(NEW YORK) — The New York Knicks are struggling mightily, and forward Carmelo Anthony is tired of what he’s seeing on the court every night.
“I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now,” Anthony said. “When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense, you start playing on your heels.”
Anthony’s latest comments come after the Knicks’ 103-99 loss to the New Orleans Pelican. The team fell to 3-13 and they’ve lost nine straight games, which is their worst losing streak they’ve had since 2006. According to ESPN stats and information, the Knicks have also lost seven-straight games at home, their worst mark in franchise history.
Last season, the Knicks won 54 games and won a playoff series for the first time since 2000.
On the other hand, Anthony is enjoying another fine statistical season with 26.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Anthony, who is a free agent following this season, has been with the team since he was traded from the Denver Nuggets in the middle of the 2010-2011 season.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire