1. Bloomberg (4-0) 2. Sexy Bears (3-1) 3. Doris From Rego Park (3-1) 4. That 70s Team (2-2) 5. NY Dynasty (2-2) 6. Warriors (1-2) 7. Shhmurda Team (0-3) 8. Top Stars (0-4)
2nd Division Oriental Conference 1. Let It Fly (4-0) 2. Thunder Dragons (3-1) 3. Raptors (3-1) 4. Tri-State InvAsian (3-2) 5. All White Everything (2-2) 6. Guard Me Maybe (2-2) 7. No Fly Zone (2-2) 8. MediaBrix (1-2) 9. Ball So Hard (0-3) 10. Gritty Committee (0-3) Occidental Conference 1. TAP NY (3-0) 2. We Dem Boyz (3-0) 3. Kung Fu Pandas (3-1) 4. SK War Dog (2-2) 5. Team JBH (2-2) 5. Dirk Knights (2-2) 7. Sex Panthers (2-3) 8. Japan United (1-3) 9. Big Red Balls (0-4) 10. Gritty FOB City (0-3)
Speedball 1. NY Dynasty (4-0) 2. Spa Ramen 2.0 (3-1) 3. Free Agents (2-2) 4. B Team (1-3) 5. TBD Monstars (1-3) 6. TAP NY (1-3)
2K9 FALL Week 5 Recap
2K9 FALL WEEK 5 RESULTS
NYC Fury (4-1)
Free Agent Team (0-5)
Player of the Game Young Yu (NYF) 21 pts, 5 3FGs, 3 rebs
SWA (F) Derrick Tyson and QIK (F) Victor Chia tip off the 1st Annual FBNYC Halloween Classic.
Quicks escape as Swagganauts struggle to close
MLK HS, NYC -- If basketball is a game of runs, this was a pretty good example. On the line this 1st Annual Halloween Classic was a 12-pack of seasonal pumpkin ale for the winner. The no. 1 Quicks entered the game without recently added (F) Alex Stewart and (C) Pat Pilar, not to mention (G) Jason Chin. SWA, however, would soon discover just how deep the Quicks are.
Right away, QIK went to work, jumping out to an early 15-13 1st quarter lead.(more...)
Worship in the house of gothic synths conjoined with bombastic and somehow mesmerizing cymbals befitting only the darkness of All Hallow's Eve. We are celestial kings if only for today. 3 1/2 stars.
2K9 FALL Power Rankings (Week 4)
Quicks not just a bullet on their block
Just as soon as SLA exerts their dominance, Quicks overtake no. 1 spot
There's still a long way to go but with the additions of (F) Alex Stewart, (C) Pat Pilar and (F) Michael Thompson, the Quicks have made a significant power play and wrestled their way into not only elite status, but the league's no. 1 spot. The Slayers and Fury aren't far behind and their depth is the reason why. SWA and HYP are looking good but need a couple more quality wins. There should be plenty of surprises ahead. -- K.J. Li
FBNYC 2K9 FALL Power Rankings - Week 4
Undersized last season, the Quicks now have the biggest overall frontline in the league. With vets (G) Wilson Lew and (G) Jason Chin running the show, they're the team to beat. And, both last season's Out. Rookie candidates (G) Kenneth Van and (F) Shaun Young have yet to go off.
Tough loss to QIK in Week 3, the Slayers showed some weakness in the paint in overall foot-speed. A move of (F) Harris Chung to a low spot in their 3-2 might have helped but he's best at the top. Slayers should bounce back, still tons of talent on this team.
Fury barely survived SWA and looked terrible in a losing 1st half to AOD. Then they turned it on, but NYF would be better served to forget going green and just keep it on. Rookie (G) Jon Giacobbe is one to watch.
This is one of those teams that doesn't stand out to look at them but they find a way to get it done. Their front-court, led by (F) Derrick Tyson complements each other well and despite a costly mistake in Week 3, (G) John Hsu is getting it done in the clutch.
Hypebeasts looked equal parts good and bad in their first 2 gms of the season, to be expected from the league's youngest team. (G) Ian Yu will be solid but consistent output from (F) Jason Wu and (F) James Li will be key. They sure looked better running than working in the half-court.
Dope is looking for answers. Adding (G) Min Park should give them the second scorer they need to free up (G) Usama Nausrudeen but getting them to co-exist may be more of a chore than they bargained for.
The Free Agents looked great against the Slayers but took a step back against HYP in Week 4. They needed (C) Mike Song, no doubt, but they could use another big to free up (F) Chris Moore. But, where to find one?
Observations... this week's SWA vs. QIK game has been randomly selected as the Halloween Classic Game, winner gets a FREE 12-PACK OF PUMPKIN ALE to pre-game for Halloween night... +/1 4 consecutive games AOD (C) Len Kamdang hits a 3FG? ...+/- 5 pts less on each team's PPG this week with the Halloween hangover? You make the call... fantasy basketball has begun.
After a quiet game in the front end of HYP's Week 4 double-header, rookie (F) Jason Wu led the Hypebeasts to victory, going off against FAS, dropping a game-high 31 pts, in the blowout including 5 3FGs, 5 stls and a block.
Giacobbe suggested last week that if he got a chance to warm up he'd do better. He wasn't lying. Right away, Giacobbe was aggressive in looking for his shot and lit up the scoreboard, that is, when he wasn't finding (C) Bryant Picone for layups.
Runner-Up: Jason Chin (QIK) 11 pts, 5 asts, 4 stls
The Sam Lo Award for Hustlers
Alex Stewart (QIK) 9 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk
Few players cover as much court as Stewart. With his length and quick feet, he always seems to be in the right place at the right time.
AOD actually led at halftime so it was in no small part that Picone's 2nd half domination in the paint resulted in a 54-22 2nd half turnaround.
RU: Derrick Tyson (SWA) 11 rebs, 4 stls, 1 blk
The "High Five" Club Rich Chang (NYF) 14-5-3-2-1 Harris Chung (SLA) 10-4-1-1-1 Amin Gillespie (SWA) 8-3-2-2-2 Wilson Lew (QIK) 6-1-5-2-1 James Li (HYP) 14-8-1-1-1 Chris Moore (FAS) 14-5-4-1-2 Bryant Picone (NYF) 10-15-4-5-3 Derrick Tyson (SWA) 11-11-1-4-1 Jason Wu (HYP) 31-3-1-5-1
Discorama Rookie of the Week D. Tyson (SWA) 11 pts, 11 reb, 4 stl
Tyson has been the focal point down the stretch in every game he has played in. And, SWA has has gone 2-1 since he joined the team.
Runner-Up: Michael Thompson (QIK) 16 pts, 4 3FGs
The "John Starks" Award Min Park (AOD) | 4-15 FGs (.267)
Everyone in the league knows Park will shoot and when he gets it going, he's tough to stop. But, in his first game in Wk 3, he looked rusty.
Dishonorable Mention: R. Kim (FAS) 1-8 FGs
The "Chris Dudley" Award Ian Yu (HYP) | 1-9 FTs (.111)
As well as Yu played, his 8 missed FTs might have cost them the game. He'll have better FT shooting days but this one will be hard to forget.