Yes, the Knicks actually won a game in which they scored 82 points.
Can you remember the last time that happened? I can’t. The Knick defense smothered Philadelphia Wednesday night, en route to a 82-79 victory. The re-energized Knicks held Philly to 38.7% shooting from the floor. Mike Woodson has this team playing with more energy then they have in a decade. I understand its a 5 game sample size, and I’ve been as skeptical as anyone, but we can only read into these last 5 games. Nobody knows what will happen in the next 5 games. The Knicks may go 0-5 and lose every game by 40. Nobody knows. Over these past 5 games though, the Knicks have given playoff like effort. I believe this is the best 5 game stretch this team has had in the past decade. Their effort, especially defensively, has been nothing short of outstanding. Tonights game showcased just how well the Knicks are playing.
New York didn’t shoot well all night. They made up for it by defending and rebound. Yes, the New York Knicks with Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, dominated a quality opponent on the road by defending and rebounding. You can argue that Stoudemire was the Knicks most energized defender tonight! He had the defensive play of the game, when he destroyed Elton Brand in transition by blocking his shot and sending the ancient Sixers power forward to the deck. I almost fell out of my crappy desk chair when he did that. I think I speak for every Knick fan when I say that that play was f&%$#@ awesome!! Go Knicks!!!
Here are my notes from the game: Continue reading