Final Score: Heat 102 – Knicks 91

Need to Know: LeBron James scored 38 points, Mario Chalmers added 15 and the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks’ playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory on Sunday.

Smith made a Knicks-record 10 3-pointers, on an NBA-record 22 attempts, and finished with 32 points.

Raymond Felton scored 14 for New York and Carmelo Anthony managed only 13, on 4 for 17 shooting.

Anthony had two points after halftime, while James had 22.

Amare Stoudemire scored 12 and Tyson Chandler finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for New York.


Game Ball: J.R. Smith, who was heaving up 3-pointers left and right, helping keep the Knicks in the game.


What’s Next: The Knicks play at the Raptors on Tuesday, a 7 p.m. game.




202 comments
Mel Brown
Mel Brown

In order for the knicks to make the playoffs we need to go 4-0 and the hawks 2-4.  Considering the level of competition that remains on the Knicks schedule it's a wrap.  I am as enthusiastic and optimistic as they come but, the order is too tall.


I agree with Harris that despite our horrible season making the playoffs would've provided an ounce of joy and something to look forward to with anxiety during the evenings. 


The sound of TNT's the NBA on TNT musical score always brings pleasure to my evenings.  It just sounds that much better when our Knicks are in the playoffs. 


The question is do we rebuild or re-structure.  The blog is split on this decision.  I say re-structure starting with a coach, a pg.   I remain optimistic that Phil will flip one of expiring contracts into something of value.  We will see.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

Melo is not the problem. The FO and Woodson are the problem (FO that is pre Phil). He has been the warrior throughout and now that he is hurt folks want to desert him.

His bumazz coach should have the ballz to sit him if he was hurt but since he didn't develop the bench players who were better when the FIRST got here than they are now, he desperately displays Melo so the blame goes on the star player instead of him. Woodson has ZERO INTEGRITY or any redeeming qualities. He looks like an pothead bum in a bad suit and guys take up for him while trashing the one who has tried and fought for his team.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

Knixtradumbazz is a racist who should off of this blog! He disparages Black people and calls people chimps. He doesn't deserve responses unless they are critical of his racist posts.

cole3244
cole3244

its the same old crew that either has their head in the sand or up melo's a$$, the problems are always woodson or the other guys but just give melo a decent supporting cast and the titles will roll in just like their dreams of the mvp, ecf, and other unattainable goals when the team is nothing but a collection one trick ponies of perimeter shooting, iso, and i team bb.

knicks fans used to know that bb is more than having a great game once or twice a week and playing hard at one end of the floor,  less dribbling, more ball movement, better spacing, passing to the open teammate, and the paint is not a no go zone are simple rules but to some simple minds here they are way above their pay grade or bb acumen.


we have already begun to see melo starting to break down physically and the future doesn't bode well for him as he gets older. 

i know he plays hard and all the other reasons the bb gods haven't been fair to the mvp in waiting, but as long as he is a one trick pony the knicks future looks as bleak as his unless phil does what he should and blows this train wreck up and starts over with players that actually believe bb is a team game and not an audition for the hof by putting up numbers that are irrelevant to the team concept or winning a title.


whatever phil does i hope it he throws the positive patsy's out with the bath water and the one trick ponies that are killing this team, they deserve each other.



Ray Jorge
Ray Jorge

OFF TOPIC: Last weeks interview on S.A.S Show former player John Sally said with Phil on board as Prez he guarantees Knicks make it to ECF even without major change to the lineup!!!

frankieboy
frankieboy

Thats a wrap. Atlanta is playing with fire to hold on ...


Melo shoulder was obviously a big issue . 


Good Bye Woodson. 

johneco
johneco

That's it for this year folks.  So sad.


To the many of you who seem to be almost gloating that we lost, because it proved how right you were all the times you said that we svcked, I can only say I feel sorry for you.


Let's see what Phil can do.

metro555
metro555

Don't worry ya'll can watch the Nets in the playoffs...

lindro88
lindro88

Well, Atlanta did everything they could to let the Knicks pull away. I guess once they saw it wasn't happening, they got energized. That Atlanta/Cleveland game the other night had about 5 thousand people in the building. I guarantee they don't even sell out playoff games. Doesn't get worse than missing the playoffs, and not having a pick. Probably the first team ever to find themselves n this position. I can't recall a lottery team without a ticket.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@cole3244 Yea it was the supporting cast and coach that made Melo shoot the ball with about 13 secs on the clock to end the 3rd qtr when we should have held it for the last possession.  He did this coming out of a timeout.

Then he fail to get back on defense on top of that while LBJ scored a 3 pt play on the other end.

Nice turning pt but don't put any blame on Melo because all you have to do being a so-called superstar is get paid max dollars, keep your scoring stats up and blame other miscellaneous things like your team winning, leadership and poor decision making on everyone else.

buddhabing
buddhabing

I heard he said it kidding around. Regardless with proper coaching and

minor additions I think this roster has talent enough to get a 2-4 seed for postseason next year.

Ray Jorge
Ray Jorge

@johneco Hey can Phil push the league to investigate Father & Son Hardaway's??? I swear some "PETE ROSE ISH" is going on with his play!!! I'm telling you right now let's trade his azz "ASAP" to the Cavs for Waiters!!!

tommy2b
tommy2b

@metro555  As a wise blogger once wrote "But I want to watch more than 4 games!!"

