Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee Comment on Knicks' Struggles After Loss to 76ers


Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee Comment on Knicks' Struggles After Loss to 76ers
  1. Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee Comment on Knicks' Struggles After Loss to 76ers
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    The New York Knicks were already in a tailspin before T.J. McConnell stunned them at the buzzer to hand the Philadelphia 76ers a 98-97 win on Wednesday night, and frustration emanated from their locker room in a major way following the last-second loss.   Speaking to reporters in the locker room at Wells Fargo Center, Carmelo Anthony explained the Knicks are facing a do-or-die moment after they dropped to five games below .500 (17-22) on the heels of McConnell's clutch turnaround…
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The New York Knicks were already in a tailspin before T.J. McConnell stunned them at the buzzer to hand the Philadelphia 76ers a 98-97 win on Wednesday night, and frustration emanated from their locker room in a major way following the last-second loss.  

Speaking to reporters in the locker room at Wells Fargo Center, Carmelo Anthony explained the Knicks are facing a do-or-die moment after they dropped to five games below .500 (17-22) on the heels of McConnell's clutch turnaround jumper. 

"I've seen this happen before," Anthony said, according to the New York Times' Mike Vorkunov. "I've seen it go down quickly. I don't think this is the situation, but we definitely have to start playing better basketball as a whole, as a team."

The Knicks are now 1-9 over their last 10 games. Not surprisingly, the losing has started to take a toll on the team's spirits.

"This is embarrassing," Lee said after the Sixers erased a 10-point deficit over the final 2:29 of regulation, per Vorkunov. "The way we keep losing games, there’s no excuses. It's us."

Lee also declared the Knicks have to "change our mentality" and that "it has to be defense first," according to the team's official Twitter account.

However, recent trends would suggest a quick turnaround isn't in the works. 

Knicks Results Since Christmas
Date Result
Dec. 25 Boston Celtics 119, New York Knicks 114
Dec. 28 Atlanta Hawks 102, New York Knicks 98 (OT)
Dec. 30 New Orleans Pelicans 104, New York Knicks 92
Dec. 31 Houston Rockets 129, New York Knicks 122
Jan. 2 Orlando Magic 115, New York Knicks 103
Jan. 4 Milwaukee Bucks 105, New York Knicks 104
Jan. 6 New York Knicks 116, Milwaukee Bucks 111
Jan. 7 Indiana Pacers 123, New York Knicks 109
Jan. 9 New Orleans Pelicans 110, New York Knicks 96
Jan. 11 Philadelphia 76ers 98, New York Knicks 97

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