The New York Knicks fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 on Sunday.
New York has now dropped five straight games and is sitting in third place, behind the Sixers and Boston Celtics, in the Atlantic Division. With an outing against the Chicago Bulls scheduled for Monday night, that five game losing streak could very easily get stretched to six games, and the 3.5 game advantage that Boston currently holds over the Knicks could grow even greater.
When it was all said and done on Sunday, Jeremy Lin finished with 14 points and seven assists (six turnovers), and Carmelo Anthony finished with 22 points (five-of-12 shooting) and nine rebounds.
Obviously something just isn’t right with this team. Some blame the coaching for this. Others lay the blame directly at Anthony and Lin’s feet. With the pieces that the Knicks have, you can’t blame folks for being befuddled as to why Mike D’Antoni can’t seem to get this team playing at the level that they need to be playing at.
If the Knicks lose to the Bulls on Monday night, agitated New York fans may wind up completely losing their minds.