The Linless Knicks were also without Amare, It would be no matter

Keywords: jeremy lin, amare stoudemire, melo, dunleavy injuries

 Now I was only able to catch bits and pieces of this game, I have a night class on Mondays and the stream I was watching the game on was pretty weak. There was a lot of positives to come from the Knicks 89-80 win over the Bucks. The Knickerbockers were held without two of their top players. Amare Stoudemire had finally been getting hot as of late, and while Linsanity has simmered down, Jeremy Lin is still this teams starting point guard. A good one at that. And they were both on the sideline for this game. Without those two the Knicks were still able to hold down the fort. The main reason for that is because the defensive effort was more then solid. Milwaukee’s top stars, Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined to hit just 8 of their 38 shots.

 

The only problem coming from the Bucks this evening was the unstoppable Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy had 26 points coming off the bench while also adding 5 rebounds and 3 assist.  I’m kicking myself right now for not picking him up on my fantasy team. I have a solid 100 bucks on the line right now. But other then Dunleavy the Bucks were pretty much nothing. And like I’ve said before, I always forget the Bucks are even a team.

Anyway, I will of course throw in my negativity about the Knicks offense tonight. The main reason the offense faltered was because of…..guess who? Yep that former Denver Nugget. J.R. Smith. You thought I would say Carmelo Anthony? Well you would also be right. Both Nuggets had paltry field goal percentages. All right maybe I am going a bit hard on Melo, he did have 28 points and 12 rebounds. I know I have been one of the top Melo haters but I guess this wasn’t a completely awful performance. Also ignore Mike D’Antoni in the picture, I just thought this was a nice flick of Stat and Jeremy.