Melo/Defense Return, Nets Have No Chance… Tyson Dunks Repeatedly
Final Score: Knicks 100, Nets 86
Record: 19-6 (1st in Atlantic, 1st in Eastern Conference)
Current Streak: Won 1
I missed Melo.
Before the game, pretty much summed it up. Melo plays… we’ll win.
Post Game Knotes
- The return of “Tyson Smash.” Chandler put down about 80 alley-oops tonight, give or take 70. I think Ray Felton is finally realizing that Tyson is expecting an alley-oop every single time… so just throw him the damn lob. The reverse dunk was pretty nice. Hopefully someone makes that into a GIF so I can reblog it. #LobCityEast
- I said it before, I’ll say it again… very happy to have Melo back. We go as far as this guy takes us.
- Copeland gave us some quality minutes, knocking down a few jumpers.
- Defense, which has been missing the past few games, finally made its return. The Knicks haven’t help a team under 90 points since Nov 30th against the Wizards. It’s been too long.
- The Tyson Tap-Out needs to be an official stat. It has created so many second change opportunities for the Knicks this season. Almost half of his rebounds were offensive tonight (5 out of 12 total - thanks @george_sheehan_ )
- How the hell did the Garden crowd not chant “Broooookllllyynn” as loud as they could to taunt the Nets???? I heard it faintly, but c’mon. I need the Nets players to hear it!
- JR Smith had a great all around game: 19 points, 5 rebounds 3 assists
Big bounce back win after a bad loss to the Rockets.
KNOTEWORTHY KNICK OF THE GAME: It’s a close one between Melo and Tyson. Tyson basically dunked the Nets out of the game, but Melo provided what we desperately needed while he was out - consistent scoring. Have to give it to Melo - 31 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals, 1 block