When Lin got his fifth foul, the game was over............
Derrick Rose may have scored 32, but he shot the ball 29 times....... He only started scoring at will when Lin could no longer defend him with the foul trouble. You can say all you want about Lin, but he might be the the most underrated defender in the entire NBA right now. (His defense on Brandon Jennings in the Bucks game was sick, and he made a sick block on Derrick Rose.)
But still, the inability to limit the opposition to one shot is the Knicks biggest problem. Carmelo has lost his touch near the basket, and Amare is getting killed on the glass.
-They should have went to Amare more when he was hot.
-Jr Smith shouldn't be allowed on the court for the rest of the season
-Shump should play more
-Novak's god awful D over shadows his shooting
-Melo's gotta get the ball more in the post against Butler because that leads to Amare's man helping and Amare getting an open jumpshot or dunk
-Amare not boxing out Gibson lost us this game
-The offense runs better when Baron is on the floor instead of Lin
-Lin needs to get Amare and Melo going instead taking so many off balance shots
-They played well for the most part today aside from not boxing out and not executing in the 4th
oh how i miss David Lee...
All I know is this. The Knicks have a tremendous amount of talent. I mean they literally have NO bad players in their rotation. I doubt there's ever been a team with this much individual talent that has lost 6 games in a row. I don't know. Maybe.
It is simply unacceptable for a team as loaded as this one is to have a 6 game losing streak, especially being down by 15+ pts in 5 of the 6. I mean they kept it close tonight but there's always something- 22 offensive rebounds? It's getting embarrassing. That's boxing out & effort.
This team should be a consistent winner and they can't beat anyone right now. If it continues, someone has to take the blame, and I think it has to be D'Antoni. Maybe the players are at fault as well, but a coach HAS to get more out of a group as talented as this one. It's as simple as that.
If this keeps up, D'Antoni has to go. Period. This is a joke.
They play better when Lin is the PG and Melo and Stat are out of the game completly.............how sad but true...........
Last night it was horrible defense, tonight the defense was better but non existent rebounding. Can't catch a break with this team. Can't believe Antoni wasn't desperate enough to bring Jordan in the game.
3 rbs by Amare just diminishes whatever he did on offense tonight. Even Davis had 3 Rebs.
The Knicks should take care of business against the Blazers at home. If they lose that game, then fire D'Antoni.
Love him, hate him, being patient, indifferent, whatever.
It's unfair to compare center STAT running the spread PnR, with current STAT who's still trying to find a way to have an impact on the game next to Tyson.
Today his shots happened to fall, if they continue, then he'll be alright. But those were the same shots that he's been bricking all year.
It was FANTASTIC to see he and Melo running some 2-man game tho. They need to develop that a bit more. Your two best players operating on the same side of the court is dangerous, when they're involved in some 2-man game...only good things can happen.