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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New York 104, Charlotte P.A.L 84

New York Knicks 104 Final
Recap | Box Score
84 Charlotte Bobcats
Landry Fields, G 31 MIN | 3-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 6 PTS | +7

On anything other than a slash to the bucket Fields looked really bad. But when he slashes, he looks pretty decent. He made solid decisions on his passes, he rebounds well, and when he makes eye contact with backcourt, he can finish at the rim. But man oh man does the jumper look bad. His shot is basically a knuckleball, which would be fine if he played for the Yankees. Given the condition of that New York rotation, maybe he should.

Josh Harrellson, F 30 MIN | 8-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 18 PTS | +17

Speaking of knuckleballs….
Is it just me or does Jorts appear to be in perpetual slow motion? You see him winding up for the shot, you’d think the defense would be able to stop it but no; he still gets the shot off (and most of them were good!) There was one offensive board in the second where he barely seemed to be moving yet he beat two Bobcats to the spot and hit a turn around jumper. My only explanation for this is that Jorts defeated Flashman, and now has use of the time stopper.

Amare Stoudemire, PF 24 MIN | 9-15 FG | 3-5 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 21 PTS | +14

Stat looked very spry tonight running with basically the Knicks’ B team. The combination of the cornrows and Tyrus Thomas made Stoudemire look a good eight years younger (against Bismack Biyambo, not so much). You might have missed it, but our own Jim Cavan made the case for making Amare the 6th man. While I’m sure Stat would never go for it, he did look really good going against the Charlotte Police Athletic League All-Stars.

Mike Bibby, PG 37 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 12 AST | 3 PTS | +15

A 12 dime, 1 turnover production really should warrant some protection from undead jokes. It really, really should..

Iman Shumpert, G 21 MIN | 4-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | +7

Over at Grantland.com, Shump finished as one of the top ranked rookies. Well deserved. I’m not sure where this team would be without his play this season. Congrats on the great season.
Not much to say about tonight’s game. My wife remarked “Is he picking up fouls just to get out of the game and sit with the other starters?” It got me thinking, Shump has picked up a few more fouls lately. I can’t tell if Shumpert’s recent foul woes is late season fatigue, a consequence of playing through an ankle sprain, or the refs paying closer attention to his Shumptastic defense. Hopefully, the next few days will give Shump a well deserved rest, and perhaps the refs will remember that Dwayne Wade is one of the chippiest players at his position.

Dan Gadzuric, C 6 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | 0

Hi Dan.

Steve Novak, SF 32 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | +16

He is not a “one trick pony.” He is a one trick thoroughbred.

J.R. Smith, SG 36 MIN | 10-16 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 6 AST | 22 PTS | +18

It is very nice to see J.R. playing this well going into the playoffs. One of the few areas in which the Knicks may have an advantage over the Heat is in offensive depth, particularly off the bench. Smith really is the reserve X-factor because he is the one multidimensional reserve we have. The guy who does a little bit of everything will need to be very good at all of it.

Jerome Jordan, C 24 MIN | 6-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 13 PTS | +6

Nice touch. Unlikely we will see it again this year, but nice just the same.

One Thing We Saw

  1. I’m sure some other contributor, a much better writer than I, will offer a retrospective of this season. I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that this was one of the most frustrating– exciting–bewildering–nail biting–desperate–exhilarating–“man we stink”–“wow we’re good”–“Did you see that?”–“FML”–“What did I just see” seasons of my 27 years as a Knicks fan. I’m glad there is still more to this story. It has been great to share all of it with you folks who make this site what it is. Thanks for making this season such an enjoyable, memorable ride.
    See you in Miami Saturday.
    Go New York. Go New York Go.

11 comments on “New York 104, Charlotte P.A.L 84

  1. llcoolbp

    Go new York go ny go! They can upset the heat. I think this team has enough swag to believe it. Saturday can’t get here fast enough.

  2. BigBlueAL

    Completely agree with your One Thing We Saw.

    I will be spending the next couple of days watching Knicks-Heat playoff games from 1998/1999/2000 lol

  3. 2FOR18

    We should give a shout out to Lin for saving the season. Without him, this would have been a lottery team, and we probably wouldn’t even have the top 5 protected pick.

    Ever since the decision, I’ve wanted the Heat in the playoffs, so I get my wish.

    You’re so right about JR; if he plays like this, we have a chance to beat anyone in the East. He will probably have to spend a lot of time guarding Wade; I can see Shump being in a lot of foul trouble.

    Another poster said he believes in karma, and so do I, so once again, here’s required, not for one, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7 times a day:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9BqUBYaHlM

  4. daJudge

    Thanks for the recap Thomas B. Agreed with the crazy season and I hope it’s about to get even crazier. Beat the Heat.

  5. JC Knickfan

    Novak didn’t get 250 min attempt 3pt% records. Look like he finish 4th on all-time list.

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