New York Knicks Recap: Knicks Set Franchise Record For Consecutive Losses Against Washington Wizards


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New York Knicks Recap

The losses continue to mount for the New York Knicks, as they lost again Wednesday night, this time to the Washington Wizards. This is the third straight meeting between the teams that the Knicks suffered a double-digit loss, as they are easy fodder for any team that plays against them. Things won’t get any easier for the Knicks, as they are right back at it tomorrow night, as they will host the Houston Rockets.

Player of the Game: Jose Calderon

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Trade rumors are beginning to swirl around Calderon, as he is expected to be the next Knicks player on the move if more trades are made. That has not changed Calderon’s approach to the game, as he is the consummate professional and will show up to play no matter the team’s record.

Tonight he led the team in scoring, getting 17 points on 7-14 from the field, knocking down 2-5 from deep and 1-1 from the foul line, where he is a perfect 21-21 on the season. He also added four rebounds, three assists and one steal to round out his stat line for the night. It is not in Calderon’s character to carry a team offensively, but with the current state of the Knicks they will need him to be more aggressive offensively like he was tonight.

-Record Setting Night

This Knicks team will live on in infamy, as they found themselves in the franchise record books, but not for a reason you want to be remembered. They will be remembered for a negative, as they have set the franchise record for consecutive losses, which currently sits at 13. Who knows how long this one will last, but there is one positive to this whole ordeal. The last time the Knicks were on a losing streak of this length, they ended up with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft after that season and landed Patrick Ewing. Could the luck be on the Knicks side again this season?

-NBA Debut

Langston Galloway, who the Knicks signed to a 10-day contract from their D-League affiliate Westchester Knicks, got his first taste of the NBA. You could see the nerves right away for Galloway, who didn’t even hit the rim on his first two jump shots attempts, and missed a layup as well.

He composed himself though, as he finished the game 2-5, including 1-2 from three-point range, which is a strength of his. He also showcased the defensive ability that the Knicks liked so much, as he had one steal and played solid defense against veteran Andre Miller, with whom he was matched up with most of the night.

As Galloway gets more comfortable at the NBA level and gets more cohesion with his teammates, his confidence will continue to grow. Tonight was a strong debut for the Knicks’ rookie.

-Summer League Lineup

With all of the injuries the Knicks are currently endearing, and the trade from Monday night, they are giving playing time to a lot of players that wouldn’t normally be receiving playing time. It has gotten to the point that the Knicks are closer to a Summer League or D-League team, tonight even using a lineup of all players that played on their summer league team.

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The lineup consisted of Shane Larkin, Galloway, Cleanthony Early, Travis Wear and Cole Aldrich. Wear was especially impressive, as his game continues to grow and show flashes of a capable NBA player. Tonight he scored a career-high 11 points, including three three-pointers, which is one more than he had the rest of the season combined. Wear, like many of his other young teammates, continues to gain confidence on the court, which will bring better play and more positive results over time.

It gets ugly at times, as they fell down by as many as 20, but the one thing about young guys is that they never give up. They just go out there and play, which will make watching this Knicks team a little more bearable as you get a glimpse of some potential future younger Knicks.

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