The Knicks were barely competitive throughout the game and afterwards, their leading scorer, forward Carmelo Anthony, was very upset.
“We couldn’t get into defensive sets and [were] just scrambling and double-teaming and switching, basically just scrambling the whole game,” Anthony told Ian Begley of ESPN New York.
Anthony scored 26 points on eight-of-19 shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, but the Knicks still lost their fourth consecutive game.
“I didn’t think we would be in this situation,” said Anthony. “I don’t really know how to deal with situations like this. I’m learning. This is the first time for me.”
The Knicks are now just 15-26 and could be in danger of missing the playoffs despite the struggles of the majority of the Eastern Conference.
On the season, Anthony is averaging 26.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
The Knicks will be back in action Wednesday night when they host the Philadelphia 76ers.