Good morning! Knicks-Raptors last night was a pretty good time, and I think a few of the leftover items are worth reheating. First, a few videos and .gifs from the game itself.
Kenyon Martin dunked him some dunks, then screamed him some screams:
(Update: As you can see, the Martin-Melo mix-up is a problem even for professional announcers.)
Not so sure this was a foul, but Carmelo Anthony got to the rim with a pretty splendid dribble move to a jump-stop in transition:
Knee looks good.
This is the first I've seen of J.R. Smith's trollish last-second lay-in, and...I dunno, I don't think it's so bad. I don't think I'd be the least bit annoyed if an opposing player did the same thing (via The Knicks Wall):
- The Knicks got together in the locker room post-game to celebrate Mike Woodson's birthday (he turns 55 today). Walt Frazier's birthday is Friday, incidentally.
And in closing, Raymond Felton gives us the best Pablo Prigioni analysis I've heard all season:
Felton on Prigioni: "You've ever had like a gnat at a barbecue that just annoys you? That's how Pablo is. Pablo is annoying on defense."— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) March 24, 2013
Pleasant night. Things get a little tougher this week, with a visit to Boston before a three-game home stand that includes visits from the Celtics and Grizzlies (and Bobcats).
Update: A couple more:
Kenyon Martin's violent block of John Lucas:
Pablo Prigioni's beautiful garbage-time bounce pass to Chris Copeland: