KNICKS LOSE ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER
It seems like this same headline is repeating itself, but the Knicks, once again, battled, but couldn’t put together 48 minutes in the loss.
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MACRI'S GAME NOTES
The Knicks lose another heartbreaker 107-101, but the mission of this season continues to be a success, as the young guys are getting valuable minutes and learning what it takes to pull out these types of games…
- Tim Hardaway Jr. had arguably his best game as a Knick. He was lights out from deep, finishing the game 7-for-10 from behind the arc, a career high. More importantly though, he got to the line at the level of other elite guards around the league, finishing 10-for-10 from the charity stripe. While he won’t always be automatic from deep, this version of Timmy is absolutely an asset, even on his current contract.
- The Knicks had no answer for Domantas Sabonis all night long. He had his way down low, usually against Enes Kanter, who was exposed on defense more than usual, which is saying something. Sabonis showed how a true low post presence can still be a weapon in today’s game, as every one of his shots came within the flow of the offense. Meanwhile, the Burke / Kanter pairing on the second unit is revealing itself to be more untenable by the game.
- The Frank Ntilikina Point Guard Tour had its first bump in the road, with Frank having arguably his worst offensive game of the season. He was 2-for-8 from the field, and while he had some nice passes throughout the game, couldn’t get the team into its offense late in the game. This was definitely a learning night for the young Frenchman, although his coach did say after the game that he, along with the other young guys, are “making some jumps,” and that he was happy with his aggressiveness.
- Noah Vonleh continues to impress in every way. He had another double-double, and every one of his 10 boards seem to come in traffic. He is an asset on both ends, along with…
- Damyean Dotson. Phew…the Knicks might have themselves something here. There should be a federal investigation as to why he didn’t get minutes last year under Jeff Hornacek. Perhaps he Dot roomed with Kurt Rambis on road trips and refused to push the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube. Who knows. Moving forward though, the Knicks should play the former second round pick upwards of thirty minutes a night. It’ll be interesting to see whether his spot in the starting lienup is secure even after Kevin Knox makes his return.
- Lastly, Allonzo Trier keeps doing his thing. 6-for-7 from the field in 23 minutes is pretty good for a guy who nobody bothered to draft.
See everyone on Friday for the Knicks Game Watch – Slattery’s Midtown Pub on 36th and 6th!
Highlights from the game