Ouch. After providing a small glimmer of hope by (narrowly) beating the LeBron-less Cavs Friday night, the Knicks fell back to earth in spectacular fashion in Detroit the next day.
The Pistons defeated the Knicks by an astounding 91-61 Saturday in a game that was the low point of the current season...and that's really saying something. Jamal Crawford led the team in scoring with 14 points. Yes, 14. In case you're wondering, the Knicks have scored fewer points in a game (58 back in 2000), but this is still a considerable embarrassment. Interim Coach Herb Williams has a lot of work to do to salvage the current road trip. His coaching opponent Larry Brown also make his life more difficult by expressing interest in the Knicks job, then denying it the next day.
In other news, the Nets actually have a three-game winning streak rolling. Can they actually come back and win the Atlantic? Gothamist still finds this unlikely.
Photo by AP; Entry by Tom Thornton