Blazers 100, Knicks 95
It only took 3 games, but New York has a losing record again. The Knicks dropped their home opener to Portland, 100 to 95, leaving their record at 1-2 on the season. To say it was a winnable game for New York is an understatement, as the Knicks were up 92-83 with 5:32 left to go. I don’t want to go too much into the details on this one, but I do have a question to ask. Wasn’t replacing David Lee with a scoring superstar supposed to prevent these fourth quarter meltdowns? Not that I’m blaming Amar’e on this one, but if he pulled it out in the final minutes the story would have been how his creative scoring led the team to victory. If people are supposed to use cliches when they naturally occur, then it only makes sense to point out the times when the converse narrative occurs.