|Joe Frazier at the Knicks game|
in a badass Cowboy hat
The Utah Jazz scoring 109 points does not indicate anything about the Knicks defense.
The Knicks were up 28 points after 3 quarters. The last quarter consisted of Roger Mason Jr. and Renaldo Balkman tossing up bricks and playing like it was a street game. No one gave a shit about defense at that point and that's what led to 35 4th quarter Jazz points. So I wouldn't use this game as an indication that the Knicks have defensive issues.
At times their defense has actually been surprisingly terrific (only gave up 86 to the Heat, 88 to New Orleans and 79 to the Hawks). I will admit though that they are incredibly inconsistent. Some games they will give up 45 pts one half and then 65 then next. However I'm sure a lot of that has to do with chemistry issues, so I wouldn't be too surprised if that gets fixed up sometime soon. With their scoring prowess, they will be a tough matchup for anyone.