But for the guy known for handing out books to players, Jackson would be smart to take a page from "The Winner Within" if he's serious about making the successful transition from coaching legend to front office executive. While the Heat are in a crowded playoff field, the Knicks were unable to get consecutive wins for the first time since December 20-22 and were officially eliminated from playoff contention.
"I tried to take a supplement to help me with everything that I was going through". "It was the pockets of mental mistakes that would lead to easy baskets, deflating baskets".
Tyler Johnson and James Johnson combined for 27 points off Miami's bench, as the team once again showed strength in depth.
"This was not for a lack of wont or a lack of desire", Spoelstra said.
Whiteside, limited to four points and four rebounds in the first half, came alive in the second, finishing with 17 points and 16 boards. Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 22 points, with guard Courtney Lee adding 20 points. Next time we get that opportunity, we probably will go right back to him.
Chicago not only plays the woeful Nets twice but has only one remaining game against a team with a playoff seed - Saturday at home against Atlanta. Additionally, while Miami thrives off ball movement Dragic elected to put on his best Russell Westbrook impression and attempt to do everything himself. Coach Jeff Hornacek said that Anthony would go through the morning session, but didn't provide an update regarding his eventual status later in the evening, so it appears the Knicks will monitor him throughout the day.
Lee then sealed the win by hitting a pair of free throws. Forward James Johnson averaged 18 points in the last three games while guard Josh Richardson, taking a bigger role of late, scored 17 points in Wednesday's victory and is averaging nearly 12 in a six-game span.
But with Whiteside working his way to the line, they tied it 90-90 with 5:25 left.
But both Anthony and the Knicks need to make sure that's permanent ink they're writing with on the proverbial wall. Miami G Dion Waiters (sprained left ankle) missed his sixth straight game.
As a team, they finished with a total of five blocks and nine steals.
Though the New York Knicks made the playoffs only five years ago, it feels like the drought has been much longer, thanks to an endless string of on- and off-the-court issues with current players, former players, coaches, team president Phil Jackson and owner James Dolan.
Felton was a steady presence for the Knicks during the 12-13 campaign, starting 68 games and averaging 13.9 points and 5.5 assists per contest. NY jumped to a 14-5 lead, led 33-29 after a quarter, by four at halftime and by two after three. Dragic led the Heat with 20 points and nine assists, and he contributed seven rebounds, too.
Rose admitted the Knicks have a more glittering roster than, say, the Heat. In the first half, he shot just two shots and did not score a single basket for the entire opening half.
The Heat got off to a shaky start, with the Knicks busting to a 15-4 lead, dominating the glass at the outset.
This marked third time the Heat had played the same opponent in consecutive games this season and the fourth time it has happened against the Knicks in the franchise's 29 seasons. "There's a little swelling, hopefully he could play next game".
The final nail the in the coffin that is the career of Carmelo Anthony with the New York Knicks is reportedly his spat with Phil Jackson.
Knicks: Host Boston on Sunday, the start of a three-game homestand.
The Knicks entered on a seven-game road losing streak.