I’m absolutely devastated right now as the Yankees are on the verge of being eliminated in Game 7 of the ALCS (Go ahead and laugh, Mets fans). Of course, you can always count on the Knicks to blow a 21-point lead and twist that knife sticking out of a New York sports fan’s heart.
The Knicks soared over the Pistons in the first 18 minutes of this game, until Stan Van Gundy realized they could just run 1-5 pick-and-rolls all over Enes Kanter’s head. A 13-point halftime lead evaporated quickly in the third quarter. Tim Hardaway Jr.—who had been horrible for the most of the game—and Kristaps Porzingis hit a pair of back-to-back threes to tie the game back up, but both the Knicks and Kristaps failed to execute late. KP missed two open shots, one free throw and drove into the teeth of Detroit’s defense for a block. Your final score: Pistons 111, Knicks 107. Screw sports.
Kristaps was magnificent throughout much of this one, scoring 33 points and becoming the first Knick to score 30 in his first two games of the season since Patrick Ewing in 1993-94.
KP on the board!— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 22, 2017
9-9 1Q @TheGarden. #Knicks pic.twitter.com/P4ITLni7IU
KP AND-1!— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 22, 2017
20-17 #Knicks lead. pic.twitter.com/zMexMTusXU
Kyle O’Quinn was the team’s best center (who played, at least...Willy Hernangomez received a DNP-CD), scoring 15 points and 7 assists.
KOQ! pic.twitter.com/TTXRBkFKyi— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 22, 2017
Ramon Session got to the free-throw line, at least (6-8 FT). And Doug McDermott did some good things yet again, with a steal and a block! (He’s still not hitting his threes, though). I’m not sure Doug McD shouldn’t start!
Oh well, sports suck. Recap to come.