Wow, Knicks. Because they just can’t handle success, New York blew a 17-point lead in about seven minutes of game time between the second and third quarters. The Sixers took a four-point lead midway through the third. The Knicks came back thanks to Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, and led by 10 points late in the fourth, but then they dead-ass fell apart. Joel Embiid banked in a three and hit a few other shots. With seconds remaining, Kristaps Porzingis air-balled a three, the Sixers took the ball down the court, T.J. McConnell nailed a buzzer-beater, and it became yet another embarrassment for the boys in orange and blue.
The first three quarters belonged to Melo, who had 15 in the third, 28 overall.
Derrick Rose came out on fire, scoring 12 points in the first quarter.
He was quiet until the fourth, when he stroked three clutch-ass jumpers and an insane layup.
PROCESS KISSED BY A ROSE ON THE GRAVE https://t.co/l0gVg3gB2f— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 12, 2017
Brandon Jennings looked like the nasty, sassy Jennings of old in the second half, dropping crazy buckets, like so:
Matt Miranda on the recap tonight. Knicks suck.