The Knicks played tonight as well as they are going to play this season. They practically abandoned the triangle for the isolation knowing that it is the best way this group can be competitive.
This actually worked for awhile keeping the Knicks close for 3 and 3/4 periods. But like the past four years it boiled down to Carmelo Anthony scoring a bunch of points on isolation plays and the Knicks lost.
The Hawks only had to wait until Anthony got cold and then make their own shots waiting for the Knicks to foul to stop the clock. That has been the formula for beating the Knicks around the league and clearly nothing has changed.
Knicks lose again, Hawks 91 - Knicks 85
Record 2 - 6