Knicks Collapse Continues: New York Loses Sixth Straight in Charlotte

March 26th, 2011 by Sammy Makki Leave a reply »
Once again, the New York Knicks played uninspired basketball and fell behind by a huge margin to a sub-.500 team. This time, it was to yet another team chasing them in the Eastern Conference's ninth seed, the Charlotte Bobcats.

Looking to snap a five-game losing streak that has been as shocking as possible, the Knicks started well and led by one after the first quarter.

Coach Mike D'Antoni was looking to change things up, trying desperately to get things headed in the right direction. In an attempt to do that, he started Toney Douglas in place of Landry Fields at shooting guard.

It was the first game the rookie Fields didn't start all season. It was a very strong message being sent but it didn't lead to improved results. Also, Ronny Turiaf sat out with a bad ankle, so Shawne Williams started in his place at center.

Douglas made his presence felt early on, shooting a three to give the Knicks a 3-2 lead. The problem is, he would only finish the game with five points. He shot a combined 2-for-8 from the field.

The Knicks did get a huge game from Carmelo Anthony as he scored 36, but the second quarter was where the Knicks lost ...

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