Then again... Maybe you're even more right than I gave you credit for. Maybe Woody told Shump to foul or at least contest shot without fouling... And, game had ended b/c he missed the shot... so perhaps not fouling was shrewd, because 8-10 seconds is too long. From the POST:"Woodson instead praised referee Joey Crawford, perhaps deciding it was time to play nice with the officials in an attempt to get better calls in the future.
Woodson said it was discussed with Shumpert to possibly foul George intentionally before the shot once he got the handoff. Woodson said Shumpert played it “lazily.’’ Then he was too aggressive.
“The worst that can happen is he hits a 3 over you and it goes into overtime like it did,’’ Woodson said. “But you can’t foul him. I looked at the tape and he got him on the elbow and Joey made the correct call.’’
“I contested the shot,’’ Shumpert said. “It doesn’t matter what I think. They called a foul. They can’t change the call now. It’s over.’’
AND from the DAILY NEWS: "Shumpert was supposed to foul George before he went into the act of shooting, just as James Harden had done last week when the Rockets expertly played the Knicks’ last possession against Anthony. In that same game, Anthony had screwed up a late defensive stand when he purposely fouled Dwight Howard after Mike Woodson didn’t want to employ that strategy. Howard’s foul shots proved to be the difference.
Now it was Shumpert making a doozy of an error as he failed to follow through on Woodson’s orders. “He kind of lazily played it," Woodson said."
Well, I'm wondering if coach hardly played Hardaway b/c they are trying to showcase Shump as much as possible before we trade him in a few weeks?
Just got done watching that Joey Crawford special DVR style. No way that was a three shot foul. Shump contested that shot, but you can't award 3 shots right there with the game on the line. Unless of course you are Joey and crew and u are paid off by Vegas. I just saw Melo get beat to death and HIT a three, all to get waived off, but u gift wrap the game for the Pacers on that should be non call?? C'mon man
Totally disagree only in 1st when u have 5,2 to go and 3 pt lead u r putting strong D on dude who got the ball u are even triple teaming him till he is not able to pass the ball 5.2 secod is enough to stop him and force travelling
Knicks done a lot worse there was no D and Shumpert should just cover his eye vision to basket this game was very winable due Pacers played poor game.
Agree with MELo that again poor shooting but his should ended buzzer properly or pass ball to some1 else.
Clearly Shumpert's foul on George was ill advised, but it was likely "accidental" that he grazed George's elbow. In any event, it should not have happened. However, I am disgusted with Woodson for throwing Shumpert under the bus and praising Crawford. Woodson added to the ill advised foul the assertion that Shumpert was instructed to foul before a shot and that he was initially lazy in defending George and thus too late. I did not notice laziness when I saw the play and I have not seen a re-play. But there was a lot of picking. In any event Woodson should have kept his mouth shut. Shumpert cannot be happy with the result and does not need Woodson to add publicly what perhaps should not even have been imparted privately. It suggests that the rumors of Dolan's dissatisfaction with Shumpert are accurate. Woodson is playing to the boss. I have now had enough of Woodson.
Woodson might lose not only Shump by doing this but the whole team as well if he didnt already.
1. So now I'm supposed to blame Shump for a feather touch foul when we began the game on an 11-0 run?
2. Is it me or is this team the stupidest team when it comes to late game situations? Really? Still?
Well, as you know I don't do excuses.
3. Even when we started 11-0 I knew we would lose. When we made a stop and Melo passed up court to JR... I knew we would lose.
4. Really... so Hibbert jumping into Melo is an offensive foul and so is Shumps feather touch?
Get ready for the false positive when we win on this next road trip.
Last edited by Broadway; Nov 21, 2013 at 18:39.
now Knicks r goin for road game
Wizards and Nuggets are beatable Igoudala is now in GSW NENE in Wizards Brewer in T'Wolves n they r 4-6
and i saw reaction of Woody he was like sweet jesus WTF .This is why where always @ MSG happens
refsa always against Knicks
this should be pointed on court and Stern should have nightmares for rest of his live he is key for rigged games.