Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Less than a week after Rajon Rondo lit up Jeremy Lin, Brandon Jennings repeated the act.
Following the loss to the Celtics, the Knicks went on a road trip to Texas. There they lost two games in two nights to Dallas and San Antonio.
The losses weren't good, but losses to those two teams on the road on back-to-back nights really wasn't something that too many teams would find shocking.
The Knicks had an off night on Thursday and traveled to Milwaukee for a must-win game against the Bucks.
Milwaukee was the team that the Knicks were directly competing with for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
The Knicks entered the game 18-21, while Milwaukee was sitting at 15-24.
New York played a solid first half but came out flat in the third quarter. That carried over into the fourth quarter, and the Knicks were down by 15 points with 7:28 remaining in the game. The team mounted a comeback, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit they had accumulated.
The 119 points were the most points the team had allowed in a regulation game this season. That, of course, only added to the Knicks' reputation for soft defense.
The blame for defensive ineptitude often fell on the shoulders of head coach Mike D'Antoni. Those shoulders were beginning to show signs of slumping.