There have been many pathetic performances in New York Knicks‘ history in the past decade, but possibly none more than Friday night’s debacle against the Golden State Warriors. The Knicks lost 126-103, and had zero energy from start to finish.
The Garden faithful was in a state of shock with how far their team has fallen from last season, with even their boos being halfhearted. Carmelo Anthony looked like the only Knick who played with any effort pulling down 16 rebounds. But he let the pressure get to him as he bizarrely got incredibly frustrated with Andre Iguodala after a seemingly run-of-the-mill foul. Anthony’s effort was to no avail has he shot a paltry 7-of-26 from the field.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson put on a show for Golden State combining to score 52 points, including 10 three-pointers. Curry registered a triple-double through three quarters, as the Knicks’ big men just sat and watched most of the night. How embarrassing is it to have the opposing point guard have 11 rebounds after the third quarter? New York has been on a free fall for the entire month of February finishing with a 2-11 record. Games like these continue to push Anthony out of the door, as not only are the Knicks a bad team, but the future looks bleak as they don’t even have their first-round pick this year, which belongs to the Denver Nuggets.
Mike Woodson has lost the team, and looked like a defeated man on the sidelines all night, just going through the motions. The Knicks continue to feel the loss of the veterans who provided leadership last season, as they have moved to more of a youth movement off the bench. On this night, everything came to a head and New York has officially hit rock bottom.