The message was simple early in the New York Knicks' latest win.
"Wake up, basically," coach Derek Fisher said.
Those words can be applied to the last week-and-a-half as the Knicks seek their fifth straight victory when the Orlando Magic visit Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
New York (14-14) fell behind Chicago 12-2 in the first quarter on Saturday but regrouped and rolled to a fourth straight win, 107-91. Not only are the Knicks in line to record their longest winning streak in nearly two years, but it comes on the heels of a 2-8 stretch.
The offense had stalled with 93.5 points per game during the 10-game lull, but it has perked up with an average of 108.3 in the last four.
Carmelo Anthony is averaging 25.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists during the streak, and Arron Afflalo has averaged 23.0 points while shooting 63.4 percent in the last three games. The pair have combined to make 13 of 28 3-pointers in the four wins and have helped put the Knicks in position for their first five-game winning streak since an eight-game run from March 5-21, 2014. >> Read more...