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Knicks officially in panic mode...

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by devin23, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. devin23

    devin23 Member

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    I wonder if its possible to take advantage of this situation to steal a player from them via trade.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01...ic-mode-following-brutal-loss-to-lowly-bucks/

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks finally won on the road, and naturally it was at Madison Square Garden.

    They play better in New York than the Knicks do.

    Jennings scored a season-high 36 points, and the Bucks beat New York 100-86 on Friday night for their first win in nine road games this season.

    “Brandon was good. He made some big shots for us,” Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. “When we got some separation in the second half, he was carrying us a bit offensively.”

    The Bucks snapped a three-game overall skid and won for the sixth time in their last seven trips to New York, where the Knicks heard frequent boos after turning the ball over or missing shots right at the rim all night in their fifth straight loss.

    Milwaukee dominated the second half behind Jennings, who loves to make the Knicks pay for passing on him with the No. 8 pick in the 2009 draft.

    “I love the city just in general. You know it’s the Mecca of basketball,” Jennings said. “I’m always here in the summer playing basketball in the streets in New York, so you know it’s not just The Garden. It’s the vibe of New York.”

    Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points for the Knicks before he was ejected with 1:33 left after picking up his second technical foul of the game after an confrontation with Jennings. Jennings thought it was because of a hand gesture he made after a 3-pointer, adding that “everybody wants to be tough guys between the lines and stuff,” but that wasn’t the only time Anthony seemed frustrated.

    “I don’t like to be punked out there so I think that’s where the frustration just set in and it started trickling down,” Anthony said. “Maybe it was my fault that the frustration set in and I apologized to my teammates for that, but I don’t like being in them situations like that. I don’t know how to handle those punking situations too well.”

    The Knicks are averaging just 88.4 points during their skid.

    “We’re just not sharp and it looks like our legs are deader than the other guys,”‘ Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It looks like they’re running circles around us a lot of times.”



    Shaun Livingston added a season-high 18 points for the Bucks in his first start of the season in place of shooting guard Stephen Jackson, who was benched after missing the morning shootaround.

    Jennings scored 17 points in the first half, then really toyed with the Knicks in the third quarter. A livid D’Antoni came well onto the floor after calling timeout to scream at point guard Toney Douglas for something after Milwaukee scored to open a 10-point lead, and then Jennings blew it open.

    He had two jumpers and two dunks during an 11-2 run, stealing the ball cleanly from behind from an unsuspecting Douglas on one of the dunks, as Milwaukee extended its lead to 78-62 with 2:13 left in the third.

    “I thought we played very well,” Skiles said. “I thought it may have been our best defensive game. We had very few defensive breakdowns.”

    The Knicks’ only home victory against Milwaukee in the last 3 1/2 seasons was on Feb. 23 in Anthony’s first game after being traded from Denver, when it would have seemed impossible to think the Knicks would be so inept offensively. And with the Nuggets coming in Saturday at 11-5, it seems possible the blockbuster trade was a mistake on the Knicks’ part.

    The deal, along with waiving Chauncey Billups in December to make salary room to acquire Tyson Chandler, left New York with little offensive firepower beyond Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. Both continue to struggle shooting, with Stoudemire hearing loud boos after missing one easy putback in the second half, and there is just nobody else to pick up the slack.

    “The mood is obviously not good after a loss, especially to a team you know you should beat. And it’s been that way, it’s been that way for the last five games,” Chandler said. “We have to turn it around, but things are not going to turn around on their own. I’ve been saying that. We have to make things turn around.”

    The Knicks have been held below 100 points in seven straight games, tying their worst stretch since D’Antoni became their coach. They shot just 37 percent from the field.

    The Bucks got back Mike Dunleavy and Luc Mbah a Moute from injuries, but really all they needed in this one was Jennings, who made six 3-pointers.

    Milwaukee opened a quick nine-point lead in the first quarter before settling for a 27-23 edge. Jennings, who went two spots after New York took the long-departed Jordan Hill in 2009, then scored 12 in the second quarter, getting a rebound of his own miss and putting it back for a 55-51 advantage at halftime.

    NOTES: Washington (0-6) is the NBA’s lone winless road team. … The Knicks also went seven straight games without 100 points from Dec. 15-27, 2009, according to STATS, LLC. … Though Jackson referred to his benching as a suspension, it technically wasn’t because he’s not losing a game’s pay. He will likely be fined, the penalty that he assumed came with missing shootaround. Asked about his disappointment in having to sit out in New York, he said: “Of course I want to play, regardless whether it’s New York, Africa, Tibet. I don’t (care) where it is. I want to play.”

    (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
     
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    I'll bring this up again here: The Knicks will likely lose tomorrow to the Nuggets and fall to 6-11. What are the chances D'Antoni gets fired over the weekend? Woody is right there on the bench next to him ready to take over.
     
  4. Mr. Space City

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    they should have fired pringles and went after adelman when they had the chance.
     
  5. redao

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    They are too lazy to get panic.
     
  6. Child_Plz

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    They can panic but besides firing their coach they really don't have a lot of options.

    Their only option is to wait for the offseason and hope to pick up one of the big name free agents.
     
  7. J.R.

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    "I don’t like to be punked out there. ... I don’t know how to handle those punking situations too well."

    Haha :grin:
     
  8. Zboy

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    I am thinking of going to some of the games at MSG so that I can laugh at Mike D'Antoni before he gets fires.

    Suck it douchebag!
     
  9. LCII

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    Our pick is looking good
     
  10. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    they are only as good as their talent level which could be impressive on O but devastating on D.

    Adelman can't change the D much without more players like Chandler.
     
  11. houseofglass21

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    Proof that a so-called superstar (which Melo barely is) doesn't necessarily equal success. The Rockets are much better than the Knicks this season.
     
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    is that draft pick we get from them top5 protected or top1?
     
  13. daspydamayn

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    i cant believe they're still in 8th place after losing 5 in a row. SMH at the eastern conf.
     
  14. gmoney411

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    Top 5
     
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  15. AirBud#10

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    Boston better step it up.
     
  16. JLOBABYDADDY

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    Ughhh! They could finish below .500 and we still wind up with the 15th pick when they make the playoffs?
     
  17. MONON

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    I couldn't believe what you said, so I looked it up. You're right!:eek: Routing for Boston and maybe even Milwaukee to get going.
     
  18. Carl Herrera

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    Go you should. Last night I went. Great fun it was.
     
  19. OmegaSupreme

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    melo=glenn robinson
    or still to early?

    edit: to=too
     
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  20. SPF35

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    glenn made it to the conference finals once. but interesting comparasion, that said, while he is not a good fit for thiscoach, he is stilll probably the most dangerous offensive players

    jennings was begging to be picked by NY in the draft the year i believe they took jordan hill. Idiots. his game, style, all of it is perfect for nyc
     

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