When I see Garnot resort to tripping and dirty plays as he's accostumed to
and the Celtics rely on the refs to bail them out...
I see a weak reeling team, primed for the taking. Add when I see Allan jumping around in such joy to suggest he SHOULD have lost this game...
IT TELLS ME, WE HAVE THEM RIGHT WHERE WE WANT THEM. WE'RE BETTER. THEY KNOW IT. WE WILL WIN!
This was a poorly officiated game period. Lawrence Frank entering the field of play during the last shot was missed also. But a questionable offensive foul called on Melo was acceptable...?smh with 21 seconds and a 1 point lead!
Poor officiating. Poor choice to neglect Amare for seven of the final possessions (I thought it was 5).
ITS ON COACH TO RECTIFY THIS BEFORE THINGS REALLY GO SOUTH. IF anything this should provide the motivation we need going forward.
MELO 5-18 fg 2-8 tp
Billups 3-11 fg 2-6 tp
3-5 calls dont make up for that
Melo has to be melo
our superstar and best scorer cant drop 15 pnts in a playoff gm and expect to beat the celtics.
whens the last time youve seen
score 15 pnts on 5-18 shooting and beat a team like the celtics ?
Believe-me that is not a cheap-shot aimed at Melo.....this is not the
first, second, or third year Melo has demanded the ball in the playoff to
only perform like a role-player.
Its not the loss....its the final 11 seconds of getting to the line to tie the score.
We want better decision-making than Jamal Crawful (Carmelo).
Melo had Ray defending him with Rondo running towards him, Melo was
suppose to drive to the basket to get fouled and stop the clock.
Beating Boston in Boston in the playoffs has a long history of being a hard
task for some Knicks-great players like.... Clyde & Reed, Cartwright & 50
points Bernard King, Ewing & Mark Jackson, but none of these great players
tried to be an individual-Hero.....u recall all the 3-balls Starks shot in the
4th quarter of the FINALS vs Houston in the 6th game....that Hero move of
Starks turned Knick-teammates off.
How do u think Knick-teammates feel today watching the final 11 seconds
of last night game, which was suppose to go into OVERTIME???
offensive foul to negate a made 3 by tony douglas in the corner
billups out with an injury
ray allen open corner three before his gw three
pierce hit some biggggg shots
Kevin garnett dirty dirty diry
douglas not getting amare the ball 7 times down the floor in a row
amare missing 2 big free throws
poor defensive strategy by dantoni and genius offensive play calling by rivers on that lob to garnett to pull them within 1
a terrible offensive call by the ref
and a terrible no call on the end by the ref
you can only mark this game up to be what it was
a really good playoff game, that shows the knicks are capable of playing defense, we just didnt execute, and catch any breaks.
Im actually proud of our team.
I thought this was going to be about how we couldnt rebound to save our lives last night. But yea the refs did suck too.
Coulda shoulda woulda...We gotta get ready to play tuesday.
HOW CAN EITHER OF YOU PRIMARILY MENTION MELO WITHOUT...
1. Mentioning a Landry Fields AND HIS ZERO STAT LINE?
We were UP!!!!!! UP!!!! Most of the game even with Melo's 15. Melo DIDN'T LOSE THIS GAME PERIOD, long/poor shot or not.
2. Where were the objectionable calls!!!! Where is your mention of this?
Players, all players have off nights. Where is your mention of Amare NOT geting a touch in the final SEVEN POSSESSIONS!!!! SEVEN!!!!!!
Again having an issue with him is fine. What's not cool is the neglect in mentioning ALL the other factors that lead to this (And more loses) throughout? Where?
Coach not protecting the back door play?
Not going to Amare?
No real play called for the final 11 sec's?
HOW IN THE WORLD IS MELO- A PROVEN KILLER, better than Crawford on his best day playing next to Jesus, who has come through time after time for HIS CAREER, BEtter than ANYone to do it even coming out of your mouth.
WE WOULDN'T EVEN BE HERE!
But I guess its ok for Landry Fields to contribute NOTHING! Nothing! Because he's a rookie.
So not cool!
This is probably common knowledge but I read a study somewhere that said refs in ANY sport will always favor the home team no matter what because they don't want to feel the wrath of the fans.
So obviously in the playoffs it's magnified. Hopefully we get some calls our way in games 3 and 4 and we can steal the game tomorrow.
Just watched the highlights again....cant seem to let this go...
Who is the other Celtics coach who is in Melo's face on the last play as Melo gets the ball and gets ready to dribble and shoot...
The coach is clearly on the court and closer to Melo then any Celtics player...
Its Unbelievable....worth another watch....Hope they are fined
all of this talk is nonsense!
stop blaming the refs...
stop blaming melo because hes the reason we went on a 7 game winning streak and hit 2 game winners!..so stop it please!
i guess i must be the only one that noticed that if d'antoni didn't use all of our timeouts! we wouldn't had to force out some stupid 3.
it wasn't melo fault that he didnt have a timeout. It was a min left in the 4th knicks had no timeouts and celtics had 2.
That should tell you how the coaching has a impact on the game.