Tonight’s Game: Wizards at Knicks, 7:30 p.m.

The Knicks continue their race to the finish in hopes of securing the eight seed in the Eastern Conference tonight against the Washington Wizards. If you’re interested in scoreboard watching in Atlanta tonight, the Hawks will be facing the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 7:30pm tip.

Tonights starters are:

  • Carmelo Anthony
  • J.R. Smith
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Amar’e Stoudemire
  • Raymond Felton



302 comments
JustKnowz
JustKnowz

Looks like the jury's out… Bye bye Woody!

nixredux
nixredux

Couldn't someone(chandler) elbow Jordan... I mean Beal in the face? I swear this game sums up our entire season.

Total team loss

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Well, I'm totally pissed because this is a game we needed, should have won in our house.  Can't wait for Phil to take care of Freido. 

I truly wished Melo find sit in him to get over the hump and make better decision in key moments of the game.  I hope tonight shows him that he doesn't need to score all the time, he just need to get it done when it really counts. That's what we remember! Help us win.

 

lpeezy31
lpeezy31

Least the Nets ain't going nowhere this season. This was their lone yr to get it done. We gaaa ' a future

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

im relieved the season of misery is over. baseball is back and tanaka after a slow start looked great

newyorker9
newyorker9

can't wait when Phil fires Mike Woodson.

lpeezy31
lpeezy31

The team needs to find their way without Mel. Problem is they'll never get a chance bcuz the coach either has him in  or he's at the scorers table

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

tonights loss sucked, but lets be real, the knicks were so awful this season that they are going to miss the playoffs to a team with 34 wins. thus has been a complete embarassment. The good thing is it brought change, phil is here, he will get the right coach, he will change the culture. I'll take Phil coming here then getting swept by the heat in the first round any day.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Let's point out the real problem here. Its this freaking coach. Melo couldn't bail him out today and he didn't know what to do.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Hawks magic number now at 5 and they have Detroit, Boston, and Milwaukee left, along with Miami, Brooklyn, Charlotte, and Indy.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

"Woodson says the last play was designed to be a "two-man game" between Carmelo and Stoudemire. But he says Melo split the pick and roll and brought the ball down the middle of the lane, which seemingly killed that option."


via Chris Herring of WSJ

lobcity1
lobcity1

Its obvious Melo is hurt. Stop the hate.

newyorker9
newyorker9

I hate Mike Woodson with a passion

darealeric
darealeric

So Melo's shoulder is going to be the excuse now?

lobcity1
lobcity1

I don't want to see a post game thread!!!

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

on a bright note, at least we wont have to watch lebron and wade dominate and embarass woody and the knicks for 4 straight games

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Considering how unclutch hes been, the upheavel with his free agency, and constant sulking, if I'm Phil, he gets offered 10 mil more than any other offer.

I would not hamstring my org financially with his contract.

lpeezy31
lpeezy31

Wade getting ice down right now prepping for Sunday. You know they don't miss these moments

Charlie Bell
Charlie Bell

season over. obviously we have 3 more losses, not 2, as ATL owns tie breaker. For knicks to get in, say they go 2-3, Atl would have to go 1-6. Not gonna happen with Korver and Milsap and Teague all back and healthy for ATL and their cakewalk schedule. Knicks deserve what they got. Actually kind of relieved, don't have to sweat the rest of the season.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee Come on man, You have to play your superstar.  Howevet if Melo is not shooting the ball well, he should be able to help out in other areas and be used as a decoy to draw double teams........but that reequires him being able to pass to open man and etc.  

We can't go anywhere without Melo and unfortunately we can't go far with him too.

darealeric
darealeric

Wow, can't believe you of all people actually think Melo will learn anything from this. He hasn't learned in 8+ years in this league, why start now?

Charlie Bell
Charlie Bell

@lpeezy31  why do we have a better future than the nets? i mean they have cap space in two years as well, gettig Lopez back, and a live team going into the playoffs. don't know how you can say that objectively at this point?

madskills
madskills

@lpeezy31  I thought they were playing well wiyh Melo off the court in the 4th. It went downhill when he subbed Stat for Melo.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

exact opposite of Phil's approach, read his book

darealeric
darealeric

Actually you should check the record, Melo hasn't exactly bailed anyone out in a long, long time.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@BigChiefTriangle Which is the pt that Melo is not a good decision maker with the ball other than getting off his own shot.  The triangle demand smart players.

Anti_u
Anti_u

Should of sat then.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Sandro Guedes Yep. That's why looking at stats can be so misleading.  Melo didn't score a lot of pts and we still could have easily won this game.  

It's the poor decision making in the clutch or key moments. 


Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

its over man, we are like cleveland, atl doesnt gave to worry about us, i dont think knicks win more then 2 games

Charlie Bell
Charlie Bell

@moneyball  we have to worry about nothing. 3 games back in loss column with ATL clinched tiebreaker. Worry is over. We're not getting in. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@darealeric I have killed Melo about his decision making and I was just praying at the end that we tried some ball movement because having Nelo faciilltate the offense for others in those key moments can be daunting.

Melo is better at just focusing on his scoring not trying to create for others in those spots

madskills
madskills

@lpeezy31 @Knicks_Fanatic  That coupled with the fact that they were just as bad as us and it makes for an interesting finish. The Hawks certainly are in better position then us right now though that's for sure.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter OMG. This is a key game we needed man!  Our coached sucked and Melo didn't deliver int he most key moment of the game.  Bad time for a turnover!

It's not bad that he score less pts.  It's bad that he came up lame in the end.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Dude why can't you ever be reasonable?

Even u should be able to see that starting the ball out with Melo with that much time on the clock is not good. 

Melo can't run the offense.  Melo needs to be set up. He is not a good decision maker other than focusing on his own scoring.


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee That agree with. JR was the go to guy in that moment and Melo could have been the decoy. 

But in any regard, the ball should never start with Melo. It can end with him/

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee @xmenreturnI hear ya man but we still had this game with Melo in.  It was Woody deciding to let Melo get the ball and hold it. 

Melo should be an end point not a begin pt.

darealeric
darealeric

Probably not many, they were busy stealing car stereos...

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

i really do love this franchise, but when you have had 30 years of misery, very tough for me to ever be confident

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee LOL  With that much time left, Woody has to make Melo an endpoint no a begin point. 

When Melo gets the ball, the only thing on his mind should be squaring up or taking it to the paint. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee Yep Melo is feeling the pressure.  Woody has to find a way to stop him from worrying about facilitating. Melo is best at shooting the ball period. 

 Put the ball in the PG hand and put Melo is motion off screens and etc. So when he gets the ball he only needs to worry about scoring. 

Dude is having a nervous breakdown trying to think with the ball. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Dude Melo tried to pass the ball. However, he held the ball too long and then he panic with a pas cross the court which is a no no. 

Come on man, you have to admit that even with his offense being off tonight, Melo can always make a huge impact on this team just by making good decision in the clutch.

Woody suck but he could draw up the best play int he land, if our players can't think or execute well, it's all for naught.