The New York Knicks sure are struggling during the early stages of the 2013/14 season. But the team’s 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night is the least of their worries. To make matters worse, Tyson Chandler left the game early with a knee injury.
Carmelo Anthony fought hard to keep his team in the game, scoring a total of 32 points. But in the end, the loss of Chandler proved to be too much for the team to handle. The Bobcats were able to outplay the Knicks in every area.
Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Gerald Henderson and Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist combined for a total of 34 points. It’s also worth noting that Walker was playing injured as well. Obviously, this was a huge victory for the Bobcats.
The team will look to provide more of the same when they face the Knicks again at home on Friday. For the Knicks and their fans, I’m sure they are all just hoping and praying that the injury to Chandler isn’t too severe.
At any rate, the team will be leaning on Anthony and guys like Metta World Peace and Andrea Bargnani a lot more in their next few games. It will be interesting to see how the team management will compensate and fill the open roster spot.
I believe the Knicks will be able to deal with this injury. If Anthony can stay healthy, this team will be just fine. I’m sure fans are just happy that an injury like this occurred so early in the season.
I can’t wait to see how the team does in their next few games.
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