The Knicks did something they used to do when they were good and that was allow less than 80 points. How rare is that these days for this defensive deficient team?

It is so rare that is has only happened 16 times since Isiah Thomas took over things on Dec. 22, 2003. Before Sunday’s 75-72 loss, they had won their last 13 games when allowing under 80 points but of that streak went back to a 77-67 loss against San Antonio on January 27, 2004.

So how about the rest of the league?

Boston Celtics - have won their last two when doing so dating a 79-74 loss vs. New Jersey on April 14, 2006.

New Jersey Nets - 13 in a row going back to a 79-67 loss vs. Seattle on 11/17/2004

Philadelphia - five in a row going back to a 77-76 loss vs. Houston on 12/4/2004

Toronto - six in a row going back to a 74-66 loss at Detroit on 4/9/2004

Chicago - lost one 78-72 at Milwaukee on November 3. had won 18 in a row going back to a 77-73 loss on 12/17/2003

Cleveland -22 in a row going back to 75-67 loss at Toronto on 1/7/2004

Detroit - 12 in a row going back to a 79-74 loss vs. New Jersey on 3/26/2006. Before that 23 in row going back to a 75-74 loss to Portland on 12/18/2004

Indiana - three in a row going back to a 78-71 loss vs. Minnesota on 12/23/2006

Milwaukee - 28 in a row going back to a 79-77 loss at Chicago on 4/18/1999

Atlanta - three in a row going back to a 77-75 loss vs. Portland on 11/27/2005

Charlotte - has only done it once

Miami - 14 in a row going back to a 78-77 loss at Detroit on 11/26/2004

Orlando - 16 in a row going back to a 75-68 loss vs. New York on 11/3/2003

Washington - seven in a row going back to a 79-76 loss vs. Indiana on 4/3/2005

Dallas - two in a row going back to a 75-71 loss at Denver on 4/6/2006

Houston - one going back to a 77-72 loss vs. Boston on 2/25/2006

Memphis - 21 in a row going back to a 78-67 loss at San Antonio on 12/15/2003

New Orleans - 1o in a row going back to a 76-67 loss at Denver on 11/29/2004

San Antonio - 28 in a row going back to a 73-67 loss at Houston on 1/15/2005

Denver - seven in a row going back to a 71-60 loss at Indiana on 11/4/2003

Minnesota - 70 in a row going back to a 79-78 loss at Dallas on 11/30/1991

Portland - five in a row going back to a 78-65 loss at New Jersey on 3/15/2006

Seattle - 35 in a row going back to a 79-77 loss at San Antonio on 2/8/2000

Utah - six in a row going back to a 79-70 loss vs. San Antonio on 11/30/2006

Golden State - five in a row going back to a 78-75 loss vs. Portland on 11/3/2004

LA Clippers - one in a row going back to a 77-75 loss at Seattle on 3/1/2007.

LA Lakers - two in a row going back to a 76-74 loss vs. Houston on 12/18/2005. before that 16 in a row going back to a 79-78 loss vs. New York on 4/1/2001

Phoenix - 56 times in a row, have never lost when doing so

Sacramento - 38 times in a row, have never lost since moving to Sacramento