NEW YORK -- The best Knicks point guard at Madison Square Garden on Monday might have been Jason Kidd, the guy carrying the clipboard on the Nets’ sideline.
It certainly wasn’t Raymond Felton.
Felton had one of his worst games of the season, going 2-for-11 with three turnovers and six assists in the Knicks’ 23-point loss.
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“I’m definitely my worst critic. I’m playing like some crap, I just have to pick it up, that’s all,” Felton said.
Felton has struggled in the Knicks’ past two losses. He’s a combined 4-for-19 with seven turnovers. “Shot’s just not going,” he said. “I don’t have an answer for it, but I’m going to get in the gym and just keep working, that’s it.”
Coach Mike Woodson seems a bit concerned by his point guard’s play. “He’s not playing the Raymond Felton basketball that we’ve seen. He’s had a couple -- two bad, really -- back-to-back games,” Woodson said.
Felton’s struggles have coincided with a couple of subpar offensive games from Iman Shumpert. Shumpert went scoreless in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Friday and went 2-for-8 with five points against the Nets.
Metta hopes to play Wednesday: Metta World Peace was scheduled to have the last of his five blood-spinning therapy treatments Monday to improve the condition of his knees.
He hopes to return to the court Wednesday against the 76ers, but Woodson has said he needs time to improve his conditioning.
As only World Peace can, he assured reporters that he would not rush his return to the court.
“No, I’m not going to rush. New York City -- they rush everything. In this life, we rush everything. Chill. When it happens, it happens. When something presents itself, it’ll be there. It’s no rush. Take your time. Relax. Slow down the music a little bit,” World Peace said, adding, “People rush everything. People rush sex ... take your time. What’s your rush? Where you going after? Tell me where you’re going. Relax, take your time, enjoy.”
World Peace also said he saw no harm in J.R. Smith's shoelace stunt earlier this month that resulted in a $50,000 fine from the NBA and a one-game benching.
Woody says MLK "bigger than life": Before Monday’s annual matinee on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Garden, Woodson took a moment to reflect on the civil rights leader.
“It means a lot, [and] it’s not about black and white. As a kid growing up, Martin Luther King was bigger than life for most minority people. I just think for someone to give their life away based on trying to do what’s right by society and trying to develop equal rights for people, that says a lot,” Woodson said. “I think all of us should be appreciative of this day. Like I said, it has nothing to do with black and white. It’s the right thing to do in terms of equal rights. Everybody should have a right to be able to go to school, be able to work and take care of their families. He was bigger than life. It’s a very special day for all of us, I think.” ... Amar'e Stoudemire hosted a breakfast for more than 600 workers at Madison Square Garden on Monday. Stoudemire has done this for three straight seasons.
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