WIthout Steph Curry and with the Lakers in LA on the horizon, the Knicks had a chance to get to 2-0 for the first time in nearly a decade. And they were flat from jump.
I catch a lot of flack for defending Toney Douglas at the point guard position. It’s not that I believe he is a point guard as much as I think that he is adequate until Baron Davis comes back. As I’ve always said, Douglas, at this stage, is a very good 3rd or 4th guard on a very good team. Mike Bibby, who was signed to be that player or at least provide depth, didn’t fair much better.
Last night he struggled shooting and once again struggled distributing as the Knicks offense put up a putrid 78 points in the bay area.
Paging Baron Davis.
The Knicks second unit lacked offensive punch in the second quarter despite holding the Warriors to just 16 points and that caused Mike D’Antoni to lean on his starters, especially Amar’e Stoudemire, who logged 38 minutes. Both Stat and Carmelo Anthony struggled all night against a very improved Warriors defense.
It’s hard not to be incredibly disappointed with the loss, but in this year’s NBA the Knicks get right back at it against Kobe in LA. Let’s see if the point guard play improves.