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Knicks lose 12th straight playoff game

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--The Game 2 loss extended the Knicks' playoff losing streak to 12 games, which dates back to the 2001 postseason. The run matches the Memphis Grizzlies (2004-06) for the longest playoff losing streak in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Baltimore Bullets (1965-70) and Denver Nuggets (1988-94) are second on the list with 11. The 11 years since a playoff win is the longest active streak of any NBA team and the third longest in NBA history.

--The loss was also the first time Mike Woodson's Knicks have recorded consecutive defeats since he took over as head coach. The team had been 6-0 following a loss in that 24-game span before the playoffs began. Until Game 2, the Knicks were the only NBA team to not lose two straight games since Woodson's debut on March 14 against the Portland Trail Blazers.

"It's far from over. I believe that and we believe that." -- Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, after his team lost Game 2 to trail the best-of-seven series, 2-0.

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