After the dreadful, disgraceful 43-point loss on MLK Day, the Knicks have now won at Toronto, against Phoenix, at Milwaukee and tonight against the defending Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia 76ers.
It's quite obvious that the loss of Jeff Van Gundy took some wind out of the Knicks sails. It got worse when they lost a ton of very close games. Michael Jordan beat us with 15 or so seconds left, the Rockets beat us at the buzzer, the Celtics beat us in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, etc. Those close games that resulted in losses certainly sent the Knicks morale and confidence in a downward spiral.
I am happy with tonight's win over the 76ers for 3 reasons (I know there are some 6ers fans up in here such as YanksRockMan and #1PaFan, enjoy guys!):
1) Nobody on the Knicks team had a big offensive game tonight. Houston and Spree were outright awful. Camby wad dismal. Our 2 best players offensively were Jackson and Ward. Our high scorer had 14 and we still won the game. A pleasing sign.
2) As incredibly overrated as he is (it's disgusting how much undeserved praise this man gets), Allen Iverson is still a dangerous player. The Knicks contained him.
3) For the first time in a long time I saw a real, hardcore old-fashioned New York Knicks game. This was the most boring game I have seen all season. Offense in the game was non-existent. It was slow and unless you got 8 or more hours of sleep last night you had to fall asleep while watching this game. A slow, boring, horrible to watch, heavily defensive game is the way the Knicks win.
Sure it's only a 4-game win streak and the Knicks are still 7 games under .500, but what can I say, for the first time all season I am actually excited. Let's keep it going and to all the real true Knick fans: STAY AWAY FROM THE NETS AND STAY REAL TO THE KNICKS!!!