Didn’t the Knicks get the memo? This is the NBA Playoffs. Hello? The final two-min. execution has been absolutely horrendous for New York and that has been the difference maker this series. The Knicks led in the closing moments of both games, but managed to pull a typical New York. In game one, they got beat by an out-of-bounds play and a cold-daggered three from Ray Allen. In game two, the Knicks had to rely on Toney Douglas and Jared Jeffries due to their star PG and PF being injured. The Knicks later had to go with Jeffries late in the game due to Melo being double-teamed. Result? Jeffries surprisingly gave the Knicks the lead with nearly 45 seconds left, but then he reminded us that he is Jared Jeffries. He ended up giving the game winning turnaround to Garnett, and then on the following possession, turned the ball over attempting a wrap-around pass. Jeffries had a clear lane to the basket since Melo was being doubled again. Instead, he attempted a wrap-around pass? I have no idea what he was thinking on that possession, but if he goes to the bucket strong, it’s a lay-up or a foul. The play might have been designed that way, but you cannot pass up an open opportunity like that. Regardless, the Knicks were fortunate just to be in that situation. They were lucked out by a fluke Jeffries bucket off an offensive rebound on the previous possession (or should I say last 3 since of the offensive boards). Also, New York’s offensive execution in the final two minutes was nonexistent. They looked confused in their offensive sets once Carmelo was doubled. Players were rushing shots or making poor decisions. Coach D’Antoni could have definitely done a better job preparing his team in the closing minutes. It was really sloppy basketball. What’s even worse is the Knicks forgot to foul in the final 6 sec when only being down one point. Instead, they let the clock wind down to .6 before fouling. This is one very smart basketball team. The final couple minutes were one of the poorest closing attempts I’ve seen in a while, especially in the playoffs. For all Knick fans, let’s hope players like Jared Jeffries, Roger Mason Jr., and Bill Walker never ever see minutes again when the game is on the line.