Quentin Richardson missed 9 games with some kind of back problem. According to the New York Post, Knicks coach Isiah Thomas wanted to keep the same starting five for an extra game to make it an even ten. Richardson came back last night, and went 7-12 from the floor and 5-8 beyond the arc, with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals in 28 minutes. Not bad. Jared Jeffries, his replacement, went 1-3 (and missed his only free throw opportunity) with 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 29 minutes.
The starting five in last night's game looked like this:
Frye - 8 for 10, 17 points
Jeffries - 1 for 3, 2 points
Curry - 7 for 11, 20 points
Crawford - 4 for 12, 20 points (also went 1 for 6 with threes...stop that)
Marbury (almost wrote Starbury) - 6 for 9, 24 points (with 3 for 5 3pt)
Hmm, coach, I think it's safe to say the experiment is over. Put Richardson back in the starting five. Otherwise, you're probably going to be hanging from the MSG rafters next to Earl "The Pearl" Monroe's jersey by the end of the season.
Note: Please don't lynch black people.