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Sandro Guedes  

Looks like you are talking about Phoenix. Just for a what if, had they kept Gortat they might be at 50 wins.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@lindro88  You kidding?  Isiah had us missing the playoffs and giving up high picks like nobody's business.  And the most famous one of all was the Grizzlies trading for Otis Thorpe for what turned out to be the 2nd overall pick in the most loaded draft since 1984.  Laughably Dumars blew the pick on Darko.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@XpectTheWorst Yeah Biggie can ride along on the boat ride with Freido!  With our luck the bullet would just ricochet off his Helmet!

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@Knicks_Fanatic @Sandro Guedes  

Suns look fantastic with those 2-PG sets, and I even think they are alright 1 through 4 with Tucker/Green at SF and Markieff as a stretch-PF...they just could really use a Tyson Chandler type as a defensive anchor/roll man.  

I can't believe they've been this good despite their shortcoming at C. Even defense aside, I don't think their bigs are particular good screen setters either...

lindro88
lindro88

Trading lottery picks or high picks for players on draft day is different. I mean since the lottery, has a team missed the playoffs without having a 1st rd pick.

lindro88
lindro88

In the grand scheme, if it took a disaster like this to get Dolan to step away, it will be worth it.

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Knixtradamus @Mel Brown Don't do DD and I prefer baked chix over Popeye's and your beloved raw-red meat. 


Close but no cigar!!  Keyboard thug you are.  LOL

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Knixtradamus @Mel Brown Your thoughts are out-dated.  I'm sorry, the little boy can't take a joke. 


You appear to be the tight pants, tight shirt, weak minded and insecure Visigoth that spews non-sense. 


We can all make assumptions.  LOL. 


Just a reminder.....I will continue to label you the racist you are every time you post offensive remarks. 


I'm sure you are not much of a basketball "dude" based on some of your previous posts. 


You walk a dangerous line engaging those that are well educated.


Until you submit that apology to those you tried to offend I will be that annoying "dude" that will remind you of who you are. 


Do you have a basketball background? Just curious.





Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Knixtradamus @Mel Brown typo idiot.  Visigoth.   


Racist pig.  LOL


Every post you make that is offensive....you will labeled what you are.  Enjoy. :)

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Knixtradamus You are of no authority to suspect anything...bigot. LOL. 


your false sense of entitlement is hilarious. 


In theory, you are proving who you are....in theory. 


Until the day you issue an apology you will be identified as the racist you are. 


You are what you are..... Visogoth. 


So, continue doing what you've done.  Give us your best behavior. 





Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Knixtradamus @Mel Brown There is no nice conversation with people of your ilk.  You've labeled yourself in a very blatant fashion. 


However, take notice every time you make offensive remarks regarding others I will take great pleasure in discounting your fallacies and helping you perpetuate the bigot you are. 


Which will ultimately force you to change your avatar and screen name (which is quite "strange" considering this is a blog that is occupied by a predominate male audience.)


Oh, I forgot, the process is underway. LOL


So, keep spewing your fallacies and ignorance as it will only hasten the process of your account being blocked...lol. 


I'm sure my 3 degrees are funny to someone who can't measure up.   LOL.


I love discrediting you uneducated and racist folk. 







Chris
Chris

@Knixtradamus  You should be the last on this post to talk about intelligent conversation, with your constant race baiting and monologue about one player being a one trick loser. You don`t deserve anymore then you receive on this post. . You should be the last to conjure any conversation about being thoughtful or intelligent. Start with your avatar and your degradation of members of this blog with your inane and racist remarks and you want to defer all that to say that others are the fault, nice try, but you are still a racist pig

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Knixtradamus You try to encourage people to take a positive approach yet, there is nothing positive about you. 


Your narrow scope on people is very telling about who you are and what you have seen. 


I DARE you to engage me with your racists diatribe.  Any way you want to slice it socio-economic, history, origins of your ancestors, civil rights, I will embarrass you.  


I warn you in advance I am an historian with 3 degrees.  I know your type well. 


NOw, melo's injuries are due to poor strength conditioning.  Not who he is going up against.  Get a clue.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@tommy2b @lindro88  

You talking about the Stepien Rule?  Isiah had a pre-cursor who ran the Cavs in the 80s.  Stepien repeatedly traded 1st-rounders for role players  Some of these picks were used to land the following players:

- James Worthy

 - Sam Perkins

 - Derek Harper

 - Detlef Schrempf

 - Dennis Rodman

So the NBA said enough is enough with the Stepien Rule.  But that still wasn't enough to dissuade Isiah, lol. (And ironically, Isiah had a pretty decent eye for late 1st-round talent!)

lindro88
lindro88

Otis Thorpe was a good player in his day. The sad thing is Denver would still have made that trade if the Knicks insisted that the pick be lottery protected. No way they'd have squashed that big trade over the small chance the Knicks with Anthony, miss the playoffs.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@lindro88 Dude this is the whole reason the NBA instituted the "Isiah Rule" for GMs (you can't trade back-to-back 1st round picks).  He kept missing the playoffs and having no pick year after year continuously shooting himself in the foot.  And that Otis Thorpe trade was made in 1997 for a 2003 1st round pick.

Chris
Chris

@Mel Brown @Sandro Guedes @lindro88  What mind? He is the biggest troll on this site. Every post either has a blatant criticism or innuendos that rip the Knicks and more likely Melo. As I posted earlier, he and X and several others are totally redundant in their posts, get rid of Melo and everyone else is better off

Chris
Chris

@Sandro Guedes @xmenreturn @XpectTheWorst  You went one entire post without saying get rid of Melo, a new high for you. Were you old enough to want to be on the bandwagon to trade Pat every year too? You know how that turned out. Probably your Dad was on the crew that said Bernard is done get rid of him too when his rehab went slowly