Hey, Fat Eddy, you ready? To step up and take the ball off of timeout and shoot a three. Sure, coach.
Eddy Curry-Jared Jeffries-Renaldo Balkman-Nate Robinson-Mardy Collins with Malik Rose first off the bench with 29 minutes, while Channing's in the ether...lack of confidence pinning him to the pine for all but 14 minutes.
Stat line tells a story, and besides the obvious foot in mouth of 27 turnovers, Eddy with 50 minutes. So much for his bum ticker and conditioning. Oh, and did I mention he is only 24 [25?]. And that he went 17-20 with 13 boards, 1 assist and 2 steals (4 turnovers and 1 personal foul. That he was 8-12 from the FT line (46-65 his last six games).
Like watching your clumsy son begin to cast off his training wheels and get some grace and flow and coherence to his movements.
We there yet? No, but we won. No we didn't beat a great team, but one game team with talent beat another game team with talent on their home court, nevermind Villinueva and Bogut were absent...we have a few injuries, too. A character game, and some character responses.
I am very proud of our Baby Brigade: Eddy, Jared, Renaldo, Nate and Mardy.
One lousy game? FU. I love these Knicks.