Melo. Good job. Good effort.
Knicks are now 4-19 against BOS the last 23 games... yikes!
Let's be honest, anyone confident we advance beyond the first round this year, if we have to play BOS? Or even BKLN?
What about a 2nd round matchup vs the Bulls?
All this talk about facing MIA in the Conf Finals should be put on hold.
While I am sure we'll actually win a playoff game this season.... I think if we face BOS (1st round) or CHI (2nd round)... I think it's 50/50 we survive.
Watched second half of the game and from what i saw Melo's bad shooting night is what cost us the game. Was something like 20%, when our best players has one of those nights you need everybody else to be perfect to make up for it. D didn't make it up and we lost.
I am a big Melo supporter, but after watching him losing control and throwing away a very important game like that, i am very dissapointed.
He showed last night that he is not a true leader of this team that can lead us to the title. Obviously he is a tremendous player who had a very bad night performance wise, but you cant lose control like that, no matter what that POS Garnet had to say.
I am sure he did it on purpouse, to get into Melos head and he did.
I will not be surprised if another POS D.Rivers gave a very specific instructions to his players.
We need a leader on the court, but i dont see one right now. It starts with the head coach and the point guard.
Ray Felton started this season at a very high level, like he had something to prove and he did, untill after that Game in Miami. He played like a superstar and we blew out them in Miami because of Felton. Actually the reason we still have such a good record is besause of him.
Then, something happened in his head, he decided that he is a superstar now, and forgot what he was doing before, started to take too many shots instead of running the offence.
I know he is not playing now, but we need that Felton before the Miami game, not the one we saw after.
Kidd is too old and slow, Pablo is a nice player, but he is not taking us anywere.
We will see, maybe Felton realizes what needs to be done by a floor general, maybe Shumpert will be back in the starting line up soon, maybe Stat will start to play like a $100 million man, maybe we start playing the D we were playing before december, maybe.......
A lot of unanswered questions right now but i would not press the panic button yet.
I actually think we played well without Felton and Melo contributions.
We have about 50 games left, we didn't even get half way through the season and people are already showing their doubt,smh. We played a veteran team and lost, it happens. This lost will only inspire the Knicks to play better.
There is no doubt in my mind we can put away the Celtics and any other team in a season series, we are built for it, built to adapt by utilising the many talents and experienced players we have. Anyone can lose on any giving night during the season. (The wizards just beat OKC)Sometimes you're hot sometimes you're not. Atleast we find out early in the season who will be the guys to step up when needed.
The team is still feeling itself out, and we have all the qualities and fodder for a good story to read in the end. "The bizarre injuries, the personalities, the drive, the heart, the fire that seems to be ignited and douse with and without the passionate play".
The Knicks are in a very good position and having losts like these to veteran teams can do a lot more good than bad in the long wrong. Melo just needs to control his emotions more and use that energy to create opportunities for his teamates. He should know by now certain players need to talk smack to help their game (Garnett). When Melo realizes this, he'll be fine, when he relizes his shot is off for the night he needs to KNOW when to step up his other parts of his game and get his teammates envolved more.
Passionate games like this are often won thru the intangables such as making smarter decisions under pressure, unselfishness, and patience. Coach woody will also learn from this lost. I don't like losing but this one will fuel the knicks fire. they'll be fine.
What, Melo couldn't cool even after game? Teenager behavior.
Veterans from BOS schooled him. Garnett provoke him and Pierce showed how to play at PO level, keep cold blood and shot under pressing.
You can score 40+ during RS, but if you miss shots against agressive defense, don't keep cold blood, you don't win in PO.
Pathetic the amount of folks jumping off the bandwagon.
those same folks better keep off the fookin bandwagon when we're rolling in the spring. Did people think the Knicks were going to end up with 70 wins? Adversity is inevitable, it's the best thing that can happen to any team with aspirations of success in the spring. Knicks now in that situation, I have no doubt we'll be better for it come the playoffs.
Funny some "fans" demand this team man up in face of adversity yet they all but have losing in sweep come the playoffs.... smh!!!!
Nobody expected 70 or 60 wins. We have offensive problems against agressive defense. Good defense wins title.
This game was good lesson, we will see Melo can learn. He has to calm down, he can't shot for his own. Behavior like old Melo, didn't pass, had to finish his own war. I hate Celtics too, they are trashtalkers, dirty players, but you can't react like Melo did. Time to grow up, ignore opponent player's trashtalk and play the best for your team.
Woody has to mobilize this team how to play defense, and find better draws for our offense against good defense. Even Kidd couldn't create something smart against BOS def, Woody has to find solution.
I'm just looking for the Knicks to win the division and be healthy for round 1 of the playoffs. At that point anything can happen and we all saw how the Knicks can play when they focus on defense so work out the kinks now when it doesn't count and get it together, it's all good
Yup, we will see Friday, if we finally beat CHI def this season, hope so.