Five Takeaways: Depleted Knicks No Match For OKC On Christmas

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Defensive Woes

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Obviously playing without Carmelo Anthony is a huge loss for the Knicks but the players and coaches agreed that it shouldn't have affected the team's defense as much as it did this game; Thunder players were able to get to the rim at will. Additionally, OKC shot a little over 54% from three-point land.
 
Coach Woodson and Tyson Chandler were critical of the defense in post-game interviews, so expect them to work on their rotations and close-outs during practice before the Toronto series.