Final: Knicks 116, Boston 92

The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics on the road, 116-92.

The Knicks’ win streak was extended to five games, matching the longest win streak of the season from Jan. 5-13. With the win, the Knicks took possession of the No. 9 seed in the Eastern Conference — 3.0 games back of the Atlanta Hawks of the No. 8 seed — and finished the season series with Boston at 2-2.

Without the likes of Amare’ Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin and Tyson Chandler in the frontcourt, center Cole Adrich notched his first double-double in his Knicks career, scoring 12 points and hauling in 10 rebounds. Even without Stat and Chandler, the Knicks out-rebounded Boston 47-38. Aldrich had a game-high three blocks.

Entering the contest, Boston had held opponents to shooting 19.1 percent from beyond the arc. The Knicks shot 57.9 percent from downtown and 52.5 percent from the floor overall.

The Knicks have eclipsed the 100-point scoring mark in each of the past five games, all resulting in victories. New York has held its opponents to under 100 points in three of those games, including Wednesday’s win vs. Boston.

The 68 points New York scored in the first half marked a season high, and the Knicks took a 20-point leads into the half. Carmelo Anthony had a game-high 34 points while rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. had 22 points off the bench.


The Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon at noon.




103 comments
tifoso6
tifoso6

What i take from this game is how bad Woodson is as a coach.  When Tyson Chandler went down it was obvious that he should have played Cole Adrich.   He is a big body, who can pass, defend and shoot a little.   I and many others said this time and time again.   Not only is Woodson stupid I feel that he may be a bit of bigot or maybe Aldrich does not have the right agent.   God, I will be so happy when Phil sends this guy packing.

rgm891
rgm891

Kenny Smith and Shaq are hitting the nail on the head with why the Knicks have struggled.

knickstape
knickstape

Just because we bring in Phil doesn't automatically mean we will run the triangle he doesn't want to coach he wants to be the president of ball operations

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Finally we will see some Accountability around here...

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Has any coach been successful running the triangle, other than Phil, of course.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

I think Pablo can run the triangle well, Felton....not so much.

rgm891
rgm891

Doesnt look good for LA in Portland.  Hoefully his injury isnt a big deal.  What a blow that would be for them

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Until I see the press conference and I hear it from Phil I'm still skeptical, sorry

Josh Gabriel
Josh Gabriel

So how credible is Greg Anthony? NBA TV (which is technically the NBA) is confirming it, so I guess its done right?

rgm891
rgm891

All these guys on this set are in shock with this move lmaoo judging by their facial expressions

rgm891
rgm891

No need to go to the protest. Only reason to go is to scream fire baldy!!!!!

Sandro
Sandro

NBA TV is on it.

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@tifoso6  

Woodson is "NOT" a bigot! 

Clueless at times, YES!

But not a bigot! 

There are too many bigots that come to this blog everyday for you "NOT" to know what a bigot act and sound like!

CiceAsNice
CiceAsNice

@rgm891 I disagree somewhat.

Melo has to shoot when no one else is making shots and plus he is one of the best to do it...ever!

Also, Shaq also said Melo never shoots off of screens which is a total fallacy.  It is hard to go by the opinion of pundits that don't watch every game.

Tikki
Tikki

@zdiddy4nyk  

Is it confirmed Phil will be GM?  I see Phil as President of Basketball Operations - someone who will establish a long-term vision for the organization and then hire a GM to carry out that long-term plan while handling the day-to-day grind.

knickstape
knickstape

@zdiddy4nyk  If nothing else having Phil on the phone calling other GM's demands respect unlike Steve Mills who other GM's laugh at and are only willing to trade with if they rip the Knicks off in the process. 


Phil will bring in a good coach that can carry his message, he's the GM not the coach he doesn't need to be there every night but hell definatly do what he has to do in order to be successful 

1harris1
1harris1

@zdiddy4nyk 68 really isn't considered "old" nowadays  To me, the fact that the negotiations between him ad Dolan have taken awhile suggests that his heart is really into this and he wants things  to be structured correctly.  I understand he's getting a big pay day, but that was going to be a given with him from the start anyway.

rgm891
rgm891

@zdiddy4nyk  No way Phil Jackson is going to tarnish his NBA legacy.  I know for a fact Phil is the ultimate competitor and is going to do whatever it takes to top the Rileys etc.  He been around huge pressure situations and is ready to conquer his last great career achievement with where it all began for him.  Bringing in top notch help and the negative nancies will just add fuel to the fire.  We have nothing to worry about man in terms of his commitment. 

rgm891
rgm891

@zdiddy4nyk  Shaq was with Phil.  If he was the one stating that,  I believe Phil will get it done with Melo if he stays.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@thatsagoodpoint  I'm not entirely sure it can be ran successfully. It takes a lot of work and it takes a lot of smarts to pull it off successfully.

