Thanks, Ernie, that makes me feel sooooooooo much better about this game. I guess I shouldn't be too upset about the first white flag game by Pop, since it's occurred so late in the season, but this left a not-so-good feeling in my stomach.
This game was played at such a fast pace that it was hard to follow. So in homage to this pinballish nightmare, here's tonight's musical selection:
Rather than provide some actual analysis for this atrocity of a game (I didn't want to have to watch it again), this recap will consist entirely of Game Thread comments, stream of consciousness style:
Spurs hit first five shots. - r21x
we need some defense… - mikrobass3
Turnovers ugh - Spurlady
They just said "one of the best offensive teams vs. one of the best defensive teams." What the hell are they talking about? - TexaninNYC
is boston playing golden state? - sleep research facility
can they miss shots? - rank
Knicks on pace to score 40 in the first quarter. Awesome. - Tim C.
Both teams at 73% shooting. Hwow. - silverandblack_davis
the knicks have 29 points with 3 minutes left? wtf? i know we suck defensively, but suck this much? - sleep research facility
Zone? It’s come to this? - bj1der
That was some beautimous Tonay! - eastbaysd
Bonner, displaying his new move, the bellyflop. - the little o
35-36 wow or ridiculous ? - guille
DEFENSE!!! It Exists. - bj1der
Too bad our offense doesnt exist right now - mission20
Knicks had 65% FG%, Spurs 67%. Together they scored 132%. - Kondor
Holy Smoley. The Spurs are going to have to defend better than this is they plan to win this game. - quincyscott
love the colors, but MAN that was a hideous sweater vest… - In the 666
So… Shawne Williams is the random player who gets a career game tonight. - silverandblack_davis
I think I need a shot. - eastbaysd
this has the feels of a phoenix game - spursfan87
Tonight’s defense is brought to you by the And-1 Streetball tour. - Tim C.
i am displeased by this game - Jacob Taylor Harrington
Blair likes it - Kondor
Got the beast nagry…. - alamobro
blaaaaaaaairt! - sleep research facility
blairt? - sleep research facility
blair’s play = art. BLAIRT! - CapHill
Good thing they dont have 70 in the first half - alamobro
Now all we have to do is hold them to 30 points in the second half. - bj1der
A ridunkulous game. I feel dizzy. - quincyscott
this could have been a detroit-sa final score in 05 - theonlyromeo
Preine_PtR Now if you’ll excuse me, Im going to watch paint dry for a bit. Still not used to new look Spurs and I need something a bit more familiar.
just tuned in..and what the hell is going on?!! I know that both teams are high-octane, but WTF?!!! - cryoscourge
This is the basketball equivalent of what Oregon-Auburn will be. - TexaninNYC
BLAIR IS the bombdiggity! - eastbaysd
Okay, what is the point of diagramming this action, honestly? - quincyscott
Ninety points. NINETY POINTS. Oh man. - Lauri
Ruh roh. Things not looking for us. - r21x
I was like pass it, pass it, noooooo Yeaaaaaa Nealllll - spursfan87
[looks at score]
What the CARP is going on??! - DrumsInTheDeep
so many mistakes - Kevin21
weird. Almost looked like the spurs were defending for a minute there - alamobro
Can somebody please defend Chandler? - silverandblack_davis
The Washington General think both these teams are terrible on defense.
JMcDonald_SAEN Jeff McDonald
Lawler’s m11g Law - Lauri
in the 3rd quarter. - Tim C.
Given the score I’m thinking the game is over then I realize it’s the third quarter. - bj1der
WE NEED 12 MINS OF PURE DEFENSE!!!! - rank
I’m exhausted! Everybody, just stop scoring already! - quincyscott
Every time Knicks have the ball I expect them to score. - ramirezm315
I would like a defense to show up now, preferably one wearing black unis - jollyrogerwilco
i feel sick. - sleep research facility
Jesus, the turnovers. How many steals do they have? - Lauri
Jesus wept. - CapHill
8 MINS OF PURE DEFENSE!!!! please - theonlyromeo
OK, seems like we just did something different defensively. Is anyone smart enough to know what it was? - jollyrogerwilco
I’m gonna go with "played defense." - DrumsInTheDeep
This is the kind of game that requires the alcohol. - CapHill
amazing defense. Somewhere, Bruce Bowen weeps. - alamobro
So yeah, Chandler’s basically on a layup line all night. - silverandblack_davis
8u lmxclkasnslknsa - spursfan87
white flag already or what? - TecateBoltsFan
Orlando debacle is no longer the most embarrassing game of the year! Yay! - Hirschof
Start spreadin the news,
Spurs sucked today,
Dont wanna be a part of it,
I hate New York. - eastbaysd
This game means pratically nothing. Non conference foe, who won’t even make the Eastern Conf. Finals. Learn from it, stay hungry and move on. - SpursfanNrome
I'm sure I missed some doozies, so feel free to link to more comments in the comments.
Your Three Stars
- Tony Parker - He tried his darndest to keep us in the game, while taking a beating. A very efficient 9-15 FG and 8-11 FT for 26 points and 6 assists.
- DeJuan Blair - DeBeast started off the game strong and showed some great moves at the rim, shooting 8-12 for 17 points and 8 rebounds.
- Tim Duncan - The numbers don't look great for the old man (5-14 for 14 points), but there was a five minute period where he took over the game.
This was just one of those games. Every team has them over the course of a season. Hopefully, we step it up tomorrow night against Boston.