I will say this....... I never thought Melo was a good help defender, but he did a great job in that game....... Far better than Amare in that regard. Melo was easily the best player on the floor, for either side.
and Cleveland always been a solid team, even without LeBron, and they're getting better even without Varejao being lead by Irving and Jamison.
Like I said, you need to watch the Knicks game, not the box scores.
Who is Jenkins?
Brandon Jennings got the basket at will, he misses a lot of lay ups, and that was due to Chandler's all NBA defense, not Baron Davis' defense. Learn WHO to give credit to, and reading a box score without studying game analysis can be a foolish thing to do.
If players rebound and play defense, I generally toss the offensive stats out the window.
I think Shump should be starting he's proven to be effecient, and a great defender who occasionally makes some dumb fouls 40 feet from the basket.
Amare's achilles has been his defense...... He gets some spectacular blocks on occasion, but is often lost on the defensive side of the ball....... He also allows too many offensive rebounds..... Note the contrast to the game in Milwaukee...... Tonight, this team missed 54 shots and got only nine offensive rebounds........ Compare the game in Milwaukee, the Bucks had 17 offensive rebounds on 48 missed shots. That, folks, is the difference between winning and losing.