Pretty soon the Knicks will need binoculars to see the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference standings. They’ve now traded places with the Indiana Pacers and at this rate the Knicks will soon be looking up at the Chicago Bulls and, heaven forbid, the Brooklyn Nets.
The Knicks’ free-fall continued Friday night, with Mike Woodson annoyed at Carmelo Anthony for passing up two scoring chances with the game on the line.
“No game is easy for us the way we’re playing right now,” Woodson said after the Knicks fell to the Toronto Raptors for the second time in nine days, 100-98, their season-high fourth loss in a row and fifth in six games. “We’ve got to figure out how to get a win to get off the slide and start feeling good about ourselves.”
Two nights after an embarrassing 34-point loss at Indiana, the Knicks’ problem Friday night wasn’t effort but execution, especially in the final minute. The Knicks missed three of their last four shots and Tyson Chandler bricked a critical free throw with 21.4 seconds left. But Woodson was more annoyed that Anthony, the team’s best player, wasn’t selfish enough on two crucial possessions in the last 54 seconds.
Mike Woodson rips Carmelo Anthony for passing on two scoring chances
New York Daily News | Feb 23