Whether it’s criticizing star Carmelo Anthony for holding the ball too much, his strong association with the triangle offense or angering the league’s best player with his word choice, Jackson brings unique issues.
Youth Brian Robison Jersey We’re approaching three years since he took over the New York Knicks as team president, and coming up on the mutual option that allows either side to get out of the last two seasons of his contract.
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So it’s time to ask: Is Jackson worth the trouble?
An unlikely contributor emerged in Ron Baker, who didn’t play in the first three quarters, but he played all 12 minutes in the fourth quarter as Jeff Hornacek kept Derrick Rose on the bench.
Baker had six points and a career-high four assists. He finished plus-18, by far the best plus-minus of his 12-game career (previous best was plus-8). Baker had totaled two minutes, 59 seconds of playing time in the Knicks’ previous eight games.
Entering Friday, the Knicks had lost 109 straight games when trailing by at least 13 points entering the fourth quarter.
The last time the Knicks won a game after trailing by at least 13 points entering the fourth quarter was on Jan. 1, 2010, when they beat the Hawks after entering the fourth down by 13. It’s the fourth time in the past 20 seasons that the Knicks came back from at least 13 points down entering the fourth quarter.
It was the largest deficit overcome to win entering the fourth quarter of Anthony’s career.