New York Knicks playing to lose - Anthony

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New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony believes the team are currently "playing to lose", following Sunday's 103-99 defeat to New Orleans.

That result means the Knicks have now lost their last nine matches - their worst losing streak since 2006.

Not only that, but their seven consecutive home defeats is reportedly the longest losing streak in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

New York Knicks are now rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, having won just three of their 16 fixtures this season.

"I think we're playing to lose rather than playing to win right now," Anthony told reporters. "When you lose games the way we've been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense, you start playing on your heels."

"We just can't seem to get it together," Anthony, who recorded 23 points and grabbed ten rebounds in the defeat, added. "We can't seem to figure it out.

"I don't know what we have to do as far as coming together as a group.

"I don't know if we've got to sit here for hours and talk and get it all out, but we've got to do something."

The Knicks have not won a game at home since their season opener against Milwaukee, while the team's head coach Mike Woodson feels his players are suffering on the court because of their poor recent record.

"I thought coming down the stretch, we played on our heels," he commented. "The [eight-game losing streak] we were looking at here was staring at us in the face [and] instead of relaxing and just playing, we just didn't make one play."

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