On Monday, the Knicks lost 140-134 to the Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden despite Julius Randle's career-high 57 points.
"It's a shame to waste a performance like that," Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said after the game.
Randle dominated the first three quarters of a helpless display where the Knicks trailed by 17.
Randle scored a team-record 26 points in the third quarter to rally the Knicks, but he scored just five in the fourth.
"He played so well," Knicks guard Jalen Brunson said. "He brought us back, he played unbelievable.
We must work together to make his last night special. Losing that removes all feeling."
Randle broke his career high of 46 points with 19-for-29 shooting and 8-for-14 3-pointers.
He played 37 minutes and made 11 of 13 attempts from the free throw line.
Randle's 52 after three minutes mirrored Carmelo Anthony's franchise-record 62 against the Charlotte Bobcats on Jan. 24, 2014. 62.