And by turn back the clock I mean turn back the clock to last season when the Knicks were a sub-.500 team.
- My theory is the Knicks thought the world would end before the end of the game so it didn’t matter how the played tonight.
- Through three quarters Carmelo Anthony had 26 points on 9-23 shooting and the other four starters combined had 10 points on 3-17 shooting.
- I don’t know what happened to Brewer but he’s gotten slightly worse every game to the point where tonight in 9 minutes he was 0-4 with a +/- of minus 15.
- The refs decided to let the teams play very physical in the beginning of the game and then call everything in the 2nd quarter. This led to a very pissed off Melo who got his 7th technical of the season in the 2nd quarter and his 8th in the 4th and is now on pace to get suspended about 8 times before the season is over. Woodson also got ejected. And Chandler. Not sure how many atrociously officiated games have to be made before the league does something about it, but apparently it has to be somewhere in the high millions.
- Carlos Boozer does not shut up for a second when he’s on the court, and it’s mostly bitching about not getting foul calls or yelling “And One” after every Bulls shot.
- This team has a lot of trouble with bigger teams. I’m assuming this problem will be solved when any combination of Amare, Wallace and Camby come back.
- I think we’re going to have to start calling him JR Felton as he’s taken the lead in being Just Ridiculously good or just ridiculously bad from game to game.
- Tyson with zero shot attempts through three quarters. Zero. Finished with a whopping one attempt. At least he made it.
- Apparently being up by 20 in the 4th quarter still doesn’t get Thibodeau to unload the bench. Not managing starters minutes isn’t the best of strategies, sincerely the D’Antoni era Knicks.
- JR Smith, one of two Knicks to be playing anywhere near acceptable basketball (26 points and 10 rebounds) fouls out with 7 minutes left in the game.
Note: I turned the game off with 6 minutes to go and the Knicks down by 14 and Smith, Woodson and Melo all out. They came real close to winning which shows you can never count this team out.