The Knicks, no matter which five are on the floor, continue to look lethargic and unorganized, especially at home and in the afternoon. At high noon on Saturday, Woodson started a big lineup, which was a colossal mistake considering the Knicks still got crushed on the boards before losing, 95-87, to the Grizzlies at the Garden.
Here is the reality that should be setting in for the most passionate of Knicks fans, especially the ones who keep coming to the Garden year after year and paying some steep price to do that: Maybe this season, at least the one from the Knicks we have seen so far, isn’t the aberration.
Carmelo Anthony called the decision by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to join forces “smart” and added that he believed the Knicks would be a contender by his fourth season in New York.
Even as they were humiliated on the glass and did nothing to close down the lane in another matinee fiasco at the Garden, the Knicks might have picked up ground in the Atlantic Division on Saturday.
Leading Brooklyn Nets scorer Brook Lopez could be out for the rest of the season with a broken foot.
David Lee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 20 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors shook off a slow start to rout the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 102-83 Saturday night.
Jamal Crawford scored 27 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 112-91 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Damian Lillard hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:27 to play and finished with 29 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Russell Westbrook says there’s no question Oklahoma City is the league’s best team.
In dominating Detroit’s young Andre Drummond, Dwight Howard plays one of his best games since joining the Rockets.
Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points and Phoenix matched its season high with 15 3-pointers — in 30 tries — to beat the Dallas Mavericks 123-108 Saturday night in the surprising Suns’ highest-scoring game of the season.
Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Caron Butler added 22 and the hot-shooting Milwaukee Bucks recovered from consecutive overtime losses to pick up just their sixth win of the season with a 116-106 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Carlos Boozer scored 19 points and the short-handed Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trey Burke scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz snapped the Charlotte Bobcats’ three-game winning streak with an 88-85 victory Saturday night.
Dwight Howard had 35 points and 19 rebounds, leading the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 114-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas each scored 23 points, Marcus Thornton added 15, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Orlando Magic 105-100 Saturday night.
For those wise enough to spend a warm winter-solstice Saturday outside, allow me to break the news: The Knicks lost. And a losing season is beginning to feel inevitable.