So we don't like prosperity. we let a jumpshooting magic team, with a midget PG, a center with no offense and a 90 mil overpaid jump shooting softie come in and run us... this should be interesting..... horrible outing knicks..
jameer nelson got where ever the hell he wanted. that pretty much summs up our lack luster guard play on defense..
Crawford: he let the palming calls disrupt his game, jamal has to evolve, but as I said, isn't jamal better suited to comming off the bench? whatever..
marbury: good one minute, bad the next, worse the next, then good again.. He got outplayed early by nelson, a guy who didn't hit a jumpshot all game, he let him go by, time after time, after time... wow..
nate came in and did well, but I suspect nate is still bothered with the hamstring and that disrupted his finishing around the hoop..
Q: played well, but he seemed to lose Lewis a couple of times, I can't fault Q, the knicks fell apart..
Curry: was patient and what I don't understand, the knicks were moving the ball well, I don't know where that went, but curry looked good early, but his lack of rebounding is inexcuseable..
Zach: played a great zach game, Huge double/ double. he didn't get much help tonight and his shot was goaltended about 5 times without a call.. But zach was great, can't complain about his game..
Lee and balkman didn't seem to do much, I wonder why they didn't get much burn or were ineffective, that was a odd move, but I must say, balkman must learn to hit his FT's, there is no reason he is that bad from the line...
overall, dissapointing loss, the knicks seem to let bad offensive players look great. I am a huge Howard fan, but please, this guy is a total hack on offense and if not for ally oops his offense would be the equvalent to a marvin webster (post knee operation) I am sorry, I am a fan of this kid but he gets a lot of credit and he is a joke offensively, he hit the boards tonight, I will admit that, but this is not the first time guys have had great rebounding games vs us..
Our three point defense is a joke, we let guys run to the three point line and won't chase them, not at all, as if the line doesn't exist for us. We were getting bagged by the refs tonight, but we contributed to our folley, the turnovers, the lack of defense at times... the open threes.. go figure..
Scrub of the night:
hell, I am going to say it. Turkoglu. Got damn, this guy? he, to me is such a useless player, he floats around the three point line, will hoist up a bunch of bad shots, plays defense with his hands only, yet we find ways to make this moron seem like dirk nowitzky... go figure... He is who he is.. a jump shooting, slow, no defense having player.. and " WE LET THEM OFF THE HOOK"
Bogans: any time this guy nears double figures, you have problems..
Foyle: my lord, he came in hacking and we were not patient...
frustrating night.......... when will the knicks start playing playes to their strengths.. if a guy is a three point hack, force him to drive, if a guy like howard who has no post game, likes to live off of opps , roaming the baseline, face him up, that will also help keep him off the boards..
In summation knicks as a team are horrible are recognizing what guys do.. and you would think that the scouts would have that taken care of...
BAD LOSS!! But we saw this comming right?