Knicks Fall to Cleveland: Why Does New York Lose Every Time?

March 5th, 2011 by Anthony Petronzio Leave a reply »
A famous phrase goes "third time's the charm."

Try telling New York Knicks fans that one.

The New York Knicks lost for the third time this season to the team holding the NBA's worst record, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are now 12-49 this season, a .197 winning percentage. Somehow though, even with Carmelo Anthony, the Cavaliers are a perfect 3-0 against the Knicks.

The last loss was the most gut-wrenching of the three to watch. The Knicks had a 12 point lead with under 8 minutes to go. New Cavalier Baron Davis did not want to lose this game, and he took it into his own hands to lead the comeback. On the strength of his 3 pointers and crucial offensive rebounds, the Cavaliers won the game 119-115.

The thought going through Knicks fans' heads must be: how can this team beat Chicago and Miami, but not Cleveland? How was New York the only team to lose to Cleveland in a 36-game stretch earlier this season? How can a team be a title contender if it can not beat a lottery-bound team?

The lack of size and defensive presence down low has been the biggest issue against the Cavaliers. In their December 18th meeting, An ...

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