114 thoughts to “2012 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat”

  1. He does look really good, even hit a three. Melo and Fields are just not a good mix. He paired with Gallo much better….

  2. Owen: That was nasty….Only one Lebron….

    Wade and Lebron seem to have fresh legs. That was a dunk contest, though I thought the defense was much better there for most of the quarter.

  3. Miami has the sicker plays but tied after one thanks to 3s and FTs. Cautiously, delusionally hopeful.

  4. Here’s a theory – Melo’s teammates hate him so much that they purposely miss open shots when he’s on the floor.

  5. d-mar: Every 3 pointer we make is a direct condemnation of Carmelo Anthony.

    No doubt. There is so much better continuity out there. Guys are more confident in taking their shots because they know the ball is coming back to them. This team is a lot better right now than I’ve seen all year.

  6. d-mar: Here’s a theory – Melo’s teammates hate him so much that they purposely miss open shots when he’s on the floor.

    Subconsciously I have no doubt this is true. The guy is a vampire that drains teammates of juju.

  7. I can’t even fault them for shooting all these 3’s…this honestly is there only chance to win the game….just nailing about 50% from 3….won’t hold up, though, unfortunately, all night.

  8. Is it possible that melo was playing all those games hurt because he feared the result if he didn’t play…what an indictment against him if they actually played well….(sidenote: I don’t actually think he considered this, but it is funny to speculate about)

  9. art vandelay: Is it possible that melo was playing all those games hurt because he feared the result if he didn’t play…what an indictment against him if they actually played well….(sidenote: I don’t actually think he considered this, but it is funny to speculate about)

    is it any coincidence that Melo picked this game to sit, the one where there would be the lowest chance of the team making him look bad by playing well (or perceived to play well)?

    I don’t think so and I’m not sure what you find funny about it.

  10. At least Kevin Martin is out tonight for the Rockets. Hopefully he misses tomorrow as well giving the Knicks a real legitimate chance at winning in Houston tomorrow night.

  11. I’ve got a real positive feeling about this game. Yessir. Long as I get 8 3’s outta walker and the foundation for a methadone clinic outta tddwtddutd…

  12. At the very least, I’ll say this game is entertaining — the most disappointing part about this season, for me at least, has been the stagnant/boring offense. Plenty of ball movement tonight, more than bearable to watch.

  13. Tyler Murray:
    At the very least, I’ll say this game is entertaining — the most disappointing part about this season, for me at least, has been the stagnant/boring offense. Plenty of ball movement tonight, more than bearable to watch.

    Yeah, real entertaining to watch the Knicks shoot 35.7% from the field and basically just jack-up 3pters like its NBA Jam.

  14. If we can hit every single 3 pointer we take in the 2nd half, I truly believe we can lose by only 5 or 6 points.

  15. Fucking Wade had to return tonight. Knicks most likely would be up at the half if he wouldnt have played.

  16. BigBlueAL:
    Fucking Wade had to return tonight.Knicks most likely would be up at the half if he wouldnt have played.

    big blue…gimme something to be positive about. Ill start. The knicks…are not as old as the Celtics. Your turn.

  17. mura2337: big blue…gimme something to be positive about. Ill start. The knicks…are not as old as the Celtics. Your turn.

    I got nothing. lol

  18. mura2337: big blue…gimme something to be positive about. Ill start. The knicks…are not as old as the Celtics. Your turn.

    Baron Davis on the horizon, Knicks still in the game despite Amare’s stinker, and Carmelo finally realizes the team can’t win with injured hero ball!

  19. Tyler Murray: Baron Davis on the horizon, Knicks still in the game despite Amare’s stinker, and Carmelo finally realizes the team can’t win with injured hero ball!

    you, my friend, much like jorts, are a neverending waterfall of fun.

  20. mura2337: big blue…gimme something to be positive about. Ill start. The knicks…are not as old as the Celtics. Your turn.

    Bernard King is doing some announcing.

  21. d-mar:
    If we can hit every single 3 pointer we take in the 2nd half, I truly believe we can lose by only 5 or 6 points.

    There it is…

  22. Lets try a different, less JD fueled approach. Would the knicks, or the entire league, be better served if the owners had to sign a deal stating they would sell the team after a decade if there was no discernable improvement? Like, for example, if I’m praying for baron davis to save us from..being eliminated in the 1st round, and we ain’t been legit since 98-99, shouldn’t Dolan sell the team to someone who can tie their own shoes?

  23. How about let’s all be positive? They’re in the lead and playing intense in the 3rd!

  24. so my jerk just said hey, the nuggets are up 21 with 5 lefty in the 2nd. He hates the knicks and I hate him.

  25. BigBlueAL:
    Fields seriously couldnt finish or draw a foul on Chalmers on that fastbreak??

    Seriously sometimes you wish Landry graduated Stanford and just went to work of Google or something.

  26. Charging into Mike Bibby’s corpse is the basketball equivalent of rear-ending a parked car.

  27. ess-dog:
    How does Lebron come away injured after a collision with Bibby?

