Welcome back, Melo! The Knicks started off well with everyone passing the ball and it was nice to see Baron Davis back on the floor, playing a few minutes. Everything was great following a tough win against the Mavs. The Knicks looked like a power house team. So, why did we lose a game at home against the lowely NJ Nets? Deron Williams was unstoppable and Kris Humphries looked a little like Dwight Howard on the floor. Plus, rookie Marshon Brooks added some fire power.
Lin had a pretty solid night, but there were times that he was reluctant to shoot and tried to give the ball to Melo and Amar’e when he should’ve just played his game. JR did not shoot well and Tyson was in foul trouble for most of the night. This lost puts us back to the drawing board. The win against the Mavs does not mean anything now. The Knicks have all the right pieces to compete now for a title, but championship teams need to bring it every night. This was another bad loss at home against another bad team. Melo had a bad shooting game, but he just got back. I’m sure the next game he’ll be much better.
Despite the 6 turnovers, he had 6 nice assists. The Knicks continued to pass the ball around and that was nice to see. Baron playing will help us out because the Knicks will not have to depend solely on Lin. D’Antoni has a tough job in trying to figure out who and how to play these guys together, but figure it out, he will. The Knicks have everyone back with the exception of Josh Harrellson. We have the team but in order to get to the next step, D’Anotni has to play a bit of Tetris to figure out how to play these guys together. More importantly, the Knicks need to bring it every night, no matter who we are playing against! Hopefully, the Knicks will ride this ship sooner than later. Up Next, The Atlanta Hawks!