This is a “show me” game for the Knicks that could be a decent preview of what their playoff success might look like.
One characteristic we have seen this Knicks team show several times this season is their ability to rise to the occasion. They haven’t done it every time, but many times when the Knicks see a top opponent in front of them they play their best basketball.
James Johnson made a 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 106-105 victory over the New York Knicks after blowing an early 27-point lead.
His old fans booed him. His old friend clobbered him. Otherwise, it was Linsanity all over again at Madison Square Garden.
Kyrie Irving put in a memorable performance as the Cavs gave the Knicks everything they could handle. New York escaped with a tight victory.
Carmelo Anthony and Rasheed Wallace will miss out against the Cavs. Chris Copeland gets the start.
When people think of great seasons that their teams have, they often think about some signature win against a good team, whether it is the regular season or the playoffs. What’s forgotten are all the games they win that they’re supposed to.
All in all, until Stoudemire gets back, here’s how I see Woodson breaking down the 240 minutes available in an NBA game.
With five preseason games in the books and just one remaining on Wednesday, the Knicks are 2-3. There’s been plenty to like and plenty not to like. Here’s my take so far.