Knicks’ Maturity Proving Vital in Wins?
Many Knicks looked up at scoreboard inside the Amway Center on Tuesday night and quickly recognized the anomaly. For the first time this season, they trailed in the fourth quarter, and looked vulnerable against an unlikely opponent, the Orlando Magic, who lost to the Brooklyn Nets by 39 points last week.
Jason Kidd, though, reminded his teammates to stay calm. Kidd told Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler to be patient, and the Knicks started to resemble the N.B.A.’s only unbeaten team.
“I’ve been through a lot of fourth quarters,” Kidd said. “You can’t panic. You just take your time and try to work for a good shot.”
The Knicks, the oldest team in the N.B.A., pointed to their maturity in the fourth quarter.