Third quarters have been a problem for the Knicks all season. What has caused those struggles?
It’s well-documented that this was supposed to be the year Kristaps Porzingis became the definitive reset button for the Knicks. And the team, for all intents and purposes, did have moments where they appeared to be over-performing, leaving us flustered with excitement. But typical regression happened. You can always count on the Knicks to move away from those outlier performances, returning to what is expected. Winnable games become nights where all of Knicks Twitter dumbfounded by this or that. We’ve sat through multiple performances versus sub-.500 teams where it was collectively decided that this franchise just can’t seem to get out of its own way.
Looking back, there’s one commonality that carried over from the Carmelo Anthony era to where we sit present-day. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, whether it’s home or