As bad as the Knicks have been this season, they are still just a few game out of the playoffs. After a 7-game win-streak, they’ve lost their last two to non-playoff teams. The most recent one came last night at the hands of the Lakers in L.A. So yes, that meant Phil Jackson made a return trip to Staples.
The Knicks lost by 31 and gave up 51 points in the 3rd quarter.
Naturally Phil Jackson and Mike Woodson were equally unamused. But Phil’s reaction was telling as he knows he has his work cut out for him:
“It was awful, huh,” Jackson, the new Knicks president, said with a slight grin as he exited a luxury suite in the corner of the arena and took an elevator down to the floor level.
“Fifty-one points,” Jackson, in a dark blue suit and a striped tie, said as he arched his eyebrows. “When it’s 35 points you start to get worried. When it’s a 51-point quarter, that’s really awful.”
H/T: NY Times