The New York Knicks showed New York City and it’s critics just how far the franchise has fallen.
Toronto Raptors 122 (37-18)
New York Knicks 95 (24-34)
Final Game Box Score
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
By Chip Murphy
How bad do the New York Knicks‘ guards have to be before there is a change?
Well, after last night’s horrific defeat against the Raptors it should be clear that change is necessary.
Jose Calderon continues to be the easy target of criticism and for good reason he was awful again last night.
The Knicks’ starting point guard played just 19 minutes, benched for the entire fourth quarter, but and recorded zero tints and just two assists. In those 19 minutes of action the Knicks were minus-21.In fairness to Calderon however, his backup was awful too.
Calderon guarding Lowry has gone about as you'd expect. Amazing how recently TOR was trying to start Jose over Lowry https://t.co/a8AWyOMPGc
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) February 23, 2016
Langston Galloway came off the bench, played 25 minutes, and like Calderon didn’t record a single point. On defense, he was Calderon-like picking up five fouls. That can be contributed to the fact that neither he nor Calderon could guard their matchup for the night.
Raptors’ All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry torched the Knicks for his first triple-double of the season, 22 points, 11 assists, and 11 assists.
— NBA (@NBA) February 23, 2016
The only highlight of the night for the Knicks — if you really want to call it that — was the debut of Jimmer Fredette. Fredette made his one and only field goal attempt to the delight of the crowd, not surprisingly a three-pointer.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 23, 2016
That’s right, Fredette scored more points in two minutes than Galloway and Calderon did in 44 minutes combined.