New York Knicks Can’t Get Back on Track and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

March 4th, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

The downward spiral seems as if it will never end.

After their 105-104 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday night, the New York Knicks have seen their record plunge to a putrid 25-38, leaving them ahead of only the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference standings. And this one had to leave a bitter taste, as Carmelo Anthony failed to create any separation on his final attempt of the game, clanging it off the backboard to steal defeat from the jaws of victory:

Not only is it a bad sign that the Knicks couldn't get a better attempt at the buzzer, but they also had this game in hand, boasting an eight-point lead with just over three minutes left in the final quarter.

Then again, the collapse shouldn't be surprising. New York hasn't been able to avoid defeat in a long time. 

It's hard to believe that at one point in the year, the Knicks were 22-22. They were on track to shatter the previous season's win total (17), which they'd passed just 37 games into the current campaign. They even had justifiable dreams about sneaking into the playoffs and expediting what now feels ...

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