Mike Bibby, a veteran of 102 playoff games and three conference finals, was in disbelief when told of his team’s long-standing ineptitude. “Eleven years without a playoff win?” Bibby asked. “Not one game?” Nope. “A game or a series?” A game. “You sure?” Yup. “Dang, I didn’t know that. It’s surprising.”

While it may be news to Bibby, who just joined the Knicks this season, it could become part of history Thursday night.

If the Knicks fail to beat Miami in Game 3 at the Garden, it would be the franchise’s 13th straight playoff loss, which would set an NBA record.

The Knicks are currently tied with the Grizzlies, who lost 12 straight from 2004 through 2006.

– Reported by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News