Originally written on Trade Street Post  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Here we see Tyrus and Amare struggling to "do the hokey-pokey"

The Knicks rolled into Charlotte on a six game losing streak. They were determined to end that streak.  Dj Augustin and Dj White were added to the inactive list as they both sustained injuries in previous games. The starting lineup consisted of; Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson, Derrick Brown, Tyrus Thomas, and Byron Mullens. The Bobcats were massacred by the Knicks 111-78.

First quarter started out ROUGH. The Knicks opened up an 8 point lead after a flurry of bad passes and suspect defensive play.  Poor shooting plagued both teams as neither could really hit anything consistently. Both teams had a number of frustrating rolls on layups and point blank shots. Kemba Walker exploded on the scene and got a few Knicks in foul trouble early on. Boris Diaw came off the bench and added his unusual spark against the Knicks.  He added a level of decent ball movement and inside scoring. The score was 26-23 Knicks after one. 

Kemba Walker was the man of the hour in the second quarter. While he lacks a lot of basic ball movement and the ability to find his teammates on a regular basis; he can absolutely take over a game.  He drove to the basket and was shooting very well early on in the game. He gave Charlotte their first lead of the game shortly into the 2nd with a 3.  The second unit came out and disaster struck. Corey Higgins looked disheveled early on and contributed to a number of mistakes.  The Bobcats could not get ANY-thing going through the middle of the second. Once again poor shooting on New York's part allowed the Bobcats to hang around.  Gerald Henderson had a couple of incredible drives to the rim before Jared Jeffries absolutely decked him on a fast break. Gerald landed on his hip and limped off. He came back like a trooper and finished the half.

The third quarter started off much like the rest of the game; with ice cold shooting.  Both sides could not find the hoop. Carmelo Anthony was 0-7 at this point in the game and did not make a shot other than the technical shot from Tyrus Thomas' offensive foul.  The Bobcats rebounding in this game was awful.  Amare and Tyson Chandler had their way with the Cats bigs as the carved their way to a 61-46 lead mid way through the 3rd. The Cats had a tough time with the Knicks big men as they pushed their lead to 16 by the end of the 3rd.

It will never enter in my mind as logical that ANYONE would play Gana Diop over Bismack Biyombo when the Cats are down by 20.  Stunting the kids' development and killing his confidence by shelving him on the bench is ridiculous.  Either way, more destruction in the paint. More Kemba and no one else scoring.  By some miracle of nature, Bismack entered the game. You'll never guess what happened; rebounding! Interior defense! and a few fouls.  I have to be completely honest; I don't know if there is a player in the league who gets more shots blocked than Derrick Brown. Maybe we could get some fact checkers to look into that for us.  The Knicks poured it on as the Cats continued to shoot poorly. They pushed the lead to 30 and never looked back.

I'd give a game breaker, but we lost by over 33. Kemba finished with 22, Henderson and Brown with 15 each(Brown's came in garbage time).  


Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner


Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

Report: Michigan keeping Jim Hackett on as athletic director

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

Jenn Sterger hints she'll be back in her FSU cowgirl gear for game

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.