The Knicks tried hard on Thursday night against the Miami Heat. That was just about the only good news. The offense was putrid, disgusting, vomit-inducing; or any other negative adjective you can think of.
Tonight’s game against the Heat is obviously a must-win if the Knicks want any chance of winning this series, as slim as it might be. Here’s what New York needs to do to win Game 3.
Glen Grunwald has seen the bad days with the Knicks, and I think he has learned from them. Knicks fans should be very happy he is the guy steering their basketball ship.
An adjustment will have to come from Amar’e Stoudemire, and it won’t be an easy one. He has never been a great isolation player, and the Knicks don’t have a point guard to help set him up on pick-and-roll plays.
The Knicks snapped a nine-game home winning streak as they fell to the Heat 93-85 on Sunday.
With the losses of Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, the Knicks can no longer afford lapses in intensity. They simply don’t have the talent to make up for extended periods of uninspired play.
The absolutely worst thing that the Knicks can do is rush Amar’e Stoudemire back, and have his bulging disk turn into a badly herniated disk that will hinder him in future seasons.
The Knicks weren’t competitive in the playoffs last year when Stoudemire developed a back problem, and any hopes of even qualifying for the postseason are in jeopardy now that he has another one.
With one coach out the door, the Knicks know the pressure and attention shifts to them. How long will this uptick in effort and intensity last? Can it be permanent?
Fan’s patience with the Knicks will end this season, and rightfully so if the team can’t put something together in the playoffs. If Mike D’Antoni can get the Knicks out of the first round, I think he saves his job.
Tony Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs dealt the sliding New York Knicks a third consecutive loss, 118-105 on Wednesday night, which doesn’t figure to ease the mounting frustrations of Carmelo Anthony and teammates.
Knicks blogger John Schmeelk gets a few things off his chest, including Mike D’Antoni’s philosophy about fouling, the media’s reaction to Jeremy Lin and the new ticket prices at Madison Square Garden.
Landry Fields joined Boomer & Craig – after finishing off his chocolate milk – this morning to talks about his charmed life as a Knick and the buzz surrounding this team.
Team New York had the touch from outside and won the Shooting Stars event to open the NBA’s All-Star Saturday night festivities.
The Knicks are just about in the best place they can be as they prepare to face the NBA’s best team on the road. The dismantling of the Hawks on Wednesday night showcased so many ways the Knicks have become a better team.
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