Yes, the Knicks did lose against the Bulls the other night. And yes, they were still without Chandler. It was all about Melo once again and he did a great job as always - scored 36 points and added a career high 19 rebounds.
I noticed this one play created for Melo that Knicks run only once. It is highly effective (especially against agressive teams like Chicago) and I think they should run it more often. Here it is.
It started with ball in Felton's hands. Anthony and Kidd are comming to set a double-screen, while JR Smith and Prigioni spot up in the corners.
The double-screen is actually fake. Watch Kidd blocking Butler who suposed to guard Anthony.
Melo than slips away into the open lane and Felton hit him with a great pass.
And here is the result. The leading scorer of the entire NBA goes one on one against smaller Hamilton, who didn't hesitate to help into the lane and left Prigioni wide open. Melo scored anyway.
Did you guys see Knicks running this play before? Let me know what you think.