The New York Knicks go cold from beyond the arc and fall to the Charlotte Hornets as their road woes continue.
- New York Knicks 91 (16-14)
- Charlotte Hornets 109 (11-19)
- NBA, Final, Box Score
- Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
It seems that being on the road and the injury bug has finally caught up with the New York Knicks.
Their four-game win streak came to an end due to an ugly shooting performance from three-point range. The team shot 3-18 from long distance.
The game was never in doubt for the Hornets, as they took the lead late in the first quarter and never relinquished it. Charlotte led by as much as 27 points.
Michael Beasley, fresh off of a season-high in points against the Thunder on Saturday, led the Knicks in scoring yet again. He chipped in 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
However, New York’s lack of depth due to the injuries of Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. loomed largely over the team on Monday night.
New York’s bench was outscored 53 to 38 by Charlotte, with Frank Kaminsky scoring 24 points off the bench, a game-high.
Joakim Noah checked into the game nearly halfway through the fourth quarter. He recorded only 1 point and 2 rebounds in his short time on the floor. This was Noah’s first action since December 4.
The Knicks are now own a mere 2-9 record when playing away from the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden.
New York will look to get back into the win column against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in the Mecca.The two Atlantic division foes last squared off in Boston in the early stages of the season. The Celtics won that game handily by the score of 110-89.
The Celtics are coming off two-straight wins against the Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers and will be playing the Miami Heat in Boston the night before they head to New York. The Knicks are hoping to rest up and return to Madison Square Garden where they have been a much better team.