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Thread: New York Knicks @ Memphis Grizzlies 2/18/2014 8:00PM

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    Huge shot by THJ, but then we follow it with a baffling decision to leave Miller, a 3 point specialist, wide open once again for 3. Personally, I never get sick of Woodson pretending that these terrible lapses have nothing to do with him. He decides which players are on the court, he is at least partially responsible for this crap.

    Ball has to go to THJ on this next possession, but it probably won't.

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    Eff this team! Eff this team! Kick out to JR Smith instead of THJ and he misses badly. Eff this team.

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    Seconds away from another gut-wrenching loss. Never followed a team that has found such painful ways to lose over and over.

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    I will say it for the Billionth time ..
    "Melo dont shiiii in the 4th quarter !!!!!"

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    i'm at the point i don't care anymore....bring on 2015-16

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    This team is mildewdew!

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    If the Knicks have any pride they bring in any warm body from the D-League, Europe and China for a look see if they can't swing a trade. The Knicks were happy to give Denver an unprotected pick because they thought landing Melo was guaranteed to give Denver a low 1st rounder well how did that work out when we give them a lottery pick that will probably turn into Andrew Wiggins.

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    6-27 from 3-land. Our starting PG plays 30 minutes and his production: 6 points & 1assist. Melo our leading rebounder. Other than Melo, the other starting 4 avg 15 points... Combined!!!


    Oh, yeah... Up 3 with 1 minute to play, so of course we double a big (with his back to the hoop) 10 feet from the basket, and leave a hot sniper wide open to drain a three, even tho two points cannot beat us.

    And then there is JR... Disinterested for the most part all night, decides he might as well fire away from downtown withe 24secs left. Despite being 1-7 (ice) on the eve. Hey, there is a reason you were left wide open. This is why Melo shouldn't pass, bc when he makes the right move and passes to the wide open shooter two things occur. (1) clank - as said shooter misses badly and (2) cluck - the critics moan that he never passes.

    To be fair, JR made a great decision to make the extra pass to skip it to Prigs, but he clanked the game tying three too. Nobody on this team can hit the big bucket. Makes me long for the 50/50 days of J-Craw and N8, or even the 25/75 days of Gallo.

    From ESPN recap:

    J.R. Smith, Pablo Prigioni and Tim Hardaway Jr. all had potential game-tying 3-point attempts in the closing seconds against the Grizzlies. It doesn't matter who has taken those shots for the Knicks this season, they have all struggled. As a team, the Knicks are 2-of-25 (8%) on potential game-tying or go-ahead field goal attempts in the final 24 seconds of 4th quarter or overtime this season, the worst percentage in the league.
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    Ok I didn't watch the game so what happened in the 4th.. Did Melo disappear again when it was crunch time?

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    We lost this game for 2 reasons ....

    Melo receiving 42 minutes of playing time .. JR receiving 35 minutes of playing time.

    That's 2 non-chemistry players on the court

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    Originally Posted by mafra

    From ESPN recap:

    J.R. Smith, Pablo Prigioni and Tim Hardaway Jr. all had potential game-tying 3-point attempts in the closing seconds against the Grizzlies. It doesn't matter who has taken those shots for the Knicks this season, they have all struggled. As a team, the Knicks are 2-of-25 (8%) on potential game-tying or go-ahead field goal attempts in the final 24 seconds of 4th quarter or overtime this season, the worst percentage in the league.

    WOW .. 2 for 25, I wonder why?

    It shouldn't have anything to do with Rookie THJ being in the closing lineup in all those 25 games.
    It shouldn't have anything to do with the press/media calling us "The Melo's Knicks" after every game win this season.

    I could be wrong .. Melo's comment after this game loss "we have to start playing together".
    What does Melo mean?

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    I will say it for the Billionth time ..
    "Melo dont shiiii in the 4th quarter !!!!!"
    Uhhhhh, Melo is LEADING the NBA in minutes and you wonder why he is spent by the end of the game????

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    6-27 from 3-land. Our starting PG plays 30 minutes and his production: 6 points & 1assist. Melo our leading rebounder. Other than Melo, the other starting 4 avg 15 points... Combined!!!


