Ben KopelmanEvery Knicks fan struggles with the optimistic angel on one shoulder (we got Eddy Curry!) and the ever-depressing devil on the other (we still have Eddy Curry??!!). After each week this season, we will offer up the positives and negatives of the last seven days in Knicks-land to help sort it all out and put your mind at ease.
Record during the week: 1-2
Game results: Loss vs. Washington (102-101); Win @ Milwaukee (107-101); Loss vs. Memphis (95-87)
Overall record / Games Behind: 8-18, 3.5 GB
Winning is Better Than Losing: As ugly as that game against the Bucks was, it was a win nonetheless. Right now, the team is a paltry 8-18. That is not a good record. But 7-19 is worse. So, as painful as it was watching a Knicks team struggle to beat a horrible and hurt Bucks team, the Knicks need wins as bad as any other squad in the league, so I’ll take one however I can get it. There are surely no moral victories at this point, so a moral loss-real victory is just fine by me.
The 76ers: Finally, the Knicks are out of the basement. After another poor showing this week, the 76ers stand alone in last place of the Atlantic, with the Knicks a full game ahead of them in the standings. If misery loves company, then horribly disappointing basketball teams love even more pathetic teams. Except, of course, when one of those teams has lottery picks and the other doesn’t, right, right…
Healthy Tyson: While “Healthy and Dominant Tyson” would have been more fun, it was good to see TC out there after missing essentially the entire season to this point. He has not looked particularly sharp just yet, but he is officially back after logging serious minutes against the Bucks and then starting against the Grizz. His overall competitiveness and leadership will be vital if this team has any shot at rattling off a winning streak. Which, ya know, they kinda, sorta, really need to do.
THE WALT CLYDE
As Scared as the Rest of Us: “WHAT IS HE DOING? WHAT IS HE DOING, FOLKS? Why would he shoot the ball? Why?” It is scary that this could be one of two plays from this week but I am guess you did not have to click that hyperlink to put these comments into the proper context.
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