Notes From the Knicks 90-75 Win Over Cleveland

That was a solid win, but the real schedule starts this week. New York knocked off a Kyrie Irving-less Cleveland team 90-75. JR Smith and Carmelo Anthony carried the team on offense while the defense was strong as usual. Toney Douglas was resurrected from the depths of the underworld and gave the Knicks 10 “eh” minutes of play. He wasn’t great, but he wasn’t horrible. He was just “eh” tonight. The Knicks were good defensively and the Cavs were inept offensively. It was a game the Knicks should have won, and they won. Now, the real schedule starts. They play Indiana, Orlando and Chicago twice this week. New York has a lot to work to do, but they got off to a good start tonight.

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Knicks-Cavs: What to Watch For

Jeremy Lin is out for 6 weeks with a meniscus. For those of you that don’t know anything about calendars, this means that he will, BEST CASE SCENARIO, return in the middle of may. The Knicks are pretty screwed right now. Stoudemire is out 2-4 weeks, Jeffries is still out and numerous other guys are hurt. They are the walking dead. I’m sorry, this team is not going to win anything in the playoffs. Unless Lin and Stoudemire miraculously come back and produce in the first round of the playoffs, the Knicks are almost a sure bet to be done. This sucks. Also, the Knicks and Cavs play tonight. I guess I’ll preview the game.

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Notes From the Knicks 100-90 Loss to Atlanta

In a game that was slow as molasses and sloppier than the sloppiest of joes, the Knicks dropped their 2nd game under Mike Woodson as they lost 100-90 to the Hawks. Carmelo Anthony and Iman Shumpert delivered on offense, but they were the only ones to do so. Anthony and Shumpert combined to score 61 of the Knicks 90 points and the Knicks had no other players hit double figure scoring. Josh Smith, Joe Johnson and Willie Green (who?) were the beasts for Atlanta tonight, scoring 71 of Atlanta’s 100 points. New York actually won the third quarter, for the first time since the age of the Dinosaurs, but their defense faltered down the stretch in the 4th quarter. Big 3 pointers by Joe Johnson and Willie Green stuck the dagger in the Knicks collective hearts and the game was over with about 3 minutes to go.

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