An hour long film session following the Knicks New Year's Day loss to Chicago has sparked New York's current three-game winning streak, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post (Jan. 8).
The Knicks were outscored 31-8 in the fourth quarter of their 108-81 loss to the Bulls. Head coach Derek Fisher decided the team needed to go back to the drawing board as he held his longest film session of the year in which he held the players accountable.
"He was upset with us,'' Langston Galloway said. "And most guys were upset with themselves, too because we didn't play up to our level. He probably knows what we can do and the level we can get to. Seeing that game brought back old memories."
Carmelo Anthony called the loss "embarrassing" but looks back on it now as a game that helped motivate the Knicks.
"We didn't play the way we should've played,'' Anthony said. "We gave that game away. Then we bounced back from that and turned things around. I don't want to say we need games like that but that game right there hopefully sparked something in everybody."
New York has since gone on to beat Atlanta in back-to-back games and Miami. They are now 18-19 overall and will try to get back to .500 against San Antonio on Friday.