Rose Exposes Knicks' Backcourt

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Amar'e Stoudemire was suddenly back to playing the way he did in the pre-Carmelo Anthony days. His jumper was smooth and his drives usually ended with dunks.

“He looks more explosive,” Anthony said.

But as dominant as Stoudemire was at times against the Chicago Bulls last night the Knicks were still at a distinct disadvantage because the best player on the floor plays a position that has been the team’s Achilles heel all season: Point guard.

The Knicks’ backcourt issues were exposed by Derrick Rose, who scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Knicks fell, 105-102. The game, the Knicks’ first of three in three nights, dropped their record to 8-14 heading into tonight’s contest in Boston.

“It could have gone either way,” Anthony said. “We have to pat ourselves on the back for...

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