The head coach debut of Kurt Rambis didn’t go well as the same results happened again for the New York Knicks.
Washington Wizards’ John Wall and Bradley Beal combined 54 points, adding 19 assists as they beat the Knicks 111-108. The Knicks keep losing in the same way after Langston Galloway missed a potential game tying three point shot at the buzzer. The team didn’t expect Derek Fisher to be fired after losing against the Denver Nuggets. They now have loss six straight games and players are feeling depressed after the effort they put up against the Wizards.
”Nobody’s happy. Everybody is kind of depressed that we’re losing,” Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis said according to Yahoo Sports. ”Now we’ve lost our coach so there’s lots of stuff going on but we try to stay focused. We just have to find a way to get back.”
The Knicks keeps letting opponents score more than 30 points in the first quarter. The slow starts have hurt the team in being able to comeback without using so much energy. Carmelo Anthony playing through injuries had 33 points with 13 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points and Galloway had 14 points. It wasn’t enough to overcome what the Wizards did offensively. When Wall can penetrate to the basket and give easy looks for shooters, it’s going to be a long night.
”It is starting to become kind of habitual right now starting the games off slow,” Carmelo Anthony said according to Yahoo Sports. ”We can’t give teams 30-plus points in the first quarter, then try to fight back. Once you fight back like we did today, it’s still an uphill battle that you’ve got to fight.”
It’s becoming a bad habit for the Knicks trying to get into the playoffs. Phil Jackson wants to win in New York, It’s going to take a while for that to happen if they don’t address certain issues within the roster.