Let me start off by saying the Knicks did manage to end their 3-game skid by beating the Hornets 100-87 on Sunday. Yes, the defense came out flat in the first quarter. Yes, Amar’e Stoudemire is still not back to his old form. Yes, they are still having trouble at the point guard position with Raymond Felton out. And yes, Carmelo Anthony revealed he has been fasting. But with 3-days rest along the trip to London and another 3 on the way back, I believe this mini-vacation over the Atlantic is just what the doctor ordered.