This loss and this matchup either win or loss was extremely helpful and big for us, you wanna know why? It was a matchup with the best NBA team in the league right now and what to expect and a taste of a extremely elite team
With that being said... Even though the Heat beat us by 14 I am not that impressed in what they were doing
-Lin was just plain scared and pressured because he was vsing the Heat thats plain and simple, but now he knows what its like to vs a very elite team and that wont happen like that again, he will look at the tapes and only improve after that
-Our other teammates were playing pretty bad, STAT had 6 TO's, Baron Davis didnt really play good, Fields was nonexistent really, Melo did eh really not enough plays for Melo
We had alot of turnover's against the best team in the league in scoring off turnovers and we only lost by 14... 14 is a pretty big number but its not discouraging because we were fighting the whole game
Heat is playing their best basketball ever according to Lebron and TBH i was really not that impressed in what they were doing, all of there shots were just landing, loose balls came to them, they had more energy obviously and it was in the Heat arena... these are not excuses but im just saying thats a big factor in why Lin was scared because we were playing in the Heat Arena and im sure it is pretty scary to be in there vsing the Heat for the 1st time lol
I truly believe the Knicks will be better then the Heat, were not better right now no way but after all-star break with practices and rest and beyond we are only going to get better... i have a feeling even though our schedule in March is tough, we will decimate our opponents besides like the Bulls and Heat
In your quest to look up stats did you even bother to look who's the best 3pt shooting team in the NBA? As much as I hate to admit it the Heat are number one.
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We can take this loss as a learning experience plenty more games to play.
Exactly. On the flip side, New York is 3rd in three's attempted and 27th in 3pt%. They're shooting 7 per cent down to last year. Whenever anyone but Novak (and recently JR Smith) shoots a 3, I now expect a miss no matter how much of a good look they get. I think unless the look is great, anyone but Novak and Smith should not be shooting 3's. Particularly Anthony who at the moment is contrributing a ton of bricks to the renovation of MSG.Quote:
Originally Posted by smokes
You're right about % but they don't shoot many 3's. They are 19th in the league in 3's made and 25th in attempts.
You are much better off trying to make the Heat beat you from the outside.Today 02:52
James Jones contributes under one three per game. He - much like the rest of the team= does not shoot that much from outside. There is no point in anyone trying to make miami out to be anything other than one dimensional on offence cos that's exactly what they are. Defence is another story. They are probably second only to the Bulls.Quote:
Originally Posted by DaCommish
By the way James Jones won the 3 point contest last year.Today 02:58
Turnovers killed us! Lin looked like a deer caught in the headlights but it was a good lesson to learn for him.
As much as i hate Lebron James he made a good point in an interview, The heat have been a complete team much longer than the knicks. We are still trying to improve our chemistry and still keep getting new additions to the team, like J.R Smith. If we keep these guys together and develop an understanding then I can see us been as easily as good as the Heat next season.