I still think his offensive playcalling wasn't great, especially coming out of timeouts was borderline TERRIBLE. I realize no coach is going to be perfect but when he calls Walkers name for a baseline clutch drive with 4 seconds left on the shot clock, you just have to wonder where his brain was at. We only scored one basket after a timeout today. Miami scored after nearly every timeout except for the last 30 seconds of the game.
Don't get me wrong I'm happy as hell we won, I just hope tonight wasn't a fluke by MOA. I'll be convinced if we can keep teams below 100 pts for a couple games in a row and if he actually plays his defenders over his scoring lineup all night long. So far, so good... Overall good game though for MOA and especially for Big Shot Billups!
Before the game Bowen, Barry, & were selling out on us with their hatin predictions.
Amongst other crap they spit out...
Hannah Storm said: When they have gaurded each other Lebron James has really gotten the best of Carmelo, BARRY SAID: I don't see anything changes, I think Lebron Jamess goes absolutetly nuts, Carmelo said "this game will be a statement game" Not for Melo, I think Lebron James makes a statement tonight.
BARRY & BOWENS SAID: WADE will go for 40 pts and 4 steals, James wil go for 30 pts, 11 rebounds and 10 dimes
MICHAEL WILBON SAID: the knicks will only win if they score 126pts and they will plan no defense
They try to bash us every chance they get. WHAT NOW "ITCHES"
They just love to predict our demise every game, well tonight you are very quite, I can't hear, ya'll can get those hot dogs out your mouth now.......WHAT!!!! GO NY, GO NY, GO NY GO!!!
Hubie Brown called it right after the game ended. He said it was an embarassing loss for the Heat that they thought they would come in & just roll all over the Knicks tonight. The Knicks just earned their respect w/this win tonight.
Gotta love the vociferous booing of Lebron during his final free throws & all the "New York Knicks!" chants at the Miami Arena in the closing seconds.
We've got the perfect test of our play credentials coming up in Orlando.
If we can mix it with them and by them I mean Dwight Howard, (they may as well be called the Orlando Howards) then suddenly we start to look like a real threat to anyone.
Don't see much room for them to improve. OH, and they have another 2.8 in Big Z & House (if they exercise their player options).
65 mil for 12 players. How will MIA add anything to this? Only via a trade, right?
They'll lose Jones. Somebody will pay him something.
Meanwhile, Knicks have 45 million comitted next year. Could let Billups walk and then that number would be around 35 mil. Knicks have lots of options, while MIA is stuck.
I don't know why some people and media analysts think that we won't have any cap room to improve our team this offseason. I know the CBA still needs to be worked out but it shouldn't change that much if at all.
We're going to be almost in the middle of the road cap wise compared to the rest of the NBA this offseason. If for some reason they lower the cap, it will affect everyone and we might actually be able to get some good players for cheap as team's like Boston and Miami won't be able to swallow up all the talent. I can't wait til we get to fill out our roster and see our squad at their full potential... Could you imagine adding a guy like Camby to our starting lineup and if we get a good 6th man who can score and defend? We'd be unstoppable!
Knicks have lots more wiggle room to improve... and let's not forget our BIG-3 is a better bball fit than MIAs. We have a PG, a wing player, an interior scoring machine.
These are my Knicks. Lose against Cleveland and the next day win over Miami.
We PLAYED defense.
Amazing what a guy like Billups can do for the team huh? Great game, Lebron shows once again... he is not clutch. DENIED.
Once again a Team Melo plays for Owns LBJ
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