After back-to-back collapses at home it was hard to see how things could get worse for the Knicks. Friday night they provided the answer, falling 122-111 to the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks had won only four games prior to beating the Knicks.

The Knicks defense was absent all night allowing the Hawks to score 71 points in the first half and to shoot an astounding 63.2% from the field for the game; the highest percentage in the league this year.

It seems that Larry Brown is out of ideas on how to fix this mess. Once again he used all twelve of his active players, but couldn’t find any combination that could keep the Knicks in the game. At 6-17 the Knicks return home tonight to play the Pacers before hosting San Antonio, which should be interesting, on Wednesday.

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