Nate Robinson can't play defense for ****...
Anyone else notice that the and1 dunk by Turiaf was caused because Danilo left his guy to try and stop turiaf from an open basket? Nate was 5 feet away just watching with no one to guard around him.
19 point deficit against the Warriors, WITHOUT BIEDRINS! Disgraceful, we're not gonna be able to make the playoffs if we keep playing like this. Just very sloppy play, we had so many turnovers.
What's the point of starting Gallo starting if he barely plays?
Steve Jax punched us in the mouth tonight.
This is brutal. It's 2:16 AM here now and with less than 2 min left Knicks are down 138-120. Can someone please preach some D??
These are games the knicks NEED to win in order to make a run for the playoffs. the warriors scoring more then 130 on us is gross.
G'night y'all. Lets hope things are different against the clippers.
whats wit all the f*ckin switchin on defense, they kept running the same offense the second half
This was horrible. I agree about the switching..I hate seeing teams switch especially the Knicks since we're so undersized. The only time there should be switching is when there's a few seconds left in the game and you can't afford someone to get an open look.
But besides that, the defense period was non-existent. The Knicks have this tendency to play on the level of opposing teams when it comes to defense. For example, when we play golden state or the wizards, we play absolutely no defense because the other team plays none also. We CANNOT win that way. When we play a team that plays horrible defense, we need to take advantage offensively and play defense on the other end.
Harrington had a DECENT game but overall I think Jamal had a better game (don't crucify me lol) but honestly despite Harrington's final numbers, I did not like the way he played this game. Granted he was double teamed in the 2nd half but I felt like he forced it way too many times and let the crowd get to him instead of playing in the flow of the game and sticking to the game plan of ball movement (it wasn't just him that didn't stick to that plan but he def stood out). He had key turnovers and was just jacking up shots just to score to prove something and not necessarily to win the game. That was a downfall. The way you prove something to the opposing team is by winning, not by how many points you score. Jamal was quiet (not especially offensive-minded) but ended up with 21, 7, and 5 or something like that. Now in no way am I saying that Jamal is better than Al but he composed himself a lot better than Al today.
All in all this was another embarrassment: 61 pts, 52 pts, and 142 pts (can't remember the final score). I know we were undermanned tonight but damn I still don't think it's an excuse.
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Did someone say we needed a "Defensive Coordinator" on our coaching-staff....we gave up 144 points....is GS coach Don Nelson trying to tell us something with his run n gun team....this is the first of a Back to Back game not the last....144 points!
Nate Robinson did not have any scorers (teammates) comming off the bench with him.....Harrington, Lee, and Duhon has not let Chandler & Gallo in on their trio offense attack for two straight games....are they trying to tell us something too.
Crawful had 7 assist....now that's remarkable!!!
After the GS 144-127 Knick Loss....I could say the season is over we went down this road before.
Dantoni is "TANKING" the moment he put Chandler & Gallo in the starting lineup.
The Knicks had one of the deadliest 2nd-Units in the NBA that made-up for the teams missing Bigman and missing Guard when they put in fresh legs of pure "ENERGY" off the bench of PG-Nate, SG/SF-Chandler, SG/SF-Gallo, and SF/PF-Tim Thomas on the court with great "Peremeter-Range" from all 4 players that out-played or out-shot 3 out of every 4 oponents.
The Clippers have Baron (15-7) and Zach (20-10 stat) back on the court with Camby....GS guards blew us up for three 40 points quarters....I wonder what ex-knick Mardy Collins and Fred Jones with rookie Eric Gordon will do tonight vs the Knicks rotation of just 2 guards...
not really....basically Crawford, Steve Jax, and Azubuki played perfect games.
How many times has D'Antoni been shown yelling at David Lee or Nate Robinson for stupid switches on pick and rolls. By now DLee should realize switching on to a legit one on one scorer (Lebron, Kobe, Roy, Crawford) is not an idea that works.
And Nate Robinson freelances and gets caught being lazy too much. The guy is all out hustle on the offensive side and the glass but he don't do anything on D.
Lastly Gallo shows signs of defense ability. He atleast has the IQ to play defense. His biggest problem is he's 19 and his body just isn't tough enough yet. I doubt he'll ever be a tremendous defender but once he develops he will be a solid defender based on the fact he knows defensive principals.
He needs to have Nate, Tim and Gallo coming off the bench to score. I think the only reason he put Gallo in the starting lineup was that plus minus thing. But his was only that good because he was playing against other teams second and third units.
Looking at those lineups, you can see why our defense is so awful.