Dec 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden. New Orleans Pelicans won 103-99. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony: New York Knicks are 'playing to lose'


Another night, another loss for the New York Knicks.

The Knicks, who advanced to the second round of the playoffs last season, were defeated for the ninth consecutive time Sunday night, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans 103-99.

The loss dropped the Knicks to an Eastern Conference worst 3-13.

After the game, the Knicks’ superstar let his frustration be known.

“I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now,” Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony told ESPN New York’s Ian Begley.  “When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense, you start playing on your heels.”

The Knicks have tried to right the ship by hosting “closed-door” meetings, but that hasn’t seemed to work.

“I don’t know what we have to do as far as coming together as a group,” Anthony said. “I don’t know if we’ve got to sit here for hours and talk and get it all out, but we’ve got to do something.”

Anthony is averaging 26.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game on the season.

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