The Knicks are maddeningly frustrating. It seems like they can’t play a complete game unless it’s against a truly terrible team like the Detroit Pistons.
Today against the Orlando Magic, the Knicks held Dwight Howard to eight points but the rest of the Magic squad hit 17 of 35 three pointers, including Ryan Anderson who hit seven three pointers. SEVEN!!!!
The Knicks looked all right for the first three quarters – hey this sounds familiar – and then fell apart toward the end of the game where they were outscored by the Magic 29-18 in the final quarter. I’ve seen this movie before and I hate the ending.
Carmelo Anthony scored 33 but his shooting was atrocious toward the end of the game. Probably because he felt like he was the only one who could do anything and also because he has about five injuries he’s trying to play through.
Amar’e Stoudemire only scored ten points, Iman Shumpert added 12 and Wilson Chandler pulled down eight rebounds.
For the Magic the aforementioned Ryan Anderson finished with 30 points on 11-19 shooting, including 7-13 from three point land. Hedo Turkoglu added 15 points and was 4-7 from behind the arc.
As god as the Magic were from three, the Knicks finished the game 5-20. Yeah…
The Knicks have now lost three in a row and things won’t get any easier for them as they will be welcoming the Phoenix Suns to the Garden on Wednesday.