Thursday, January 17, 2008

"Clever Girl"-Robert Muldoon

They couldn't do it against Houston last week. And, they'd rarely been asked to do it before that. But the past two nights, the Knicks have defended and held a lead against teams trying to come back against them late in the game. They're learning how to win basketball games right before our eyes.

There were two crucial moments during last night's win against the NJ Nets and both came with less than two and half minutes left. The first was when Nate Robinson checked back in with 2:27 showing on the clock and the scored knotted at 99 apiece. Using a 12-2 run the Nets had come all the way back from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit and most of that run occurred with Nate on the bench. The second decisive moment came with 59 ticks remaining and the score tied at 102. Jamal Crawford hit a three-pointer from the right side of the arc to give the Knicks the lead that they would not relinquish. The pass came from Robinson. This was the start of the 7-0 run that wrestled control back from the Nets and iced the contest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. That makes me think of another clever girl who sometimes write a column for your blog. Whatever happened to her?