"The Knicks Are Back!"
I'm gonna reflect back on this season positively. The post-season didn't go well, but even that had some good memories (Melo and AC's great games).
Even thought we lost this game, our first meeting with the Celtics at the Garden was nuts. Even before the game started I had a different excitement for it, this board had a different excitement for it, and the Garden had a different excitement for it. We were on a roll going into that game. It was a such a great game that even though I doubted Stoudemire's shot counted at the end, I let out a quick yell. It was crazy. I wonder if that game thread was even more than the Playoffs'.
I love Felton's shot to seal the game against Toronto.
Seeing Vanessa Hudgens in HD at the Garden.
Even though I was down about the trade, those commercials for Melo coming home was amazing and so was the feel of the game in his debut, and we won, on Legends Night no less.
"The Knicks Are Back!"
Melo game winner vs the Grizzles
Melo game winning shot then block on Granger
Amare "almost" game winner vs the Celtics
Beating the Heat in Miami a few days after Melo trade
Beating the Heat with our pre Melo trade team
The win in Miami really made me proud, where Melo and STAT denied Lebron.
The blowout win over New Orleans was nice too.
Melo's gamewinner in Memphis.
The winning streak early on in the season, after STAT called the team out. We really looked like we could challenge Boston for the division title at that point, Felton and CHandler were fantastic at that point.
The Melo show infront of Jay-Z vs New Jersey where he hit threes from midcourt.
And in general STAT's great offensive play up till the All-Star break, from then on he kind of fell off.
My favorite moment was when Amare went on that 30 point streak and we won like 8 games in a row.
This one was up there too with the STAT Block on LeBrick:
Aside from the Melo GW-- 0:21 is the best part in this video.
- Amare reaching 30+ points in 9 consecutive games,
- Ray making first triple-double in his career,
- Amare's almost game winning downtown shot against the C's,
- Amare's game winning block on LeBron,
- Douglas tying franchise record with 9 three-pointers in a game.
Watching Dantoni get exposed for being the fraud that he is, especially in the playoffs.
That was short lived when I realized we'd be stupid enough to keep him regardless.
This was an eventful year in the NBA, and it was finally a good one to be a Knicks fan. Amare's block on LeBron has to be the highlight for me.
Clearly there are the favourites.
Wins against the Heat - Melo's first game and buzzer beaters - STAT's block.
But one game that I really loved, was the victory in Charlotte when Felton returned and shafted them. Both he and Amar'e were amazing that night. That win was all grit, will and defence.
I even posted it on YouTube I bummed it so hard.