Call me crazy, but I prefer Prigioni over Felton, always have and always will.
We haven't seen Pablo's best work yet, Woody has to set him free.
I'm nailing Felton on the cross NOW before he goes on a streak of these type of games. He did in Portland last season and he'll do it again. Trust me guys. We should be alarmed.
Play of the game:
i was watching the scores on yahoo at work and i was so sure we had the game at the 4th
He will not give Pablo a fair shot....Here is a guy that plays some games 6 minutes....Woodson this way is like Dantonio...he makes up his mind and does not alter no matter what......
wallace and marion took away 2 wins from us in defending melo nicely at the end
I'm just fuming at Melo and Ray for their inept decision making in this one. I think I'll add some fuel to the blaze in my top plays, as well. Motherf*ckers were just retarded this evening when it really counted.
My takeaways from the game...
-We missed JKidd badly, he knows how to make the offense flow.
-These guys need to realize that iso-ball = A Loss, in all of our 4 losses, the offense went stagnant, then Melo and JR goes back to Iso-Ball. We will not win games without ball rotation. You would have think Melo would have learned after we beat the spurs because he was trusting enough to keep passing when we hit a wall offensively.
-Camby needs to get up to speed ASAP.
-We need Amare more than we know, we badly need a second scoring option. Melo is asked to do too much
-Woody needs to stop running the offense through Melo in the high post. I'd rather run more pick and roll with chandler, or Iso Melo at the top of the key and trust him to make the pass or attack the rim. Just because we iso melo to start the play doesn't mean that he holds the ball, he needs to draw the double and kick it, keep passing till we get a good shot.
-Woody needs to pull the plug on these guys if they don't have it that particular night. JR should have been pulled after that selfish 3pt attempt on the break. That will teach him to be consistent because he def has improved. No reason for Felton to have the green light in the 4th when he was 3-18 at one point. I know we were short handed in the backcourt but he should have been told to focus on driving and kicking to Novak or another open man.
-Brooklyn Nets are a good team! Im a Knicks fan living in Brooklyn, oh the agony LOL.
With the exception of last night, Felton has been playing very well. Last night he was terrible. ISO Melo is not perfect, but all alone Felton is atrocious.
One of my main criticisms of Felton during his last stint with the Knicks was his apparent insistence on being the hero despite the fact that, generally, he is not a good percentage shooter. Felton tried to take over at the end of regulation. At one point toward the end, he had taken five out of six shots and I believe he missed them all.
JR was only 2 for 7 and did take one ridiculous shot, but I would always prefer him over Felton to take the shot. Where was the ball movement? The Knicks, and Felton, missed Kidd. He would never have permitted Felton to do all that shooting.
What a garbage and forgettable game by the Knicks.
Iím seeing a lot of knee jerk reactions here; donít throw the team off the bridge now. The Knicks will be fine, they played with a softer roster and still kept the game close; it could have gone either way so find some comfort in that little fact.
If the Knicks would have won on Meloís shot Iím sure this sudden display of disbelief wouldnít even exist. It was an emotional game for both clubs and the city; it was a great game where both teams played hard for the fans. I can definitely respect that. Playing tough from start to finish is all I can ask for, I can take a lost as long as you play with some passion, and thatís what I saw in both clubs, NYíers appreciate that.
With the exception of a few plays where Felton and Melo tried to be heroes, I think they did a great Job giving what they had to work with. The Nets are playing tough D and seems to get better when the crowd is into it (thatís NY for ya), the Knicks and Nets are not the same teams from yester years, they can and will get better and i look forward to it. Tbh, Iím more than glad to have 2 home teams balling well than to have 2 teams stinking up the city, again. We all know most Brooklynites are going to rep their borough regardless. Itís to be expected, especially since BK was the only borough (outside S.I.) to not have a professional sports franchise. Iím a knicks fan until they leave the city but Iím also a bit happier to have another team going hard to bring this city a chip. I think I know exactly how Spike lee feels.
I believe having the Nets come to NY is only going to make both teams play at a higher level. So far, the move has been great for the city and both teams. The Knicks are in a very good position to capitalize on it and they are doing just that. So relax guys, the seasons young and thereís still a whole lot of exciting ball to be played. Great game Knicks, keep balling.
take it easy they forced OT while Knicks were 7minutes scoreless
Knicks could win with Melo buzzer
OT they just got lucky
2 more games with nets coming very short with Kidd will be diffrent
look @ stats most points by Chandler and Melo others almost none and Nets forced OT they take this game as playoff quality next game will be also in brooklyn