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Worst game ever?

I just got done watching the Knicks turn in what could possibly be the worst performance in NBA history. That sounds like hyperbole, but it was a really, really bad game by the Knicks. The Celtics went up 14 - 3 in the first minutes of the game, went on a 16-2 run to start the second quarter, then a 12-2 run to start the third quarter. Kevin Garnett went to the bench halfway through the third quarter with the team up by 35, and both Paul Pierce and Ray Allen joined him on the bench a few minutes later with the team up by more than 40. There was a point in garbage time when the Knicks only had 47 points and were down by 50!

The Knicks ended the game with 59 points, the second lowest total in team history (and it took a 35-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer by Nate Robinson for them to avoid the team record). They lost by 45 points, the third worst lost in team history. And the body language of all of their players just looked awful and apathetic.

Fantasy-wise, the Knicks had started to suck me back in a little bit earlier in the week with a couple wins in a row. I had picked up Stephon Marbury in a league and felt quietly optimistic after his big game on Monday. There is lots of talent on the Knicks, and before Thursday I would have said they had several fantasy-worthy players. But now? I'm trying to sell my Knicks as soon as possible. Any team that can show that little intensity and play that poorly on any given night is a team whose players I want no part of on my fantasy rosters. You just never know what you might get from them.