down by 2 points with 11 seconds remaining in the game.
Should this game go to overtime?
Toney Douglas rush the ball upcourt passed it to Carmelo with 8 seconds on
the clock..... what would these star-players do with 8 seconds remaining on
the clock and down by 2 points? Kobe, D.Wade, Lebron, Durant, Roy, Ginobli,
Would any of these players do the samething Carmelo did having another go
to player on their team???
gentlemen please relax
i wasnt blaming MELO
i was saying that when our best scorer scores 15 on 5-18 shooting its very difficult to win a playoff game
if im wrong then thats fine you can have your opinion
but I want some evidence then of games won by teams when their leading scorer goes 5-18 and scores ten points less than their season avg.
thats not blaming or scape goating melo, thats just stating a fact about a big reason why we lost the game.
im the one who initially posted to stop crying and making excuses, like the refs and the final shot by allen etc.
we need melo to play better in order for us to win
the reason every one gave us a lil shot in this series was the fact we now have 2 superstars, when amare plays like a super star and melo plays like a role player we arent going to win many playoff games
The thing I love the most about our team, is we don't ever seem afraid
We all know we have a poor flawed headcoach, we also know Fields hit
the rookie-wall twice this season without getting one day-off of rest.
And we all damn sure know the officiating in Boston Garden has always
been 5 to 1 for the home-team.
Here is the big picture....it took Billups leadership of the Denver Nuggets
players to get super-star Melo pass the first-round of the playoffs.
Lastnight we watched Billups & Amare keep this Knick-team on par with
the Boston Celtics.
When Billups went down....we had no-one to instruct our offense or defense.
On the contrary, I actually feel we won this game. It was supposed to be a walk in the park for the Celtics but it wasn't.
How Garnett, Davis, and O'Neal weren't able to contain Amar'e is telling... so are the 6 blocks we posted... so was seeing how Rondo obviously has nothing on Chauncey...the same goes for Pierce and Green: they had trouble with an off-duty Carmelo... and our bench players played well.
It was a tough loss but I think it's a big chunk we took out of the Celts' confidence and air of invincibility. We take Game 2.
We win this series.
KGs illegal screen that trip Douglas aside. This was a coach loss. D'Antonio did not give Amare Stoudemire the ball the last 2.30 of the game. Feed the hot hand. That is playoff basketball 101. Amare killed The Celtics. They had no answer for him. Not giving him the ball down the stretch is just retarded. Refs..did not take this game from us. Our coach did....
Who knows. We have to close out games better, though - it seems that the Knicks either play well in the 3rd quarter or the 4th quarter, never both.
As for the bad call and the 2 no calls. All bad. If we get anyone of the 3, it wins us that game and we go into tonights game looking for icing on the cake withour billups rather then a game that is very close to a MUST win.
Other then refs, you cant expect to win a game when u only put up 34 2nd half points. It will lose u the game every time. thats the reason we lost. we score a measley 37 2nd half points we win that game. crazy. with the way the knicks score points, if someone told you all the knicks had to do was score 37 total points against the Celts in the 2nd half and they would be guarnteed a victory, all of us would have bet the house that they would do it easy. Now I dont know if it was a case of playoff lockdown D or we just STUNK shooting wise, but that is unacceptable