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7SoM: Fast BreakDown 8, Amar'e Stoudemire, Curler


One frustration we all shared after the Knicks dropped Game 1 to the Celtics was that the offense shied away from Amar'e Stoudemire in the final possessions. It was inexplicable given that he shot 6-7 en route to 12 fourth quarter points. He scored them in a variety of ways whether through aerial pirouettes disguised as layups, monstrously graceful dunks, or simple catch and shoots that wouldn't dare touch anything but net. All of them came through familiar sets with Amar'e curling around the elbow, catching the ball in motion, and working as he saw fit. Here's an example.