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Excitement during a Blazers game that the Knicks would blow
Same Old Knicks. That's the phrase to use although this team has plenty of potential. Why use such a phrase? It's because this team still doesn't know how to close a game out. And it's until that point that the team will go on winning streaks.
This team should be 5-1 and it's not because I'm being a homer. Just use common sense. In the picture shown, Raymond Felton is showing off after making a huge bucket against the Blazers on October 30. It was the Knicks home opener and they took a nine point lead with about six minutes left. Little did Felton know the team would lose the game.
You can't blow leads of nine with six minutes left and especially at home. There's just no excuse for that. With Stoudemire on the court, there's even less of an excuse to use.
They had the nerve to do it again. In Sunday's loss to the 76ers, the Knicks led by nine in the third quarter. Although there was still time, the 76ers aren't any good. Once again, the game was in the Knicks' home.
Those are two games that should've been won. Two things are causing this. One is the Knicks not scoring anymore after taking the big lead. The other is the Knicks not playing with the same defensive intensity and fouling too much.
It would be nice to build a lead bigger than nine because it isn't against the rules. Maybe it wasn't meant to be for the Knicks to be 5-1.