By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
Knicks Hit the Road Still Sizzling Hot
NEW YORK, NY—But Bockers Hit a Skid with Back to Back Losses
NEW YORK – Just when one would have thought, ‘this team will end up losing against the lowly New Orleans Hornets’, the new Knicks handled business and come away with back to back victorious. Those wins were over the Indiana Pacers and the Hornets who were both without their star forwards respectively due to injuries. Danny Granger (Pacers) and stud rookie Anthony Davis (Hornets) are both shelved. Granger is out for 3 months with a bad knee while Davis is day to day with a tweaked ankle. Nevertheless, as they say, ‘if you dress to play, you play to win.’
This Knicks squad is a lot different from those of times past; especially the recent past. Last year’s team would have found a way to lose the past two games. The Pacer game especially which was deemed a ‘bounce back’ game. However, with the hype surrounding return visits and reuniting of ex-teams and or teammates with the Dallas Mavericks, (Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler) and Jeremy Lin (Houston Rockets) with the whole Linsanity thing that captured the entire globe for two weeks.
The Knicks laid eggs during their Texas Two-step in both games bringing their current record to 8-3. The Mavericks loss was a near comeback nail-biter which saw the Knicks lose 114-111. But the Rocket loss was a real whopper. The heralded stingy defense of the Knicks gave up 131 points in their 28 point loss. The added insult to the injury is that Lin didn’t really factor in the game with 13 points and 6 assists. Ray Felton had 17 points for the Knicks.
The Boys from Gotham will look to rebound against the lowly Detroit Pistons followed by the make up Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclay Center the following day.
Jerald L. Hoover