How bad has it gotten for the Knicks? A day after losing to the worst team in the NBA, Mike Woodson acknowledged the sobering reality they have to play a near-perfect game to win.

That’s how small their margin for error is, driven home by Monday’s 101-98 loss at woebegone Milwaukee when Bucks point guard Brandon Knight hit a game-winning 3-pointer over Raymond Felton with 1.4 seconds left.

“When I reviewed the tape, it should never have gotten to that based on how we played. Those are the things that creep in, the little things that hurt you. We missed a lot of free throws [Monday] night you could point the finger at as well,’’ Woodson said. “Again, right now we’ve got to play almost perfect basketball to win, and that’s OK. But we’ve got to get that accomplished.

“It wasn’t the case last year obviously. But I don’t think any one of us can sit here and beg and hope that somebody loses. I don’t like coaching like that. I like to control our own destiny. You sit home and hope that Toronto loses, or Brooklyn loses. I mean hell, we’ve just got to worry about ourselves and make it happen for ourselves. Then you sleep better at night.’’

Tyson Chandler admitted surprise that needing a sense of urgency is even an issue.