Interesting that Amar’e Stoudemire came to New York without Carmelo Anthony or Jeremy Lin and had fans chanting “MVP...MVP.”
And then Jeremy generated Linsanity minus Melo and Amar’e, and spearheaded seven-straight Knicks’ wins.
Monday night, without Stoudemire (out indefinitely with a bulging disk) and Lin (left leg contusion), Melo looked like the Nuggets’ version (28 points and 12 rebounds) before, he, too, got hurt (groin) midway through the third quarter. Functioning for 6:48 in the fourth, he hit one of three shots.
Who could blame interim coach Mike Woodson for praying Melo’s damage is nothing severe ... and Lin recovers quickly ... so the Knicks can get back to the normalcy of winning every game and coast to their first championship since 1973?