The Charlotte Bobcats couldn't even beat a Knicks team resting most of its starters, finishing with the worst winning percentage in NBA history after a 104-84 loss Thursday night.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference's No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against No. 2 Miami beginning Saturday.
Gerald Henderson had 21 points for the Bobcats, whose 23rd consecutive loss left them with a winning percentage of .106 (7-59) in the lockout-shortened season. The record was set 39 years ago, when the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers finished 9-73 (.110) in a full 82-game campaign.
The Knicks held out Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Baron Davis, while Amar'e Stoudemire had 21 points over two quarters.
With owner Michael Jordan watching from a luxury box, the Bobcats played nearly even with the Knicks in the first half, leading twice and only trailing 46-44 at halftime.
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