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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks allow 44 points in the first quarter and 132 overall in a loss in Orlando. New York has dropped five straight and is struggling on defense. Barring a significant roster change, the defense will probably be an issue all season. Mitchell Robinson, Frank Ntilikina and Damyean Dotson are the club's top defenders, but haven't played significant minutes of late. Robinson starts but has been in foul trouble and is inexperienced. Ntilikina is a great defender but is inconsistent on offense.