Revenge is sweet for Mark Jackson. The Knicks started their west-coast trip last night in the Bay area against the former Knick Mark Jackson's Warriors. The final score was 92-78, but the game looked worse than the score. The Knicks were outscored 28-14 in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors went on a 28-6 tear to blow the lid off the game. The Stat and Melo tandem combined for only 29 points on a dismal 8 for 27 from the field. Mike D'Antoni was livid about his team's effort on the offensive side:
“I thought the whole game our offense was awful,” Mike D’Antoni said. “We had an opportunity here and we didn’t make shots. We threw the ball away. We were never in sync. This was the type of game where it looked like we just weren’t ready.”
The Knicks as a team shot only 40% (28-70)from the field and 19%(4-21) from the three point land. Numbers like these always add up to a loss. The defensive effort from the Knicks was evident in the first half, but the players must have forgotten their D in the locker room after the half, the Warriors started to get easy bucket after another. In the second half the Knicks couldnt get into a scoring groove, majority of the shots in the 3rd quarter were taken by either Amare or 'Melo, and as the numbers show, not many of those shots were going down.
The Knicks are looking to redeem themselves tonight against the Lakers, LA is coming off the NBA's first back to back to back nights of any team.
Daily Knicks fans, can the Knicks Big 3 have a bounce back game tonight or will we witness more struggles from the new team?