Coaching is, imo, the biggest factor. I don't know if there's a coach out there that can really put it into motion properly enough to contend.

Personally, we don't have enough efficient 3 pt shooters (aside from Timmy) and only one big man that can score with his back to the basket (Amare) which are fundamental for the triangle.

Tyson's a defensive player that thrives off the P&R. Felton's not a solid 3 pt shooter. Shumpert can barely score. 

JR can fit with a lot of work on his jumper.

The triangle is based on motion and movement inside, which isn't related at all with what Woodson does.

We have specific players that can help to execute it, but I'm not sure if it really can be done successfully.

Melo would the focus, but his role would have to change daramatically.

redhorse
redhorse

Lol streetball mentality... shaq and smith are def right...I watch the games,but without melo blinders.. and im not trying to diss melo but the ball needs to move guys for others to get in a flow..i dont blame melo tho I blsme woodson... have u guys played ball before??? Im sure u guys played with a ball hog before...tell me is it easy to play ur game if there is thst type of person on ur team?... and just to point out when that whole lin thing happened and melo came back he had one of his worst shooting percentages...why?? Cuz he wasnt getting the ball...

rgm891
rgm891

@knickstape @rgm891  Talking about mainly ball movement and how it is terrible when a player holds the ball for more than 4 to 5 seconds because it ruins flow and production.  Focused on the offensive end mostly and didnt talk about the defensive end.  Stuff we already know That's why Knicks go on and off during ball games.  

rgm891
rgm891

@Tikki @zdiddy4nyk  That was my understanding also.  I am not sure.  So many questions haha.  Gotta wait til the details come out and the greatest press conference ever.

Tikki
Tikki

@zdiddy4nyk @Knicks_Fanatic  

Former JVG assistant Steve Clifford is doing very good work in Charlotte. Top-6 defense.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Like I said I think it's done, but still have my doubts, it's me being a long suffering Knicks fan

Sandro
Sandro

@thatsagoodpoint

Phil will get a Triangle coach and will seek Triangle guys.

Finally, the Knicks will have a system, a identity again.

rgm891
rgm891

@thatsagoodpoint  Absolutely man.  What did Greg Anthony state unfortunately I missed it? Thanks

CiceAsNice
CiceAsNice

@Jimmy BX See my post Jimmy, I wrote it before I saw your post.  I totally agree with you!  Impatient fans also like to listen and read what the reporters say and go with that talking point.  There are many reasons for the Knicks bad season and ball movement is very, very low on that totem pole!

rgm891
rgm891

@Kiyan Carter Absolutely man I agree.  PJ changed MJ and Kobes game.  It can def happen with Melo also.  Good years ahead for him if he stays with us.

rgm891
rgm891

@Kiyan Carter  Yes I totally agree but this is mostly on coaching and it shows Woodson has no balls.  The isolation is obviously awesome for Melo and I guarantee u Woodson makes players sit around and wait.  If that wasnt the case it would have already been fixed by now.  I dont care that Melo is the so called leader of this team, we need a coach that creates a good balance for all our players mainly on the offensive end. Stop constantly running isolation and focusing on one of our players strenghts on the offensive end even though Melo is a scoring machine. It ruins flow and production.  Obviously there are going to be times we should use iso I understand that, but we run it way to much.  Melo is one person on this team, it's time we show the importance of playing more as a team and believing in one another.  That's half the battle.  I understand our players have been very inconsistent, but look at the ball movement mainly in the first half of tonight game,  it's no coincidence on why we were shooting lights out.  Like it or not Melo needs to become more of a team player and stop forcing ridiculous shots.  I believe Melo will become that player once the triangle system is in set or else it will fail miserably.We need a coach who treats everyone equally.  Even get in Melos face once he makes a mistake.  He keeps doing the same mistakes over and over and Woodson just accepts it.  Melo is not growing as a player with a coaching staff such as ours currently.  I believe things will change if Melo does indeed stay mainly in terms of his overall game. That alone will create much more consistency.  This goes for everyone on our team just used Melo as an example.  Amare is a totally different problem

rgm891
rgm891

@zdiddy4nyk @rgm891 I definately agree. I am curious to see how long he stays in NY throughout the course of the season.  Def a cause of concern but I believe he knows the commitment that comes with this job.