28-5 free-throw ad in first half damn they weren't even shy about robbing our Knicks
gg knicks get swept again! there is no way we are going to beat the heat= REFS SINCE AMARE AND HASLEM GOT THE FIRST TECHS OF THE GAME THE FIX WAS IN SMDH
so you completely take away a much need number 2 go to option and kill the one advantage you have in this series which is your bigs upfront
Miami glaring weakness is their lack of size and bleow average bigs upfronts. Going small vs them only plays more into their favor
we were killing them early on the boards and that helped keep us in the game until the influx of ****ty calls turned the tide
doing what you said is only a diservice to us moving forward
The refs blew tonight. Reminded me of last year series with Celtics. Phantom offensive foul on Melo. Douglas tripped up nocall. Lots of others. I think you take out the refs and Dantoni's coaching and the Knicks would have won at least a couple last year. But anyway this **** is a joke Bron should be not being getting benefit of doubt for rest of series with the flopping he's doing. Good to see JVG calling him out. Let them play! The refs blowing the whistle makes the game worse and boring. Come on man. I know the Knicks would have lost tonight either way but you take away all the ref BS and maybe you have a less rushy turnover prone squad and more rhythm goin and at least they could maybe be in it.
This was rough. Man, I was really confident that a result like this was unlikely, but maybe it's not the case. Game 2 will be very telling.
But I think there may be a few reasons for optimism:
1) Melo really sucked today. 11 points on 3 for 15? After putting on a nightly show better than just about anybody else in the league over the last several weeks? He got off to a terrible start, couldn't shoot for s***, and never got in a groove. This is not something that happens very often. He hits those first seven shots, I really think this would have been a different game.
2) The Knicks got to the line 11 times. They averaged 25 FTA per game in the regular season. Whether you attribute it to the Heat's defense or bad calls, this is also something that doesn't happen very often, and it's not likely to happen again. Chicago is the number one defense in the league, and they couldn't shut the Knicks down this badly.
3) Chandler looked really bad. I don't mean how he was playing, I mean the man looked like he needed to be in bed.
In short, Melo never got going, the refs made some bad calls which only increased everyone's frustration, Chandler was not himself, and they made way too many mistakes in that pivotal second quarter--thirteen turnovers alone--and they got into a hole. You just can't make the kind of mistakes that the Knicks made today and expect to win a playoff game. There was one stretch where they committed five charges in a short period of time.
I think in game 2 if Melo gets his groove back, Chandler chugs some major Thera-Flu tomorrow, and they watch some tape and cut down on their mistakes, I don't think we're out of this yet.
Finally, would someone please let Mr. Novak have a shot once in a while. He only hits nearly 50% of the three pointers he takes. I still don't understand why he doesn't get 15 shots a game with that percentage. The man is a f***ing machine from beyond the arc, and he never gets the ball. I don't understand it.
Everybody keep your heads up, at least until the end of game 2.
No seriously, my rage and anger against Miami and these ****ing refs are on a whole new level, Lebron should win a ****ing oscar with his acting skills. Chandler got a flagrant off that bull**** foul was dumb, he shoulda hit him harder like what Ron did to poor Harden and killed Lechoke.
Need to find someone to guard Wade...
I cant totally blame refs, guys did made a few silly fouls, I dont understand why they made such stupid fouls, some are unprofessional, I have to say it.
I am a knick fan, but I am so disappointed , why do they make silly unprofessional fouls time and time again? As to so many turnovers, why cant they find a open man to throw a ball? some throws are so risky and they still risked it.
Well with Shumpert gone this series is probably over, talk about a bad game 1, Melo folds, Chandlers sick, Amare's in foul trouble all game, and the refs displayed the worst officiated game Ive literally ever seen in my entire life.
Iman was a real good defender. He will now join Lin on the list of players we won't see till next season. Without him I am afraid we don't even win a game