The cold-shooting Knicks went into the All-Star break with a whimper and a two-game losing streak.
Mike Miller’s crew stumbled badly Wednesday against the Wizards, 114-96, as Bradley Beal punished them for 30 points and the Knicks shot just 40 percent — 13 percent from the 3-point line.
After shooting just 3 of 23 from 3, the Knicks will fly off to different corners of the country with a 17-38 record. Off the court, the Knicks are in flux, too. They have yet to formally name a president, are being led by an interim coach and have a general manager in Scott Perry who is “still in the dark’’ about his future, according to a source.
Following their four-game winning streak, the Knicks are back on the losing end.
Julius Randle, the team spokesman who scored 21 points, is usually waiting by his locker when reporters are let in. Wednesday, he was gone — off to vacation.
Interim coach Mike Miller, whose personal record fell to 13-20, said he’ll get away too for a few days after his team was outscored 37-23 in a dreadful fourth quarter. The Knicks allowed 68 points in the second half.
“We got to a certain point when you’re not making shots, you really have to dig in to give yourself chance to stay in,’’ Miller said. “We let one end affect the other end. We got looks and when we didn’t make them we had a drops on the defensive side.’’
Beal, snubbed from the All-Star Game, drilled 3-pointer that gave the Wizards a 10-point bulge with 6:09 left and he skipped downcourt. Beal shot 11 of 23 from the field.
“We weren’t getting stops and they just kept coming at us,’’ said RJ Barrett, who heads to the All-Star Weekend festivities to take part in the Rising Stars Challenge after scoring 16 points, but missing all four of his 3-point attempts.
Maurice Harkless made his Knicks debut after coming over in the Clippers’ trade and was just 2 of 7 for four points. He missed all three of his 3-point tries. Harkless’ first basket as a Knick came on a spin move inside for a layup.
“It was pretty cool honestly,’’ Harkless said. “It was something I dreamed about as a kid. Like I said, a dream come true.’’
Point guard Dennis Smith Jr. struggled, committing four turnovers in six minutes — once getting stripped from behind at mid-court as he brought the ball up the court. Kevin Knox continued his subpar season, playing just 10:27 and scoring two points.
He couldn’t get minutes even though Reggie Bullock’s stroke was way off — 2 of 12, 1 of 5 from 3.
To maker matters worse, during a timeout with 9:02 left, Bobby Portis, who was having a poor second half, was ejected. He threw the ball, however lightly, at Washington’s Shabazz Napier after the former UConn guard had taken a shot after the whistle. Portis, who played for the Wizards last season, looked like he was doing it playfully.
Portis, too, was not in the locker room afterward — with a needed nine-day break ahead.