Once again, in a game the Knicks absolutely had to win (the Hawks playing on the road on the second night of a back-to-back without their star player), they did.
And that, as Marth Stewart might say, is a good thing.
However, once again, you can’t get too excited when the Knicks beat up on teams they certainly SHOULD beat up on. It is a nice sign, though, and certainly a better one than LOSING to teams like this (and it is also an improvement over the Memphis game, which was a blow-out that turned into a ballgame).
Eddy Curry continues his inspired play, but the best part, though, was Jared Jeffries, who was an absolute delight out there on the court. There was one particular play, when he saved a ball from going out of bounds, that I don’t think a single Knick from the past five years would have made. It was more hustle than Charles Oakley even used to show! A truly amazing move by Jeffries.
His scoring, though, was a bit TOO good to be true, it appears, so I will not take too much solace in that, as I doubt he will keep that up.
In any event, the Knicks had a strong game on both sides of the ball, and Curry had another 20 point game.
For one night, at least, all was right in Knick-ville.
Now let’s please see them do this against a team that doesn’t have a built-in excuse for losing.