Five Takeaways: Learning From Knicks Loss To Hawks At MSG

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1. Protecting The Garden

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The Knicks were hoping to build on some solid play in last Thursday's close loss to the Rockets, but they were unable to snap what is now a five-game losing skid at The Mecca. Despite beating them in Atlanta earlier this week, the Knicks just didn't have an answer for the Hawks' balanced attack.
 
The team talked about bringing more effort to games, and that starts with protecting their home floor at The Garden. The team now plays six of their next eight games on the road, so the pressure will be on to find a rhythm while fitting in practice in between travel.