Jeff Hornacek will need to work some magic in order to help the New York Knicks close out games and come away with more wins.
New York Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek has to be feeling some heat after his team squandered a 19 point second half lead during Sunday’s overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Knicks have proven this season that they have the talent to put up points against good teams and the ability to win games. But they can’t seem to close the door on opposing teams lately.
Hornacek says that they may need to change up their line-ups in the second half.
“We might have to change lineups going into the second half or something, because we come out there lackadaisically, like, ‘Oh, we’re just playing a game.’ You can’t play like that,” he said, via the NY Post. “Anthony Davis is one of the best players in this league, and they throw it back to him, and we allow him to shoot an 18-footer. Like you think he’s going to miss it?”
Hornacek even decided to have his team leave the locker room early during halftime in order to get more time warming up, but that clearly didn’t help.
The Knicks did just sign guard Trey Burke, who tore up the G League for their affiliate the Westchester Knicks this season. I’m not sure he would be the answer in helping them in the second half, but it might be worth a shot. He has plenty of NBA experience after being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
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