Last night, the New York Knicks lost to the Denver Nuggets 120-118, their sixth straight loss. They never held a lead at any point in the game, and only made it close with a late run in the fourth quarter. So, you could say the game was not as close as the score indicated.â†µ
But then, you look at the stats, and ... well, the Knicks look a lot better. As ESPN Stats and Info notes, they won pretty much every category.
â†µâ†µThe New York Knicks did everything in their statistical power to beat the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. They made more 3-pointers. They had more rebounds. They had more assists. They had fewer turnovers. And they had more blocked shots.â†µ
And yet, they lost. The last time a team won all those statistical categories without winning a game was in 2006, when the Cavaliers did in an eight-point loss to Toronto. So what was the difference? Free throws. The Nuggets made 31 of them; the Knicks made just 23. That's the logical explanation for why the Knicks lost.â†µ
Or, we could say the Knicks are full of players that put up numbers, but don't win. Forget factuality, let's go with that.â†µ