New York Knicks experience more of the same in loss to Phoenix Suns (Highlights)
Jan 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler (4) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks have reached a new low if that’s even possible. They lost on their home court to a 13-win Phoenix Suns team.

  • Phoenix Suns 107 (14-29)
  • New York Knicks 105 (19-26)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York

For a veteran team, the New York Knicks sure do have a problem executing down the stretch. On Saturday night against the Phoenix Suns, the Phil Jackson assembled win-now team were beaten by a squad that set an NBA record in their season-opener by starting three teenagers.

With 31 seconds remaining, Derrick Rose was out of position and thus is slow to close out on  Devin Booker‘s game-winning three. It was Booker’s third of the night. He makes them at a 35 percent clip on the season. For some reason, Rose still felt he could dog it on the play.

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Key Stat

New York still hasn’t fixed any of their defensive flaws. They let Phoenix take 27 free throws and made 24. Eric Bledsoe, a 79 percent career shooter from the line, was 10-10.

Key Player

Joakim Noah logged 20 minutes, grabbed 16 rebounds (7 offensive), and didn’t register a single point. He got the start in his first game back from injury, but Kristaps Porzingis ended the game at center.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.