Found April 13, 2013 on Knicks Journal :
Though the Knicks' thirteen game winning streak was snapped in Chicago, and the team went all out through overtime trying to earn themselves a victory that never came, it's easy to see they are (as short-handed as they may be) transitioning into playoff mode with their eyes on a long-term run.Though he, like many of his teammates, exhausted himself against Chicago a bit, Carmelo Anthony's minutes have begun to go down. In two out of the last three games, he's played 31 minutes or less. Expect that trend to continue.The Knicks, of course, want to keep winning. It'd be easy to say New York should rest Anthony and then allow others to step up in the meantime so that the forward can stay fresh for the playoffs, but given the way the team has been pulling straws for worthwhile contributors, simply expecting for there to be other contributors available just isn't in the cards.Instead, Coach Mike Woodson is hoping that his team can continue putting away opponents th...
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