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When this eight-game homestand began for the Knicks, head coach Mike Woodson had some big goals.

“If we can win all eight it would be fantastic, but it’s gotta start tonight. We gotta get the first one first,” Woodson said Jan. 17 before a loss to the Clippers.

The Knicks finished the homestand Saturday night with an emphatic 106-91 loss to LeBron James and the Heat that dropped them to 4-4 on the New York run and snapped their four-game winning streak.

"We won some games and we lost some games we thought we should have won," Anthony said after going for 26 points with seven turnovers in the loss. "I like the direction we are going in right now as far as mentality and focus. We have to bounce back on Monday."

The Knicks (19-28) will visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday before returning home to face Portland and Denver.

Still, they are just 11-16 at the Garden this season and have now lost as many games this season as they did all of last season.

The Knicks remain 6 1/2 games behind Toronto in the Atlantic.

"I’m just looking at what we’ve accomplished the last week or so," Tyson Chandler said. "Obviously the way we started off, we didn’t want to start that way. But that’s not going to change at this point. I’m very pleased with the way we’ve been playing of late. Even tonight, we had some bright spots and if we do better on turnovers and limit the layups they were able to get, we’re right in the fight. We’ve been playing better basketball of late."

Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for and He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.

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