last night in Chicago, 104-99. They've now allowed over 100 points in seven of their last eight contests. Carmelo Anthony kept his streak of crappy play intact with an 8-for-21, 38% effort from the floor. For the second time this season, Amar'e Stoudemire called out teammates for not being physically and mentally prepared to play (Amar'e had the worst +/- on the team last night). The lone bright spot for the Knicks was that they notched their first pointspread cover (+8.5) in six tries.
"It [stinks]," Anthony said. "The situation we're in right now . . . the way we've been losing games. Not a good feeling right now. Hopefully, tomorrow we'll feel better. But tonight it's not a good feeling. We need to get our act together and start to win basketball games."
"We got to get ourselves mentally prepared," he said. "We just got to make sure we're in the weight room, warming up, getting our bodies ready, getting our mind ready, watching film. The joking around has to stop at some point. We got to take this game very serious, especially in a time where now we're in the [ninth] seed and we're not playing well. So the time is now."