Well, there goes that. Tuesday night in Charlotte was a SEGABABA after an overtime win and a late-night plane ride. The Knicks looked very much like a team playing a SEGABABA after an overtime win and a late-night plane ride. The Knicks were bushed. Guys just kinda moseyed from place to place, whether it was going through the motions in offensive sets or just not doing anything at all on defense. Al Jefferson lit 'em up down low, Kemba Walker embraced the FARTDOG from outside, and a very bad Bobcats team thoroughly dominated. Amar'e Stoudemire had a productive run of post-ups and jumpers and Carmelo Anthony caught a bit of heat after some shaky stretches against Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but it wasn't nearly enough to make up for New York's consistently sedentary D. Raymond Felton fouled out.
I'm about ready to pretend that one never happened. The only lingering, minor question is why J.R. Smith didn't play. He'd had an okay couple of games since the last benching, and there haven't been any other transgressions we've heard about, so...what's the deal? Tim Hardaway Jr. wasn't playing *that* well. Weird.
I hope this was just a bad night-- a blip in what's otherwise been a solid stretch of games since the New Year. We'll see what happens Thursday against Indiana. Probably no recap.