Originally written on Knickswag  |  Last updated 10/25/14
What Happened: The Knicks suffered through two painful losses at the hands of the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors before finishing the week on a high note with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. The Knicks (33-20) hold a two-game lead in the Atlantic Division over the Brooklyn Nets, while they trail the Indiana Pacers by a half game for second place in the East. Losing Streak: Combined with losses against the Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors before the All-Star break, the Knicks’ two losses to begin this week gave them a season high four-game losing streak. During the streak, and especially in the latter two losses, the Knicks seemed to be a shell of the team that started the season so well. Due to the absence of defensive effort and team basketball, the Knicks’ identity was nowhere to be found. Carmelo Struggles: Carmelo Anthony suffered through one of his more painful weeks of the season, combining to go just 24 for 63 in the three games. Anthony’s struggles were especially magnified from the three-point line, as he shot a mere 15 percent (3-20) from beyond the arc. His issues shooting the ball could suggest that Melo and the Knicks would be best suited with him attacking the basket as much as possible, but only time will tell if Carmelo chooses to redefine his game. Streak Snapped: The Knicks snapped their four game losing streak by taking down the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. Amar’e Stoudemire scored 22 points on a very efficient 9 of 10 shooting from the field, while Tyson Chandler added 12 rebounds and three blocks. Things Get Chippy: While the two fought for rebounding position in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Sixers, Carmelo Anthony appeared to hit Spencer Hawes in the back of the head, which lead to Hawes becoming infuriated with Carmelo. Coming to his teammate’s defense, Tyson Chandler then shoved Hawes out of the way before the referees and other players got involved. For the incident, Carmelo Anthony received a flagrant-1 while Tyson and Hawes both received technical fouls. Up Next: The Knicks play host to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night before traveling to the nation’s capital to face the Wizards on Friday. These games will lead up to the matchup with the Eastern Conference best Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.    Michael Burke @MichaelBurke47 – Knickswag Contributor The post New York Knicks Weekly Breakdown: 2/17 – 2/24 appeared first on Knickswag - A New York Knicks Blog - News, Rumors, and more!.

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