A look at the Knicks’ game against the Detroit Pistons, where they did not have a plan.
New York: New York, NY (4:00 PM ET, NBA TV): New York has been the subject of a lot of scrutiny this season.
After their season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, many fans have wondered whether the team was done for the season.
The Knicks have been through a lot, so it would seem like a reasonable question to ask about the way they have handled themselves this season, even if there are still questions.
New Jersey: New Jersey, NJ (8:00 AM ET, NJ Sports): It has been a long time coming for the New Jersey Nets.
They have won the Atlantic Division only once in the last seven seasons and they are now playing in their second season under new coach Jason Kidd.
However, New Jersey has not had a dominant performer at forward this season and their offense has struggled.
Their defense has been very inconsistent this season with a lot to do with that.
Their offense is the least productive of any team in the Eastern Conference.
Brooklyn: Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn’s offense has been pretty much stagnant this season; they have scored at a lower rate than any other team in their conference.
The Nets are also averaging just 95.4 points per 100 possessions.
Brooklyn is playing with a veteran core and it appears they will not have to worry about much with rookie Andrew Wiggins likely not in the lineup.
They do have a big question to answer at point guard with rookie Buddy Hield and their starting center, Brook Lopez, also in question.
Washington: Washington, DC (9:00 A.M. ET, ESPN/ESPN2): This has been an especially difficult week for the Washington Wizards.
After starting the season 6-1 and then losing four of their next five games, the Wizards are 1-10 this season as they continue to struggle to score.
Their starters have combined for just 17.6 points per game, including 6.5 assists per game.
It is not hard to see why this is a problem for Washington.
They are the second-worst shooting team in NBA history and that is putting it mildly.
The Wizards are averaging only 92.9 points per contest, including a season-low 81.6 per cent shooting from 3-point range.
The lack of scoring from the top and bottom of the court is a real problem and it has forced the Wizards to play a lot more pick-and-roll and transition.
They play a similar style to the Portland Trail Blazers and the Washington fans have not taken kindly to it.
The problem is that they have to play this style for the Wizards as they are only able to score 107.9 per cent of their points.
It seems like a bad time to start worrying about the Wizards’ defense and not worry about the offense.
They also have to be better in transition.
The offensive boards are very limited and that has been one of the problems for Washington this season so it is difficult to see how they can get better without more offense.
Indiana: Indiana, IN (10:00 a.m.
ET: ESPN2): The Indiana Pacers have been one-dimensional offensively for the last few years.
They can score the ball and create offense from there, but they have struggled to score at a higher rate than other teams.
Their scoring average has been in the 30s for most of the season and it is a concern for Indiana fans.
The Indiana offense is averaging just 71.3 points per possession, which is below the league average of 77.6.
They were the worst scoring team in basketball last year, but have had no major injuries and are playing at a high level.
Indiana is one of two teams in the East that has a chance to make the playoffs, but it is not looking good.
Toronto: Toronto, ON (10,10:30 a..m., CBC): Toronto is the fourth-worst offensive team in NHL history with just 87.5 points per 90 possessions.
It has also played the most games without a win.
The Raptors are currently fifth in the NBA in scoring with 101.1 points per night and they rank in the bottom third of scoring in the league.
The biggest problem for Toronto is their inability to score from deep.
The Maple Leafs have scored just 81.7 per cent from the free-throw line and the Toronto defense has had a lot trouble shutting down shooters.
Toronto has only won two of their past 14 games and their recent offensive struggles have been very concerning.
They lost three of their last five games and were swept by the Detroit Red Wings.
Chicago: Chicago, IL (11:00 p.m.: Fox Sports Midwest): Chicago has been plagued by injuries for a while now.
They recently signed center Jeremy Lin to a multi-year contract, but he is currently out with a hip injury