gotta say...when nate "tackled" JR...he was really just spinning with JR's initial run at him. JR came full speed towards nate, and kinda threw a punch or something (tough to see on some views) but nate was quick enough to duck/dodge and wrap him up...really think overall, Carmelo and JR should get the worse ends of the suspensions...Collins' initial foul was bad...but very similar to Raja on Kobe during playoffs last year...until JR bull rushes nate, nate was just telling denver players to back off...JR instigated it more than anyone else overall. And i'm pretty sure Mardy only went down after the punch cuz Jeffries kinda threw him out of the way to get to Carmelo...not sure what that was all about. Melo is guaranteed a suspension for throwing a punch, and I really thought it looked like JR threw a punch during his rush/dive at nate. Should be interesting to see how this turns out.
Just totally embarassing. Gettting blown out on your own floor should encite the knicks to beat each others a-s-s. But of here comes the excuses. Denver left their starters on the floor. So what! George Karl doesn't like the Knicks organization as a whole, for firing his friend LB then making good by not having to pay his salary. So he wanted to thoroughly embarrass New York as a whole. Jr Smith got off a 360 dunk with no one within 5 feet! But back the Knicks comment. The only starter who shouldn't have been in the game was Melo. Everyone else I personally didn't have a problem being there because these guys were getting minutes due to team injuries. Now when Melo landed that punch on a restrained player, that was one of the cheapest shots I have seen in a long time. That punch came after everything basically had calmed down. Just because it seemed premeditated, He should get about 5 but most likely get 3. But the moral is simple. In the old days, NOT ON MY FLOOR meant you weren't gonna win the game. These Knicks lost the game, the fight, respect, heart, and character. And why the hell was Isaiah holding conversation with an oponent anyway? I believe Karl had a problem the first time Denver and New York played? then he get to watch his player get sucker-punched by the same guy. RIDICULOUS!!!