The New York Knicks generally stayed in the game against the Toronto Raptors despite missing Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Jose Calderon. That has to count for something, right? How about a draw?
Welp, until the basketball gods find it in their hearts to strike this game from the record, the Knicks will be saddled with a 103-93 loss.
As one might expect, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan scored 52 points between the two of them. The Knicks had their own Kyle -- Kyle O'Quinn -- who took took many shots and jumped several centimeters off the ground. Langston Galloway took fewer shots, scored more points, and did this:
Langston Galloway dives into the scorer's table after a loose ball pic.twitter.com/Kyy1h1aUFp— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 29, 2016
Lance Thomas did what Lance Thomas do (i.e. make insane circus shots, seemingly with his eyes closed):
Wasn't pretty, but got the job done. https://t.co/QUwUyqfHWh— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 29, 2016
Arron Afflalo led the team in scoring but got his shot block roughly $Texas times:
Robin Lopez grabbed a few rebounds ...
4pts/4rebs early for @rolopez42 & the #Knicks are out to a 14-9 lead. #NYKvsTOR pic.twitter.com/aTx7mJdZK3— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 29, 2016
... and smacked an uppity Raptor:
Just when you thought @rolopez42 couldn't get any more salty...#RTZ pic.twitter.com/YzGfljCt7I— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 29, 2016
And Sasha Vujacic played! Lord, did Vujacic ever play!
Recap to come.