The New York Knicks made a lineup change ahead of Game 3 as Tom Thibodeau inserted Derrick Rose into the starting lineup, replacing Elfrid Payton. Rose has been fantastic, and frankly, should have been starting earlier.

However, Elfrid Payton's mom took to Twitter after the Knicks' Game 3 loss vs the Atlanta Hawks and was displeased with the decision.

The hashtag is perfect, and she is a #ProudMama. However, it's tough to say that wasn't the right move. In the first two games – ones which Payton started – the Knicks scored a combined 36 points in the 1st quarter. In Game 3, New York scored 31 in the 1st quarter, with Rose dropping 11 in the opening period alone. So, is it really because Payton wasn't in the lineup?

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Payton didn't play a single minute in Game 3 but had totaled just over 13 minutes through the first pair of games for the Knicks with a combined stat line of one point and one assist.

Is it really because Payton didn't start? Absolutely not, but the tweet itself is hilarious. As for the Knicks, they need to find a way to win Game 4 before they end up with a 3-1 deficit and on the brink of elimination as the series would then shift back to Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks need to find a way to snag game 4 and head back home with an even series, and maybe Thibs goes back to Payton. Although, after Rose dropped a game-high 30 points on 13-21 from the field, it is highly unlikely.

Either way, the Knicks are in serious trouble and perhaps Coach Thibs has some more tricks up his sleeve for Game 4 before falling behind too much. The Knicks were sensational in the regular season, but after Game 3, they have some figuring out to do after another subpar offensive performance from Julius Randle and company.