This season has been nothing short of a disaster for the New York Knicks, and we all know that.
Wednesday night was just another example of how badly things have been going for the team, as they were unable to come away victorious to a tough Portland Trail Blazers team, losing 94-90.
With the loss, the Knicks dropped to 19-30 on the season, good for 10th place in the Eastern Conference. The contest brought out a lot of funny tweets from both fans and players. Let's take a look at some of those tweets.
After the loss, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony had a few words to express the way they played as a team, the Knicks' official Twitter account:
The Knicks have had way too many of "those nights" this season, and the fans are not taking it lightly. While he continues to have another All-Star-caliber season, he has not been able to lead his team to victory, as the overall production has been poor.
Then there is Raymond Felton, who has combined for 17 points over his last three games. Coming from the starting point guard, that is just not cutting it. Ian Begley of ESPN tweeted the response Felton gave after the game last night:
Ray Felton on criticism of the #Knicks PG play: "That’s what happens when you’re a point guard. Things are going to get pointed you’re way."— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 6, 2014
Well, then again, if he starts producing and helping his team win games, people will be mentioning his name in a positive light.
OK, so let us now turn to the positives from last night's game by taking a look at the Trail Blazers.
Portland has managed to go from the bottom to nearly the top, proving to be one of the toughest teams to beat in the NBA. At 35-14, it has matched its win total from last year, sitting in third place in the Western Conference.
Anthony was contained throughout the second half of the game, which was the main reason Portland held on for the victory. Although he scored 26 points, only 12 of them came in the second half.
While this season has been hard to watch for Knicks fans, the Trail Blazers are heading in the opposite direction, and their fans couldn't be any happier.
The Knicks still have time to turn things around, but their 0-3 start to February isn't helping their cause in any way. They will need better efforts from Felton and other players such as Iman Shumpert to help Anthony on the court and win ballgames.
As for the Trail Blazers, they are on the rise and are doing it quickly here in a magical 2014 season.
*Statistics courtesy of NBA.com.