HOUSTON â?? This was Lindefensible.
With all of the magical qualities Linsanity was supposed to possess, who knew one of them would be getting the Knicks to stop playing any defense?
The Knicks may well be better off without Jeremy Lin, but certainly not Friday night in a 131-103 disgrace to…
HOUSTON â?? Rasheed Wallace missed last night’s 131-103 loss to the Rockets with a sore foot, the Knicks announced 20 minutes before tip-off. That should have meant a chance for Marcus Camby to actually play in his new hometown, but he never left the bench and remains in an odd…
HOUSTON â?? Jeremy Lin said last night he probably never will recreate the sensation of Linsanity, but at least a 131-103 victory over the Knicks was a major confidence-boosting step for the Rockets point guard toward getting out of his slump.
Lin and Houston won the game, even if he lost…
HOUSTON â?? First, the good news: it is unlikely the Knicks are going to spend any time wringing their hands that Jeremy Lin plies his trade for the Rockets. That applies to all but the most ardent disciples of Linsanity among the fan base, too.
How much time do…
Maybe in the end the question wasn’t whether Carmelo Anthony could have coexisted with Jeremy Lin, but whether Mike Woodson could have accepted Lin as his starting point guard.
It wasn’t Linsanity that got the Knicks but rather their unwillingness to defend, rebound and above all else maintain their composure. From a Knicks perspective, this was insanity and embarrassing in every way imaginable.
HOUSTON — Rasheed Wallace did not play on Friday due to a sore left foot.
With Wallace out, it would seem like a perfect time to get Marcus Camby into the lineup. But Camby was a DNP against Houston.
Mike Woodson said before the game that the 38-year-old veteran was still working his way into game shape.
“We haven’t had a chance to practice. He’s still doing his conditioning work every day,” Woodson said. “But it’s different, to be able to get out on the practice floor as a unit and run up and down and do different things.
HOUSTON — Awful. Unacceptable. Frustrating.
Those were the words flying around the New York Knicks’ locker room late Friday night. And it had nothing to do with losing to Jeremy Lin.
It was all about getting embarrassed on defense in a 28-point loss to Lin’s Houston Rockets.
“It’s unacceptable,” a weary Mike Woodson said after the Knicks’ loss in Houston. “An awful, awful performance on our part.”
Just how bad was it? The Knicks gave up a season-high 131 points against Houston, the most points they’d allowed in Woodson’s 39 games as head coach (playoffs included).
Jeremy Lin got to the basket with the ease and flair he showed last season as a Knick. Carmelo Anthony also had some moments that reminded you of last season — when Mike D'Antoni was the coach.