Here are a few observations from the first half of the Knicks-Clippers game.
The ball seems to be moving well so far against the Clips.
The Knicks opened the game with six assists on their first eight shots, and finished the half with 13 assists on 18 makes.
Where's the 3? The Knicks relied heavily on the 3-point shot last season, setting NBA records for 3-pointers made and attempted. It hasn't been the same this season, and what happened Wednesday is the latest example to support that. New York went 0-for-11 from 3-point land in the first half.
Good start: The Knicks starters have played well. Anthony and Andrea Bargnani have combined for 35 points on 13-for-25 shooting. But the bench has let the Knicks down. New York was outscored by 21 in Stoudemire's 11 minutes on the floor. The Knicks as a whole are allowing the Clips to shoot 51 percent.