|Carmelo Anthony, SF 45 MIN | 10-30 FG | 4-6 FT | 10 REB | 5 AST | 25 PTS | -9
As I understand it, this is how a quick reaction is supposed to work:
|Amare Stoudemire, PF 45 MIN | 4-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | 0
Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
|Tyson Chandler, C 36 MIN | 3-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | +1
Once again Chandler did everything he should do. Solid work on the boards, great defense around the rim and on his man. This must be infuriating for him.
|Landry Fields, G 46 MIN | 8-14 FG | 1-3 FT | 3 REB | 7 AST | 18 PTS | -7
It seems that he has started to figure out how to be a bit more effective in the offense. Outside of that charging call in overtime, I’m pleased with 18pt and 7 dimes from Fields. It is good that his on the court scoring has improved, because his off the court scoring is well…
|Iman Shumpert, G 41 MIN | 7-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 7 AST | 18 PTS | +8
Speaking of guys who are figuring it out, Shumpert may have had his best game as a Knick. He has put up bigger scoring numbers in other games, but when your rookie point guard plays 41 minutes and only has two turnovers with 7 dimes and 2 steals, you have to be pleased. Additionally, he really played his usual solid defense limiting Lawson (3-12fga) on offense.
|Jared Jeffries, PF 19 MIN | 2-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 5 PTS | -17
He had a Jeffrightened lay-up in the 3rd that I called a “lay-oops” when I saw it. He gets a solid C for having the sense not to do it again.
|Toney Douglas, PG 30 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 11 PTS | -10
10 shots from the floor, nine of them were three point attempts. At least he made 3 of them.
|Bill Walker, SG 11 MIN | 5-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 15 PTS | +5
Bill Walker was well on his way to having a great night. 5-5 in the second quarter with 3 3pfgm. I would have given him an A but he didn’t play much in the second half and he bears some of the blame for that. He should know by now that anyone who looks anything like Balkman runs the risk of becoming invisible to D’Antoni. For the sake of your career Bill, cut your hair!
|Josh Harrellson, F 17 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +4
Well I won’t have to complain about his three point shooting for a while. A fractured wrist will keep him out maybe 8 weeks according to early reports.
|Renaldo Balkman, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | PTS |
If he ever gets out of the Phantom Zone, the son of Jor-El will pay.
Five Things We Saw
- Let’s not panic yet.
- The backcourt is showing signs of figuring it out.
- Perhaps that will result in getting the ball to Stat more often.
- Perhaps Melo’ will stop going 1 on 3.
- Perhaps my AOL stock will rebound soon.