We did not lose a HOME game because we were Feltonless .. we loss because of .. 11-29 + 7-19 = 18-48 shooting from two Knicks players who help the Nets outscore us in 3 quarters of the game .. Melo force over 20 shot attempts and JR force over 15 shot attempts before the 4th quarter.
In the 4th quarter .. Melo received a career high of passing the ball to Amare 4 times to gain 3 assists in the 4th quarter from Amare. Melo never passed the ball to Amare 4 times in one game the past 2 seasons they been teammates. Amare shot 6-10 in the game, getting 6 shot attempts in the 4th quarter. Novak is still being used as a puppet on the court to keep double-teams away from Melo & JR shot attempts (the two players are close to averaging 70% of the Knicks team shot-attempts) .. the two-players shot 48 out of 84 team shot attempts.
The Nets interim coach PJ has the Nets on a win win win streak by making one-change .. Gerald Wallace has not shot over 6 shot attempts per game while PJ has been coaching the Nets (the scouting-report on the NETS since firing Avery).
How many games in HOF Jason Kidds long-long career in the NBA where Kidd only recorded ONE-assist? Kidd played 35 minutes and only had one-assist .. this means Kidd did not play the POINT.
Jason Kidds outstanding defense in the 3rd quarter outscored the Nets by 9 points, by playing the entire 3rd quarter.
PG-Pablo only receive 6 minutes of playingtime throughout the first 3 quarters (first 36 minutes) of the game, forcing his muscles to cramp-up the start of the 4th quarter.
How has the progress of rookie PG-Pablo been coming along since the injury of Felton? PG-Pablo progress were getting better & better each game when Felton was in the rotation.
u would think coach Woodson would be doing overtime giving alot of attention with the progress of rookie PG-Pablo when Felton went down .. u would think rookie Pablo would be sitting next to Woodson on the bench talking constantly. NO! Woodson has allienated Pablo giving him less playingtime since Felton been out.
I wonder how Kidd feels about the treatment to Pablo?
u didnt see Kidd setting-up for the 3 ball shot when we needed one in crunchtime yesterday...
Truth is we re playing right now without true PG
= no driving no penetration + no scoring from PG
= no passing game
which means NO movement and no teamwork
Felton is warrior he was and still is Main Factor for double blow of Heat
they won twice with Spurs but Spurs notices also other looses even to Bobcats
Melo cant be only scorer of this team with JR
we need other scorers too
personaly JR said on his twitter that its "disrespectful" for fans that they lost
and i felt dissapointed its hard when u waiting so long and your home team should use offnse for score chasing not D for stopping them
now if they fall to Celtics it will be really pathetic celtics just lost 3 games to low teams besides Bulls.Very soon they will met with Ray allen again.If they will fire Doc which i dont believe they will be done.
True PG first pass, not score.
My Knicks did not turn out the way I expected 39 games in the season ..
reminding me of 1999 Ewing/Camby/Spree/Houston
We do have other scorers .. butt .. their not allowed to get 2 or 3 shot-attempts to warm-up each game, when Melo & JR does that everytime they come back on court.Melo cant be only scorer of this team with JR
we need other scorers too
There's no other reason than selfishness "WHY" Amare/Novak/and now Chandler has not been averaging 9 to 10 shot attempts in the last 6 games by now .. especially without Felton in the rotation (Felton was on his way to averaging 17 shot attempts this season before injury) .. Rasheed was averaging 7 shots
ha-ha, JR are shooting-fans away before the lost LOL .. JR facilitating as a PG dont get him assist and dont get him to the foul-line .. so JR should be limited to just 9 shot attempts per game .. JR minutes should be according to his passing-ability, rather than scoring .. especially with Amare & Shump added to the rotation.personaly JR said on his twitter that its "disrespectful" for fans that they lost
Lets do some math on shot attempts .. Melo 21, JR 16, Felton 16, Rasheed 7, totals to 60 shot attempts .. we average a little over 80 shots per game .. thats to many shots for just 4 players, somebody gots to go.
guess who had to go?
How many design plays with ball-movement & screens have u seen written up for Novak?
Still not worried. Once Felton is back, things will click back into place.
2) No-one blame tier-3 PG-Charmers performance in the Mavs vs Heats Finals.
3) All the NBA PG took time to read the "Stock-Report & Scouting-Report" on LinSanity .. it was the addition of SLOW-SLOW movement from JR & Melo in the rotation that gave LinSanity speedy transition performance away.
LinSanity speed & defense gave us 90 plus shot attempts...
I TiVo'd this game and finally got a break in my work shifts to sit and watch it so here's my two cents.
Rebounding is what killed us in this game. With the amount of turnovers we forced its a shame we lost/gave up extra possessions on not securing defensive rebounds and not getting enough offensive. It almost negates the turnovers when we lose the rebounding battle like we did. We are a bit short handed with bigs to contest Humphries, Evans and Lopez though. If Sheed and Camby are in the rotation with STAT, Melo and Tyson in the front court maybe the game goes differently.
On offence this game really showed how much we miss Felton IMO. Kidd and Prigioni have done a great job in his absence but the lack of penetration is also hurting us now. A few times Kidd got into the paint and ahead on fast breaks but slowed up instead of going for a lay-up, whereas Felton pushes the ball more and isn't afraid to go up in traffic.
Amar'e seems to keep getting better. 15 points on 6/10 shooting plus 6 rebounds isn't a bad effort and it seems some of his athleticism is coming back with some of his moves around the basket. Had a dunk attempt blocked by Lopez that even though got blocked was encouraging to see him trying it and that his legs are on the way back. A few other strong finishes inside too.
Too much Melo/JR iso, especially in the second quarter. Again Felton's return well help with ball movement and penetration so hopefully we'll see less iso in the coming weeks.
Barkley didnt buy Clippers
OKC is 2-0 vs Clipps Denver stopped Clipper 17 streak + they scored 2 looses one with GSW
is that Barkleys some nostradamus or what?
BKN won @ OKC KD was ejected
hope Knicks wont loose to C's to avoid drop down to 5th in east