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Posted March 12, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Warriors Destroy the Knicks, Spoil Melo’s Return!

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“I tried to get through it and figure it out,’’ Anthony said. “I didn’t do anything since I fell (last Monday) to test it out. I took the rest. I didn’t really know how it would respond. It was nagging and agitating. I felt it out there.’’

And coach Mike Woodson felt sick. “He was a little sluggish. We expected that,” Woodson said. “We have enough bodies on this team to step up and make plays. We played one quarter tonight. That was it. That was the first quarter. We had nothing in our tank. ‘’

“We can’t use that as an excuse,’’ Woodson added. “We have enough bodes and we played well the other night without him.’’

Indeed, Tyson Chandler acknowledged the infusion of Melo put them out of sync. “Any time you implement a new player to the lineup there’s going to be a transition,’’ Chandler said of the Knicks superstar. “We obviously have a lot of games under our belt with that lineup. I don’t know what the problem was tonight.’’

Sixers run over the Brooklyn Nets?!, Spurs top OKC for West’s top spot

The Golden State Warriors (coached by ex-Knick Mark Jackson) destroyed the NY Knicks, 92-63, and spoiled Melo’s return back to action! The Warriors scored at a high clip and kept the Knicks to 63 points, the Knicks season low for scoring and the Warriors lowest opponent point output since 1953! Additionally, the Knicks shot an embarassing 27.4% from the field (20-73), an NBA season low! This is just the first of five in a tough West-Coast road trip, so the Knicks better step up! Melo played through a sore knee and was a little rusty, got 10 boards but shot bricks (4-15) for 14 points, Felton had 10 points, and Chris Copeland came off the bench with 15 points! Warriors’ Steph Curry finished with 26 points, Klay Thompson 23 points, and former Knicks David Lee almost got a triple-double: 21 points, 10 boards and eight assists! It seemed like everyone on the Knicks was missing, while everyone on the Warriors was clicking! At one point in the third quarter, Knicks’ J.R. Smith committed a hard foul (most likely out of frustation), initially they called it a flagrant-1 foul, but after further review they upgraded it to a flagrant-2 and he was immediately ejected?! To me and many it looked like he did get a lot of the ball; check out the clip below and decide for yourself! Also, check out highlights from the game on video below!

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ1DOcuvOK4[/youtube]

J.R. Smith ejected for upgraded flagrant-2 foul:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3FYK48KvYo[/youtube]