The bottom line is that the Knicks had the game, with less than a minute. D'Antoni had Carter and TD in the backcourt, against Ray Allen, who has like 5 inches in height over both of them, not to mention 100 years of experience.
I also don't know why TD was off his man, in that sequence. You can't expect the refs to do jack... they just let everyone play in that sequence. With one minute, you have to play D like a pitbull and get a good shot. Melo was crazy to take that shot, and TD should have fed STAT a lead pass, early in that fastbreak.
If Billups had not gotten hurt, that game is in the bag. Hopefully, Billups is ready to go for the next game. If he is not, I don't think we have a chance. And Melo needs to cease being a choke artist for a change.