I’m not going to lie to you. Actually, if you saw the Knicks pull out a last seconds win (99-96) against the still winless Wizards of Washington, I can’t lie to you. The truth is that this win was brutal, not just plain brutal, presidential primary type brutal.
There were a few positives and I hope to share them with you later, but the Knicks were 16 seconds and a Carmelo Anthony three-pointer away from total embarrasment and panic. For most of the first half, until D’Antoni FINALLY decided to give Iman Shumpert extended minutes, the Knicks looked woeful on both ends of the floor.
Melo scored 37 points. Amare Stoudemire finally had a decent game with 23 points, 12 boards and 2 steals. Shumpert did it all though with 5 steals and 7 assists while contributing 10 points and 3 boards in 37 minutes. Wake up Mike D’Antoni.