Final Score: Bobcats 108, Knicks 98

The Bobcats snapped the Knicks 5-game winning streak with a 108-98 win in Charlotte.

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Carmelo Anthony was 9-for-22 from the field for 20 points. He only got to the line twice. He also had 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

Amar’e Stoudemire had another effective game off the bench, scoring 17 points in 22 minutes.

Tim Hardaway Jr. also scored 12 points as the first guard off the bench, while JR Smith did not come in off the bench.

For the Bobcats, Al Jefferson dominated with 35 points. Kemba Walker had 25. And Gerald Henderson had 17.

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The Knicks fell apart in the 4th quarter after trimming the deficit to only 4 points.

But the Knicks shouldn’t have been cutting away at a Bobcats lead in the first place. It all started with the poor defense in the mid-range area and in the post. The Bobcats took advantage by shooting 52% from inside the arch.

Then with the Knicks offense, there wasn’t much success with the pick and roll, evidenced by Raymond Felton’s 3 assists before fouling out. And the Knicks have had success lately because Carmelo Anthony has become a passing threat as well as a scoring threat.

Today, he was only 9-for-22 from the field. When Melo shoots poorly like that, he makes up for it by getting to the line, but he only had 2 FTAs tonight. And he had 22 assists during the Knicks 5-game win streak, but he had only 3 tonight.

As for JR Smith not playing tonight, he was very effective for the past two games so I don’t understand why Woodson did not play him. This proves that Smith no longer has his coach’s trust and needs to earn it back.




87 comments
chris
chris

this game is on woodson


chandler did not have it tonight and he is still sick, he should have been taken out early and bargs should have been put on al jeff


melo bargs chandler frontcourt does not work. Team needs to fix this


Felton is garabage. worst pg in the nba. We reallly need an upgrade badly. a pg that can defend a little and run the offense

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

You know I hate to think this, but JR is one failed drug test away from a 10 game suspension. It took 3 failed tests to get him the initial 5. After that every failed test adds another 5, so maybe that's why he sat out and why he is packing his luggage. 

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

If JR is getting traded, which CAA clients are available and who among them fit his salary slot?

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Apparently, not sure if true, Tyson said J.R. "was" a good teammate. 

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

JR Smith was seen packing luggage in the Knicks locker room. Usually his baggage is metaphorical.

chuco
chuco

Yea we lost but I tip my hat off to the Knicks no one expected us to go 6-2 on this trip

C0P0
C0P0

I don't want Jr. Smith - The Sixth Man traded,  just Jr. Smith - The Knucklehead. 

Unfortunately, The Sixth Man was murdered somewhere in the back of a brothel in Boston by The Knucklehead last year.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Here's my JR trade. JR and Bargnani for David Lee 


Oscar Serna
Oscar Serna

once Smith gets traded, we all will finally stop seeing this Woodson and Smith affair.

Kenneth Combs
Kenneth Combs

Maybe they have a tradd for tom. And dont want to take a chance he would get hurt.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Anyone one think that maybe the Knicks are messing with JR's head on the DNP tonight. First they send out trade rumors and then sit him on the eve of the first day he can be traded. Dolan could be settling a score.

lesdiggz
lesdiggz

@Buck50 WOW this dude is effing slow, change your name to bucket/helmet. JR is not the second leading scorer on this team. not even off the bench

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

JR must have done something off the court to piss off Woodson since last night's win.

1harris1
1harris1

He did say that, but it seemed he meant it in the context of how JR conducted himself during the game tonight.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

JR is eligible for trade tomorrow. Could be deal is done.

omega_red
omega_red

@NYKnickerBocker could it be that maybe he was getting ready to get on the flight to indi? for practice tomorrow?

chudogz1
chudogz1

Serious? He has luggage in his locker? I guess to go clubbing after games;)

lesdiggz
lesdiggz

@Buck50 Are you serious? what has JR done all season? not play the hero, hes just been in the way, except for maybe two three games tops. sry dude your reaching higher than JR n the off season

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Buck50 

We gave up 108 points. Unless JR could have slowed down Jeffereson or Kemba, I don't think so.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@NYKnickerBocker I see no market for JR.

Who'd want a guy who's such a screw up? Last season at least his presence was positive on the floor, which compensated for most of his bonehead activities off the floor.

I can't fathom a club being stupid enough to take him at this point.

rico
rico

Could be..Andre Miller looks like the most obvious mark but who knows? Jan 15 is 25 minutes away

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Actual tweets coming out. He was really packing his luggage.

Benched the night he can be traded. I don't know. Maybe a deal is done and we will hear about it tomorrow.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@ExpectTheWorst@Knicks_Fanatic  

Lee has three years left on his contract and they were in the mix for Bargnani before we offered the pick. Lee has one more year on his contract than Bargnani. They need the cap relief to extend Klay Thompson. They are also trying to find a guard off the bench to replace Jarret Jack

"Golden State offered Lee in a package for Toronto's Andrea Bargnani, sources said, but the Raptors made a deal with the New York Knicks to shed the final two years, $22.5 million on Bargnani's contract."

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--warriors-explore-trading-david-lee-051633769.html

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@SheSaidSpikeWho @Knicks_Fanatic I read Dolan threw a fit because he wasn't happy at the little childish reaction to his brother being waived more so than the whole betrayal thing.

There was this whole article about how they all sat down to tell JR and his reaction wasn't too positive.

melo7
melo7

To the spurs for picks

rgm891
rgm891

@melo7 Thanks man. No details im assuming? I don't see anything lmao

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@rico I sincerely doubt Denver wants back what they once disregarded like dirty diapers.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

That would be nice, but which team is dumb enough to take JR?

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rico 

Lee missed three games last year and has played in every game this year. Who are you going to trade Bargnani and JR for and not get a bad contract back?

Lee is getting19 and 10 this and can be the second scorer for us and we sure could use a board man.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@1harris1 

Dolan wants to win now and he is running the ship. I could see him doing a deal like that. 

2015 is too far in the future.

rico
rico

Lee has hip probs is oft injured and has an aweful contract. Sure trade anybody but not for injured players with long bad tracts..we already have those

1harris1
1harris1

Can't see the Knicks taking on D Lee's contract and surrendering valuable cap space for 2015.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@ExpectTheWorst@Knicks_Fanatic 

It's all about taking the $15 million that Lee would get in 2015-16 and giving that to Klay Thompson. Bargnani steps in for Lee. Their backup guards are our old friend Toney Douglas, Bazemore, and Nedovic. That's pretty weak.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@BiggieSmalls  That only makes sense to people who are thinking rationally. I've dealt with enough people with issues and they don't always thinks things through; they just act impulsively.