As the chess match continues on Saturday night in Indiana, trust Woodson. It took five games, but he once again has the pulse of his team against Indiana’s strengths and weaknesses.
Kobe Bryant is smarter than this, but he just doesn’t get it. Hopefully he will now.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The Knicks’ season can be separated into three distinct parts: their hot start, their mediocre middle and their hot finish. Taking a look at how the Knicks played in each section gives a good read of what they need to do in order to win games.
Everything else will take care of itself if the Knicks start to guard people. It’s all that matters. It’s everything.
Woodson can’t just expect Melo to elevate his team on the floor. Anthony is a great player and a gifted scorer, but he doesn’t automatically make a team a champion. The coach needs to see — from film, numbers or gut — the writing on the wall.
Huh? Are you serious? Am I really going to believe that at every level, from AAU to high school to the NBA, not one person has taught Amar’e Stoudemire defensive fundamentals?
The Lakers avenged an embarrassing loss at MSG by beating the Knicks at Staples Center on Christmas Day.
The NBA’s two highest scorers, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony lock horns in a mouth-watering match-up on Christmas Day.
Carmelo Anthony would not be denied on Sunday night and delivered an early Christmas present to Knicks fans.
The Knicks are the talk of the town at 18-6. It couldn’t be any better, could it? Well, yes. It could.
So far this year, Lin certainly hasn’t shown much to make anyone think that the Knicks did the wrong thing by letting him go.
Linsanity was a short, but spectacular time in Knicks’ history. Even though he’s gone, the New York Knicks’ locker room is filled with Lin admirers.
The pregame boos had barely finished, and Mike D’Antoni suddenly had much bigger problems. But by the time it was over, the victorious Knicks had a problem of their own.
Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first period, and the Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Lakers 116-107 in coach Mike D’Antoni’s return to Madison Square Garden.