Knicks Lose Sixth Straight; Could Miss Playoffs

by March 27, 2011

Jonathan Abrams lays it out in his NY Times gamer: “The Knicks are performing so poorly that the nearly impossible is becoming more plausible with each passing loss. They are losing their hold on a Playoff spot with the season nearing an end. The Knicks (35-38) lost for the sixth straight time, matching a season high, and for the ninth time in 10 games. It is their worst 10-game stretch since Amar’e Stoudemire joined the organization last off-season and pronounced that the Knicks were back. Charlotte and Milwaukee, which handed the Knicks their two most recent losses, are on the outside of the Playoff race but hoping to edge out the Knicks. The Knicks, in seventh place, are four and a half games ahead of Charlotte (30-42) with nine games left in the season. Indiana (32-41) is three behind the Knicks. The Knicks’ issues stretch wide, from offense to defense, philosophy and mentalities. The Knicks traded for Anthony so he could star alongside Stoudemire. The outcome so far is a 7-12 record since the trade, frequent losses against mediocre teams and the inability to coalesce, both D’Antoni to Anthony’s preference and Anthony to D’Antoni’s.”