1. MediaBrix (5-1) 2. Dribbling Seamen (4-2) 3. Team AXA (4-2) 4. Basketball Reasons (3-3) 5. Goat Herders (3-3) 6. Fastbreak NYC (3-3) 7. The Monstars (3-3) 8. Renegades (3-3) 9. Top Stars (3-4) 10. Free Agents (0-7)
1. Rockstars (5-1) 2. NYC Gritty Committee (5-1) 3. iVentureCap (4-2) 4. Sexy Bears (4-2) 5. That 70s Team (4-2) 6. Renaissance Men (4-2) 7. Dem Boyz (1-5) 8. Warriors (1-6) 9. NYCE (0-7)
2nd Division 1. Sex Panthers (5-1) 2. TAP NY (5-1) 3. SK War Dog (5-1) 4. Raptors (4-2) 5. That 70s Team (3-3) 6. Spaghetti Ramen (2-4) 7. NYC Gritty Committee (2-4) 8. Ball Handles (2-5) 9. Running Suckers (0-7)
2K8 SUM Top Plays of Week 5
I don't even need to describe this it's that good. And if you can name the song artist and title, you get a free prize. -- C. B. Lee
2K8 SUM Week 5 Power Rankings
Defense still gets it done
Even with scoring at record pace, it's the best defenses that are winning the most games
The Average Joes and RTS are the biggest surprises so far this season. Then again, so is Bomb Squad at 0-4. But in a season that's seen more 25+ point scorers than almost all previous seasons combined, it's defense that's getting it done for TAJ and RTS, not to mention, the Dogs. Joes are the only team this season to hold G.o.D. scorers to less than 25 pts in one game. RTS, TAJ and RVD are all giving up the fewest points in the league. Less than 50. That's defense. Peep the rankings! -- Charles Bok Lee
FBNYC 2K8 SUM Power Rankings - Week 5 (08.09.08)
(F) Min "Iceman" Park for MVP. Somehow, the Dogs can't lose.
Joes' one loss came on a game they didn't expect to have to finish from Week 1. They should have won it but Sgt. Fury happened. Regardless, with all that shooting, they're looking tough to beat.
Big wheel keeps on rolling, Proud Mary keeps burning... rollin'... rollin'... If (G) Ren Hsieh and (F) Rob Chanthavongsa are in town, it's an unstoppable force. But I hear Rob won't be in town this Saturday...
RTS (G) Stephen Chen is a machine. They're a Chen technical foul from being 4-1. RTS plays gritty defense, team offense and always keeps it close. Chen is the closer.
Twin towers looked good even without (G) James Choi calling the shots. Rookie (G) Kyo Takase will be huge if he's as good a shooter as he looked Saturday. And if he's actually on the permanent roster.
Good offense but not good enough to finish out games apparently. House might have to start playing D now. Eyes on the prize.
The bottom's falling out for SoJu. A win against a short-handed GOD squad this Saturday might be the cure. Then again, they've been short-handed for the past two weeks, too.
Pats played the Dogs well in the first half but couldn't keep it together in the 2nd half when they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. (G) Alex Cho still needs help on offense. Is it coming?
Bombers finally got blown out and without versatile front-court men (F) Jeff Moy and (F) Noh Joon Choo in the line-up, they didn't look good at all. But most teams wouldn't without their best bigs. (C) Rich Hyun and rookie (F) Alex Shu stepped in ably but couldn't provide the offense. When's BMS gonna get it together? Time's running out.
Observations... Min Park is Iceman, Henry Jun is Hollywood... Rob Chanthavongsa is Maverick, Johnny Lam is Goose... Elbert Kwak is the Golem... Mid-Season Awards... MVP: Min Park... Def. MVP: Stephen Chen... Most Improved: Johnny Lam... Sixth Man: nothing yet, both front-runners (Joe Ahn and Alex Shu) might be starters now if their players stop showing up... Outstanding Rookie: James Chu
2K8 SUM Players of the Week (Wk 5)
Stephen Chen (RTS) G | 5-10 | 165 lbs Week 5 Stats PPG: 30.0 APG: 4.0 SPG: 5.0
Second time this season Chen has picked up PoW. He's pretty much keeping RTS above water right now until (F) Harris Chung decides to return. How good will they be then? RU: K. Park (HOP) 32 pts, 6 rebs
Rob Chanth. (GOD) F | 5-11 | 170 lbs Week 5 Stats PPG: 26.0 RPG: 9.0 APG: 3.0
It's "Black Rob" once again also for the 2nd time this season. With the Commish at point, they're looking like Stockton and Malone right now... well, maybe Deron and Booze.
