Monday, November 4, 2013
Melo: Turnovers have been our downfall
By Ian Begley
NEW YORK -- There were plenty of factors behind the New York Knicks' hot start last season. Strong perimeter shooting, stingy defense, efficient play from Carmelo Anthony -- it all played a role in New York's 6-0 start.
But the biggest catalyst was the team's ability to take care of the ball.
The Knicks turned the ball over 16 times against the Timberwolves.
And that's what seems to be hurting New York the most right now.
Take Sunday's game for example.
The Knicks turned the ball over six times in the first quarter to help Minnesota take a 19-point lead.
New York battled back in the second half but could get no closer than within two down the stretch.
"Giving up 40 points in that first quarter, not taking care of the basketball, that came back to haunt us," Anthony said.