The New York Knicks played today. They won today. You're welcome. The 'Bockers kicked off MSG's Blue Paint Era (The Sequel!) with a nice, clean 100-81 victory over Brazilian club Bauru Basket.
To the highlights!
- Cleanthony Early wasn't expected to play tonight after getting his wisdom teeth pulled. The kid needs to impress the coaching staff, though, if he wants a spot on this team. Hitting more half-court buzzer beaters like this would certainly help.
- Kyle O'Quinn did a little bit of everything in this game -- scoring, rebounding, block shots -- but we must not ignore his elite bench celebration. Massive bearded dudes skipping is my jam.
- The whole hep basketball world was looking forward to watching Latvian Chocolate, Kristaps Porzingis, make his MSG debut. It was a mixed bag, but he did show some panache on his first NBA block.
Can Krispy shoot the 3? You tell me...
- By the way, the Knicks have another rookie. Jerian Grant can do things we haven't seen a Knicks do in several years...things like dribbling a basketball and making a layup. Hell, I'd go a step or two farther and say he's better than many NBA fellows at dribbling and making layups.
.@JerianGrant to @Kyle_OQuinn pic.twitter.com/criF5lY6Xs— oakley & allen (@oakleyandallen) October 8, 2015
Seth will have the recap later. Knicks are unstoppable, and now the world knows it.