New York Knicks Breakdown: Half Good May Be Good Enough

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Erick Blasco in NBA
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The New York KnicksÆ 88-81 victory over the Chicago Bulls was a tale of two halves.

In the first half, the Knicks passed and cut with alacrity, were remarkably unselfish, pushed the tempo, and walled off ChicagoÆs drives to the paint on the way to a 53-31 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Knicks still passed the ball, but without the purpose they displayed in the first half. Cuts and drives were executed at half-speed, they didnÆt run as eagerly, and their defense was a half step slow. The Bulls outscored the Knicks 50-35 and had chances to overtake them on numerous occasions.

Why such the bipolar performance?

A number of reasons: A mediocre roster No interior offensive presence No shot blocker or shot contester on defense Mediocre shooters in ...

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New York Knicks Breakdown: Half Good May Be Good Enough

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Erick Blasco in NBA
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The New York KnicksÆ 88-81 victory over the Chicago Bulls was a tale of two halves.

In the first half, the Knicks passed and cut with alacrity, were remarkably unselfish, pushed the tempo, and walled off ChicagoÆs drives to the paint on the way to a 53-31 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Knicks still passed the ball, but without the purpose they displayed in the first half. Cuts and drives were executed at half-speed, they didnÆt run as eagerly, and their defense was a half step slow. The Bulls outscored the Knicks 50-35 and had chances to overtake them on numerous occasions.

Why such the bipolar performance?

A number of reasons: A mediocre roster No interior offensive presence No shot blocker or shot contester on defense Mediocre shooters in ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by Erick Blasco

Comments are closed.