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Spurs 119, Knicks 107: Scenes from Frank Ntilikina’s passing (and not much else)

The Frenchise shows out in a Knicks loss.

NBA: New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks played one of their better first halves of late against a Spurs team that, despite missing Kawhi Leonard, is practically invincible at home. (The Knicks, as you may have heard, have some issues playing on the road). New York went into the half trailing by one and actually took a brief third quarter lead before San Antonio woke up and truly put the clamps on them. The final score belies a fairly decent performance against a superior team. Moral victory alert!

The star of Thursday’s game was rookie Frank Ntilikina, who put up a career-high 11 assists (against only 1 turnover). One of his patented foot-on-the-three-point-line jumpers cost him a double-double (He finished with 9 points).

Here is Frank handing off to Kristaps Porzingis for the dunk.

And here he is fooling a Spurs defender with a little okie doke before a dunk.

Never one to be out-gunned by a teammate in the dunk department...Doug McDermott.

This segment from Frank and Kristaps is a nice look at the future.

Recap to come.