Mar. 14, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks interim head coach Mike Woodson reacts on the bench during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 121-79. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
The frustration in the Pacers locker room was palpable and any words spoken about the game didn't come easy. Paul George was nowhere near putting on the good face following a game that he usually does.
"There's frustration, especially against a team that came out and really smacked us and for them to come in and toward the end of the game and do the same thing," Pacers guard Paul George said. "That's definitely frustrating."
Maybe the problem isn't the Knicks, it's Indy local legend Mike Woodson. Counting his time on the bench with the Atlanta Hawks, Woodson is now 11-1 in his last 12 games coaching against the Pacers. Even more impressive is how he is doing it with the Knicks.
With Mike D'Antoni gone, the supposed focus of the team was to shift with less emphasis on Jeremy Lin and more on Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. Not so, so far. Instead Woody has the Knicks playing strong team defense and spreading the wealth on offense with no complaints. In fact, Jeremy Lin led the way for the Knicks last night. Now we have to see if Woodson can maintain that level of commitment from his stars.
Check out the links after the jump along with my thoughts on video following the game last night