The Knicks beat the Sixers. Robert Covington had a career-high with all those threes for Philadelphia, but New York got double-digit scoring from six different guys, shot way way way better than the Sixers overall, and avoided blowing their double-digit lead at the end. Here's Robin Lopez swatting a fool. He swatted several:
Get out of here! @rolopez42 with 14p/12r/3b & the #Knicks own a 72-66 lead. #NYKvsPHI pic.twitter.com/4f9hhfMW2H— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 9, 2016
(He also missed 6 of his first 7 free throws, then celebrated super sarcastically when he made the 8th one.)
And here's a lovely two-man game between Lopez and Jerian Grant, which dominated the last few minutes of the third quarter:
And! Here's Jerian staving off the Sixer rally with a big jumper in the final minute ... which pleased his dad Harvey!
Also I just want to confirm two things:
Kurt said he thought plenty about bringing Melo back as PHI cut lead. Melo said his stomach was bothering him, & wasnt ready to come back in— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) April 9, 2016
1. Rambis was totally gonna put Melo in there.
2. Melo's sprint to the locker room with like a minute left in the first half was a poo run. I know a poo run when I see one.
It's fun to watch Jerian learn. It's fun to watch him lead the Knicks to a win. Good job, Knicks.