Brandon Jennings Scores 15 of Knicks 47 4th Quarter Points, Rips Team After Loss
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Despite a season-high 27 points from Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings scoring 15 of the Knicks 47 4th quarter points, the Knicks still took a L from the struggling Washington Wizards.
After the game, a frustrated Jennings ripped his team for their lack of effort.
“We haven’t been locking in well on the road,” Jennings said after the Knicks failed to hit the .500 mark and dropped to 5-7. “That’s our big problem. If we want to be the team we think we are, we’re going to have to lock in better on the road. We got to play 10 times harder. Teams play better when they’re at home because they’re feeling good.
“We’re the Knicks. You have to know what’s across your chest. There’s a bigger bull’s-eye on it. Everybody wants to beat us. It’s a known national team. These are games we have to win. We should be disappointed. We can’t just put together two quarters or try to come back in the fourth.”
“When coaches are doing the game plan, we got to listen,’’ Jennings added. “When the coach is writing the play, everybody’s got to pay attention. There’s a lot at stake for us.’’
The game was the second of a back-to-back but Rose also didn’t want to hear any excuses.
“No excuses, we’re pros,’’ Rose said. “That’s what we get paid to do. If anything if we were tired, that’s when someone else is supposed to pick your teammate up. That’s what we were trying to do but it didn’t work for us.’’