I'm a WITNESS of a Knicks WIN over the Lakers turn into a Knick LOSS by taking "Jefferies, Balkman, and Lee" out of the game to replace them with "Q.Rich, Zach, and Curry".
The Lakers could not do nothing but shoot peremeter shots on the Knicks Lineup of "Jefferies, Balkman, and Lee" whom all three at the same time was crashing into the paint smacking at ball and Laker players that came in for a layup with 7 minutes remaining in the game Knicks 104 Lakers 98 (Pure Team Defense) while Nate & Crawford were matching up to the Lakers peremeter shooting.
All the Knicks coach had to do was use his time-outs to rest these players to see how long that lineup could hold the lead, rather than substitute any of these players that had the RYTHM to outwit the Lakers at their own game plan.
The Knicks had the same chance of WINNING in their last game against the Golden State Warriors with Balkman in the lineup in the 4th quarter needing some help on the defensive end from Jefferies & Lee, but Isiah takes Balkman out for 4 minutes and Golden State went on a 10-2 run to gain the lead and the game. POOR COACHING! for the sake of giving 4th quarter playingtime to "Curry, Zach, and Q.Richardson" whom defense have been outscored by a whopping 155 points in the first quarter. The locals have a total point differential of negative 260 and the second worst frame is the third quarter, which usually features the starting five again, at negative 70 points.
If these three Players "Curry, Zach, and Q.Richardson" has statistics like that why would you keep taking a chance with them at CrunchTime or any playingtime in the 4th quarter???