Losers of seven straight and 15 of 16, the New York Knicks host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden with a chance for at least temporary relief against another one of the NBA's worst teams.
The Mavericks (21-46) enter the matchup marginally hotter than the Knicks -- Dallas had its two-game winning streak snapped Sunday by the league-leading Houston Rockets -- but New York (24-43) has a three-game advantage in the win column.
Or would that be disadvantage, given that all these teams are fighting for now is better lottery seeding?
Even if that is the new goal, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek wouldn't admit to tanking, though he would admit that losing all these games has been tough, particularly for a prize that is sometimes fleeting. >> Read more
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