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#Knicks were down 12-2 and 14-4 early on, but Mike Woodson didn't use a timeout. Instead, he waited. Why? #fb
"I almost took a timeout," Woodson admitted, "but I backed off to see if we would settle in."
What he saw was a veteran team stay the course. Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony and others kept repeating a mantra: "Stick to the plan! Stick to the plan!"
Woodson allowed the group to adjust and find it's groove.
"He understands we're a different team," Tyson Chandler said. "We've got vets out on the floor and we're not going to get rattled."
Woodson did make a lineup change and inserted JR Smith for Ronnie Brewer. The Knicks turned the 14-4 deficit into a 25-21 lead by the end of the first quarter.