|(5-8, 4-4 away)|
|(7-5, 5-1 home)|
“We got an opportunity to make this a special trip. We’re starting to get our momentum, starting get our swagger and identity, of what type of team we are.” — Amar’e Stoudemire
“He’s shown that before. He has to have that mentality — that you’re open, you shoot and they close out, you drive. And you have to figure out that’s my game and don’t let anybody talk you out of it.” — Mike D’Antoni
“It was important, because it was not an easy part of the game. They were coming back and we were having trouble finding the right solution on offense. So I had to step up, using one of my strengths.” — Danilo Gallinari“We don’t want to jack up threes early in the shot clock. There’s a difference. If you’re wide open and we get it down and they get you on the numbers, go ahead. Why find a worst shot if it’s a good shot. We don’t want you coming down, maybe off the dribble, and you’re shooting 25 percent and jack it up.” — Mike D’Antoni“He played great tonight. He was falling down making shots.” — Amar’e Stoudemire
“It all came down to who got stops, and we got stops when we needed to and we hit big shots when we needed to.” — Raymond Felton
Make sure you check this game out.
Not only was it a lot of fun to watch Raymond Felton and Danilo Gallinari breakout, it was more fun because the Knicks won despite the inevitable 21-6 run by the Warriors to cut their double digit deficit to two late in the fourth quarter. We’ll come up with our game notes later, but suffice it to say Danilo finally was clutch — instead of disappearing in the fourth he hit his tres and was more aggressive to the basket when the defender closed in on him. Felton was just spectacular with 35 points and 11 assists to lead the Knicks. The lousy Clippers are next. Can you say “Three Game Winning Streak?”