Big changes are not coming now. They are two years away. They do have to get better, but that will be incremental, not dramatic. The Knicks are Melo’s team, and right now, that’s a good thing.
All it will take for the Knicks is for someone to hit some shots early. Shooting can be contagious, and the Knicks have all been wearing FEMA suits the past couple of weeks.
Woodson was absolutely brutal. But let’s not spare the Knicks’ players from this little bloodbath.
Coach Mike Woodson told reporters before the game that Shumpert was told there was no structural damage to the knee — the same one that required surgery last May after he tore a ligament.
INDIANAPOLIS (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Knicks have looked downright anemic offensively and it doesn’t appear their bench is getting much better, literally. Guard J.R. Smith, the NBA’s top sixth man, actually increased his shooting percentage in […]
Martin and Smith are ill and questionable for Tuesday night’s game in Indianapolis. Shumpert has a sore left knee but coach Mike Woodson says he probably will play in Game 4 against the Pacers.
New York woke up Sunday morning and learned the illness that J.R. Smith fought Saturday had spread to forward Kenyon Martin.
The Knicks finally broke 100 points and had 20 assists in the game. They finished with an offensive rating of 120 for the game, reminiscent of the type of numbers that they were putting up during their April winning streak.
“I think for the most part, from the start of the game and throughout the whole game, I think we played with a sense of urgency today,” Anthony said after the game. “We played the way we’ve been playing as far as competing at the highest level.”
The Knicks have to continue to play small, and play their game. Now isn’t the time to panic. Not yet, anyway.
The Knicks will not concede they have a “big” problem — yet. Check back if they lose Game 2 on Tuesday night.
“I made reference to our guys, you need to stay out of the papers and just concentrate on playing,” Woodson said. “That’s not important. What you’re wearing doesn’t have anything to do with how you play on the basketball floor.”
“Well, we was going to a funeral, but it looks like we got buried,” Smith said. “Basketball is a very humbling game.”
The Knicks need to get focused on Wednesday night and put the Celtics out of their misery. There can’t be any more fooling around here. Take a double-digit first-half lead and hold it for the rest of the game.
Basketball aside, this will be the Celtics’ first home game since the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Emotions will be flowing and the crowd will be as into a basketball game as can be imagined.