At first glance, this is a pretty easy one. The Knicks had three point guards on the roster. Raymond Felton returns, but Pablo Prigioni may not. Jason Kidd is under contract for another two years, he posted a 13.5 Player Efficiency Rating, and shot 35 percent from three-point range. He… Read More →
So I think it is fair to say the tableau we will take away from last night, that series, this season, is the Roy Hibbert block of Carmelo Anthony’s dunk attempt with the Knicks ahead, 92-90 in the fourth quarter last night. How awful that ultimately becomes will be determined… Read More →
In the end, Melo, some Shumpert and occasional Copeland isn’t enough to make the conference finals.
Listless Pacers upended by just enough Melo, added Prigioni, and many times more Copeland.
Thanks to Mike Scotto for allowing me to be two places at once. J.R. Smith.
It is easy to try and find a single scapegoat for the Knicks, who now trail the Pacers, 3-1 in their best-of-seven series. But really, it is everything. What allowed the Knicks to thrive? Carmelo Anthony’s efficient scoring. J.R. Smith’s complementary attacking of the basket. Three-point shooting. Turnover edge. That’s… Read More →
Knicks’ attempt to imitate the Pacers does not work.
No shooting, no rebounding, no turnover edge, so obviously, no victory.
So it sure does look like Amar’e Stoudemire will play in Game 3. Mike Woodson expects about 10-15 minutes from him, though I’m sure if the game turns poorly with him out there, he’ll get less. From my perspective, the return of Amar’e Stoudemire is neither a disaster in the… Read More →
An explosive Shumpert dunk, a 30-2 run, and a return to form from Anthony reassured team and fans alike.