Passing masterpiece. Exploited his own mismatches and others. Found everyone with everything: no-looks, one-hand bounce passes in the lane, and just smart looks. Got electric M-V-P chants near the end. Looked like a superstar point guard, with one exception: he’s still having trouble with his outside shot.
Would’ve been great to see him. (Did have one great feed to Lopez late in regulation for a layup, which salvages him slightly).
Hit his season high for points… in the first half. Knocked down threes. Deron Williams found him for one really nice dunk as he cut through the open lane. Played solid defense on ‘Melo, particularly in the first quarter. Can’t ever fault the energy and attacked the rim with purpose, particularly on that great fake-and-layup with 2:20 left in overtime to put the Nets up six.
Quiet first half, but wasn’t ineffective: got his rebounds and played okay defense, even when defending often out of position. Got his first bucket on a feed-and-dunk from Deron Williams in the third, but continues a stretch of playing almost zero crunch time minutes — and they didn’t miss him.
Solid. Not his best defensive night, which is saying something. Got abused on the Knicks triple-screen plays late. But hit his shots, picked up a double-double and actually outrebounded Tyson Chandler, though he should have his rebounds revoked when he turns it over in the backcourt — which seems to happen once per game.
Didn’t shoot well. Did an admirable job guarding Melo on the perimeter, but once Melo went inside on him and starting banging in the post it was clear he was outmatched.
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