(NEW YORK) — The New York Knicks are off to a rough start at 2-4. Even on Sunday, the Knicks were dominated by the San Antonio Spurs 120-89, and head coach Mike Woodson is starting to question the team’s effort.
“We didn’t compete tonight. That’s just unacceptable,” Woodson said following the loss. “Right from the start, we let our offense, shots that we missed, dictate how we defend on the other end.”
While the Knicks’ defense has been respectable this season, their offense has struggled mightily. Going into Monday night, the team averages 93.0 points per game, 25th in the NBA.
“This city and…this organization, is not known for being patient,” Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said. “But right now we have to figure it out. If patience is the way to go, then patient we have to be. There’s no panic button being pushed now. We have to figure it out.”
Perhaps the biggest issue facing the Knicks right now is that starting center and defensive anchor Tyson Chandler is out for the next 4-6 weeks with a broken right fibula.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire