This afternoon, the New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by 16, 100-84, to better their record to 2-0 on the young season. The Knicks have not started a season 2-0, since 1999-2000, so it’s safe to say they’re off to a very solid start.
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- Melo continues to give a shit on defense, which really transforms his game. He dove into the stands, in attempts of saving a ball after he blocked it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him express that kind of hustle on the defensive end before… but I love it!
- SHEEEEEEEED! Late in the fourth, after another round of chants from the crowd, Mike Woodson injected Rasheed Wallace into the Knicks’ lineup. Sheed proceeded to pull down a rebound and made quick work of Nick Young in the post.
- Raymond Felton jumped out to a quick start again, but slowed down considerably for the remainder of the game. While he has lost a lot of weight, I think his stamina is still low. It’ll be interesting to see how he fairs over the next couple weeks.
- Melo in the post is so, so pretty.
- Ball movement continues to be a thing of beauty, and Jason Kidd is facilitating it. #VeteranLeadership
- Without Stoudemire and Shumpert, we knew the Knicks would need to find scoring elsewhere, well, today, Smith stepped up with 20 off the bench.
- The Knicks have only trailed once this season: 0-2 at the start of today’s game.