Knicks Drop Fourth Straight
A week ago, everyone was ecstatic about the New York Knicks (8-11) four game win streak. On Sunday night the team followed it up with a fourth straight loss 116-111 to the Houston Rockets. The worst part was the Knicks outplayed the Rockets all game long. Houston scored the first four points of the game, and didn't lead again until overtime.
Arron Afflalo had 31 points for the Knicks, who played without leading scorer Carmelo
Anthony because of an illness. Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 13 rebounds. The l ahead 91-77 on Derrick Williams' 3-pointer with 8:04 left in the fourth quarter.The Knicks committed 21 turnovers in the game, eight in the fourth quarter and overtime.
With the Knicks in the driver seat head coach Derek Fisher decided to give his starters an extended rest which would result in the teams downfall. "The momentum of the game changed," Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. "NBA games are long and we had some untimely turnovers. They really started to attack us in transition and we couldn't stop that in the fourth quarter."
The team will look to put an end to its four game losing streak, when they host the winless Philadelphia 76ers.