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    Default Was this loss a positive?

    Couple of good things that come out of this loss.

    Firstly it might cool off the Linsanity. Lin played well tonight don't get me wrong but he didn't have a superstar stat line and we lost.

    As fun as it was, the Lin craze was getting out of control. I hope the media find something else to latch on to. Knicks need to get back to focusing purely on balling.

    I was pretty impressed to see the last minutes of the game when it was basically lost we went all out. So many teams in that situation just sit back and play it out, we scrapped right til it was 4 seconds left.

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    there we're no positives to this game except Baron Played... It was a major development that people are overlooking since they're pissed about the loss. With baron playing Lin at most should get about 30 minutes a game which will lower his TO. Plus Baron had a circus pass to novak that was waived off because of the clock. Stuff like that can chop a defense up if Baron gets it down consistently again.

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    Hopefully this loss makes Amare and Melo realize they must play defense..

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    It was another game in which we lost our mojo after an impressive start.

    There are positives to be taken out of it, of course, but there are a lot of negatives.

    It's not like every opponent is going to bomb us out of the game like the Nyets did, but it showed that our perimeter defense is questionable.

    I was very happy to see an almost complete second unit out there. I think any sort of push we make for a high seed will rely on that and some professionalism and desire from AMar'e and Carmelo.

    Very unimpressed with them both tonight. It's a real shame that the full starting 5 had their first run together and were underwhelming.

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
    Hopefully this loss makes Amare and Melo realize they must play defense..
    Good luck with that.

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    If we play the way we played the 1st 5 minutes every game, I think we'll be fine

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    This game was good because even though they played horrible they never gave up or had bad body language it's just a tough situation integrating all these players at the same time and have D Will go off like that plus terrible officiating.

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    Default Chemistryyyyy

    I think the main question here is: was it necessary to re-integrate Anthony this quickly? He played around 36 minutes if I'm not mistaken. Undeniably he also messed greatly with team chemistry.

    However, with the Hawks and the Heat coming up, I can understand the need to hasten our best (?) scorer's re-introduction to the team.

    Soon to find out if the gamble paid off.

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
    Hopefully this loss makes Amare and Melo realize they must play defense..
    Sad part is that Melo and Amar'e has been preaching defense and talking about getting better since Melo arrived in NY. How many times do they have to be reminded that defense is a MUST. They have to bring it every game. They should both make it a personal challenge to play 10 straight games of consistent, hounding defense. If they can do that, we're right up there with Chicago and Miami. If not, we'll be a middle of the pack team for the next four years.

    So far, Amar'e has regressed on defense. After averaging an encouraging 1.9 blocks/game last season, the "Renaissance Man" is averaging just 0.7 bpg so far. Not to mention, his seemingly utter lack of defensive awareness, often looking like a blind dog on defense.

    Melo, on the other hand, has shown flashes of good defensive effort but has so far been very inconsistent when it comes to effort. Of course, all of us knows about his play with the media putting Carmelo under the microscope since Linsanity erupted.

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    I don't think so. The loss against the Hornets was imo, but not this one.

    Everybody tried to play well and everybody passed the ball, but for some reason we couldn't score.......and the refs screwed us...again.

    We missed Shump to slow Williams down.

    Strange that we always seem to struggle against the '****' teams.

    Let's hope we win the last 2 games before the All-Star break.

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    we realized how important Shump is...how we need Jeffries in the 4th quarter

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    Well, if both your forwards earning $40M/year combined grab equal amount boards your $700K point guard does then you know there was nothing positive about that game. When your superstars score less points than your backcourt sophomores you know that game was as bad as can be. When your best finisher causes almost twice more turnovers than your two ballhandlers combined you know someone has to work on himself. If your offensive beasts with huge contracts shoot under 40% against a bunch of defensive noobs you know someone's overpaid. If your team at its full steam loses to a .294 scrubs you know that game cannot be a positive.

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    Well, if both your forwards earning $40M/year combined grab equal amount boards your $700K point guard does then you know there was nothing positive about that game. When your superstars score less points than your backcourt sophomores you know that game was as bad as can be. When your best finisher causes almost twice more turnovers than your two ballhandlers combined you know someone has to work on himself. If your offensive beasts with huge contracts shoot under 40% against a bunch of defensive noobs you know someone's overpaid. If your team at its full steam loses to a .294 scrubs you know that game cannot be a positive.
    Co-sign. Plus getting beat by a team of scrubs w/o their starting C and 6th man. And when was the last time the opposing team scored 100 points on us, when both Melo and Stat were in the starting lineup.

    Getting a little sick of the "It will take time to integrate Melo into the rotation" excuse and our other $100M man with a PER that's 89th in the NBA.
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    Eh i kinda think the loss was Luck. Deron doesn't hit 7 3's all the time. The more concerning part is Kris Humphries owning the boards compared to Amare.

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    DWill wanted this game more, he even marked the game on the calender because he didn't see how people thought he was destroyed by Lin. This was a statement game. b4 the game, Mello said he saw that look in DWill's eyes and knew it was going to be a game.

    Anyway, Melo, B.Davis, Smith...and Stat just recently started playing..... together.....without much practice. Give them some time...chemistry dosen't come over night.

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