The Knicks have been hurting without Carmelo Anthony, though a return home and a matchup with the NBA's worst team could provide a remedy.
With Anthony hopeful to return, the Knicks look to end a two-game losing streak in Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Knicks recorded a fourth straight win at Madison Square Garden but lost Anthony to a sprained right ankle in Tuesday's 120-114 victory over Boston. They've since dropped two straight on the road with the star forward out of the lineup to fall to 0-4 when Anthony hasn't played.
Anthony's absence was felt down the stretch of Saturday's game at Memphis, where New York (20-22) was tied after three quarters but went 6 of 18 in the fourth in a 103-95 loss.
The Knicks finished 5 of 20 from 3-point range after a 7-of-22 effort in Wednesday's 110-104 loss to Brooklyn. Arron Afflalo and Langston Galloway, the primary perimeter threats with Anthony out, were a combined 7 of 22 overall against Memphis. >> Read more...