Sunday , Jan , 03 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Nate Robinson gets revenge

After being a DNP-CD (Did Not Play Coaches Decision) for fourteen straight games, the tiny table-setter scored an amazing forty-one points in Friday night’s dramatic 112-108 come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Hawks.

On the one hand, New York Knicks’ coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t have to justify keeping Robinson chained to the bench because the club went 9-5 without the combo guard, their best month in eight long years. On the other hand, this is New York, so the media wanted, and got, reaction from the former Coach of the Year …

Nate Robinson gets revengeNate Robinson is getting revenge.

After being a DNP-CD (Did Not Play Coaches Decision) for fourteen straight games, the tiny table-setter scored an amazing forty-one points in Friday night’s dramatic 112-108 come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Hawks.

On the one hand, New York Knicks’ coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t have to justify keeping Robinson chained to the bench because the club went 9-5 without the combo guard, their best month in eight long years.

On the other hand, this is New York, so the media wanted, and got, reaction from the former Coach of the Year.  

“He showed a lot of character,” D’Antoni said. “He hung in there, took the medicine, and did a heck of a job.”

Tonight, the Knicks won their second game in a row, blowing-out the Indiana Pacers by a score of 132-89. Robinson, in 23 minutes of court time, had a mediocre 6 points on 2-of-11 shooting, but also chipped-in 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.

So the Knicks are winning. And Robinson is a part of it. Perhaps, this is the best revenge of all.

(Robinson going off for 41 points on Friday evening.)

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