    Cause Lebron is light. Someone put another quarter in the bibby video game and bought another life for him

  28. That Fields’ blown fastbreak was kinda the turning point. Instead of going up 5 Knicks dont score on that possession and Battier hits back-to-back 3pters on consecutive possessions.

  29. Novak intimidates Lebron into taking a fallaway three and then comes down the court and shows him how its done.

  30. Amazing the Knicks can actually win this game. Would be a great time for Amar’e to remember he is Amar’e for rest of the game.

  31. BigBlueAL:
    Amazing the Knicks can actually win this game.Would be a great time for Amar’e to remember he is Amar’e for rest of the game.

    He’s gonna get his chance now.

  32. Hopefully, we can take a few positives from this loss – Douglas actually looking like an NBA player (although he had his usual awful TO’s) and Walker maybe becoming a true spark off the bench. But thank goodness Melo didn’t play, would have been a 30 point blowout.

  33. I’m pretty pleased with this team. I know it’s weird to say that just now, but the Knicks are a greatly depleted team and they are playing hard.

  34. Knicks offense this 4th quarter looking so much better w/o having Melo ISO all the time :-)

    Offense tonight if not for the flukey 3pt shooting would have had a hard time topping 70 points. Hopefully on Tues both Melo and BD return.

  35. Forgot about tomorrow night, if Kevin Martin is out maybe Knicks have a chance. Houston is pretty bad defensively.

  36. This team is awful. They were only in this game by virtue of fluke shooting. I’ve now watched 8 Knick losses in a row.

    I really keep thinking that I should just abandon ship and follow a team I enjoy watching, like the Nugs or Clips.

    Not only are the Knicks garbage, they’re hideous to watch. Terrible shooting, poor ball movement, just all around appalling offensive execution.

    Some day — possibly not in the next 5 years, but some day — they’ll get some legitimately good players and this suffering will seem worthwhile. No other reason to keep watching these bums.

  37. BigBlueAL:
    Knicks offense this 4th quarter looking so much better w/o having Melo ISO all the time :-)

    Offense tonight if not for the flukey 3pt shooting would have had a hard time topping 70 points.Hopefully on Tues both Melo and BD return.

    If the 3 pt shooting is fluky so too would it be fluky for the Knicks to get 70.

  38. The game clearly turned when D’Antoni stuck with the abysmal Bibby/Shumpert/Novak/Jeffries/Chandler lineup as the game was getting out of hand. I know there’s a game tomorrow night, but when your team is already depleted, you can’t go away from your good lineup that long.

    I remember thinking when that lineup had the team only down a point, “Wow, the Knicks got over two minutes into the fourth without this lineup blowing the game yet, he better pull them now.” And instead he pulled them when the Knicks were down 9.

  39. BigBlueAL:
    Forgot about tomorrow night, if Kevin Martin is out maybe Knicks have a chance.Houston is pretty bad defensively.

    Too bad, I’ll miss his stupid grin after after every shot he makes.

  40. Shump looks to be pretty useless on offense. None of these guys deserve to start except Chandler and maybe Fields now.

    I would trade TD for Jamaal Tinsley straight up at this point.

  41. EB: I’d trade half the team for tinsley at this point

    Tinsley bately plays. Is it possible he could be available or is he hurt again?

  42. On the threes it seems like if they miss them they suck and if they make them it’s luck. What gives?

  43. Yeah, agreed. The offense looked fine when they were running the viable starters out there. You plug Melo into the lineup the way it was playing tonight, they should do well.

    Some of the threes were bad shots, but the vast majority of them came from good ball movement.

  44. I think BD’s back is acting up. I know mine is. We have no PF (who is Amare?), no point guard, no true shooting guard, and our 3 is a chucker who took himself out of the game (ironically Bernard, whose fingers are still probably broken, was announcing). Our coach is Ayn Rand. Rant over, goodnight.

  45. How did Balkman not get into this game?

    It is beyond ridiculous. If they were already going to give up on scoring when they had the Bibby/Shump/Novak/Jeffries/Chandler lineup, they might as well have Balkman in there to play D.

  46. We need amare and Chandler to take more threes that will make our team better. The problem is all those two point shots which are just so darned hard to make. I mean look at the numbers clearly we should only ever take three pointers. no more twos for the rest of the season and we’ll be golden

  47. ess-dog:
    Shump looks to be pretty useless on offense.None of these guys deserve to start except Chandler and maybe Fields now.

    I would trade TD for Jamaal Tinsley straight up at this point.

    yeah….. imagine how bad off we would have been tonight offensively without chandler’s 2 field goals :-)

    but, as was said before the season started, you can’t run an offense without reasonable point guard play.

  48. bobneptune: because if he didn’t have a guaranteed contract , he wouldn’t be in the nba. it is really quite simple.

    Balkman would be a beast in the NBDL.

  49. Surprised that Shumpert never got matched on Wade who abused Fields esp. in the first half. He did do a reasonable job on LBJ when matched on him. Amazing that Amar’e still couldn’t get the ball in the paint even with the Knicks hitting all those threes. The ball did move quicker around the perimeter but moving the ball side to side ain’t good ball movement.

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