After trailing by as many as 33 points, the Knicks lost by 16. At this point, that’s as close to a win as it’s going to get.
The rough only gets rougher when you’re 5-28, and although the Knicks have a couple of “winnable” games on the slate for this week, nothing ever comes easy for this year’s squad.
It was almost 60 degrees in New York City, and there certainly weren’t any signs of snow, but a Knicks home loss gave this Christmas quite the familiar feeling.
I’m not sure that “Blue Christmas” accurately describes the Knicks this holiday season. This week will be more like “black and Blue,” but luckily there’s plenty of egg nog to go around for everyone.
To say the Knicks came out flat would be an understatement, and although they played hard enough to get themselves back in it, they were never able to take a lead, as they fell to the Mavericks for the second time this season.
A rough start to the season gets even rougher for the Knicks, who face four more playoff teams this week.
Nobody thought the Knicks were going to be NBA champions this season, but nobody though they were going to be one of the worst teams in the league either. Although their record is ugly right now, the New York made it clear that the 10-game losing streak Knicks are a team of the past.
It was a chess match, and even though it took a while, the Knicks were able to declare “checkmate” for the first time in over two weeks.
The Knicks had won their previous games in San Antonio entering the night, meaning that they were only due to regress to the mean. They did, and now that their losing streak has hit double digits and the team is reportedly turning on itself, panic has officially taken over New York.
It took the Oklahoma City Thunder just a touch over seven minutes to build enough of a lead to last the rest of the night. Defining this game as the worst loss of the season would be an understatement.