Oakland, CA – if you didn’t stay up to watch the Knicks game night, believe me, you had more fun counting sheep. With the presumptuous return of Carmelo, the Knicks went into Oakland and got their derrières handed to them on the hardwood…pause. Stephen Curry scored 26 points as the GoldenState Warriors set a franchise record by holding the Knicks to a season low 63 points in a 92-63 win for the home team. The Knicks also shot a season low 27% from the field.
To make matters worse, Melo came back to the starting lineup to put up a measly 14 points. Another mind boggling event that occurred was Mike Woodson keeping Melo in the game in the third quarter with the Knicks down by 20. Isn’t he just returning from a sore knee? Woodson then added insult to injury by putting him back in the game with 9 minutes to go in the fourth.
In an article I wrote yesterday questioning if Woodson was to blame, this is is exactly what can hurt the Knicks playoff seed and ultimately get him fired. The Knicks continue their road trip tomorrow when Melo has his reunion at where he started his NBA career against the Denver Nuggets.