Chris Herring

Carmelo: "It's gonna take a minute for me to decompress" about this situation

Chris Herring

Carmelo, on the team's predicament: "We wasn't playing for nothing, but for me, it's still basketball. ... You still suit up & play ball."

Chris Herring

Knicks' locker room is clearing out pretty quickly now that team is out of postseason contention. Some b4 media got in to ask questions.

Ian Begley

Woodson suggests that Toure Murry and Jeremy Tyler will play rotation minutes in the final two games. #Knicks

Jonah Ballow

"Cole's a big guy" Woodson on J.R. Smith jumping out of his seat and moving out of the way during the game.

Chris Herring

Woodson, on lineups that had vets playing rather than young players: "I wanted to win." Says Murry, Tyler, Aldrich will play in final 2 gms

Jonah Ballow

Stoked to check out some high-end video equipment -- the movi & epic red with @ElevationDM shooting for us tonight! http://t.co/LedRKqIzbs

Chris Herring

Might've been referring to last 3 gms; not just tonight. MT @Bulls_Jay: @Chris Herring Didnt he say b4 the game the young dudes would get run?

Chris Herring

...still a bit mindboggling to me that Murry wont get chance to play in a game like this. Thats entire point of having young players around

Chris Herring

Credit to Woodson for continuing to coach. Laying into Felton 4 not passing b4 a trap. But would make sense to give advice 2 young player...

Steve Popper

Hmm, Fan escorted from the building for - according to MSG - heckling Felton. I'd better hold off on my planned tweet.

Ian Begley

#Knicks' Woodson says "I didn't get it done" after team is eliminated from playoffs; also apologizes to fans. More: espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s…

Chris Herring

This game has been just like the one CHI & NY played back in Dec. Knicks had 20-pt lead that dwindled down to 2, but NY held on late to win.

Chris Herring

Bulls closing in here, and get within 6, 93-87. Looks like Woodson will hold Carmelo out. Stoudemire at 32 mins, and still playing.

Scott Cacciola

Someday, the story of the 2013-14 Knicks will make for a terrific Broadway musical.

Scott Cacciola

Once upon a time, Toure Murry got significant minutes for Knicks -- and played pretty well. Woodson has no recollection of that era.

Chris Herring

Knicks are winning, but I'm a little surprised Touré Murry hasn't seen some time in this game yet.

Chris Herring

Noah with another triple-doube watch against the Knicks: 9 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists.

Ian Begley

Brooklyn's Joakim Noah is getting "MVP" chants from a small pocket of fans at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Tina Cervasio

Well Deserved! #Tinez is great people! @NY_KnicksPR: Dick McGuire Knickerbocker Legacy Award Winner Mike Martinez http://t.co/LSprwRCXkP

Steve Popper

8-year-old girl in a "dunk" competition at MSG spun around twice and then skipped to the hoop. You know J.R. is going to try that tonight.

Chris Herring

JR Smith took 22 three-pointers in a game that actually mattered for the Knicks. His shot totals in these next two games could be incredible

Brian Mahoney

Enormous ovation for Phil Collins. Had no idea he was still so popular, but good to know.

Al Iannazzone

The crowd went nuts for Phil Collins. Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler were cheering too.

Chris Herring

Phil Collins just got the biggest applause of the night here at MSG.

Jonah Ballow

Kurtis Blow in the house! #Knicks

Al Iannazzone

Knicks, playing for only pride and stats at this point, are up 14 on the Bulls.

Alan Hahn

And yes, glad we got to meet @nyjetsgirl25! Thanks for always watching and listening!!

Alan Hahn

Feels like one of the last days of school here at the Garden. Thanks to everyone who said hello and for the kind words. Means a lot!

Steve Popper

I'm just assuming the names on their jerseys are accurate - so apparently Carmelo Anthony just proposed to Carmelo Anthony on the scoreboard

Alan Hahn

Me and Daughtry have your halftime show next on @ESPNNY98_7FM.

Ian Begley

Team equipment guy Mike Martinez named this year's Dick McGuire Knickerbocker Legacy Award winner.

