Clutch already started a GT in the main forum.
I think it will be too crowded with Miami bandwagoners there.
On the other hand there could be just you and I and a couple guys more here.
I'll take a look at both threads
Not to cheapen our win but this was an emotional win. We didnt win by play and tactics. We won because we played hard and Miami seemed disinterested. We outworked an otherwise relentless Miami team. A win is a win though. Kidd played well. I have to give him his props. Iknew he would get to start. Our bench is horrendous though. Prigioni looked awful bringing the ball up. It was like watching Bibby all over again. Brewer looked terrible too. He played solid D but he has zero lift now n misses easy layups. JR was good on D but made terrible decisions offensively. Kurt is just out there to foul n set screens. Novak n Melo played their game. Nice win to open the season.
I like how franchise keeps on shitting on our bench even after they played pretty well against the defending champions and the best team in the league.
Kidd - 12/4/3 , had some really smart plays and hit his shots
Brewer - 7/5/3 with some nice defense
J.R. - 11/3/6 , made some boneheaded plays but he played hard and used drive and kick a lot more than he did last season
Steve Novak - 17/2/1 - DEADLY
Prigioni - 0/1/3 - nothing special but I expect more from him
Rasheed Wallace - 3/1 - SHEEEEEEEED
Melo was really hot at the start but I then he started to force things and take some bad shots,especially in the 2nd quarter. But I was impressed with his defense. Even when isolated on LeBron and Wade he didn't give up and actually defended them well. He was very active,didn't hold the ball too much and even though he took some bad shots I think he played pretty well.
Raymond Felton also played great,I knew he was a great off-season pickup.
Ball movement was great. Defense was also pretty good. These are the 2 things that won the game for us,along with effort and focus.
We were constantly focused and Miami never came close. That's what I really liked to see.
He knows that this is his time, and I'm willing to bet Melo is not satisfied with his game from last night.
He played well, but could have been better, especially on offensive decision making.
As far as the other items in game.....
I was surprised that Kidd started the game, but not surprised at his play.
He plays a smart game now in his age, and he was provided just the right amount of minutes to do so.
Brewer is gonna be a problem for other teams if Melo is gonna be playing the 4, which is gonna allow Brewer to just focus on whatever wing is on the other team, and make their life extremely uncomfortable.
Woodosn's player management was near perfect, everyone received proper minutes, and ample chances to contribute.
Just a really good team effort, and no matter how others may feel.....
The Knicks came out, played their game, and never looked back.