Monday , Feb , 09 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Did D’Antoni Forget the Knicks Had a Foul?


On the final play, the Knicks had a foul to give but instead opted to play Roy straight up and avoid the chance that he might try to take a quick shot and get to the free-throw line.

"It’s one of those things with players. If they can do it, fine; if not, you just have to rely on the ability to go do it ," Mike D’Antoni said.

But there appeared to be some confusion about whether, coming out of the timeout, the Knicks’ players were aware they had a foul to give. McMillan said he expected the Knicks to foul and was surprised they didn’t.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-spknix0209,0,1158106.story