Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 3/8/13
So close, yet so far.The Knicks can often leave their fans ever so frustrated when letting wins over some of the league's best teams slip right from under them. A very example of them doing so occurred just this past Sunday afternoon, after the Knicks lost a lead to the NBA champion defending Heat and faltered late in the game.Such a loss can leave fans livid for more, but that wasn't exactly the sentiment following the Knicks' loss to the Thunder at home on Thursday night. With Carmelo Anthony, New York still managed to put forth a valiant effort against one of the NBA's powerhouses, going toe to toe with them until the very end, losing 95-94.Still, with any loss, there are plenty of positive and negative factors. It's all about taking the good with the bad, but sometimes, the latter outweighs the former.With our very first immediate post-game reaction edition, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest and myself hit the ground running following the Knicks' loss to Oklahoma City to break things down in the latest KnicksJournal.com Podcast.What went wrong, and what went right? The rapper and I address those very questions, examining things like Kenyon Martin's demonstrated defensive prowess, the recent emergence of Amar'e Stoudemire, and how the Knicks are forced to ride and die with the enigma that is J.R. Smith, with Carmelo Anthony still hampered by injury on the sideline.Take a listen as we discuss all that and more, while we also can be heard looking ahead to what could be a difficult week to come for the Knickerbockers. Things don't get much easier, as the team will begin a West Coast road trip with matchups against teams like the Warriors and Blazers next week.Enjoy! As always, you can follow me on Twitter @KnicksJournal and hit up Phife Dawg as well @IamThePHIFER.
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