This was a game of lost opportunities. Flip has been letting Blalock play down the stretch, but this time I think he was hoping the boys would come back and close it out. When they didn't and the stakes (minutes invested) got higher, he was committed to playing Billups to that point of intersection where his fatigue starts to retard his better judgement. It's not all CBill either. He certainly didn't put his guys in a position to win, but Tay and Sheed were foolish conceding techs, and that young Knicks core of Balkman, Frye, Lee and Jeffries rendered JMax ineffective. After almost 24 hours, the one thing I still cannot understand is why Dale did not get more minutes. We needed someone to "tough it up" and Nazr/Tay are not the frontcourt for that mission.