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:
Carmelo Anthony, Professional Bucket Manufacturer https://t.co/42mzya8jld— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) December 18, 2016
Willy Hernangomez set a new season high in point while player in front of his brother, Denver’s Juancho:
BEAUTIFUL pump fake and slam by Hernangomez. pic.twitter.com/sZHZMkhS1B— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) December 18, 2016
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.
Ron Baker's posse is going NUTS pic.twitter.com/OFqllIVwen— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) December 18, 2016
Recap to come. The Knicks have now lost three in a row.