The Knicks fell to the Bulls by seven, 108-101, in a game that was not nearly as close as the final score indicates. The Knicks fell behind by 21 at halftime and the Knicks could not recover from that. Luol Deng was outstanding, as he scored 33 points on 13-18 shooting. Carmelo Anthony scored the quietest 39 points you will ever see, as 19 of them came in garbage time in the fourth quarter and he only shot 14-32 from the field.
The Bulls defeated the Knicks by four, 110-106, in a game that certainly was not as close as the score indicated. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 29 points and Luol Deng led the Bulls with 29 points, as well.
The Knicks lost an ugly and disappointing game to the Bulls in Chicago to move to 14-5 and end their five game wining streak.
The Knicks trailed 26-23 at the end of a rough first quarter. After a quick 6-0 start, the Knicks realized how great of a defensive team the Bulls are. There were very few open shots throughout the quarter and the ball movement wasn’t there. After the Knicks were outscored 10-0 after the 6-0 start during a four minute stretch. Raymond Felton was fouled hard on the left hand by Taj Gibson with two minutes left in the quarter and appeared to be in serious pain. But Felton bounced back and scored the next seven points for the Knicks. The three pointers were not as frequent, with Ronnie Brewer taking the first three with 8:38 remaining in the quarter. Rasheed Wallace hit the Knicks only two threes of the first quarter including a banker with 3.5 seconds remaining to tie the game. Wallace’s three, however, was answered back by a 43 foot shot by Marco Bellinelli, who was undoubtedly the story of the quarter, scoring 15 points.
I think @Netw3rk said it best, “Ronnie Brewer isn’t a shooting guard he’s a guarding guard.”
Ronnie Brewer is one of the best one-on-one defenders in the league, but if you haven’t heard of him, it’s likely because he isn’t very flashy on the offensive end. One thing is for sure: he gets the job done on defense. To show off Brewer’s, dare I say elite, defensive skills, I took a look at how four very talented shooting guards fared when going up against the defensive powerhouse that is Ronnie Brewer.
No Lockout this summer, Knicks fans! After the long, longer and longest summer for the NBA since 1998, fans have an actual summer of free agency to look forward to. With the flirting just getting started today and actual signings not happening until July 11th, let’s take a look at the top 10 restricted free agents on the market.
In their last regular season game at MSG this season, the Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 99-93. J.R. Smith lead the Knicks with 21 points, five assists and four steals. Blake Griffin led Lob City with 29 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
The playoffs are near. Like really near.
I’ve had numerous people ask me where I want the Knicks to finish the season, and ultimately whom I’d prefer them to play in the first round: Miami or Chicago.
The Knicks were not able to beat the best team in the league for a second game in a row as they lost to the Bulls, 98-86, and now only have a one game lead over the Bucks for eighth place. They play the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee.
Ok. Got my breath back. Heart rate back to normal. After coming back from a 10-point deficit with 3:45 left in the fourth quarter, the Knicks defeated the Chicago Bulls in overtime, 100-91. Carmelo Anthony, who hit both the game tying three-pointer to send the game to overtime and the winner, led the Knicks with 43 points on 16-for-31 shooting. Derrick Rose led the bulls with 29 points.
Tonight, the Knicks kicked off their one and only back-to-back-to-back with an energy filled loss at home against the Bulls, by a score of 102-105.
Now, like many times this season, the Knicks played three quarters of good basketball, but were debilitated by one quarter. Tonight, that quarter was the second.