TAKING AWAY SOME POSITIVES: Despite the final result, most Knicks walked off the floor with positive vibes from their one-point loss to the Thunder.
Some fans may take issue with that, but the players pointed to several factors as to why they felt good after the loss.
The team was without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony and playing its fourth game in five nights. They were playing the second game of a back-to-back, they'd flown into New York at 3:30 a.m. and were facing one of the top teams in the NBA.
So there was a sense of Thursday's game being a moral victory of sorts.
"Great performance by the team, we showed a lot of fight out there," Raymond Felton said.
Added Tyson Chandler: "We had a chance to win this one down the stretch, but it will make us a better team."