Chris Herring

Very nice ending to the half for the Knicks. Iman Shumpert playing well again, as he seems to do every April.

Jonah Ballow

Tinez! Well deserved award. #Knicks http://t.co/PPW4zaEMb9

Alan Hahn

Team equipment manager, Mike Martinez, named this year's Dick McGuire Knickerbocker Legacy Award winner. Long Island native and great guy.

Tina Cervasio

Garden Vision showing pictures of #Knicks when they were kids. Our camera in commercial caught Tyson giggling at his. Melo LOOKS THE SAME.

Steve Popper

Shumpert playing just well enough lately to make you say, where the f&@&& was that all year?

Chris Herring

Bulls are sending hard double-teams at Amar'e everytime he backs down into the post now.

Chris Herring

Felton came down on Augustin's foot on his follow-thru. Hobbled back to the bench.

Steve Popper

Raymond Felton looks like right ankle - lot of pain. But still on the bench.

Ian Begley

For those taking attendance, Phil Jackson is in his customary seat at Madison Square Garden tonight. #Knicks

Steve Popper

Matt Harvey courtside seated between 2 very pretty women - yeah, sure he'll rehab in Port St. Lucie. What's happening at Duffys tonight?

Chris Herring

Random, but interesting: HOU (5-0) & CHI (10-2) have best records vs NYK since Melo was traded. Both might make play for him this summer.

Chris Herring

Chicago has gone 10-2 against the Knicks since the Melo trade. By far the best record of any Eastern Conference team vs NYK in that span.

Jonah Ballow

Shoulder injury & nothing on the line but Melo has an early 6 pts on 3-for-3 shooting against CHI.

Brian Mahoney

I do agree Knicks had playoff talent. Maybe even advance in the playoffs talent. They just weren't mentally sharp or strong enough.

Chris Herring

Tyson Chandler... What was that?

Steve Popper

Chandler with a flagrant on Dunleavy - a very hard fight through the pick move. Tough or dirty? I'd lean the second.

Steve Popper

J.R just ran the most J.R.-ish play - if he made the fadeaway 3-pointer they'd have to re-edit the "Knicks One Shining Moment" video.

Al Iannazzone

Melo with six quick points, trying to impress Thibs.

Brian Mahoney

On Day 1 post elimination: Woodson apologizes to fans, Amare says Knicks might be the best team in the league on paper.

Steve Popper

If everyone on the Knicks put as much into it as Amar'e this year they wouldn't be out of the playoffs and watching the - jeez - Hawks.

Steve Popper

And if you're a fan, give him credit for working hard and getting back stronger and better than anyone could have expected.

Chris Herring

My critique w/ Knicks is that they have too much one-sided talent. But that's no excuse, either: CHI has a lot of one-way talent, too, on D.

Steve Popper

I will say this - not surprised Amar'e believes Knicks were one of the best this year on paper - or that he believes same for next year.

Alan Hahn

The Garden is packed. God bless you, Knicks fans. Amazing support.

Chris Herring

Re: Amare's comment about Knicks perhaps having more talent than anyone in the NBA: No. But they do have more than enough to win with.

Steve Popper

So Pierce and Garnett both got banged up tonight? Have we learned nothing as a civilization? #taoofpopovich

Tina Cervasio

#lovemylaundry As I get ready for my opening report before tip-off at Madison Square Garden. Who says you can't... fb.me/6MGkatXSs

Steve Popper

Amare on next yr w/changes coming: This year’s been a struggle, but if I return healthy and ready to go, I’m sure we’ll make the playoffs.

Frank Isola

I mean, there must be some management/ownership guys who have something to say. (Dead air).

Frank Isola

Nice of Mike Woodson to accept responsibility for the Knicks awful season. Lets leave the mic open if anybody else wants to say something.

Alan Hahn

#Knicks Game Night is on @MSGNetworks with a new Fix that has a historical stat that may blow your mind. #NYMade

Ian Begley

Amar'e Stoudemire said expectations for the #Knicks were low coming into the season: "On paper, we might be the best team in the league."

