New York Knicks’ Christmas Day Loss Highlights Raymond Felton’s Shortcomings

December 25th, 2012 by Andrew Kaufman Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks lost a tightly contested Christmas Day matchup to the Los Angeles Lakers, and given the circumstances surrounding the game, the result was not all that surprising. Yet this does not change the fact that the defeat highlighted Raymond Felton's recent struggles as the leading man in the New York offense. 

The Knicks found themselves in a very hostile environment in Los Angeles, matched up against a rejuvenated Laker team that badly needs victories. Despite being pushed around by the Lakers for much of the game, the Knicks hung tough behind intermittent hot shooting from Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith.

But when Anthony and Smith weren't creating offense, there wasn't much cohesion to be found when the Knicks had the ball. As the point guard for a team that fancies itself an NBA title contender, much of the blame for this failure has to fall on Felton.

This isn't the first time Felton, who finished the game 5-for-19 from the field, has struggled offensive in a Knick loss. In New York's four previous losses, Felton had combined to shoot 28-for-88 with only 17 total assists.

The poor assist totals highlight one of ...

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