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Struggling Knicks Failing to Adjust

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In the moments that followed their most embarrassing defeat of the season—one in which the offensively challenged Indiana Pacers embarked on a slam-dunk deluge and essentially scored at will—the Knicks spoke again of how they played without passion. They suggested things would have been different had they just shown a little more effort.

Perhaps delusion is part of the problem.

Over the past two months—a span in which the team has played .500 basketball—the Knicks have been a stubborn bunch that seemingly refuses to alter its game plan despite previous opponents having laid out a blueprint that details precisely how they can be beaten.

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