Getting blown out should be a rare occurrence for most teams. Of course, such defeats are necessary to experience because it helps teams learn from their mistakes going forward.
Unfortunately for the now 10-13 Knicks, the month of December has not yet been very kind to them. In rather frustrating fashion, New York has been pummeled early on, facing deficits against the likes of the Bucks, Mavericks, and most recently, the Jazz, that have proven to be too insurmountable to come back from.
On Wednesday, the Knicks fell behind more than thirty points. A dismal first quarter (in which they were outscored 29-11) proved to be their early undoing. The Jazz paraded all over them and New York was unable to slow them down. In turn, their own offense suffered, perhaps because they were discouraged from their lack of effort on the defensive end. All in all, this was a game to forget. Unfortunately for the Knicks, the style of such a defeat has looked to be a recurring nightmare as of late. Here's a look at more observations from the loss: