Of course chemistry gets ruined when you lose, but it's not like they're a decent team that underperforms. They're just horrible in terms of talent and experience.
And beating the early-season Knicks doesn't mean anything, we actually were one of the league's 8 or 10 worst teams at that time. We played like ****, let's be real.
We only got better when Linsanity started and Woodson took over.