What a stinker. J.R. didn't show up at all after being held out and then talking all that trash he did nothing to back it up. I'm very disappointed in swish with that performance. Too many jumpers, not enough attacking the rim. The pick'n'roll was not used effectively by anyone other then Felton and T.Chandler occasionally. That scissor hand off was run exactly one time with lazy effort. The team routinely trotted up and down the floor, waived off a called play and ran Iso-Melo or Iso-J.R. for almost all of the plays even when they were ice cold.
This was a poorly coached loss too. Pablo out the entire second half after being the only one hitting 3's? Felton routinely getting pitted against Pierce on D? 1 called play for novak (who was hurt in this game I think?) Poor rebounding, poor defensive effort and poor execution of a solid, simple game plan led to an obvious loss in all quarters. The knicks need to come out with an edge next game and really turn it on early. And not with poor fouls, or chatter but with dead eye shooting and a vengeance to get to the rim. They need to go right at KG and Pierce. The game plan in game 4 was actually a good plan and if they had anyone but Melo to rely on for scoring they would have won that game. J.R. Smith didn't show up to game 5 either so we lost. I think Amar'e would solve a lot of problems if we get to the next round and he comes back healthy.
I am impressed with Felton's play in the playoffs this year. He was a lone bright spot in the last two games and I feel comfortable with him playing the PG spot on offense. He has trouble covering Pierce, even tho pierce didn't light him up this game the space for the open look was usually there for the taller SG Pierce. Felton's efforts went a long way. As did Shumpert's. Shump is the brightest future on this team is evolving to be a menacing defender. Having guys like Pablo, Felton and Kidd around really helps a guy like Shump find his edge. i think he feeds off of their intensity on D and he gives it right back to them.
And holy ****ing dog balls, I can't even listen to Chuck any more. I turn the channel when he comes on because I can't handle the idiocy coming out of his mouth.