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Some folks like to get away
Take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood
But I'm takin' a Greyhound on the Hudson River line
I'm in a New York state of mind
While Billy Joel has being in a "New York State of Mind" down pat, loyal supporters of the Knicks are trying to find a train of thought regarding their team that doesn't involve them being carried away like......
Fourteen losses in 15 games would make anyone go cuckoo. A 99-90 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon was another "OMG! It never ends!" on a long list of "Lord! Give us strength!" moments.
As Doug Smith of the Toronto Star points out, their 24 losses are the most in the National Basketball Association.
That's more than than the Philadelphia 76ers (23). And yes, I'm well aware that the Knicks have played more games. It's still interesting, though.
Your Atlantic Division (sans Raptors), folks.
Amar'e Stoudemire sat out Sunday for precautionary reasons and could be back in the starting lineup for New York. J.R. Smith will likely miss his seventh-straight game with a heel injury.
One more "The Knicks can't win worth a lick these days" shot:
Playoffs wouldn't sound so outlandish if Knicks had a brutal schedule to start the year. But they had NBAs easiest schedule for first 20 gms— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) December 20, 2014
This is it at the Air Canada Centre for your Raptors in 2014. The dreaded Western Conference road trip (plus a meeting with the Chicago Bulls to kick things off) is how the team will ring in the new year.
This team is unified and operating like a well-oiled machine these days. They just embarrassed (Not necessarily on the scoreboard, but it was that bad) the Detroit Pistons on their home floor for their fifth win in as many games.
As long as they avoid repeating the mistakes which led to their first meeting heading to overtime, win No. 21 shouldn't come at a hefty price.
As always, leave your thoughts on the game below and enjoy tonight's festivities.
Note: One of the best ACC crowds of 2014.....