The Knicks were roughed up against the Rockets on Monday, and he next leg of their three-game trip won’t be any easier. Without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks will be hard-pressed to keep pace with the Mavericks, but that’s why they play the games.
The Texas Triangle was a temporary turning point for the Knicks last season, and although they’ll only be seeing two-thirds of it on this week’s upcoming road trip, they could use a rally once again.
The Knicks finally got a easy win this season, albeit against the worst excuse of a tanking franchise in the NBA that is the Philadelphia 76ers. The final score was much closer than the game actually felt, as the Knicks were once up by as much as 20 points in the third quarter. The Knicks also welcomed back Jose Calderon to the starting lineup and he instantly made a difference in the flow of the offense.
In New York sports, the sky is always falling, but the Knicks aren’t a complete lost cause. At least not yet.
The Knicks were victims of a beating by the Timberwolves (3-7), who were without three of their top guns, and New York’s “rock bottom” continues to become worse and worse.
The Knicks cut a deficit of over 20 points to single digits in the final minutes, but it was too little too late, as the Bucks held on for a four-point victory.
Last year’s 15-win Milwaukee Bucks already have five wins underneath their belt this time around, and they’ve done it without needing a major offseason splash. Most will think that this game is a pushover for the Knicks, but away from The Garden, New York will have their work cut out for them against a team …
The Knicks got back in the win column yesterday, and despite going 1-3 on last week’s home stand, look to be headed in the right direction. They’ll have more opportunity to build on that success, as this week’s opponents have a combined record of just 7-21.