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http://www.nypost.com/sports/knicks/62318.htmAfter Steve Francis committed another six turnovers last night and as his play continues to slide into the abyss, the Knicks guard's frustration boiled over following a 101-82 blowout loss to the Pacers at Conseco Field House that broke their three-game winning streak.
Francis said he's not to blame for his poor start as a Knick, saying his haphazard minutes are a major cause for his lousy play and sloppiness on the court. Francis also said he hopes management makes tough decisions this summer to reduce the five-man backcourt to a more manageable group.
"I'm not sure how many minutes I'm going to play any given night," Francis said. "There's not a guarantee I'll play 30 minutes, not a guarantee I'll play 11 minutes. So I've seen it all. Until I have that stability, that's why you see the up-and-down play. I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but that's how it is."
"My career average; I've averaged 39 minutes," Francis said. "Of course, I've come nowhere close to that. In order to perform to my maximum level, I have to be able to be comfortable with the system and I have to have the minutes. Neither one of those things have happened. So I'm not concerned the way I'm playing. Things haven't been going our way as a team. Summer time, I have to evaluate which direction things are going to go."
If you need 39 minutes to play well, then that's just down right sad. Stop blaming it on the minutes, and put the blame on yourself. <!--OAS Middle-->