Knicks start slowly. Knicks turn on the jets. Knicks lead by many many points.
Knicks open 4th quarter slowly. Bucks rally back from down big. Knicks turn on jets. Bucks lose.
Aside from the stretches to open the game, and then the 4th quarter, the Knicks continued to play beautiful, picturesque basketball. It’s the same sort of basketball that helped them beat the Pistons, contest the Bulls, double up on wins against the Hawks, smack the Heat, and nearly edge the Spurs in San Antonio. Brushing up on the game against the top clubs in the league is the recipe for blowing out the lower tier of clubs, which is what a really excellent club will do. The Knicks are looking a lot like a really excellent club lately. Maybe they are a really excellent club. That would be nice.
Melo continues to be an energy vortex with spiraling arms of universe birthing. I don’t know exactly what that means, but he’s great. He does a little bit of everything to help the team win. What a breath of fresh air. He’s noted that he’s feeding off his teammates willingness to play defense and share the ball. If that’s the new Melo, whoosh….the league is in some trouble. Porzingis and Lopez played STIFLING interior defense. They’ve been taking away the shots in close for weeks now, but against a team like the Bucks, who don’t really shoot the ball well from distance, that’s flying guillotine stuff. Off with their heads.
Hey Milwaukee….go back to your custard stand. We gon’ run this town tonight.