The Knicks were firing on all cylinders early today, leading 59-45 at half. So how did TOK know that a second half implosion was coming? Kevin Smith puts on his chef hat and shows you how to make and when to expect a Knicks loss.
Ingredient #1 – The Almighty Three Ball
I think it’s safe to say that the Knicks are willing to live and die by the three, but there are different ways of knowing when it’s hurting more than it’s helping. Most obvious are the games where they get off to an ice cold start. For example, the Knicks started their atrocious 34-point loss in Indiana by shooting 0-7 from behind the arc. When shots aren’t dropping early, it spells huge trouble for New York. Not only does it leave them unable to establish an offensive rhythm, but it also throws off their game defensively. Instead of their opponent taking the ball out from under the basket, the missed threes lead to long rebounds, thus forcing the Knicks to step up their transition defense. This is ...