Knicks got the crowd into it... bad mistake. Where's the aggresiveness gone from Felton and Turiaf?
Good decision by Gallo by driving even after making two threes in a row.
I wish these Knicks wouldn't give me so much of a scare...even when you think you're ahead...
Felton 35pts 11ast 5rbs 4stls
Stat 27pts 11rbs 2blks
Gallo 23pts and 11 straight points in the CLUTCH!!!
When have the Knicks ever won a game handily? The only thing I remember us doing in my years as a fan are having close games we gut out or getting blown out (recent few years) if the game isn't within contention. Looks like the pieces are lining up though. Beating teams we should beat is a start. Let's keep it up.
Felton was absolutely unconcious. Some of the shots he made were pure luck lol.
Great game by STAT, and a fantastic final 3 minutes by Gallo. He saved us.
Anyways the Knicks tend to let up after a nice win. The Clips are up tomorrow, im praying and pleading to the Knicks not to lose to them.
Riverside Ray, Swaginari, and Amare Swagamire looked like a big 3 tonight
Felton was amazing. He finally had chemistry with Amare and everybody else. The pick and roll may finally come. I have restored faith in Felton now.
And Gallo was clutch. Huge shots at the end when we needed baskets and nobody was hitting. Those 3's and drawn fouls at the end won the game for us. The way he's played the last 2 1/2 games are what we expected from him. Driving, passing, shooting and drawing fouls are why some of us see a very good player. He just needs to be consistent and hopefully he's learning and gaining confidence.
It's amazing to see Gallo playing the way he is. Now he's proven that he doesn't need to shoot 10 3's to score a lot of points. The more he drives to the basket the more the Knicks win...hm, that's saying something, isn't it?
He showed this playing pro in high level euro ball as a teenager. Slashing, passing, IQ, defense, winning mentality. With a growing 6'10'' frame.
This was his trademark. And why he was a lotto pick prospect. That we somehow made a huge reach for him is another false piece of propoganda. Whether Gordon or Lopez turns out to be better for us, Gallo wasn't a reach. It had little to nothing to do with D'ant, aside from D'ant knowing his game and having researched it. Like any coach would. Being an oldschool friend w Gallo's dad is incidental. Its really just a nice superficial thing to focus on, and ignore the actual circumstances and realties of Gallo and that draft.
He showed he could translate the aforesaid skills onto the NBA, even with a lineup in development, and the stage of NYC. He also showed the surprising ability to rain down 3s at an elite clip.
So now wha do we have?
A true pro. He battled thru bull**** and growing pains and a new roster...and thru 12 games got comfortable adapting his slashing and charity strip game to the NBA.
(One step backwards. For two steps forward)
Now that his pure shot is reverting back to a normal level (lol, we got peeps been trying to pass him off as a 37% shooter), we are seeing The ****'s total package.
To put it mildly, this is why you don't treat Gallo like some 28yr old journeyman with lame skills you can't wait to dump into a trash bin like some leper.
It'll be interesting to see of the Gallo haters who starts taking naps, who mans up, and who still trashes him till he's All NBA bc their reps are so invested in Gallo (and D'ant) being abysmal cancer-like NBA talents.
Gallo will have as good or better numbers this season than Gordon or Lopez, IMO. Despite his slow start and having about a season less experience than them.
And u can't put a price on clutch. Or being able to do it in ny. And having the respect of veterans despite being a 22yr old hotshot Dolce model prospect for a tumultuous franchise.
Anti-gallo movement has been a great propoganda machine. Lotta fluff, falsehoods, denial, mixed with a little truth and natural concern.
We may even really downplay Melo trade efforts. If he can't sit tight, we sit tight. Add a starting C in off season, solidify SG, resign Wilson.
And use our still great cap situation, timely contracts, and assets to powerplay for a PG.
Great game. And even tho we didnt face Lee, it forced Ellis' hand and he was hotter than the sun.