The Knicks don’t make it a secret with what they want to do. They want to run the floor, get to the rim and make 3-pointers. And when you let them do all three with relative ease, you’re not winning. You’re just not.
In most cases, it means you lose by double-digits. Which was the case tonight as New York beat Oklahoma City 112-98.
The Thunder had a couple of things working against them. This was the fourth game in five nights, plus the second of a back-to-back against the high-octane Knicks. New York badly needed a win after dropping three straight. And it just seemed like the Knicks made everything they looked at.
OKC defense had a lot to do with it, but that’s the risk you run when you let a team get into their flow. The Knicks were in their offensive rhythm early on. Drive and kick, run the floor, pick-and-roll. It’s a simple formula that Mike D’Antoni has, but when you have guys making shots, it works. Really, really well I might add. New York went 10-21 from 3, had 30 assists and shot over 50 percent. They made pretty much every open look they had and the Thunder was kind enough to gift them a good number of them. Keep Reading…