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Down two games to one, the New York Knicks need to right the ship soon if they want to defeat the Indiana Pacers and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. While looking through video of the previous games against the Pacers, Tyson Chandler claims that he noticed that the Knicks are hurting themselves. “I watched the tape myself and there are open looks. We have to be willing passers. You have to sacrifice yourself sometimes for the betterment of the team and for the betterment of your teammates," Chandler told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
Of course, Chandler didn't name names, however, with notorious ball hogs like Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith, you can't help but wonder if he was talking about either one of those guys. Later in the discussion, Tyson added, "I think we need to do a better job of allowing the game to dictate who takes the shots and not the individuals.”
When Anthony heard of Chandler's comments, he said the following:
"I really don't want to go back and forth about that, because I really don't know exactly what he was talking about," Anthony said after practice Monday. "But if he feels that way, we're about to get together . . . we'll discuss that among ourselves and figure that out, just get his take, his perspective on that comment.
"We'll handle that internally and figure it out amongst ourselves."
With Game 4 tomorrow at 7 PM ET, the Knicks will need to get together and resolve their offensive, and possibly personal problems, immediately because if they go down 3-1 heading back to the Garden, the chances of them making it to the Eastern Conference Finals will be very, very slim.
[via Ball Don't Lie]