The Minnesota Timberwolves hadn't lead for more than 4 minutes in all their games this season combined. What was the cure for this? Playing the Knicks of course.
The Timberwolves had no Ronnie Turiaf, Ricky Rubio, Thad Young or Nikola Pekovic hell I don't even know if their coach should up either.
What I do know is that Derek Fisher is doing a piss poor job of making the only guy on this roster who is guaranteed to be on the team next year to buy into playing triangle basketball.
The Knicks began the third quarter down by 24 points so Fisher I suppose took a chance on the young players and allowed them to start the second half and guess what happened?
The ball actually moved, guys actually cut to the basket for layups, easy put backs off of misses and drew fouls. I couldn't fucking believe it. A lineup comprised of second and third unit players were actually playing smart basketball and cutting into the lead and not a superstar was on the floor. It reminded me of the pre-Anthony trade group of Knicks.
However, if you have been following the Knicks you knew that this would not last. As soon as Anthony and Stoudemire were brought back into the the game the team went back to that faux triangle offense that masks the same old isolation game to get Anthony and Amare' their points.
It did work out that way when you look at the individual stat sheets, they both had decent nights scoring but the final stat of wins and losses shows the usual result of playing basketball this way.
Sorry Knicks fans but it is going to stay this way for the remainder for Carmelo's contract and he too is now limping around on a bum knee.
Knicks lose again, Timberwolves 115 - Knicks 99 (3-10)