On Wednesday night, a beleaguered New York Knicks blew a 28-point lead to the Brooklyn Nets and got outhustled in a stunning 111-106 collapse at Madison Square Garden. It marked the third time in 11 days the Knicks blew a lead of 20 points or more — a troubling trend for a team that entered the season with high expectations.
A season after finishing fourth in the East, the Knicks (25-34) are one of the most disappointing teams in the league.
Coach Thibodeau said he’s trying to focus on the fact that there are still two more months in the regular season for the Knicks to change course. One player who could help is Derrick Rose. The veteran point guard is on track to rejoin the team next week after having ankle surgery in December.