So, because my little brother gobbed my DVR up with his stupid-butt "House" recordings, my tape of the Knicks game got cut off and I only saw the first half. And what a first half it was! With Amar'e Stoudemire out and Josh Harrellson starting, the Knicks' three-point shooting came rushing back all at once. Toney Douglas was hot early, Harrellson got rowdy from downtown, and the Knicks jumped out to a massive lead. Their defense in that quarter was better than it had been, but I'd attribute most of the Kings' empty possessions to their own troubles. (Although that doesn't go for Josh Harrellson. He's not prone to the rookie error of over-committing and biting on fakes, and he did a superb job of staying in front of DeMarcus Cousins without fouling. He also got his hands on EVERY loose ball. I love Jorts.)
When the shooting fell out in the second quarter, the Kings came quite a way back. Then in the second half...I guess the Knicks got it together? I need some help here! How did Tyson Chandler get all those points!? Did the defense pick up? How'd Landry Fields look after playing like his 2010 self in the first half? I've only seen highlights of that part! RECAP FOR ME!