Knicks lose third straight ahead of Warriors game
The New York Knicks came out on Wednesday night and laid their first egg of the season as they were blown out by the Miami Heat by a score of 110-87.
No one should be surprised by the Knicks losing their last three games to the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat.
The one team the Knicks shouldn’t have lost to was the Brooklyn Nets. But there’s nothing they can do about that now.
Here are my takeaways from the Heat game:
Time for line-up changes
After the game, Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale was asked about whether or not he plans on changing things up with his line-up.
Fizdale said he will evaluate things and make some tweaks.
It’s a no-brainer, Fiz has to shuffle things up. At 1-4, he has nothing to lose right now.
Damyean Dotson deserves to start
Piggy backing off of the last observation, one player that deserves to start is second year guard/forward Damyean Dotson.
Dotson has put together three straight impressive games. He scored 20 points on 57.1 percent shooting, while also adding 10 rebounds on Wednesday night.
As much as I like trey Burke, I would like to see a starting line-up of Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Damyean Doston, Noah Vonleh and Enes Kanter for their next game against the Golden State Warriors.
Knicks playing like a young team
No one should be surprised by this. The fact that the Knicks were blown away in the third quarter and were inconsistent when it came to their shooting, this is to be expected with a young team.
Former Knicks’ head coach Jeff Van Gundy is right when he said they simply aren’t a talented team.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is the Knicks best player right now and that’s not good. He’s way to inconsistent. He only scored 14 points on 40 percent shooting. If New York is going to have a chance to win, they need him to put up 30 every night and that’s not going to happen.
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