Mavericks 114, Knicks 97

Posted: February 3, 2011 in Knicks

So, tonight’s Knicks game pretty much sucked. When this team isn’t hitting 3-pointers, they’re as bad as any squad in the league, save maybe the Cavaliers. The Knicks sprinted out to a 34-27 lead after a quarter, then pretty much crapped the bed the rest of the way, especially in the third quarter.
Down 56-52 at half, the Mavs started the third quarter with a 28-6 run to take the Knicks out of the game. Amar’e Stoudemire disappeared after a strong start, and the Knicks clanked three after three off the rim, and that was basically it. It was so bad, guys like Andy Rautins and Anthony Randolph actually got off the bench late in the game.
Don’t look now, but the Sixers are just three games back of the Knicks for the No. 6 spot in the East. The Knicks have two games this week against Philly, so we’ll see how they respond.
Bottom line, this team doesn’t have the depth to do much in the playoffs. They also don’t have any margin for error. Most of the games they win are close and when they don’t have it, they get blown out. That’s what happens when you rely on the three and don’t play much defense. Mike D’Antoni ball at its finest.


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