Woodson Called Sunday's Heavy Defeat 'Unacceptable'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Knicks are off to an underwhelming 2-4 start. Their latest loss was a crushing 120-89 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

Ahead of the season, owner James Dolan threw down the gauntlet by declaring to coaches and team executives that the 2013-14 Knicks are capable of delivering an NBA championship.

Dolan is cranking up the pressure on under fire head coach Mike Woodson. According to Frank Isola of the Daily News, Dolan met with Woodson following Sunday’s blow out loss.

Woodson himself was dissatisfied with the effort shown by his team against the Spurs. He labelled the loss “unacceptable.”

“It’s just unacceptable,” Woodson told reporters after Sunday’s defeat. “It’s my job to push them through it and try to get them over the hump. I know we’re a better team than what we’ve shown.”

Star forward Carmelo Anthony shared a similar take when he met with reporters.

“It was embarrassing for us to come here on our home court and lose a game like this,” Anthony told reporters. “It wasn’t about losing the game, it was just how we lost the game. We didn’t compete today — and it showed out there on the court.”

The pressure is being piled on Woodson to right the ship. Next up for the Knicks is a Wednesday trip to Atlanta to face the Hawks.

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