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After a 4th straight L, a common phrase among #Knicks players is "Stop the bleeding." But is it a mortal wound?:
J.R. Smith, for one, admitted that the losing "is starting to take a toll on me mentally . . . Knowing the type of team we were at the beginning of the year."
That team, which started 18-5 with great energy, potential and, yes, swagger, has since gone 20-21 and is now limping to the finish line of the season.
They still sit atop the Atlantic Division, but only by a game. They still sit a game back of second in the East, but only because just about everyone else in the conference, aside from the Heat, have been mediocre.
"We still got a goal to reach," Raymond Felton said, "that's to win our division and stay in the top 2 or 3 in the East before the end of the year."
The team is now 4-6 in the month of March, which the Knicks knew would be daunting but is even more so with the injuries to Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.
There are still eight games left in the month (four vs. teams with a losing record). The Knicks have not had a losing month since January 2012.