NEW YORK -- The road struggles of the New York Knicks already are a focal point. Their issues away from midtown Manhattan are about to become even more magnified if they continue.
The Brooklyn Nets would like to be the opponent handing the Knicks another road loss.
The Knicks start their season-high seven-game road trip Monday afternoon when they cross the East River to face the Nets at Barclays Center.
"Those are trips that in the past, that teams I have been on, teams our coaches have been on, teams some of our players have been on, that can turn things around," Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. "You go out there and somehow win five of seven road games, all of a sudden your mentality becomes that much different. We're looking at it as an opportunity. We'll see if we can rise to it."
New York (19-24) owns a 4-15 record outside of Madison Square Garden and its four road wins are tied with the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz for the fewest in the league. The difference is that its 19 road games are the second fewest in the league, only one behind Charlotte.
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