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Merry Christmas? Not in New York

For Knicks and Nets, there's not much to celebrate on this holiday hoops-wise

Updated: December 25, 2013, 12:09 AM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The experience of attending a game at Madison Square Garden recently is like being at a sad clown convention. It's become a capital of frowns.

The fans are upset and their boos are now on a hair trigger. Coach Mike Woodson hasn't smiled in what seems like months; it's as if the dour look is frozen on his face. The players are miserable, hurt or miserable and hurt. 

The Knicks' backcourt is ravaged by injuries and the guards who are healthy, namely J.R. Smith ...

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