Chants of "We want Nate!" filled Madison Square Garden at the start of the second half after a lackluster effort in the first 24 minutes from the hometown Knicks. But second-year coach Mark D'Antoni opted to keep point guard Nate Robinson on the bench as the Knicks managed a 106-97 come-from-behind victory over New Jersey on Sunday afternoon.
New Jersey's smaller lineup had given New York fits with man-to-man defense in the first half as they took a 61-53 lead to the locker room at halftime. Rather than give into the Garden faithful and play the popular, yet controversial Robinson, D'Antoni instead employed a zone defense. The team responded by outscoring the Nets 33-18 in the third quarter.
Robinson has played just 11 minutes this month as New York has ...
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