Knicks Bounce Back, Put Down Bucks
Final Score: Knicks 102, Bucks 88
Record: 10-4 (Tied 1st in Atlantic, Tied 2nd in Eastern Conference)
Current Streak: Won 1
I wasn’t able to catch the game live, but saw the re-air.
Great win. I thought the Bucks were going to be a little more tough to handle, but the Knicks used a late second quarter run and solid overall third quarter to put away the Bucks.
Carmelo Anthony is on some kind of tear, huh? He is just completely locked in at this point.
I think Wally had a good point in the post game show, the reason why Camby and Kurt aren’t really playing that much… they don’t contribute that much on offense. Apparently Woody needs all five guys to be threats on the floor, or else his offensive scheme breaks down.
Key Match-up: Felton vs. Jennings - fairly even, but it was great to see Ray bounce back and play a bit more reserved. Made the plays that needed to be made.
What 2 Watch:
- Ended up not being a close game, so didn’t get to see the Knicks attempt crunch time execution.
- Steve Novak - I said he’d end up with a few threes, well… he knocked down five of them. Great game by Novakaine in front of his home town folks. He could have showed off a bit by dunking on that breakaway. I mean, how many times will Novak step into a passing lane and have a clear path to the basket? Throw that down Steve! He tweeted this morning: “After reading my Twitter feed, tomorrows one and only mission in practice… PRACTICE DUNKING! LOL #whiteguyproblems” At least he acknowledged it, haha.
Wizards next, who finally won a game last night. I was a little afraid that the Knicks would be their first win.
KNOTEWORTHY KNICK OF THE GAME: Pablooooo - with Jason Kidd out we really need Prigioni to step up and he did in a big way. He really controlled the tempo and worked well with the second unit - 11 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.