The New York Knicks went into last night’s game on a high. Playing the Nets (who have played three back to back games) on a day after defeating the NBA Champions and on a night when Carmelo Anthony returned from his groin injury and Baron Davis played his first game of the season, you might think it would be a walk in the park for the Knicks. Unfortunately for the orange and blue faithful, the New Jersey Nets absolutely stunned the Knicks 100-92.
Great Start and Bad Finish:
The Knicks started the game on fire and in the first five minutes took a 13 to 3 lead, and it was looking like the game was already on cruise control. But Deron Williams had a different idea. The Nets’ lone all-star played exceptionally, tying a career high with eight 3 pointers. Kris Humphries, whom was jeered each time he touched the ball, easily quieted the crowd with his monster 14 point, 14 rebound performance as he was hustling and muscling on every play.
Melo Returns And It’s Back To Losing Ways:
The Good: Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup for the New York Knicks. The Bad: Just as he left, the Knicks won 7 of 8 games and as soon as he returns, they lose to one of the worst team in the Eastern Conference. In 37 minutes played, Anthony finished with 11 points on 4 of 11 shooting and just couldn’t seem to get into a groove. Jeremy Lin played another solid game scoring 21 and adding 9 assists to his amazing start to his Knicks career. However, the question still remains of whether these two will be able to get some chemistry going in the second half of the season.
The Nets were up by 7 points and with 3:28 to go in the third quarter, Williams exploded. The Nets stunned the Garden by going on a 10-2 run, with all of the Nets’ points coming from Williams on three consecutive three pointers (the first of which was a four point play). D-Will finished the game with 38 points, 6 assists and 4 steals.
Next Up For The Knickerbockers:
The Knicks are ready to complete a five game home stand against the Atlanta Hawks, whose offense is absolutely explosive with the trio of Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and young point guard Jeff Teague. With two games before the All-Star break, Melo and Lin-sanity better hope to get the chemistry rolling before too long.
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