reasons we lost this game : rebounding, missed F/T, REFS, FIELDS.......
Fields & Shump should be in the lineup together in the 4th-qtr. (with no JR in the lineup). Fields & Shump are better finishers than starters, the two provides "STOPS" with Tyson as their backup....DEFENSE wins in the 4th quarter.
JR Smith does not belong in a FINISHER lineup....when Shump runs a fastbreak JR is always in back of Shump, Fields always run in front of Shump on the fastbreak to take a defender off of Shump.
Woody's 4th quarter finisher-lineup of Tyson, Melo, JR, Shump, and Davis or Novak has to many liabilities vs .500 teams.
You need a guy other than Carmelo to shoot the ball and Fields cant do it.Smith can shoot and create his own offense.It's not like we 're gonna have only fastbreaks.
As a defender Fields is better but i see JR trying hard in the last games.
Woody does the same 2nd half substitution-routine game after game after game....to much of Damnphoney foolishness in Woody.
Woody's preperation for a Knicks playoff run is not lookin good....
Woody has not been puttin time into developen Harrellson to be our strong defensive-rebounder to end the 3rd qtr. and start the 4th qtr. in a lineup with JR & Novak....Woody has not been developin our key players (Shump/Fields/Novak/Melo/Tyson) in a lineup to defend the 4th qtr..
These 7 players have to develope-chemistry so the return of Stat & Lin fits in perfect.
JR Smith has never been a key player on any NBA team....he's just a scorer to stop double-teams on Melo & AI....if u recall.
MELO making my bill investment in his swingman jersey look good, but he can't do it all. Another 40 in a losing effort reminds me of last years playoffs. Gotta find more scoring from somewhere. Poor BD looks terrible out there and now Novak has caught brickitis from JR. BS call on Shump changed the game to me but still not closing quarters and games Heat close on an 18-6 run. Classic game thread lmao hope everything is ok
The fact is...the Heat team with James, Wade, and Bosh, is better than our Knicks team without Lin and Stat.
I like that we had a chance to win up to the last minutes of the game. It would have been amazing if Woody orchestrated a win today, but it's understandable that we lost. If Shump, JR, or Novak had a really good game, we could have won. If Lin or Stat were playing, we should have won.
The refs sucked in the second half as well but I blame this loss on Fields... Dude is terrible.
Okay, I admit I "could" be wrong, but watching the end of this game
my thought was that the Knicks could have won the darn thing!!
I also thought that there were a few shots where Novak was all
alone and available to make a 3-pointer, but he was completely
My other thought was though Melo has been doing wonderfully,
he hogged the last few shots!!
Am I wrong?
Shump needs how to run a fast break.....but that will come...
Landry looked petrified out there....but he play great defense....