Wednesday , Mar , 31 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Danilo Gallinari Takes Blame for Loss

Gallinari is just 21 years old and a virtual rookie. He is not the Knicks’ leading scorer or their franchise player or an established star, although they have hopes for all of those things.

Still, he felt the responsibility was his on this night. He said so in pointed and sometimes profane terms, showing a full grasp of English slang as he cursed his mistakes.

“If I play 42 minutes and I go 1 for 6 from 3, I definitely have to think about this game,” Gallinari said tensely. “I’m on the court and I’m a big part of the offense. So if I shoot the ball bad like that in these type of games – tie games, at the end of the game, you look at the shots – definitely got to blame myself.”

With that, he exhaled and groaned.

“I cannot be like that,” he said. 

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