RU: R. Chang (FAD) 25 pts, 2 blks
The "Larry Flynt" Award Alex Shu (BMS) 6 pts, 11 rebs, 1 blk
Shu was all over the place vs. GOD, picking up 7 offensive boards out of his 11 total rebs. Too bad he couldn't convert them into more points.
Runner-up: R. Hyun (BMS) 12 pts, 13 rebs, 5 blks
Defensive Player of the Week Rich Hyun (BMS) 13 rebs, 5 blks
They kept bringing it in and Hyun kept sending it right back out. "The Project" keeps looking better on D, which should be good news for INI.
Runner-up: Stephen Chen (RTS) 5 stls
The "Norman Dale" Award FAD (v. HOP) | 65 pts, .548 FG%, 13 asts
RU: GOD (v. BMS) 68 pts, .466 FG%, 22 asts
Discorama Rookie of the Week Kyo Takase (FAD) 16 pts, 4 3FGs, 3 rebs, 1 stl
Runner-up: E. Kwak (RVD) 13 pts, 13 rebs, 3 blks
The "John Starks" Award Alex Cho (BTP) | 4-16 FGs (.250)
It's no secret that the Pats will go as far as Cho is going to take them. The pressure might be adding up as Cho is really struggling now.
Runner-up: James Chu (TSJ) 4-14 FGs (.286)
The "Chris Dudley" Award Min Park (RVD) | 9-18 FTs (.500)
Good thing they won (and on Park's FTs no less) but his earlier misses made it a lot closer than the Dogs would have liked it to be.
RU: Stephen Chen (RTS) 7-13 FTs (.538)
2K8 SUM Week 5 Recap
2K8 SUM WEEK 5 RESULTS
Team SoJu (34) vs. RTS (42)recap Player of the Game Stephen Chen (RTS) 30 pts, 4 asts, 5 stls
G.o.D. (68) vs. Bomb Squad (53) recap Player of the Game Rob Chanth. (GOD) 26 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts
Booty Patrol (39) vs. Reservoir Dogs (46) recap Player of the Game Min Park (RVD) 19 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts
FBNYC GAME OF THE WEEK
Fan Death (65) vs. H. of Pain (59) recap Player of the Game Rich Chang (FAN) 25 pts, 6 rebs, 2 blks
MLK HS, NYC -- In their previous game without leading scorer and assist man (G) James Choi, Fan Death has looked expectedly and completely lifeless on offense. That changed this Saturday vs. HOP as the Fans came out with noticeably more energy and a more decisive approach to their offense. Get it in the post to their twin towers (F) Rich Chang and (C) Brian Strebel.
Both came up big, as HOP (F) Victor Chia and (C) Jiang Yu struggled to contain them, particularly Chang who finished with a career-high 25 pts on 11-16 FGs. "MC Pee Pants" was on fire but it just looked like the natural state of things, as if this were the real Chang all along. If so, FAD is going to cause some major match-up problems. (more...)
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PREMIER DIVISION (4) of (12) spots filled
- Basketball Reasons - Boomtown* - Dribbling Seamen - Fastbreak NYC* - Goat Herders - MediaBrix - Monstars* - NYK Spartans - Renegades - Team AXA - Team PT* - Top Stars
FIRST DIVISION (5) of (12) spots filled
- Dem Boyz - Doris From Rego Park* - iVentureCap - NYC Gritty Committee - NYC Skyline - NY Dynasty* - Rockstars - Sexy Bears - That 70s Team* - Thunder - Top Stars* - Warriors*
SECOND DIVISION CLOSED - FULL
Oriental Conference - All White Everything* - Ball So Hard* - Guard Me Maybe* - King of Diamonds* - NYC Gritty Committee* - Raptors* - SK War Dog Alpha* - Thunder*
Occidental Conference - Big Red Balls* - Dirk Knights* - Gritty FOB City* - Japan United* - Let It Fly* - MediaBrix* - No Fly Zone* - Sex Panthers* - SK War Dog Classic* - TAP NY* - Team JBH* - Team Steve Chung*
SPEEDBALL 4-ON-4 (4) of (12) spots filled - B Team* - NY Dynasty* - Sex Panthers* - TAP NY* - Thunder
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