On a Monday night in Madison Square Garden, the Sixers saw their losing streak reach 17 as they fell to the Knicks 104-92. It was a relatively close game until the fourth quarter, where the Knicks went on a blistering scoring run of 19-4 in the quarter. Yes that’s right, the Sixers only managed to score four points in the first five minutes of the quarter. The Knicks seemed to be toying with the Sixers as they only had a six point lead at half-time. The Knicks has no short of offense as Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith all had 20-plus points.
For the Sixers, it is becoming all to familiar for them. Philly will play hard through the first three quarters only to have any momentum obliterated by the opposing team. Rookie of the Year front-runner Michael Carter-Williams recorded his second triple-double of the season and is the first rookie in franchise history to have two triple-doubles in the same season. MCW recorded 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists on 8-of-12 shooting on the night. Tony Wroten had 23 points on 8-of-18 shooting. Thad Young contributed 18 points also but only shot 8-of-22 from the field.
The Sixers return home Wednesday night to play host to the Sacramento Kings which will be the first of three straight home games. The franchise record 20 straight losses is highly in jeopardy of being shattered by the 2013-14 Sixers. Hopefully Philly wont re-write the history books again.