Originally Posted by Sarcastic
Looking into it a little deeper.
LA - We were destroying them until Dwight took out Melo.
Cle - Were winning comfortably without Melo, but Kyrie made a furious comeback that fell short.
Houston - No Melo.
Brooklyn - Good win with Melo.
Chicago - Refs completely took us out of the game. One of the worst reffed games I have ever seen.
Minnesota - Refs were screwing us over this game too, until the end when Melo took the game over and destroyed them in the 4th.
It wasn't as bad as you are making it out to be, considering we were without our best player for 1/3 of it.
You blame the refs too much. We were playing poorly against Chicago,refs also didn't help the cause. But by no means they were the reason we lost.
Bulls were the more physical team,they came to play while the Knicks waited for 4th quarter to start playing defense.
And refs did help us in some occasions in the Minnesota game (Melo elbowing Kirilenko,foul called on Kirilenko,then J.R.Smith not getting the second technical after slapping the ball away from Rubio and they weren't calling anything in the last 2 minutes). There were some bullshit calls against us though. But it wasn't as bad as it seemed to be,especially after the refs clearly helped us in the last 2 minutes. After that Woodson tech it seemed like they were afraid to call anything
Our defense was atrocious for most of the home stand and considering that everyone was bricking shots in the last few games 4-2 record is actually pretty good.
Felton,Brewer,Kidd and Novak couldn't hit an ocean right now. Especially Felton and Brewer. Even Melo is starting to miss some shots he was making this season.
So yeah,4-2 record is great considering how we played (solid to bad defense,everyone shooting poorly in the last few games).