Found December 30, 2011 on Knicks Journal :
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Throughout his entire coaching career, Mike D'Antoni has been criticized for his teams' lack of defensive talents. In a large NBA market like the Big Apple, the noise and criticism only naturally has gotten louder and louder as D'Antoni entered his fourth season as Knicks head coach, so much so that he brought in Mike Woodson as a defensive preacher.The fact of the matter is that an NBA team can win games one of two ways: by either playing lockdown defense, or simply running their opponent out of the building by outscoring them with ease.D'Antoni's teams have always won games implementing the latter strategy, so it's no surprise that the defensive practices of these teams would be a cause for concern. That being said, it is in fact a surprise that the Knicks were only able to score 78 points against the Warriors Wednesday night. The team's offensive woes continued on Thursday, as the team struggled its way to 82 points in a 99-82 loss to Kobe Bryant (the ...
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