times got tough for the New York Knicks, they turned to a midget to
carry them through their struggles. Nate Robinson, the Knicks guard
who’s listed at 5-foot-8 but in reality is closer to 3-foot-2, tallied
20 points, nine rebounds and four assists last night to lift New York over Boston 94-87 at Madison Square Garden.
The win avenged last week’s 40-point loss
to the Celtics, during which Isiah Thomas’s team looked more lost and
scared than if they stumbled into a Ku Klux Klan meeting. (For the
record, the Knicks will most likely have 11 black players and one white
player on their roster on opening night). Robinson was the Knicks’ hero
on this night. In addition to his impressive final line, the diminutive
guard also made a layup and drilled a 3-pointer in a 41-second span in
the fourth quarter to halt a Celtics comeback. Zach Randolph also
played well, pouring in a team-high 23 points. The win followed
back-to-back defeats where the Knicks lost by a combined 56 points.
In more good news for New York, Allan Houston ended his comeback bid this weekend, walking away from the team before they had a chance to cut him. Although Houston owes New York
$100 million that he stole from them the past six years, he simply
cannot pay them off with his basketball skills, which simply put, are
non-existent at this point. He retired two years ago because of
arthritic knees and he’s in worst shape now then he was then. Although
this is good news for New York, it will hardly make the team any
better. If you’re drowning 20 feet below the surface and you rise five
feet, you’re still drowning.