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Knicks 106, Kings 98: Scenes from the blowout that became a nail-biter

A win is a win!

NBA: Sacramento Kings at New York Knicks Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks let a 20-point third quarter lead slip away, but they held off the Sacramento Kings to finish off the weekend with a 106-98 win. Exhale.

Derrick Rose carried the ‘Bockers early on offense, nabbing buckets in bunches with crafty craftiness such as this:

Kristaps Porzingis struggled mightily with his shot, particularly in the first half, when he shot 1-10. He picked up his offense a bit in the second half while cleaning the glass with a vengeance. He also put Willie Cauley-Stein on skates.

See? Rebound!

Willy Hernangomez flamenco’d Kosta Koufos with some spectacular footwork on this layup:

Kyle O’Quinn played a strong game in the first half, going coast-to-coast on this one:

Joakim Noah started after missing the last couple of games, and played crunch-time fourth-quarter minutes for the first time in a while, but he was removed for O’Quinn with under two minutes remaining.

What does it all mean? Matt Miranda will fill you in with a nice, juicy recap. Stay tuned.