Due to the current lockout, instead of watching the first full season with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire on the Knicks, we are left to imagine what could have been. Many, including myself, have anticipated this season to be one of the Knicks’ more successful years in more than a decade.
Since, once we finally have a respectable team, we miss at least one month of this season, I thought I would look back at the season of 1999-2000; one of the Knicks’ more successful squads in the past 15 years. I’m going to start this series and see where it goes. Please send me your thoughts on this series and let me know if you think it should be scrapped or continued.
NOVEMBER 6rd, 1999.
New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers.
Final Score: 93-102.
Knicks’ Record 3-1; 1st place in the Atlantic Division.
Knicks’ high scorer: Allan Houston/Latrell Sprewell – 22; high assists: Charlie Ward – 10; high rebounder: Latrell Sprewell- 11.
Cavaliers’ high scorer: Shawn Kemp – 25; high assists: Brevin Knight – 7; high rebounder: Shawn Kemp-9.
From the get-go, the Knicks fell behind. In the 1st quarter, the Cavaliers outscored the Knicks 37-26. That 11 point difference was, unfortunately, too much for the Knicks to overcome.
After a fantastic shooting night from Allan Houston, in Detroit, Houston continued his hot streak by shooting 53% from the field in Cleveland. Keep it up, Allan!