You guys...this team. These princes of New York, assembled from many nations, getting buckets beneath the shadow of Lady Liberty herself. Oh, how we love them.
The Knicks were in trouble throughout Tuesday’s contest with the Charlotte Hornets, giving up way too many open looks from three and suffering through both the Dwight Howard Dead Cat Bounce Game and the Malik Monk Revenge Game. Then Jeff Hornacek got a bit crazy in the fourth quarter with a lineup of Frank Ntilikina, Courtney Lee, Doug McDermott, Lance Thomas and Kyle O’Quinn. Then, with the Knicks still down nine, Horny went even hog-wilder, finishing up with a quintet of Frank, Lance, McBuckets, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis at the 5.
It worked, to say the least: New York finished the game on an 18-4 run, with Kristaps providing all the sweet, sweet clutchness.
BANG!!!!!!!! ALL HAIL LORDZINGIS pic.twitter.com/kGNMLohsKN— Kristaps Wobzingis (@World_Wide_Wob) November 8, 2017
Plus a wink at Dwight Howard.
Dwight Howard wasn't happy with the foul call. Kristaps Porzingis hit him with the wink pic.twitter.com/IgmR22WQDi— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 8, 2017
Frank and Lance are an unstoppable defensive duo. McBuckets dropped 20 points. Kristaps is clutch. He also blocks shots.
Recap to come. In conclusion: No. Thank you.