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Knicks 118, Timberwolves 114: Scenes from Kyle O’Quinn’s unexpected masterpiece


NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Since the dawn of time, Friday Night Knicks has heralded contests of chaos, where up is down, black is white, and Kyle O’Quinn is an All-Star center.

Yeah, you heard me right. In a game with Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks’ perpetual whipping boy was the best big on the court, on either team — 20 points and 13 rebounds (7 offensive, many of them at huge moments) — as the Knicks held off the Timberwolves, 118, 114.

Oh, and he did this to Towns, who lit up the Knicks for 47 points on Wednesday:

Oh, and ... um ... Mindaugas Kuzminskas did this:

Poor Cole Aldrich — OAKAAK! — got Cheesed. Those wild mushrooms Mindaugas picks in the offseason must be of the Super Mario Bros. variety, because he powered the fuck up on that dunk.

Brandon Jennings did himself some Brandon Jennings things, no-looking and behind-the-backing and engaging in all sorts of mischief:

Kristaps Porzingis played one of his worst games of the season, but he did manage to stuff two-time Slam Dunk champion Zach LaVine:

Derrick Rose bounced back in a big way from his fourth-quarter benching with a flurry of step-backs:

Recap to come.