The Warriors mounted a short run after trailing by 18 early in the third. But without any defense stops, the Warriors and Knicks end up trading buckets, with the Warriors unable to get any closer. Monta Ellis’ incredible display of offensive skill may be worthless if the Warrior can’t play any defense.
Amar’e Stoudemire became the focal point of the offense during the Knicks third quarter run, with 21 points on 8-10 shooting. Several thunderous dunks and easy moves in the paint showed how much the Warriors are lacking inside.
But more the same, the foul shooting disparity still remains with the Knicks having shot +21 more free throws.