The New York Knicks came out on fire and held off multiple grittings and grindings to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies, 111-104. Kristaps Porzingis led all scorers with 21 points. Carmelo Anthony struggled mightily but managed to come up strong late and finish with 20.
Third-quarter Derrick Rose is becoming a thing. The point guard struggled mightily in the first half, but showed off a little razzmatazz coming out of the half.
Been a while since we've seen that Derrick Rose ... https://t.co/MQEMMalkKF— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 30, 2016
He looked quite slick at times:
Justin Holiday was quite good:
The Knicks looked set to pull away with a quick 12-0 run in the fourth quarter, highlighted by this sweet dish from Joakim Noah to Carmelo Anthony for the and-one layup:
Kristaps Porzingis was running like a damn gazelle and hitting tough runners.
In case you were wondering, this is what a 7'3 Unicorn-step looks like... https://t.co/GYPdUqiqZD— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 30, 2016
Kyle O’Quinn hit Kristaps with an outlet pass and the young buck went strong to the rack.
The Knicks are now 1-1 and Clyde’s Pumas were on point, as always:
of course walt clyde frazier's shoes are pumas, and of course they have his name on them pic.twitter.com/v3N5V8BEcK— Dan Favale (@danfavale) October 30, 2016
Recap to follow.