James Dolan’s constant mishaps continue to plague the Knickerbocker organization, and what was deemed to be a historic year for the squad is becoming so, uh, because of all the wrong reasons. The team extended their losing streak to nine games and seventh loss in a row at the Garden. What makes this matter worse is that it becomes their longest losing skid since the 2006 campaign.
Coming into town to play the Knicks last night were the much-and-approved New Orleans Pelicans, who despite losing star Anthony Davis (who is averaging 19.6 points and 10.6 rebounds) to a fractured hand early in the game, still managed to withstand Melo’s 23 points to give the Knicks their 9th loss in a 103-99 win over the team. Forward Ryan Anderson was lights out from the bench, finishing with 31 points, all in place of Davis. Tyreke Evans chipped in with 24 points and 7 assists, while Melo didn’t receive much scoring help besides for Andrea Bargnani who added 17 points and lackluster tallies from both Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith, who both scored 12 points respectively.
The Knicks will have a few days to redeem themselves and think this over, as they head across town to the Barclay’s Center to play the equally-as-bad Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening.