ANALYSIS: Bad news for the Fury. Their solid win vs. the Agents in Rd I will be the last they see of (G) Steven Chen who is leaving the team for personal reasons, ostensibly for the rest of the playoffs. He, too, is off to China. (F) Daniel Kweon will be moving into the starting line-up which will give them more size and suddenly legit small forward. Kweon has always been more of an undersized 4 but his recent prowess from the 3-pt line has not gone unnoticed. But, with (G) Jon Giacobbe still out, this leaves NYF with only 5 players available for Saturday's game. (G) Alex Cho and (G) Rommel Dolar will have to carry the load on offense.
The Quicks should have everyone intact. If (F) Shaun Young still has not returned they'll go with (G) Kenneth Van, who's shown some signs of life. (C) Ezra Hoover and (F) Pat Pilar will face a bigger front-line than AOD, one they had wavering success with in their last match-up. QIK was swept by NYF in the regular season. Containing Rommel Dolar will be key.
X-FACTOR: Kweon will be huge in the Fury's chances. If he can continue to spread the court with his 3-pt shooting, the lanes will be wider for Dolar and Cho, and the paint more available for (C) Bryant Picone and (F) Rich Chang. QIK (G) Jason Chin has shown his ability to take over stretches. If he's hitting from deep, look out. (F) Michael Thompson also has to be keyed. If the sharpshooter gets it going, they spread the court, that's the last thing you want the Quicks do. -- Bill Wonton
(G) Rommel Dolar
(G) Wilson Lew
Dolar ate up FAS (G) Ren Hsieh when they went man, hopefully, Lew won't have to but the crafty veteran knows Dolar better. Both can hit the deep ball, Dolar brings unmatched quickness.
(G) Alex Cho
(G) Jason Chin
Cho and Chin just about cancel each other out with Cho being the slightly better scorer and Chin the slightly better passer.
(F) Daniel Kweon
(F) Kenneth Van
Kweon has expanded his game to SF skills with an unexpectedly deadly 3-ptr. Van struggled with consistency in the regular season but looked good in Rd I.
(F) Rich Chang
(F) Pat Pilar
They'll face each other in the WHITE playoffs as well. Should be an interesting preview. Pilar is getting better and better each game. Chang has been steady all season.
(C) Bryant Picone
(C) Ezra Hoover
Size vs. athleticism. Picone eats up a lot of space but Hoover will try to go over the top. Didn't really work in Week 7 but his should be one to watch if both teams go man.
With Chen and Giacobbe out, NYF has no bench and QIK is solid. Chia, Thompson and Lee are all impact players.
CHARLES BOK LEE
KENNY "THE JET" LI
"SCOOP" JACK SUN
JEFF VAN GHANDI
(2) NYC Fury
(3) NYC Quicks
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FBNYC 2K9 FALL Playoff Recap -- Round I
2K9 FALL PLAYOFF RESULTS
2K9 FALL PLAYOFFS Round I
(5) The Slayers
Player of the Game Harris Chung (SLA) 16 pts, 9 rebs, 2 blks
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FBNYC 2K9 FALL Playoff Preview - (2) NYF vs. (7) FAS
(2) NYC Fury vs. (7) The Agents | Saturday (12/5) 3:00pm @ MLK HS
R. Dolar 12.4 ppg 4.4 rpg 3.4 apg 1.2 spg
C. Moore 16.3 ppg 8.0 rpg 2.6 apg 1.9 spg
ANALYSIS: It may be a lot to ask of a rookie PG but the Fury's success this post-season will depend on (G) Rommel Dolar. Luckily, he has two vets in (G) Alex Cho and (G) Steven Chen to guide him. On defense, (C) Bryant Picone, (F) Rich Chang and (F) Daniel Kweon anchor a solid front-court that can score when needed. (G) Jon Giacobbe rounds out an 7-man rotation solid from top to bottom. Giacobbe's been inconsistent but if he gets it going, he is very capable of leading the team in scoring.
FAS has some pieces but they've struggled to consistently get (F) Chris Moore and (G) David Chu the ball in the right spots. (C) Mike Song can get to the FT line but hasn't passed well. (F) Malik Taylor puts in great work on the boards as does (F) Dooley Watts but neither has provided any range from the (F) position. And neither have (G) Stephen Ghee and (G) Rich Kim who have struggled with consistency. The key is PG play. (G) Ren Hsieh looked good last week and (G) Rob Toste has been solid. How they run this team will determine if FAS has any real chance.
X-FACTOR: If Giacobbe is there and his shot is on, he can carry the Fury offensively. And, when NYF has it going on offense, Picone and the NYF frontcourt are more than capable of finishing the job on defense. Rob Toste will be the player to watch for FAS. He has struggled with his shot all season but has proven in the past, he can be a dangerous shooter. If he can get it going, FAS may have a surprise in store for the Fury. -- "Scoop" Jack Sun
(G) Rommel Dolar
(G) Ren Hsieh
Dolar is fast and has a great handle, the kind of guard that hurts FAS. Hsieh is still recovering from surgery but has shown enough savvy in the last couple of games to be effective.
(G) Alex Cho
(G) David Chu
Cho hasn't been a big scorer since he joined NYF, until the playoffs. Expect big things. Chu had a breakout game in Week 8, displaying the jumper that brought such high expectations.
(F) Steven Chen
(F) Rob Toste
Chen is still the defensive dynamo he's always been and his offense is slowly coming around. Toste has been a playmaker all season, he'll have to step up the scoring here.
(F) Rich Chang
(F) Chris Moore
Moore is FAS' most dynamic scorer. He can do it from inside and out. Get him the ball. Chang has been a solid glue guy this season, they'll need him more on D than offense.
(C) Bryant Picone
(C) Mike Song
Picone shuts down the paint and that's where Song wants to go. If Song can draw him out, he'll get the advantage but he'll have to keep Picone off the boards as well. Easier said than done.
Like QIK, the Fury has starters coming off the bench but there's only two. FAS hasn't had great consistency from reserves but they are definite contributors, and sometimes finish out games.
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