Melo: We're stuck in the mud


Carmelo Anthony had a few positive things to say about the Knicks after their overtime loss to Indiana. But he couldn't ignore the bottom line: The Knicks are 3-8, have lost four straight overall and six straight at home.

For Anthony, that doesn't sit right.

"You just feel like you're stuck in the mud right now," he said. "But we'll get out of it."

The Knicks haven't lost six straight at home since Feb. 2010. That was a year before Anthony came to town in a blockbuster, three-team trade with the Nuggets.

The lone positive for the Knicks right now is that they are tied with the Nets (3-8) for last place in the Atlantic but are only 1.5 games out of first place.

"It’s a challenge. We got to get out of it," Anthony said. "... When you’re going through times like this it seems like nothing is going your way. It seems like you’re stuck in mud. We got to get out of this right now."

Big night for Beno: Beno Udrih averaged just four minutes per game in the Knicks' first seven games. He certainly made a case for more playing time with his performance on Wednesday.

The point guard had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Knicks' overtime loss to Indiana. He was subbing in for the injured Raymond Felton.

Interestingly, Pablo Prigioni played just two minutes in the fourth quarter and overtime combined as Udrih got hot.

"I rolled with Beno," Mike Woodson said. "Beno had a helluva game."

Udrih came up big when the Knicks needed it down the stretch in regulation. He had seven key points in the final 4:41 of the fourth quarter -- including a circus shot and crucial three -- to allow New York to keep pace with Indy.

"I was trying to be more aggressive, trying to get my teammates open. I was trying to play basketball the way I’ve been playing all my career," Udrih said.

Broken home: The Knicks started the season 10-0 at home last year. They fell to 1-6 at home with Wednesday's loss. They are 0-6 when they allow 100 or more points. Anthony had a season-high 18 rebounds. He has five double-doubles this season. He had 10 last year.

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