NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Not a good look, Ray.
The Knicks suffered arguably their worst loss of their disappointing season on Wednesday night, falling to the Western Conference-worst Kings at Madison Square Garden.
After failing to take care of Sacramento in regulation, the two squads went to overtime. It wasn’t a pretty OT period for New York, as the lowly Kings outscored the ‘Bockers 13-8 to take home a surprising 106-101 victory.
In overtime, the camera on MSG’s broadcast caught point guard Raymond Felton yawning during a timeout. It was a long, tired yawn. The Knicks trailed 104-98 with 32.9 seconds left.
Now let’s be honest: A yawn is a yawn. But the reflex could be interpreted as fatigue or, even worse, disinterest.
And it’s not exactly as if Felton has been lighting up the stat sheet. The veteran hasn’t been at his best as of late, and it showed on Wednesday. The 29-year-old went 3-of-11 from the field — including 0-for-2 from three-point land — in 41 minutes. He scored eight points, dished out 12 assists and picked up six rebounds, but committed five fouls and turned the ball over three times.
This was an especially demoralizing loss for Mike Woodson’s team as it heads into the All-Star break. The Knicks lost five out of six to close out the first half of the season and are now 20-32.
Last year’s Atlantic Division champions are in third place in the division — eight games behind the first-place Raptors — and two-and-a-half games behind the Bobcats for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
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