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Through the New York Publish:
The Knicks started their second 10-game phase of the season Wednesday evening in Brooklyn with an embarrassing defeat, even busting the pattern of statistical mediocrity — in virtually each approach — from their 5-5 begin.
All of their wins in that preliminary stretch had come in opposition to groups with shedding information, whereas all the losses have been suffered in opposition to golf equipment above the .500 mark.
Kevin Durant and the Nets got here in with a 4-7 document — to not point out being embroiled in a current teaching change and the Kyrie Irving suspension — but hammered the Knicks from begin to end in a 112-85 beatdown at Barclays Middle.
Via Tuesday’s league-wide shutdown for Election Day — a terrific concept, by the way in which — the Knicks additionally have been squarely in the course of the NBA pack statistically, rating sixteenth in offense and sixteenth in protection (they’re now No. 23 in offense and No. 19 in protection). Such symmetry held each encouraging and disappointing developments relying in your common optimism or pessimism when evaluating the group’s progress and long-term prognosis, starting with how they reply to this horrid displaying Friday evening at residence in opposition to the Pistons.