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KNICKS CLOSE SEASON BY TAKING DOWN NETS: BIG WIN WITH LITTLE MEANING

            

 

The Knicks’ players sought to leave the season on a positive note, while the Nets stars clearly just wanted to leave.  The Knicks destroyed the Nets, winning by 29 points, as the Nets two highest scorers sat on the bench.  The game for the Knicks was akin to the last day of class when everyone was sad to leave but no one knew who would be in their class next year.  Almost certain to be at another school, so to speak, is either David Lee or Nate Robinson (take our poll in the sidebar.   Yes, David Lee is listed twice.  LOL.).  They both played this game with the knowledge that it may be their last game in the place where they came of age and established themselves well enough to be set financially for the rest of their careers.  I am sure they both have very nice things to say about how Dolan and Zeke.

David Lee used the game to also compile his 65th double double with twelve points and twelve boards.  Lee has really grown and is superb in the shallow end of the offensive side of the court.   Despite the occassional block of his shots, he is almost unstoppable down low.  His foot movement and feel for the basket is incredible.  However, incredible is also how I would describe his lousy defensive skills.  ARRRRRRGH.

I noted that Al Harrington gave thanks to the fans for the team on fan appreciation night.  He showed great courage when he asked the fans to renew their season tickets after the sorry season they offered up.  Al’s effort was not isolated as the Knicks have been trying hard to sell this past season as an expected setback in the   rebuilding process.  A position they take after suggesting to us that they were interested in the making the playoffs.  I said at the beginning of the year that they were lying because there was no way they would or could do both lower the salary cap and get into the playoffs. 

Now the problem is what will Walsh build with the pieces he has now, a year after he took over.  We’ll give Walsh a break.  Although we expect the President to bring the nation back to recovery in under 100 days, we’ll give Walsh 365 days and see what he can come up with. . . Oh, what? . . . the 365 days are up.  So what has Walsh done and what has he put in place to turn us into champions?  What is he going to do next and how dows that get us into the playoffs in 2009-10?

If you know what his plan really is, can you share it with us?

 

Nets 73, Knicks 102

 

 

 

  1 2 3 4 T
NJN (34-48) 16 24 18 15 73
NYK (32-50) 24 28 29 21 102

 

Final

 

 

8:00 PM ET, April 15, 2009
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

 

NEW JERSEY NETS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Trenton Hassell, SF 16 2-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 -10 4
Ryan Anderson, PF 32 4-11 2-5 3-4 3 8 11 0 3 0 2 3 -20 13
Brook Lopez, C 30 2-9 0-0 2-2 3 4 7 1 0 3 2 1 -29 6
Keyon Dooling, G 26 2-8 0-3 2-2 2 5 7 5 0 0 1 1 -9 6
Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG 44 6-16 0-0 6-6 1 1 2 2 2 0 5 2 -34 18
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Bobby Simmons, SF 22 3-8 2-2 1-1 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 2 -16 9
Jarvis Hayes, SF 20 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 0 0 3 1 -12 2
Maurice Ager, SF 16 3-8 0-2 1-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 +5 7
Josh Boone, C 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 +6 2
Yi Jianlian, PF 16 1-6 0-1 2-2 2 1 3 0 0 2 1 3 -20 4
Sean Williams, PF 11 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 -6 2
Devin Harris, PG DNP SORE LEFT SHOULDER
TOTALS   FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF   PTS
  26-83 4-13 17-19 20 29 49 12 6 6 17 19   73
  31.3% 30.8% 89.5% Team TO (pts off): 20 (28)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.
NEW YORK KNICKS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Al Harrington, PF 19 2-5 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 +9 5
David Lee, PF 25 5-8 0-0 2-2 2 10 12 3 1 0 1 4 +22 12
Jared Jeffries, PF 25 2-8 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 +23 4
Chris Duhon, PG 27 3-6 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 6 1 1 1 2 +34 7
Wilson Chandler, SF 36 5-14 1-5 5-6 3 2 5 2 2 1 1 2 +15 16
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Larry Hughes, SF 24 5-7 2-3 3-4 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 +15 15
Quentin Richardson, SG 11 4-8 1-3 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 -5 9
Chris Wilcox, PF 23 5-9 0-0 4-5 1 4 5 1 0 1 2 3 +7 14
Nate Robinson, PG 32 4-12 0-6 4-4 3 3 6 4 2 0 1 3 +19 12
Joe Crawford, SG 12 2-6 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 +6 5
Mouhamed Sene, C 6 1-2 0-0 1-1 2 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Chris Hunter, F DNP SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE
TOTALS   FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF   PTS
  38-85 7-24 19-22 14 35 49 17 9 4 10 17   102
  44.7% 29.2% 86.4% Team TO (pts off): 10 (10)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

 

Flagrant Fouls: None
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: 1 NEWYORK ( W Chandler 1 ) – TEAMS (def3sec): None – COACHES: None
Officials: Eric Lewis , Dick Bavetta , Marc Davis
Attendance: 19,763
Time of Game: 02:09

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