Found April 22, 2012 on Knicks Journal :
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After the Knicks were sunk by the Cavaliers Friday night, many fans were left disheartened by the team's lack of killer instinct against the league's weaker teams.Looking to bounce back, the team would have to do so without Tyson Chandler, who sat out this afternoon's game against the Hawks in an attempt to rest up with the playoffs near. Ironically enough, not playing may have been all Chandler needed to clinch the NBA's "Defensive Player of the Year" award.Without the big man pacing their defense, the Knicks allowed the Hawks to shoot 54% from the field (including 63% from downtown) as Atlanta made it rain from all around the court. The Hawks were led by three 20 plus point performances (Marvin Williams, Joe Johnson, and Jeff Teague), with Williams' 29 points being a team-high. The offensive outburst from the North Carolina product was an individual season-high as well.Luckily for the Knicks (as poor as their defensive effort was in spurts), the game ...
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