New York Knicks, Amar’e Stoudemire Are Good; Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum Are Better

January 10th, 2011 by Artem Altman Leave a reply »
On Sunday, the New York Knicks came into the Staples Center to face the league's two-time defending champs, the Los Angeles Lakers. For three solid quarters, the Knicks were able to keep up with the Lakers, but eventually Lakers took control of the game and pulled away for a win.

Last year’s Knicks lost both of their meetings against the Lakers, and while this season, the Knicks are looking to improve on what they did last year, it is still hard to think that this year Knicks will make it beyond the first round of the playoffs. But at least finally making the playoffs now looks like a sure thing for Knicks and their fans.

I guess Knicks have to be grateful for any kind of improvement after almost a decade of futility. Knicks are no longer the laughingstock of the NBA, but how good are they really?

Although Danilo Gallinari was not available for Sunday’s game, I doubt that his absence was the reason for the Knicks loss.

The current Knicks squad is akin to Mike D’Antoni’s Phoenix Suns of old. They are prolific when it comes to scoring and horrible on defense. One thing, though, is they don’t have Steve Nash. Not a knock on Ray ...

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