The New York Knicks season is starting to become a comedy show. The Knicks got their ninth defeat of the season by the hands of the Chicago Bulls, 120-102. The games are laughable and that’s really all fans can do at this point.
Knicks head coach David Fizdale is on hot seat from GM Steve Mills and President Steve Mills. Fans would think that Fizdale would have the team fired up for this game. For the initial beginning of the game, the Knicks were more energetic then previous contests.
The defense was playing up to a decent standard. The offense was getting to the rim easily and utilizing the pick-and-roll nicely. However, when they got to the rim, getting the ball in the hoop was a challenge. But it was good to see them attacking. RJ Barrett was man leading the Knicks charge to the rim.
However, as all Knicks fans should know, a blowout is always coming. It was just a matter of time before the Knicks let their guard down and the Bulls go on a run. The Bulls went on a 20-2 run in the first half and, of course, the Knicks had to scratch and claw there was back.
Unfortunately, this time was not like the previous meeting, where the Knicks came back for the win.
The Knicks had a lot of issues in this game that were infuriating. It begins with Julius Randle and Marcus Morris. Both players are gunners. They can’t be on the floor at the time same.
Morris couldn’t hit water from a boat last night but he continued to chuck them. He was 6-17 from the field with 22 points. Similarly, Randle can’t shoot from beyond the arc, 1-5 on the night, but he doesn’t shy away from bombing them.
Those two ruin the flow of the game for the Knicks and only want to play one-on-one basketball. That is not going to win you games. However, besides Barrett, no one else is scoring so they have to take more shots? The offense continue to have no real scheme. Utilizing the pick-and-roll is what makes the team look competent, why go away from that?
The game was tied up at 89 in the 4th then Coby White took over. He set the Bulls rookie record for 3’s in a quarter with 7. After White shot the lights out of the gym, the Knicks were so down on themselves there was no coming back. The New York Knicks fall to 2-9 on the season and look like winning over 10 games will be a struggle.