With the New York Knicks dropping their ninth-straight game, star forward Carmelo Anthony went ahead and said the team is “playing to lose” and he now appears “a little tense” as the defeats accumulate.
New York has lost nine a row for the first time in seven years. The Knicks have dropped seven in a row at home. That’s the longest home losing streak in franchise history, according to what YouWager experts have learned.
Last night’s defeat left the Knicks at 3-13. The NY team is currently tied with the Milwaukee Bucks for the worst mark in the Eastern Conference.
The Knicks lost versus the New Orleans Pelicans who were missing Anthony Davis, their best player, for three quarters. The 20 year-old left the game with 1:32 to go in the first after suffering a fracture in his left hand.
New York was unable to take advantage of Davis’ absence, missing 12 of its final 13 shots and committing three turnovers in the final six minutes of the fourth quarter. The team’s last home victory was Oct. 30 versus the Bucks in the season opener.
Coach Mike Woodson’s team has held two closed-door meetings in the past three weeks to try to turn things around. Anthony doesn’t quite know if another one will help.