Amar'e Stoudemire blamed himself for the Knicks’ latest calamity. It was a nice gesture but not exactly an accurate one.
Sure, foul trouble cut into Stoudemire’s minutes and scoring chances in Orlando's 102-93 matinee victory at the Garden Monday. But that doesn’t explain how once Stoudemire finally found his rhythm and the Knicks had a lead, he didn’t attempt a single shot over the last seven minutes.
“I was ready to rock,” Stoudemire said. “I was ready to go. It was time for me to really dominate and that’s what I started to do.”