WHAT IT MEANS: You can't win if you don't score points, and the Knicks did not have a single field goal the final 4:22 after Amare Stoudemire's tip-in (which may have been offensive goaltending) gave New York a 94-93 lead. The Knicks' outside shooting also abandoned them after they entered the game averaging 10.2 3-pointers per night -- the most in the NBA. They went just 3-for-19 from behind the arc, including 1-for-8 in a fourth quarter in which they were outscored 26-15. Their two-game winning streak was snapped as they dropped back to .500.
TURNING POINT: With Philadelphia ahead 98-94 late in the fourth, Stoudemire had the ball isolated against Elton Brand in the low post but used up his dribble, bouncing the ball just once. His outlet pass was weak, and Evan Turner stole it and went in for a transition layup that made it a six-point game. Danilo Gallinari and Raymond Felton missed 3s on the Knicks' next two possessions, and they were done.
FELTON'S DIMES: It had been five years since a member of the Knicks had 10 or more assists in three straight games (Stephon Marbury was the last), but Felton accomplished it by feeding Stoudemire on a fast-break three-point play that put the Knicks up 92-90 midway through the fourth. The Knicks were hurt by Felton's 2-for-11 shooting, but at least he didn't miss 10 shots as both Stoudemire and Wilson Chandler did.
MOZGOV MOMENT: Rebounds? Nyet. And it was the second straight game he did not grab a single one. Also, the big fella might become the Russian Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran if he doesn't start catching some pick-and-roll passes. For the second straight game, a perfect pass from Felton bounced hard off Mozgov's hands and out of bounds. On the positive side, he made his first three shots and scored nine points -- three more than his previous season-high. He received polite applause from the fans and coach Mike D'Antoni when he checked out for good with left 3:57 in the third quarter.
WHAT'S NEXT: The Knicks travel to Milwaukee to play the Bucks Tuesday night. The Bucks have lost two straight at home against Portland and New Orleans, and their 2-5 record is the exact opposite of where they were a year ago after seven games. Last season, Milwaukee went 3-0 against the Knicks.