2/27/11 Knicks @ Heat (W)
This game was basically ran by the referees. This was a good ending. I am feeling very good that we didn't lose this game because we deserved to win, with all of those calls against us. We didn't even go to the line the second half until we got fouled because we had to hit the clutch.
What we need to work on? Closing games out. Bill Walker with under a minute down. He steps beyond the boundary. We've seen this happen multiple times. With Billups as our LEADER, we can go FAR. I hate the fact we got the old veteran Billups. I wish he was atleast 3 years younger. In that way we wouldn't need a CP3/Deron Williams type of player to replacement.
With this said & done, it is 110% confirmed he is a legit upgrade over Felton. All we have to do is work on pushing & uptempo our game like Felton did for us. Fields seems to be hurt by this the most. I do not want to see us taking so many threes. But obviously nothing will be done by that anytime soon so lets get used to it. Douglas shouldnt be our backup for Billups. I really think we got to push for a better backup.
Anthony Carters Debute, was below average. He is at age 35, I will not want him back in our rotation. I rather see Sheldon Williams play & be a force of defense then Anthony Carter & push plays for us. Why do we need a back up for our back up? I want to see Turiaf back in our lineup. This is horrible, we need better defense. I think Chauncey is a better leader then any other Knicks player on the roster. Shit, yeah were chucking threes & this involves him, but I feel comfortable having him there as the time runs down.
I thought this game was going to end, with a lost. We need to see Amare being more of a drive & get the freethrows type of player, defend, get rebounds & blocks. Melo/Billups on the offense. We need to work on keeping our role players out of foul troubles, & better role players. Williams did hit down some clutch freethrows, he went through his first ever down to the wire game & him being the person who concludes the ending.
I hope we can see the next to players Corey & Sheldon Williams get a debute, & each deserve their own game to shine, not sharing time with each other. We got to see how these guys fit in the rotation, only if Mike can give the dog house a oppertunity. We had a great game, in the end that is. I like Walkers ability to shoot threes but he's making rookie mistakes. No reason why he should be out on the floor down the wire games, our starters should, substitutions should be made next time.
Good game. Were 2-1 against Miami now. 1-0 with our ''stars'' now.