Carmelo Anthony returned to the New York Knicks’ lineup on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.
The Knicks have a very difficult 17 games remaining on their schedule, but if they play as hard as they did on Monday night and with the same commitment to defense, they can be very good.
This was not a bad loss for the Knicks. They had no business even being in the game. It was, however, a brutal game for Mike Woodson.
Carmelo Anthony has undoubtedly been the “Best Knick in a Leading Role” all season. But he’s not doing it alone.
“It’s only been one year, but it seemed like so long ago,” Lin said. “…It was definitely a whirlwind (and) I definitely enjoyed it. I definitely learned and grew a lot as a person…”
The old adage turned out to be true: You never know what you truly have until you lose it. Welcome back, Raymond Felton.
I haven’t done this in a while, so here’s a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from this year’s final regular-season edition of the Knicks-Nets rivalry.
If I went in-depth on all of the Knicks’ problems you’d be looking at a 10-page dissertation. The list is that long. But the Knicks have only one game in seven days, and this is valuable time that should be used to get things right.
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.
Sometime between Stephen Jackson’s sideline stumble and J.R. Smith’s soaring slam, the San Antonio Spurs realized this wasn’t their night. Too much fatigue and way too much Knicks defense.
There was a lot of paper and ink wasted Wednesday morning on stories about Amar’e Stoudemire. But what about the real issue?
The Knicks sorely miss Shumpert’s tenacious on-ball defending.
Knicks point guard Raymond Felton won’t need surgery on his broken right pinky finger and is expected to be out at least a month.
Raymond Felton told reporters on Wednesday night that he has a fracture in his right pinkie, which was found after he underwent an X-ray at halftime.
On December 2, Felton bruised his left hand against the Suns. Then, on December 13, he bruised his right hand against the Lakers. His Christmas gift from Santa on Tuesday was a sprained ligament on the pinky finger of his shooting hand. He’s a mess.