Knicks Lose to Woeful Hornets 89-85 at MSG
February 18th, 2012
The Jeremy Lin era started with seven steps forward and one large step back, which took place last night at home against the team with the worst record in NBA, the New Orleans Hornets. You can’t say the loss was Lin’s fault, or Amare Stoudemire’s, both of whom scored 26 points, but it was the lack of offensive contributions from the rest of the Knicks’ supporting cast.
The Knicks, who have generally been outstanding from the 3-Point area this season, were horrific, only shooting 4 of 24 from the area, while the Hornets shot a solid 58%.
The Knicks commited 21 turnovers, nine which came from Jeremy Lin. However, he led the offensive spark and had 5 assists and 4 steals. As a team, the Knicks have to continue to cut down their turnovers, which they have since there previous seven game winning streak.
It was hard to tell how committed the Knicks were to last night’s game playing a Hornets team without any real star power. However, the Knicks were torched by their own former first round draft choice Trevor Ariza, who scored 25 points. The Knickerbockers play the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, and one has to wonder if they weren’t looking ahead to Sunday, rather than taking care of business with the Hornets.
When it is all said and done, it was a difficult game to take in. The crowd was into it the entire night, but the Knicks trailed from the opening minute. They kept it close many times, but never had that big shot or key play to turn the game around.
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