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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Halftime report: Bobcats 64, Knicks 54

By Ian Begley

NEW YORK -- Nothing went well for the Knicks in the first half on Tuesday.

Center Tyson Chandler got hurt. Kemba Walker went off and they were booed heavily at times.

They trail Charlotte 64-54 after two.

Here are a few observations:

NO TYSON, BIG PROBLEM: Chandler's health is of the utmost importance to the Knicks. New York allowed Charlotte to go off for 14 points in the paint in the second quarter with Chandler on the bench. They were out rebounded 15-6 and outscored by nine.

MELO NOT PASSIVE: A day after calling himself out for being too passive, particularly in the fourth quarter, Carmelo Anthony came out with an aggressive approach.

Anthony had 15 points on 5-for-11 shooting and got to the line four times. He picked up three fouls, though.

GIVING PEACE A CHANCE: With Chandler out, Woodson relied heavily on Metta World Peace. The veteran forward responded with 14 points and three rebounds off of the bench.

Amar'e Stoudemire struggled in his brief time on the floor. He missed both of the shots that he took and had two turnovers in seven minutes in the first half.

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