the second straight night, the New York Knicks looked more like a High
School JV squad than a professional basketball team. The Knicks got blown out
by the New Jersey Nets 110-94 at Continental Airlines Arena last night,
dropping Isiah Thomas’s team to 2-2 in the preseason. The loss came
just one day after they got embarrassed by 40 in Boston.
Eddy Curry led the Knicks with 23 points and Jamal Crawford added 22,
but the Knicks’ defense had more holes than a sieve. The Nets shot 56
percent from the field, 53.8 percent from three-point range and racked
up 27 assists, while New York totaled 21 turnovers.
Allan Houston, who already stole $100 million from the Knicks this millennium, sat out
the second game of his comeback. When asked if Houston’s chances of
making the team were slim, Thomas said, “I’d say that’s accurate.” I
don’t think he could make the team any worse, however, and from my
perspective, he owes the Knicks about four years of All-Star caliber
basketball that he got paid for but didn’t play.