What's heartbreaking about these losses is that they were to two teams that the Knicks would have blown out earlier in the season.

How on earth does a team go from lookinig elite to then consistently starting each game with zero energy or effort?

I could give a few possible answers to this...

1. Their age is catching up to them

2. Teams are taking them more seriously and exploiting their flaws

3. They aren't really an elite team and were overacheiving

4. They took their early success for granted