Ian Begley

Mike Woodson on the #Knicks' failure to make the playoffs: "I didn't get it done." More here: espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s… via @ESPNNewYork

Chris Herring

I really wanna get out a piece of paper and start jotting down how many teams, on paper, are better than the Knicks. I can think of many.

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e Stoudemire said "on paper we might be the best team in the league."

Steve Popper

Amare said he's surprised by the way this season went - on paper thought they could be best team in the NBA.

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e Stoudemire said he doesn't think expectations were too high coming into the season. He said they should have been higher.

Chris Herring

Looks like former Knick Anthony Mason is here at MSG for tonight's game against the Bulls.

Chris Herring

Just nerded-out completely while Thibodeau gave an in-depth answer about defense.

Chris Herring

Thibodeau, on whether he's surprised Knicks aren't a playoff team: "Those things happen. They've had a lot of injuries." #irony

Steve Popper

Woodson: "I’m the coach and I didn’t get it done. It’s just that simple." I'd imagine Phil will use same words next week when they meet.

Al Iannazzone

Woodson also said if there's one player you can't point a finger at for the Knicks not making the playoffs it's Carmelo Anthony.

Al Iannazzone

Woodson said he would start looking at Murry, Tyler and Aldrich.

Jonah Ballow

Very cool -- @robertAbooey's son is guest DJ at #Knicks game tonight.

Chris Herring

Carmelo will start tonight, but Woodson says he's not sure what he'll do after tonight's game. Melo has injured shoulder he's playing thru.

Steve Popper

On Melo Woodson said he's one person you can't blame.

Ian Begley

Woodson says he's not sure if Carmelo will sit after tonight's game. It sounds like it will be Carmelo's call. #Knicks

Steve Popper

Woodson on last night - tough. Don't like to put self in position to need help. I don't like begging.

Chris Herring

Woodson: "You never wanna depend on someone else to get into the playoffs. That ain't what it's about."

Alan Hahn

Woodson: “At this point it’s hard to talk about personnel. That’s going to be up to Phil.”

Steve Popper

Woodson says of last three games - stay positive and look at young guys.

Alan Hahn

Woodson said fans “spent their hard-earned money” to support the team and the team failed to live up to expectations.

Chris Herring

Woodson says he hasn't yet talked with the players about their elimination from postseason contention

Ian Begley

Mike Woodson says he "didn't get it done" as a coach and apologizes to #Knicks fans. Says it's his responsibility to get team in playoffs.

Jonah Ballow

Same starters. Melo will play vs. Bulls.

Chris Herring

Woodson says he'd like to apologize to fans "who paid their hard-earned money" to watch NYK play.

Al Iannazzone

Woodson on Knicks missing the playoffs: "I'm the coach and I didn't get it done." He apologized to the fans.

Steve Popper

Woody: you can point fingers in a lot of directions. I'm not going to air that out." Said he takes it as coach and apologizes to fans.

Alan Hahn

“We didn’t get it done and as the coach I have to apologize to the fans.” - Mike Woodson

Ian Begley

Felton, Smith, Anthony, Stoudemire, and Chandler will start for the #Knicks tonight. Guess Melo will rest next week.

Chris Herring

Woodson, asked why Knicks missed the playoffs: "At the end of the day, I'm the coach, & I didn't get it done." Says there were many factors.

Tina Cervasio

Eliminated from the playoffs, but Carmelo plays on. Anthony in #Knicks starting lineup. Same lineup as usual.

Al Iannazzone

Same starting five for Knicks against Bulls tonight.

Steve Popper

Melo is in. Knicks Starters tonight versus @chicagobulls : Felton, Smith, Anthony, Stoudemire, Chandler”

Steve Popper

Heading downstairs - here were the last - prescient - words from J.R. before Knicks were eliminated: bit.ly/1nkOwBJ

Al Iannazzone

The Knicks are done. Now it's up to Phil Jackson to make sure they don't have another wasted season like this one: newsday.com/sports/columni…

Ian Begley

Local college hoops: Hofstra SG Zeke Upshaw has signed with agent Brian J Bass.

Steve Popper

I've maintained that players talk and that's more important than the allure of a team president/GM. Melo is going to talk to Kobe, Noah, etc