This was the first game without Chandler that I can recall in which the Knicks outrebounded the opposition.
The one thing Lin would bring is perimeter and team defense....... The single biggest myth right now is the claim that Lin can't play defense. I think he's comparable to Shumpert as a defender. Lin is one of only few players capable of recovering after being beat off the dribble, and still disrupt the play. (The potential "help" defenders can then stay with their man.) He also had the best perimeter defensive rotation on the team. I don't think the Hawks would have been nearly as effective beyond the arc.
If Lin were to play with the Stat that played today, the Knicks could REALLY be dangerous.
Lin is NOT comparable to Shump as a defender. Yes Lin can hold is own but Shumpert is becoming an all NBA defender....And NO he does not the best perimeter rotation......Let LIN play a full season and then pass judgement.....I think he will be a solid player and should be the Knicks PG next year....But dont be silly.
But had Stat played like he did earlier in the season, the Hawks would have blown out the Knicks. That was my point.
I think it was a fun game to watch.
We didn't play great, but we played ok I think.
The Hawks weren't exactly stellar either.
A good win in the end....let's hope the impossible happens and Orlando lose them all....
btw: Teague was getting on my last damn nerve. I wish Amar'E would have knocked the **** out of him, just like Artest just did with Harden
As for your comment about Teague.....YES we have a small balsy player his name is LIN and YES we love him.
The thing I liked today was everyone was physical, they played bully ball and thats gonna be what puts us over Miami
I hope Melo and STAT dont act like friends with Little 3, I want that fire I seen tonight, Melo and STAT took a huge step in their games especially playing off of eachother today
Also both had double-doubles
Eastern Conference..........watch out
If we run the offense exclusively threw Melo and Stat and let the other players feed off of them,then our team is unstoppable.Melo was jackin it up and it almost had no effect on Amare on offense.we need to play like this and stop all the rest of our players from trying to create of the dribble and just play off of our 2 stars.For christ sakes if Fields haves a good game then that gameplan must have worked.
Melo was getting mauled all day long.
Anyone got any videos of the non call fouls on him?