Clyde Frazier, the Bard of Rockin’ Steady, put it best: “This is the worst ever.” The venerable clothes horse has seen his share of Knicks basketball over the years, but Sunday afternoon’s 116-101 loss in Toronto against the Raptors might have been actually been the worst. Lance Thomas, starting in the place of the injured Kristaps Porzingis, got conked in the head by an elbow and had to leave the game after two minutes. Toronto scored 42 points in the second quarter. The Knicks scored 8 points in the third (and had to seriously hustle to get 6 of those points near the end of the quarter).
I have a pretty bad head cold at the moment, but I swear, Clyde and Breen’s voices began to slow down precipitously during a 21-2 Toronto run in the third quarter, until they sounded like Lyle Lovett and Flea during the “Great San Francisco Acid Wave” scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Highlights? Um, Derrick Rose hit a shot at one point:
with the J.— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 15, 2017
TOR 15 NYK 13 | 1Q. #NYKvsTOR #Knicks pic.twitter.com/jrka3b7oNz
This moment was pretty funny:
#KnicksTape https://t.co/SPqjhKUxIU— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 15, 2017
And this moment was representative of the game as a whole:
This entire Knicks team looks like Ice Cube when Ricky dies in his arms https://t.co/VKLf3rcs83— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 15, 2017
Recap to come. God bless.