P Gizzle wrote:wouldnt have happend if that Knicks guy didnt flagrant foul JR Smith and Nate "the Great" Robinson hadnt belly flopped Smith. Melo was just defending his teammate, u woulda done the same thing
According to the Knicks, the whole thing happened because the Nuggets still had their starters on the floor with 1:15 left and a 19-point lead. Denver won 123-100.
"They just wanted to embarrass us," Robinson said. "It was a slap in the face to us. As a team, as a franchise, we weren't going to let that happen. A clean, hard foul happened and after that it went down from there."
Those guys kept throwing the ball in our basket. We don't like it when people throw the ball in our basket. It makes us looke bad, because our fans then expect us to throw a ball in some one elses basket. And we don't know how!!
Thomas said he even told Anthony that he never should have been in the game at the time.
"I just said to him, 'You know, you're up 20, you're up 19 with a minute and half to go, you and (Marcus) Camby really shouldn't be in the game right now," Thomas said. "We had surrendered, those guys shouldn't even be in the game at that point in time."
After the hard foul by Collins, Smith got up and jawed with Collins and Robinson jumped in to yell at Smith -- who had thrown down a reverse dunk on a fast break minutes earlier.
"They were having their way with us," Thomas said. "I think J.R. Smith had just made one dunk when he reversed and spun in the air. And I think Mardy didn't want our home crowd to see that again. So he fouled him."
"They were having their way with us," Thomas said