It started with the fans booing Stephon Marbury and Isiah Thomas and ended with the fans booing all of the Knicks. The Knicks commited an amazing 27 turnovers in their 108-82 loss Tuesday. Baron Davis had 31 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds as he showed the fans the type of play by a point guard they can only dream about.
And, expect it to get worse. After the game Isiah Thomas conducted a bizarre press conference where he refused to say that the players gave a lousy effort in the loss and told the assembled media, “this one’s on me tonight.” Is that a sign he is trying to get Jim Dolan to fire him? One thing’s for sure, he didn’t teach Stephon Marbury anything by benching him as Marbury told the press this morning “we were 2-3 when everything started, we haven’t won a game since.” Marbury added, “To be honest not a whole lot came out of this, nothing good came out of all of what went on.”
Perhaps the only good news for the Knicks is that they get to play away from MSG tonight. Unfortunately, the game is in Detroit so don’t expect a win, but why would you from this team?
Photograph of Stephon Marbury, under a towel, and Eddy Curry by Frank Franklin II/AP