    Oh, yeah... Up 3 with 1 minute to play, so of course we double a big (with his back to the hoop) 10 feet from the basket, and leave a hot sniper wide open to drain a three, even tho two points cannot beat us.

    And then there is JR... Disinterested for the most part all night, decides he might as well fire away from downtown withe 24secs left. Despite being 1-7 (ice) on the eve. Hey, there is a reason you were left wide open. This is why Melo shouldn't pass, bc when he makes the right move and passes to the wide open shooter two things occur. (1) clank - as said shooter misses badly and (2) cluck - the critics moan that he never passes.

    To be fair, JR made a great decision to make the extra pass to skip it to Prigs, but he clanked the game tying three too. Nobody on this team can hit the big bucket. Makes me long for the 50/50 days of J-Craw and N8, or even the 25/75 days of Gallo.

    From ESPN recap:

    J.R. Smith, Pablo Prigioni and Tim Hardaway Jr. all had potential game-tying 3-point attempts in the closing seconds against the Grizzlies. It doesn't matter who has taken those shots for the Knicks this season, they have all struggled. As a team, the Knicks are 2-of-25 (8%) on potential game-tying or go-ahead field goal attempts in the final 24 seconds of 4th quarter or overtime this season, the worst percentage in the league.
    This.....If I was Melo would shoot EVERY time I touched the rock. Why not???? With Novak long gone you are the best shooter on the team. Melo gives up a contested layup with foul possibilities for the kick out and what happens???? Brickcity baby, game over. And we are STILL paying for the decision to draft Great White Hope Gallo instead of a PG, um um um...):

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    Originally Posted by jimkcchief88
    Uhhhhh, Melo is LEADING the NBA in minutes and you wonder why he is spent by the end of the game????
    I heard some analyst on the radio the other day, and said Carmelo is top-5 in NBA in offensive rating in the first 3 quarters, and then like 50th in the 4th quarter. No wonder we are something like 1-27 when trailing after 3 quarters. This tells me 3 things1) The minutes are catching up to 'Melo. Playing career high in minutes, forced to do it all just to keep us in the game (we always seem to be either mounting comebacks or barely leading after 3 quarters). He is simply gassed, and when he finally goes to the bench to rest for the start of the 4th... HIs body is not responding when he returns, and with his gas tank near empty... just cannot get recharged. Should the coach rest him more? Sit him near the end of the third, and let him play the fourth? Change up something? You would think so... After all, these are NBA players... they can play some defense.(2) Anthony isn't doing much. And it appears the thing is snowballing, gaining momentum... Confidence is a fickle thing in sports. Even the best slump at times. But this is a team sport. Where is the help? As bad as Anthony is in these situations, nobody else is doing much of anything either. Actually, aside from the rookie having some moments... we do not really have any reliable, consistent 4th quarter help. Other teams know this. Think of baseball... teams wont let the best hitter beat them. Best hitter gets nothing to hit, so he either swings at balls or talks the walk. Defenses are doubling and tripling Anthony, forcing him to distribute... On top of that, Anthony rarely gets the benefit of the whistle (even at MSG). So Melo has 3 options: force the action and risk getting hacked and not get the call, or take a low % contested shot from 15+ feet, or pass to someone else. WHen the other starting 4 guys surrounding you COMBINE for a grand total of 15 points per game... Yuck!(3) 'Melo not superman this season. Sure, if he was even 50/50 on these shots... We probably hovering around 3-5 games below .500, instead of out position now. BUt does this change the fact our starting guard duo barely sniff 10points and 5 assists per game, or that our starting center barely defends or rebounds? Our our sixth man cannot score?

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    Spot on analysis, but guess what???? Melo took that game OVER last night. 42 with 13 in the 4th quarter???? Yessir!!! And notice teams throw multiple defenders at Melo to wear him out by the 4th. Well Melo wore them out last night. Yep Melo is leading the league in minutes because like you said he is only reliable scorer we have to keep is in games. And these haters want to hate um um um...

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