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Video: Is New York “Lob City?” Sure looks like it lately.

Dec 20, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

The Clippers — with Chris Paul‘s impeccably-timed passes to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan — has been Lob City ever since Griffin said that when he found out CP3 was coming to Los Angeles.

But no combo has connected on more alley-oop dunks this season than Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler of the Knicks.

That was on full display Wednesday night against what passes as defense from the Nets. You could see it coming after a while, the help to stop the penetrating guard and nobody rotating to help on Chandler as he rolls to the rim. The fans at Madison Square Garden saw it coming. Everyone saw it coming but the Nets defenders.

What helps make this work is the way Carmelo Anthony is playing at the four — he spaces the floor, demands attention and makes it a long run for anyone to help off him. Not that you want to help off him. It is this ‘Melo playing within the offense, even as a decoy at times, and not demanding them stopping the ball, that is a key part of how he and the Knicks have grown.

  1. fanofevilempire - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    go ahead double Melo.
    as per Kidd “we practice the double team and we pass the bisquit”
    watch Tyson set the pick and Felton throw the lob.
    quality shots by passing and waiting for the right shot.

    • saint1997 - Dec 21, 2012 at 5:26 AM

      add in stat and shump, that right there is contendership

  2. redwards29a - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Well half of the alley-oops in LA these days are going to DeAndre Jordan. How do the two teams compare in terms of totals?

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      Knicks by far and away lead with 24.

      • saint1997 - Dec 21, 2012 at 5:30 AM

        imagine when we get stat and shump back!

  3. nycalldayz - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Slow news day I guess.

  4. dysraw1 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    wait until STAT gets on court

  5. zerole00 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Those are some real nice set ups by Feltons. Kudos to the Knicks, Carmelo really wasn’t exaggerating when he said he benefits from the Olympics.

  6. mat9844 - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Actually, no. New York may have the dunks and the hype, but in order to be known as ‘Lob City’ you need players named Chris, Blake and DeAndre. The Originals.

    • lmoneyfresh - Dec 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      Flop City.

      • badintent - Dec 22, 2012 at 6:33 PM

        Sweet !

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