It's hard to tell what this team will bring each week which makes them hard to match up with but the consistent presence of (F) George Chan is the difference. And, finally (C) Howie Chu is coming alive.
The Quicks' slump appeared to be over even before the addition of (G) Jake Choi but the "Snake" might be the missing link that makes this a championship caliber team. Speed kills.
A team with this much talent shouldn't be ranked this low but attendance has been an issue. They have 4 gms to prove their better than .500. And, they haven't even figured out how to utilize (F) Nic Echevestre yet.
Dope made a leap for prominence with back-to-back wins but then fell off for two straight losses. (G) Nick Mui is still a big addition but having (F) Yoshi Kagitomi on the roster does them no good if he's not there.
They may not win a game this season but no one can say the effort wasn't there. Each player on their roster has gotten plenty of experience against solid talent. But, they still have 2 gms to try and get a W.
Observations... good luck to Roman "El Regalo" Perez back in the DR, hit us with highlights... shout out to Yuta "Tokyo Drift" Kurihara in Peru! Tu hables Espanol? ...Aaron Fisher aka "Steak and Potatoes"... Ezra Hoover aka "Kangaroo Jack"... Amin Gillespie aka "The Pacifier"... Odds: that Nick Watson finishes the season leading the league in PPG and RPG? ...better or worse than the Crossbearers getting a W?