Friday, December 6, 2013
Opening Tip: Knicks turn back the clock
By Ian Begley
There was a common theme coming out of the Knicks' locker room after Thursday's win over the Nets.
Many Knicks -- coach Mike Woodson included -- said the team's play reminded them of the 2012-13 team that won 54 games and a first-round playoff series. "It looked like the Knicks of old," Woodson said.
Even Nets coach, and former Knick, Jason Kidd agreed. "Tonight they looked a lot like they did last year," Kidd said.
Last season the Knicks raced out to an 18-6 start on the strength of ball movement, solid 3-point shooting and a low turnover rate. Their success Thursday was based on the same blueprint.
The Knicks hit 57 percent from the field and knocked down 16 of 27 3-pointers. They had 24 assists on 44 makes, and turned it over just 12 times. Six Knicks scored in double figures.
"Tonight was like the way I know that we can play, the way that we know we can play," Carmelo Anthony said.