New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale expressed confidence in his squad after Sunday’s loss to the Boston Celtics.
On Sunday, the New York Knicks dropped their sixth-straight game, falling to the Boston Celtics by a score of 113-104. The Knicks haven’t won a game since Nov. 18 when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 123-10,5 at The Garden.
With the most recent loss, they’re now 4-16 and at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
They’re solidifying themselves as one of the worst teams in the league. However, their level of play may tell a story that’s different from the one their record is telling. At least, that’s what head coach David Fizdale believes.
After the loss to Boston, Fizdale expressed great confidence in his team when speaking to reporters.
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“I think we’re becoming a better basketball team,” the second-year Knicks coach said. “Like I said, we got our ass whooped in Toronto, and sometimes that’s going to happen to the best of them, doesn’t matter who you are. But if you look at our games against everyone else, we either won one or two there and then every single other game we were right there competing for a chance to win. The big thing we were fighting for was getting to be more consistent and giving ourselves a chance to be more competitive.”
In the loss to Boston, the Knicks couldn’t seem to handle Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who dropped 30 and 28 points, respectively. Point guard Kemba Walker additionally racked up 16 points and 10 assists on 33% shooting from the field.
Julius Randle emerged as the leading scorer for the Knicks, racking up 26 points on 50% shooting. However, he was 0-for-5 from behind the arc.
New York’s next game will take place on Monday night when they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. Tip-off will occur at 8:00 p.m. ET.