The New York Knicks may never win another game. Fine, we won’t go that far, but a team that was once considered a contender in the Eastern Conference is now 3-13 and has lost its last nine games. They have lost seven in a row at home during that span, which is one of those franchise records that every player hopes they will never be a part of.
The Knicks almost snapped their losing streak on Friday night against the Denver Nuggets, but instead lost 97-95. They lost another close one to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday by a score of 103-99. Carmelo Anthony seems to be running out of answers.
“I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now,” Anthony said on Sunday, via ESPNNewYork.com. “When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense, you start playing on your heels.”
What ‘Melo probably meant is “playing to not lose” rather than playing to win. That would make perfect sense, because the Knicks have to be thinking about their embarrassing losing streak every time they take the floor.