We say it all the time: 'This was the worst day ever.' 'It's the worst it's ever been.' '...is the worst.'

But Thursday night the New York Knicks ended their regular season with a 104-84 win over the worst team in NBA history, the Charlotte Bobcats.

The win sent the Knicks into the playoffs as the seventh seed with a record of 36-30. The loss, their 22nd in a row, drops the Bobcats to 7-59, an all-time league-worst winning percentage of .106, edging the 1973 Philadelphia 76ers .110 (9-73).

The Knicks were led by Amar'e Stoudemire's 21 points, with Josh Harrellson adding 18. Mike Bibby dished out a dozen assists.

Coach Mike Woodson sat Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Baron Davis, allowing them to rest before the playoffs begin this weekend.

Gerald Henderson, who is far from the worst player in the league, scored 21 for Charlotte.

The Knicks will open a series with No. 2 seed Heat either Saturday or Sunday in Maimi.

 

*New York ended the year 18-6 under interim head coach Mike Woodson