It’s safe to say that New York Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek is disappointed in how his team played against the Memphis Grizzlies.
All the New York Knicks had to do on Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies was play defense and put together a good game and they would have come away with a win.
The Grizzlies were without their top three players in Mike Conley Jr., Marc Gasol and Chandler Parsons. There’s no reason they should have won, but they did because they put the effort forward that New York failed to.
After the game, Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek blasted his players for their poor defensive performance.
“These guys have been stars at college,” Hornacek said, via the NY Post. “They all have great confidence. If you let them get going, it’s hard to shut somebody off. We let them get going early with no defense and we’re down 18. Now all of a sudden [in the fourth] we want to play defense. That’s what we should have been doing from the start.’’
Memphis didn’t have a problem with moving the ball down the floor with ease as they outplayed the Knicks for most of the game.
New York finally started to clamp down in the fourth quarter, and while they got within three points, it wasn’t enough.
With the Knicks schedule only getting more difficult, they better wake up now. Not many teams in the NBA and sleep walk through games and win and the Knicks definitely aren’t one of them.
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