Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Knicks go down
New York was not going 82-0. That is virtually impossible with the way the NBA schedule is constructed. Going 6-0 was surprise in itself for a team that seemingly lacked offensive fluidity and was nominally good at defense, but hardly elite.
In the first weeks of the season, though, New York proved that this year could be different. This is a team that has some support offensively and can do a few different things. Defensively this team is focused and has even Carmelo Anthony buying in.
None of that mattered against a very strong Grizzlies team. Memphis had a clear advantage on the glass with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol against New York's small front line. The Knicks like playing small and it came back to haunt them in this game. Particularly with Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler in foul trouble for most of the night.
Yes, New York is still a team that needs...