The Knick’s brutal effort in Game 1 against the Pacers made it real hard for B&C to bask in the glory of the team winning their first playoff series in 13 years. Craig is not blaming the officials for the loss, but used the word embarrassing to describe their performance. Both Craig and Booms agree most of the criticism falls squarely on the shoulders of Melo & Smith.
The Pacers want to implement a very physical, rough and tough style of play. Well, that brand of basketball was on full display yesterday at the Garden. Mike Woodson’s squad got punched in the mouth and could not respond. B&C are not panicking but they do know it’s time for Melo and the stars of the Knicks to step up. That’s also something he wishes his beloved Rangers would do, as the Blueshirts try to climb back into the series with the Caps tonight.