Brown just rocked from side to side, looking as if he were pondering free-throw shooting and wind sprints.
But free-throw shooting was the only flaw in O'Neal's game.
But before the Jazz can be classed with the elite, the rebounding, field-goal and free-throw shooting must improve.
And it was free-throw shooting that helped it stay ahead.
But it took a Catholic barrage of 3-pointers to stagger them and smooth free-throw shooting in the closing minutes to knock them out.
If there was a defining difference between the Knicks and the Bulls, it was free-throw shooting.
Surprisingly, one of the Knicks' downfalls was free-throw shooting.
"We'll have a one-hour practice tomorrow and it will be all free-throw shooting."
Last season they ranked among the bottom three teams in scoring, rebounding, free-throw shooting and turnovers.
Already a dominating inside presence, he improved his three-point and free-throw shooting, an area in which he struggled a lot in early years.