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Sunday, May 19
The Knicks really could have used Kurt Thomas in this series....and Rasheed Wallace.
Haven't seen that many bigs with that combo of frame, hands, anticipation and most importantly, ability to set GOOD screens in a long time.
great call on Steven Adams btw @117582rw. starting to really go back in the notes. Definite option if he doesn't shoot up the board.
Re-watching yesterday's game. The 2 things that jump out, in no particular order: Hibberts unbelievable block, JR's constant mid-play lapses
Thanks to all the Knick fans who listened to & watched us this season. Your support means everything.
On flight home from Indy with two great Post teammates in Mark Hale and Steve Serby but with no G 7 to cover tomorrow. Just trash-bag day.
Hibbert and J. O'Neal are the only Pacers players with at least 20 points, 10 boards & 5 blocks in a playoff game over the last 25 years.
Sleep? Forget that. This is New York City.
Overwhelmed by the replies tweeps. Thank you!
Thats a wrap. Time to sleep.
...able to cover this team for a season. Look forward to learning some new tricks, and doing a better job reporting going forward.
Got some unbelievably sweet tweets/messages from you all tonight. Wish you all knew how much fun I had & how much pride I took in being....
I guess Knicks beating Miami three times this season really doesn't matter anymore. All it does is make things more painful for Knicks fans
Knicks got outrebounded by 52 in this series if my math is right. A difference of almost nine rebounds per game.
Well Knicks fans, my 1st season on the beat is over. Thanks for following me. It was a fascinating season.
Jason Kidd earned more points on his license this year than he recorded in the playoffs.
Kenyon Martin: "They got in the penalty early in most of the games. I don’t think we adjusted well to the way things were being called.”
Iman Shumpert on the Pacers: “You never want anybody to be more aggressive than you, but they were the whole series.”
Iman Shumpert on this season: “We failed. We wanted to put ourselves in the finals & then roll the dice. We didn’t do that.”
JR Smith: "I love it here. I love my teammates. I love my coaches."
JR Smith: “I want to retire a Knick. I don’t want to go anywhere else."
But what a great season for @msgnetworks to be a part of! We have not worked until May 18th in a LONG time. Shout out to my faithful Tweeps!
JR Smith: "I wasn’t there for my teammates. They tried to rely on me and I didn’t step up."
Oh look... I have service. Oh look... Knicks season is over. Maybe it was a blessing the wifi stunk in Indy, tonight was frustrating.
By the way, despite the venom directed at J.R. - a change of roster in dramatic way going to be very tough with cap woes.
The more Carmelo talked, the more he kept up the optimism. At one point, he called it "a helluva season.'' Maybe a helluva regular season.
Saturday, May 18
Knicks' cap at 78M next season & year after. They owe Kidd 2 ar 3.090, Novak 3.7M/3.4M, Camby 4.4M/4.1M & Amare 45M. How do they get better?
Regular season series: Chandler vs. Pacers - 12.7 points, 11.7 rbs in 3 games. Hibbert vs. Knicks - 5.5 points, 6.3 rbs. Totally changed.
Melo, on Hibbert's block: "It was a big play. A hell of a block. ... That block spearheaded the [end-of-game] run that they had."
Now that team has suffered real defeat, will be interesting to see how, if at all, the dynamic changes next yr
For those wondering if J.R. will come cheap - he loves NY. His agent does, too, but his job is not to leave money on the table.
Amar'e's been lauded as a team-1st guy, & rightfully so. But his answers abt coming off bench always end w "as long as we're winning..."
And that's pretty weak
J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin both said they want to return to New York - J.R. very emphatically.
Jason Kidd, who did not play in the second half for the second straight game, did not speak with reporters.
So, in the end, Woodson did throw Kidd to the curb....but even that didn't help/work...
JR Smith, who likely will opt out and become a free agent, said"I want to retire a Knick."
J.R. Smith, who will become a free agent, says he wants to retire as a Knick.
Hibbert is nailing Jim O'Brien without naming him, talking how Vogel turned team around when he took over. O'Brien had Hibbert ready 2 quit
Amar'e says he wants to make it work with Carmelo. Asked if he wants to stay in New York, he said "without a doubt."
Stoudemire, on second-half benching: "It's tough. It's tough. It's never easy. But its coach's decision."
Brian Shaw's head coaching price just doubled..
Hibbert must've gone to private school before attending Georgetown.
Carmelo Anthony is sitting at his.locker, looking very upset, frustrated, surprised and almost numb.
Carmelo Anthony is sitting at his locker, looking like a very frustrated, upset, stunned and almost numb.
Melo sat at his locker for quite a while with a blank stare in his eye. Team clearly expected to win this series.
Pablo Prigioni felt the Lance Stephenson steal that led to a three point play changed the game. "It was big," he said.
Prigioni says its too early to analyze his own situation in terms of whether he wants to play in the league next year. Understandable.
Tyson: "They were the better team... Ran Into a poised Indiana team that stuck together and ran their [offensive] stuff."
Minus Shump's one quarter Melo was the only one who showed any sack tonight. Everyone else should be ashamed, including Woodson.
They really should have lost that game by at least 15.
What's going to get lost is the greatness that Melo displayed for 3 quarters. No one else showed, Pacers played a perfect game + whistles
Note to Spike Lee: Pacers Unchained...
Woodson: "You just can't give up that many fouls." Said Knicks committed too many unnecessary ones early that came back to haunt them late.
Steve Smith is at the top of his game tonight. Stay loose, yo...
Woodson, asked if his team underachieved in this series/season. "Not at all. This is the first time this team was assembled."