Knicks End Losing Streak at Unsweetened 16

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Updated: January 22, 2015
Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire

The last win seemed like forever and a day

NEW YORK – It’s been 58 days since the New York Knicks found their names in the win column. It’s been 3 different holidays that have passed through: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and for those who celebrate Kwanza, that would be 4 holidays. Matter of fact, had the Knicks loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that would be 5 holidays that would have gone by without a Knicks win.

But all of that is now history as Carmelo Anthony (24) and yes, Langston Galloway (21) combined for 45 points to lead the Knicks to a 99-92 victory over the Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday less Pelicans.

The win is uncharted waters as the losing has seemed to seep deep into the consciousness of the players, but nevertheless they will take it and run with it. “We got after it defensively,” Amare Stoudemire said. “We held them to low scoring quarter in the first quarter and kept the momentum going throughout the game.”

And winning does wonders for the new guys that didn’t endure the pain and suffering of each loss, “I went out there and had fun,” Galloway said. “That was the main thing. I was trying to help this team win.”

Now the question will remain, should the Knicks stay conservatively bad and hope for a top draft pick or should they try to win as many games as possible? If you’d ask most fans, they would say “tank”, and rebuild through the draft. All of that is good and well until you’re in the arena and the team is within striking distance of a win, you’d hope for the win.

In the end, winning seems to be the best deodorant.

Jerald L. Hoover
jeraldhoover@blackathlete.com

KNICKS KNACKS: Knicks capture their 7th win of the season by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers, 98-91 at the Wells Fargo Center, behind 27 points and 11 rebounds by Carmelo Anthony. Langston Galloway who played at nearby St. Josephs, had a homecoming of sorts and finished with 11 points. Knicks haven’t won 2 consecutive games since games 2 and 3 of the season.

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