That would be the same Hezonja who hadn't even been active for the Knicks in over a month before getting some major minutes Sunday.
Caldwell-Pope drained another 3-pointer with under five minutes to play before James sank the jumper to push the advantage to 11. Although that's been washed away, particularly with the aforementioned losses, James doesn't view the defeats different from each other.
'In the public, you got to be a part of the team, ' Frazier said.
"But we have an opportunity to get better, and that's something that is definitely great to know that, when you have an opportunity to get better from a personnel standpoint". Maybe in the locker room you're not, but you have to exude that type of togetherness in public, folks. But when we're on the court, who cares? Unfortunately, this isn't the first time that James has presented himself in a less than flattering manner on the bench. The same sight was widely noted during a lopsided loss February 5 at IN and even IN a February 27 win over New Orleans, some pointed out a moment when James had his back to his team while it huddled up at the bench. The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-39, having just lost their most recent game to the Knicks and a Mario Hezonja block as time expired. Against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, the 23-year-old dropped a career-high 10 assists. In theory, he should have been fresh for Sunday's contest at Madison Square Garden. JaVale McGee led the team in scoring with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 points off the bench while Rajon Rondo racked up 15 points with eight rebounds and seven assists.
Mudiay led the scoring for the Knicks with 28 points while Damyean Dotson had 25 points. So, he's earned that right to take the shots he feels comfortable with.
"And that's it. Everything else comes secondary, they only want us to go out and perform at a high level and play the game at a high level so we can be mentioned with some of the great teams that's in the league at that point in time".