@ Miami Heat 55 New York Knicks 44
New York: C. Anthony 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl
Miami: L. James 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
New York Knicks 67(36-30, 14-19 away)Miami Heat 81(46-20, 28-5 home) ---------------------------------end of 3 quarters
TV Coverage: TNT7:00 PM ET, May 9, 2012 (Wednesday night)
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 1 2 3 4 T NY 24 20 23 -67 MIA 28 27 26- 81
New York: C. Anthony 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl
Miami: L. James 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Very disappointing series to say the least. The way the Knicks got beat in game 1 said it all. It was the kind of beating that tells you everything you need to know about where the series is headed. I didn't even think the Knicks would win a game.
I was not overly pumped about Amare coming here..Getting him felt like a consolation prize..But when the opportunity to get Anthony came around I was all for it and felt with another piece this team could be legit. Looking at it now I think I was wrong..
Walsh came in here and did what Dolan wanted. We went from cap h*ll right into another situation with very little wiggle room. We used our amnesty clause right up as well which just contributes to that.
Bottom line is I don't think this team is winning a championship. In just over a decade we have gone from a team who limps in the back door to get smacked around to a team who limps in the back door to get smacked right out of the playoffs. In all this time we have not gotten younger or improved in that aspect. Right now after all this time the knicks should be a young competitive team..Rather then just stink and get picks and build the long hard way this owner/franchise would rather have a team that can limp into the playoffs and get smackd right out..In over a decade we have gone no where really. Now we are stuck with some of these guys and all the focus is on adding pieces around what we have. Its the same old same old.
Yes, having Shumpert back from injury will be a big boost with Felton out.
As for Lin, he's having a solid season in Houston. He's averaging over 12 ppg, just out of the top 10 in the league in assists, #3 in the league in steals. Along with James Harden, he's leading the young Rockets to a surprisingly good season so far.