The bottom line is that the Knicks had the game, with less than a minute. D'Antoni had Carter and TD in the backcourt, against Ray Allen, who has like 5 inches in height over both of them, not to mention 100 years of experience.
I also don't know why TD was off his man, in that sequence. You can't expect the refs to do jack... they just let everyone play in that sequence. With one minute, you have to play D like a pitbull and get a good shot. Melo was crazy to take that shot, and TD should have fed STAT a lead pass, early in that fastbreak.
If Billups had not gotten hurt, that game is in the bag. Hopefully, Billups is ready to go for the next game. If he is not, I don't think we have a chance. And Melo needs to cease being a choke artist for a change.
Bad coaching and bad decisions cost us the game along with the refs. Honestly the game made me feel sick afterwards I can't recall feeling that way ever from watching anything on TV. I know I kinda sound like a bitch with that but I even called into work sick for the first time in like 3 years lol. The other day being in playoffs felt so good I guess there's got to be that opposite feeling too when you lose but I didn't think it would be like that, a legit loss with us playing well is fine but to blow a lead AGAIN. ugh.
On that Offensive foul, Melo swiped at Pierce, he's dealing with a BS artist. He should know not to even breathe funny. Melo should have simply passed out of the situation.
And how the hell is the guy who just earned the all-time threepoint shots made record left wide open? Douglas should not have been trying to get to Allen, Allen should have been running to get away from TD.
Anyway, if D'Antoni doesn't admit he and the guys made some bad decisions, we will lose again, because we will not have learned how to keep our leads in the final seconds.
P.S. if that made you upset more than anything else you've watched on TV, try sitting through game 7 of the 1994 finals. I still get chills (in a bad way) when I think of what happened to us back then.
What about the 2 fouls in the first 2 minutes that had MELO glued to the bench the entire 4th quarter.
We had it wrapped up, and bad decisions: giving ***** Pierced an excuse to flop and leaving Allen alone cost us the game. We can't look back. We just have to make sure we handle our business.
If Melo shows up, I think it's a wrap for the Boston ****s.
Wassup with all the Melo hate lol. Im seeing people calling him a choke artists an shiz when like a few weeks ago people were talking about how clutch he was.(Indy,Mem,Phi)
Refs were on Melo all night between the two early calls and the offensive foul on Pierce which was a huge flop and lame as hell.
I agree that Fields should've seen more time
It's amazing that almost everyone is in agreement that the refs effed us on multiple occasions in game 1 yet some would rather blame our coach instead in order to fit a narrative they have been pushing for years.
So the coach is at fault for a BS offensive call on Melo because somehow it was wrong to try and get Melo the ball!
It was the coaches fault and not the no-call obvious trip by KG that lead to Allen being open!?
I see excuses being made for the refs, credit to the Celtics and hindsight Monday morning QBing all because some would rather advance their agenda against MDA then possibly look to other reasons for the loss. What happened to objectivity and truth!?
P.S. I am not saying MDA was perfect because he wasn't. That inbound alley-op while our bigs got screened should have been defended better. I also think that the subsequent use of our last time out was a terrible move too.
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clearly a trip. i ****ing hate kevin garnet. he tried to trip him earlier, but they were too far up, then he moves again, stretches his leg way out to trip douglas. thats ****ed up man. either thats an illegal screen or tripping. he sets the screen and tries to trow his body into douglas. **** **** ****
I'm not trying to upset anyone, but it's just my opinion that, with a three-point lead and 38 seconds, it is shocking that Garnett is allowed to float to the basket for a dunk and Ray Allen was even open to begin with.
Sure, Douglas ran toward Allen and got tripped. However, Douglas should not have had to run toward Allen: he should have been glued to the man.
Bad call on Melo, but he should have been prepped to not even breathe funny around Pierce, who is known for being an actress.
I just think we all know that refs screw teams, call bad calls, fail to call blatant fouls, etc. In this case, everything came down to 38 seconds of just play hard D and not giving the refs any opportunities to screw us.
Anyway, whatever: game tonight is an opportunity to steal home court. I think it is possible, if we play smart and hard.