Amid Charles Oakley noise, New York Knicks collapse against Clippers (Highlights)
Feb 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers power forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After Charles Oakley was booted from MSG and arrested, the New York Knicks proceeded to crumble against the Los Angeles Clippers.

For these New York Knicks, it doesn’t matter if a ghost of past great Knickerbocker teams makes a loud, extremely rude statement.

They’ll still choke the game away.

By now you’ve heard that ex-Knickerbocker Charles Oakley was in a fiery mode while watching from the Madison Square Garden stands. He was booted from the arena and arrested after he got into it with multiple security guards:

It simply didn’t matter. Despite scoring 95 points through three quarters, the Knicks choked up a 10-point fourth quarter lead and were outscored by 11 in that final frame, ultimately falling to the Los Angeles Clippers by the final of 119-115. 

Carmelo Anthony had a chance to tie the game with under 10 seconds to go, but rushed a top-of-the-arc three that hit back rim.

Speaking of Melo, he was one of three Knicks who finished with over 20 points (28 points in total on 10-20 from the floor). Kristaps Porzingis (27) and Derrick Rose (20) were the other two.

For the Clippers, Blake Griffin paved the way with 32 points while DeAndre Jordan was a menace down low (15 rebounds, two blocks) and Jamaal Crawford was a thorn in the side of the Knicks late in the game.

Now a full 10 games under .500, there isn’t one positive thing that could be said about this squad. Not even a feisty Charles Oakley could provide a spark.

Next up will be the Denver Nuggets at home for that cute little-themed show known as Friday Night Knicks.

 NEXT: An angry Charles Oakley is ejected and arrested (Video) 


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