Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 12/29/11
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As the Knicks went for their first 2-0 start since 1999, it was clear that the team struggled despite commanding a lead against the Warriors through the first quarter last night. Even with a lead, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony each had difficulty getting into an offensive flow, as Landry Fields led the Knicks with 13 points in the first half. The Warriors slowly begin to fight back (despite struggling on offense themselves), forcing a 64-64 tie at the end of the first half. Based on the scoreboard, it could have been anyone's game. But anyone watching the game knew full well that the Knicks were clearly off their game, and it was only a matter of time before the Warriors took control, despite playing without star guard Stephen Curry, who sat out with an ankle injury. From the wake of the second half, it was almost as if the Knicks' thorough struggles gave way to wake up the sleeping dragon that was Brandon Rush, who erupted for 19 points off the bench. The for...
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