I really liked 2 things about STAT:
1- Great decision making on the offense.
2- Good hustle on the rebounds.
His finishing sucks right now, but I'm certain that it will get back to what it used to be (STAT was the best finisher in the league. Period.). Defensive rotations and all of that will take time, but I think he will be notably better than he was in that department by the end of the regular season.
Held them to a season low 83 points on 35% shooting.
And there's still room for improvement.
And he had a quiet game but Camby was huge for us blocking shots, rebounding, boxing out, and making delicious passes. The rotations have been much improved this game. Good adjustment by Woody.
Needed this kinda Thursday to lead me into a F it Friday, def not sweating work tomorrow now, this gave me all the Viagra for the soul I need to get through one day
gotta stop trying to have Amare play with his back to the basket right now.
I would have him just face up and shoot and pick and roll until he gets back into game shape, no use in trying to have him run before he can crawl!!!
About the game....sound win
No one did anything spectacular just everyone did a couple of things really good.
Player of the game to me was Pablo...type of PG Greg Pop would love have backing up Parker.
I admit it when we got him I just saw him as a garbage time player....proving to be more than that by far!
Would have loved a win against both Spurs and Portland....but of the 2 this is obviously the more meaningful win.
Tyson/Camby tandem was great 12 pts 20 rebs 2 blks
I said Brewer needed to hit shots with the starting 5 we put out and he did
and the Junior Swish dunk did it for me tonite. I don't think I've screamed "WOW!!"
so loud at the TV all year! just an amazing display of athleticism, and diming by the Prigger.
watched the pre-game, Wood Son preaching about getting back to the defense Knicks
displayed at beginning of season... he showed the Knicks tapes (#knickstape!) of early games,
and every player talked about how important the D was.
on top of that, STAT says he was never taught defense! What a fu*cking blow to Antoni!
and the men of NYK pulled it together on the Defensity tip. what some saw as a sloppy
first quarter was a continuation of Knicks offense sputtering, yet not allowing the typical
big lead that's started off most losses... KEY!!
maybe San Antone Slugs were tired, but once Melo, JR and (finally) Novakocaine started
dropping buckets, the tide was turned.
Mega-props to Pablito von Prigger, agreed he gets MVP of this game, for taking over
and leading the team to a victorious offensive spurt. Once again, the dime to JR
has to be the highlight of the year, Knicks OR NBA.
a great win, and hopefully a blueprint of things to come.
When focused we can slap the ****e out of any team.
40 points at HT=game, set and match.
18-2 when holding opponents under 100 points. Dying to see how we look once Shump is back. Healthy and focused Knicks can be scary good in the spring.
Just loved watching this game.
I love the fact that Chandler and Camby started together at the 4&5 and played together in that fashion quite a bit during the game. That tandem gives us lock down in the paint and dominant rebounding. The only downside being a lack of scoring. However I`d like to see more of it and I`m sure that we will. When Felton returns he will help that tandem in scoring because of his ability to feed Tyson on the pick and roll and the alley oop.
Great to see Amare back and playing once again. Although he is still very rusty the signs are there that he may be finally getting the message about defending. He had some nice defensive moments and was setting screens. The shooting is coming back slowly and it will take time. Had it not been for a couple of shots that were dropping but then rimmed out his shooting numbers would have been better. I have faith that Amare will come back and be a brilliant scorer once again.
I think that as Amare continues to gain his fitness the coach will gradually have `Melo, Amare and Tyson on the court together as this has to be the ultimate aim. Those three will, I believe, start games together once Amare is up to speed. I am one of those people who believes that they can and will play brilliantly together.
Melo was brilliant. He went about his business in a more quiet way. He didn`t put up amazing scoring numbers but was quietly deadly, doing a little bit of everything.
This team will continue to improve as players who are coming back from injury continue to gain their fitness with every minute that they play. With Shumpert coming back in the next couple of weeks we will be better on perimeter defense and have a young, athletic back court player who can lock down on any opposing guard.
Strap yourselves in Knick fans. 2013 is going to be a great year for us, I just know it.