Final: Knicks 118, Timberwolves 106

The Knicks snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-106 defeat of the Timberwolves.

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After New York took a 66-55 lead into the half, the Timberwolves roared back into the game with a 31-point third quarter. However, the Knicks responded with a 30-point fourth quarter to quell the rally.

All five Knicks starters — Carmelo Anthony, Amare’ Stoudemire, J.R. Smith, Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler — scored in double figures. Anthony led the way with 33 points. Chandler had a double-double (15 points, 14 rebounds)

The Knicks shot almost 41-percent from beyond the arc, while the Timberwolves shot worse than 27 percent.

With the win, the Knicks pulled within six games of the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

It was the Knicks’ third win since Feb. 7 and the most lopsided victory since they topped Denver, 117-90.


The Knicks host the Utah Jazz on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 




87 comments
newyorker9
newyorker9

Amare, Chandler, Melo should start in every game for now on. hopefully Felton could keep playing like he did last night

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

if your atlanta in this loaded draft coming up why on earth would u wanna make the playoffs? to play the pacers or the heat? Knicks could conceivably make the playoffs.  Atlanta is def in tank mode and why not.  Knicks gotta bring it every night and they could still make it.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Hollinger's playoff odds has the Knicks with a 4.3% chance of making the playoffs today. One of the major obstacles to gaining the 8th spot is that we have to pass 3 teams and we already have 40 losses to Atlanta's 33. Not impossible, but highly improbable.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

it took the mr. retarted (literally) 62 -- YES 62 GAMES to figure out a compatible starting line up. Fvckin idiot! He still doesn't know rotations. 

tifoso6
tifoso6

Judging by the post-game comments after the game last night Woodson has a lot of support from management.  After all those guys speak the party line as directed by Dolan. Do not be surprised if he is back next year.  Incompetence is often rewarded by Dolan. 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

In Theory Knicks have a few winnable games coming up before they face the pacers.


Utah

Clev

Philly

Boston

Bucks


Then go and play the Pacers...then its..


Philly

Clev

Lakers

Kings


If they want to squeak in  the playoffs..they need to make a run right here 8-2..leaves them at 30-42...


Yea..I don't know why I do it to myself...but hey...season isn't over yet!


onewhoknix
onewhoknix

I am glad the Knicks got the W for once. To limit Kevin Love to the numbers he had was key. You guys are saying when Raymond Felton plays well the Knicks do so much better and too bad he is having a bad season.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Raymond Felton is a below average PG in the NBA. Below average point guards will have good to great for 25% of the season. Average PG (Teague, Jennings, Knight) will have great games 50% of the time. Then you have the Elite (Paul, Westbrook, Curry) who will have a great game 77-90% of the season.

The point is that the PG is such an important position if you do not have an elite playmaker (James, Durant) or coach. We would be such a better team with a Lowry or Teague in my opinion to push the ball all game, play defense, and finish around the rim. Anthony has such a great catch and shoot game (next to Dirk, Durant, Curry) that we never got to see this season because he has to do everything himself, including bringing the ball up the court often.

rico
rico

Wow, what a relief! Players must have thought they'd never win again. With 3 minutes it looked as though they could blow it. Thankfully Ray Feltup had his game of the year. It also looked like Minne mailed it in last night. 2 in a row would be orgiastic!

Now who was "rooting for the Knicks to lose?" Please come forward.

Anthony Michaels
Anthony Michaels

THE KNICKS ARE BACK!!  lol


Any win just prolongs much needed change.  Even though they're very capable of another losing streak, I kinda wished this one continued, just to see if Dolan would make a coaching move.  But with 20 games left, Woodson might be here til season's end

johneco
johneco

Ok, I'm an idiot but here goes:

We can easily go 10-3 the rest of March, we have an (ahem) easy schedule, with only 3 winning opponents.  That could place us in the final playoff spot!  Then we'd have to gut it out in April, when we have a tougher schedule, to hold onto that spot.

Setting myself up for one final disappointment...  

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Felton looked good tonight

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

I said a thousand times and I will keep sayin  bcuz proof is in the game. Every single time Melo has 5apg or better the Knicks win. Maybe not everytime but the winning ratio is high when he does. Ppl keep wanting to compare him to lazy dirk nowitzky who needed a whole team of talent around him as a star. No, you get paid superstar money to make plays....not just shoot. Good game by the Broadway Bully

Hansel Kimwell Tan
Hansel Kimwell Tan

Let us all congratulate Woodson for his 300 career W as a coach... long over due I believe... does anyone here plans to join the rally as posted in NY Daily? 

