New York Knicks have lost 9 straight gamesPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the New York Post on the Knicks, who have lost nine straight games, with their latest defeat coming Sunday in New York against the New Orleans Pelicans:
The Knicks tried to apply the power of positive thinking to get themselves out of their doldrums. But it was clear after Sunday’s night stunning loss to the Pelicans at the Garden they have developed a loser’s mentality that could prove difficult to shake.
That was the characterization offered by coach Mike Woodson, who said his team “played on our heels,” in the final minute of a 103-99 defeat.
It was echoed by Carmelo Anthony, who said, “I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now. When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them, at home, on the road, you start playing tense.”
It’s a damning assessment for a team that hoped to right itself after a 0-4 road trip. Instead, the Knicks (3-13) suffered as brutal a loss as they have experienced all season, which is saying something for a team on a nine-game losing streak. It was especially painful because New Orleans (8-8) played most of the game without its best player, Anthony Davis. He left with 1:33 remaining in the first quarter after breaking a bone in his left hand.