At 3 PM Thursday afternoon fans discovered that the current iteration of the New York Knickerbockers basketball club would be the exact same group they had been watching all season. A few hours later, the Knicks reminded their fans why watching an unchanged version of this club is a fate worse than death.
New York displayed their characteristic brand of non-defense in Cleveland, allowing 119 points to a Cavs squad missing Kevin Love.
Oh, and Kristaps Porzingis got hurt.
Kristaps Porzingis (sprained right ankle) will not return.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 24, 2017
Courtney Lee was by far New York’s best player on the evening, dropping 25 points on 10-15 shooting to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
.@CourtneyLee2211 for ! #Knicks lead 13-8! #NYKvsCLE #Knicks pic.twitter.com/iIVn8W6kNc— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 24, 2017
Carmelo Anthony needed 25 shots to collect 20 points and posted the rare 5/5/5 (rebounds, assists, turnovers) line.
The #NBAAllStar triple! #NYKvsCLE #Knicks pic.twitter.com/rJcxJTSMJB— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 24, 2017
Willy Hernangomez posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. He also dropped 4 dimes, tying him with the team’s nominal point guard, Derrick Rose.
Great stuff, guys. Recap to come, probably tomorrow morning.