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

the ball was going in the hole finally. we got the lucky bounces for once

i love a win but I'm not gonna get excited until we win 10 straight 

po_diddley
po_diddley

Until we field a squad that is going to put forth legitimate effort into the game every night, I am finished putting effort into supporting them. Why should I care when they don't?

hashburry
hashburry

With the win, the Knicks pulled within six games of the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.-


Good stuff.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

I'm no Positive Pauline, nor a Negative Nancy.

Just a Battered Basturd following this woeful season.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Do we need to play at a fast tempo for this team to win? Here are our point totals in our last 7 wins dating back to January 24th..

116 98 117 117 114 110 125

dagawd
dagawd

Good win


Now they win go on a 5 game winning streak

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

"We've got to get better, more committed players. And when we do, all of us Knicks fans are going to be happier." 

- Jeff Van Gundy, on SAS and Ruocco today


Love that he still says "We", lol.  Knick fan through and through.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Mike Dell Italia  

We have to get past Atlanta, Detroit, and Cleveland.That's what is going to make the task very difficult. We are in 11th place.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

@firebaldy  I've been calling to start our so called big 3, amare is healthy and scoring like a beast.  Your paying these guys so much money and your team stinks.  I woulda been startin chandler amare and melo at least a month ago.  If your gonna go down go down with these guys.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@tifoso6  That's why we're marching on March 19th in front of the world's greatest arena!! Heady Murphy must go!

brookdon
brookdon

No game is winnable with us lol.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@MeloStat301  Great that you have a positive attitude...on the other hand, I'm sure that you know that fans of all the teams you listed are writing on their blogs that they have a "W" on the schedule because they goin' to play the hapless Knicks.

lindro88
lindro88

@Anthony Michaels  I think he's definitely here until the end of the season.  What is the point of making a change now.  Dolan decided to let him finish it out.  If they somehow go on a run and make the playoffs, I'll be happy because it will prevent Denver from drafting in the lottery, but in the big picture if it ends up saving Woodson's job, it will more than cancel that out.  I seriously doubt that will be an issue.  The likely way this unfolds, is they lose the next game by 20 or so, and things go back to normal.  People are shocked by a regular season win over a .500 team.  Shows just how much of a disaster this season has been.  

lindro88
lindro88

@johneco  Easily go 10-3 the rest of March.  This team has not won 2 games in a row in god knows how long.  Anything is possible, but to say they can easily win 10 of 13 is quite a stretch. They are more likely to lose 10 of those 13 than win them.  

johneco
johneco

@johneco BTW in April all 7 games are against winning teams.

brookdon
brookdon

5 assists come from JR and Felton actually hitting their shots...Felton actually looked like an NBA PG tonight.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Pete Mavrikk  just don't put your money where your heart is.  Or we'll live in mediocrity for eternity.

C0P0
C0P0

@Knicks_Fanatic  

LOL. If our opponents give up an AVG of 113.5 PPG, we'll probably win.


VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@brookdon  The issue to me is pride. As a pro, you gotta go out there and give 100%  every night.

Seeing a team not give a sh!t, night in and night out, giving up on their coach, is disgraceful, shameful, and an insult to the fans.

This team should be thoroughly ashamed of itself, adn this "coach" should be disgusted at how badly he's performed this season.


This team has no pride or character, which leads me to believe that yesterday's "occurence" won't happen too much in the remaining games.

I just don't trust in this team playing with heart. They haven't done it all season long. No reason to beleive it'll become an important part now.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@brookdon This is true...I'm just going on everybody playing good basketball from here on out...woodson starting his best 5 players..should've been done in January.

lindro88
lindro88

@1969JAN12th @MeloStat301  Glad I looked down, because I was about to write the same thing.  Every team eventually wins a game.  Looking at a list of games and thinking they are winnable has proven to be pointless.  Last night the Wolves probably took the Knicks for granted.  Teams like Utah, Cleveland, and Boston probably won't be taking anyone for granted.  BTW if they do lose to Philly next time, that will officially be the worst loss of this or any season they have had in history.  That Sixers lineup is so bad its shameful.  

johneco
johneco

@lindro88 @johneco Yea ok, the easily was a bit of a stretch.  You're right, if I was a bookie 3-10 is more likely than 10-3.  But I'm not a bookie, I'm a hopeless Knick fan clutching at straws. 

johneco
johneco

@rico @johneco lol - lord please grant me the wisdom...

lindro88
lindro88

@zdiddy4nyk @Kvdaone  Not knocking Melo's rebounding numbers, but he is not a great rebounder.  He basically plays the whole game.  He is often grabbing boards that are uncontested, put backs of his own misses, etc. .  Again, not knocking the effort, but his rebounding numbers are up as a result of the team's poor play.