View Poll Results: We got swept because...

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  • D'Antoni is a crappy coach

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  • Walsh is overrated

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  • Melo is a choke-artist

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  • Injuries

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Thread: Only ones to get swept

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    Default Only ones to get swept

    If D'Antoni is so great, and Walsh is a genius: pays players a lot of money and they come here, definitely a genius, why are we the only ones to get swept out of the playoffs??????????????

    Injuries? Well, how do the Sixers, who don't even have a player averaging 16ppg, get a win? How are the Pacers able to beat the Bulls?

    Thoughts?

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    as much as I hate Antoni, there's no way an NBA team can compete without a point guard, especially in the SSOL. STAT's bad back def contributed to lack of fire and cohesion, so i have to vote "injuries", but I second "crappy coach"

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    No only because we were injured. We played against the most complete team in the eastern conference.

    Rondo dishing, Ray Allen shooting lights out from 3's with hands in his face. Pierce slashing, Garnett posting with a killer jumpshot. Oneal hitting open jumpers (fomer all star).

    Atlanta is up and down. Orlando looking suspect. Miami cant close if game is close. Bulls overrated team.

    Look we looked really bad the past 2 games, injuries aside, everywhere the ball went there was a hall of fame option.

    Everywhere the ball went for us there was a dleague option.


    Boston will go to the Finals. And I hope they do. They were there already before our team. So its no big deal.

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    Because we don't have a TEAM. We have two "superstars", one aging always injured ex-star PG, and nothing else. We traded away all our depth, assets, draft picks and flexibility for Melo. Get used to being early playoff exits. This is our future.

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    I voted for injuries but its partly crappy coach too. Its always been a combination of both. We should have one at least one game in BOS but didn't because of injuries AND subpar coaching.

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    Originally Posted by LJ4ptplay
    Because we don't have a TEAM. We have two "superstars", one aging always injured ex-star PG, and nothing else. We traded away all our depth, assets, draft picks and flexibility for Melo. Get used to being early playoff exits. This is our future.

    Billups is not always injured and saying he's aging is a moot point since his current age doesn't prevent him from playing at a high level.

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    Originally Posted by nyk_nyk
    Billups is not always injured and saying he's aging is a moot point since his current age doesn't prevent him from playing at a high level.
    You've convinced me. We're winning a championship with Billups, Melo, Amare, Fields, Douglas, Rautins, Turiaf, Balkman + minimum veterans.

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    I had a hard time choosing between crappy coaching and injuries. STAT's disappearance after game one was what did us in. But the brain farts at the end of game 1 and 2 fall squarely on the coach and would have prevented the sweep, tho a series loss to the celtics was inevitable. I still believe a Miami matchup would have been much more favorable for the Knicks.

    As well the "team" we have is FAR from complete. We need a pass first PG more then anything. I am hoping that we can strike a deal with Billups to get him on the cheap and bring in a young, pure PG for him to mentor. I think he did a great job with Toney Douglas, but TD is not really built for this team and it's become apparent after his post-seasons failures.

    And, as always, Size is an issue that the knicks need to address. But give a lot of credit to Melo and guys like Jefferies for stepping up and cleaning the glass a bit. Despite being undersized the knicks didn't do an awful job rebounding the ball, just 'poor'.

    I'm still encouraged by the play of our team, particularly Melo. He took over that game when he dropped 42 and grabbed 17 boards. That is championship caliber heart and hustle right there. Reminds me of Dwade from last year when the heat were eliminated 4-1. Hopefully some help is on the way in the way of a pass first PG and a two-way-30-minute-7'-bigman (ala. Jordan?)

    I really think this team will end up in the top 3 next year at the end of the season. I have faith in Donnie Walsh to get it done.

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    We were swept because of coaching errors. The first 2 games should have been wins. excuses are useless.

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    Bad Coaching...

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    Injuries had nothing to do with both teams coming out of a timeout, only for KG to get a lob at the rim, uncontested, to go up one. Only for JJ to remain in the game and then blow it.

    This is the same lob play that Jeffries tried to Fields back in March, when Melo was standing in front of him pleading for the ball. And when MDA was asked about said play after the game he said "eeeehhhhhhhhh mmmmmmmmmm those are tough plays you know, uhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's a Hail Mary at that point, so we just tried it and hoped" or something to that effect.

    So I guess that he thought since those plays are so low percentage there was no need to protect against it when trying to protect your lead with literally seconds left on the clock? What's the reason for the team to not be prepared for that play coming out of a mother. ****ing. timeout when you literally have 20 secs to a minute to discuss what you're gonna do once you step back onto the court? Injuries?

    Give. Me. A. ****ing. Break.

    I hate this culture of excuses while ignoring details that seems to have been cultivated by the talking heads on ESPN. A win is a win, a loss is a loss and probably only occurred due to some excuse/event out of or control, and there are no details that directly lead to wins or loses, only boxscores.

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    Refs not an option? Really?

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    Injuries, crappy coach, and we were exposed in the playoffs by one of the better proven playoff teams. I thought the first 2 games we should had won. Those i'll blame on the coach...oh, and the Celtics didn't need Shaq against us, so they basically were at full strength

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde
    as much as I hate Antoni, there's no way an NBA team can compete without a point guard, especially in the SSOL. STAT's bad back def contributed to lack of fire and cohesion, so i have to vote "injuries", but I second "crappy coach"
    666 posts, Clyde. You demonic spawn, you!

    I agree.

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    It's definitely NOT Walsh's fault...that's for sure.

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