What’s that beeping noise I’m hearing? Oh, yes, it’s the New York Knicks backing into the playoffs. Felled by another putrid start against Milwaukee, the Knicks couldn’t overcome the deficit and lost 102-96 at home. They are now 7-11 since the Anthony trade and have now lost five games in a row.
The Knicks allowed another player to score a career high against them. This time it was Brandon Jennings who averages 15.4 points a night. He scored 37 for the Bucks. Andrew Bogut who averages about 12 points a night scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.
Not helping matters, Chauncey Billups was 3-11 from the field including 1-5 for three point land and finished with only seven points. Carmelo Anthony had 25 points and Amar’e Stoudemire had 28.
â€œWeâ€™ve got to fight more. Weâ€™ve definitely got to put a lot more effort out there on the court, play with a lot more energy. Weâ€™ve got to definitely want these games, I mean we havenâ€™t done nothing yet. Weâ€™re not in the playoffs right now. I mean we have the seventh seed, but the way weâ€™re going, weâ€™re declining.â€
This team looks lethargic and lazy. They can’t beat bad teams, they can’t beat good teams, in fact, right now, they would probably lose against a Division III college team (No offense to Division III teams). Barbara Barker of Newsday tweeted and dubbed it “March Badness” at MSG. I couldn’t agree more.