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Nuggets 127, Knicks 114: Scenes from a ass-whooping at altitude

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The road trip ends with a whimper.

New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Knicks were finishing up a long road trip, playing in a city where they never win (Denver), and they played fairly standard Knicks defense. The results were predictable: a blowout loss.

The Nuggets shot approximately 149% from the field and 287% from beyond the arc. New York defenders struggled to protect the paint, and overreacted in the style of a true Kurt Rambis-coached D by completely ignoring the three-point line. On offence, Kristaps Porzingis struggled shooting yet again, and Carmelo Anthony cooled off after a blistering hot first half.

Seriously, look at how hot he was in the first half:

Willy Hernangomez set a new season high in point while player in front of his brother, Denver’s Juancho:

The best highlight of the evening, from the Knicks’ perspective at least, came from Ron Baker’s wildin’ posse of fans. Bakerites always travel well.

Recap to come. The Knicks have now lost three in a row.