Post Game Recap
The Knicks once again dug themselves a deep hole they were unable to climb out of, losing in
to the Raptors ___. The Knicks were down by more than 20 points in the second
half but were able to cut it to six in the later stages of the fourth quarter.
They were unable to get all the way back after a flagrant-1 was called on
Tour’e Murry. Kyle Lowry knocked down both free throws and then hit a
three-pointer to put the game away for the Raptors. It was too little too late
for the Knicks as it once again took them getting down by a large margin before
they were able to get up and compete. With the loss the Knicks drop the
home-and-home with the Raptors and fall five games behind in the Atlantic
Division. The Knicks will have a long time off to stew on this loss as the
Knicks do not play until Thursday night in San Antonio
against the Spurs as the Knicks embark on the Texas Threesome road trip.
Player of the Game: Amar’e Stoudemire
Without Carmelo Anthony playing the Knicks needed someone to step up offensively and Stoudemire answered the bell. Stoudemire gave the Knicks some good minutes off the bench, getting 30 of them on the second half of the back-to-back. STAT shot 9-12 from the field (5-6 FT) for 23 points. Stoudemire battled in the paint as well, grabbing nine rebounds and blocking two shots. With consistent minutes Stoudemire has looked good because he is back in rhythm. When he sits certain games it throws him out of sync. At this point with the Knicks shorthanded they might as well run Stoudemire out there as much as he can says he can handle and hope he continues giving efforts like he did tonight.