My flu kicked into overdrive somewhere around halftime, so much of the second half resembled a bunch of blue and white caterpillars streaking across the TV screen. I know that the Knicks came out shooting flames in the first half and survived some butt-nasty offense down the stretch for the second game in a row. But the Magic are not the Raptors, and New York was able to do just enough defending to pull out the 101-90 win.
Kristaps Porzingis made good on his return from a sprained ankle, dropping 20 points for what seems like the first time this decade.
.@kporzee now with 19 points and 6 boards in his return to the floor!— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 2, 2017
NYK 68 ORL 56 | 3Q
WATCH on @MSGNetworks! #NYKvsORL pic.twitter.com/9Njh2Yl6xf
Derrick Rose was quite efficient on offense, scoring 19 points thanks to a variety of dipsy-doos.
High scoring 1st half for the #Knicks! @kporzee: 14p@drose: 11p@carmeloanthony: 10p#NYKvsORL pic.twitter.com/8X3gzRSUQZ— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 2, 2017
Ron Baker point guarded to the utmost:
Ron Baker point gawd— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) March 2, 2017
Toss in some surprising scoring contributions from Lance Thomas (11 points) and Justin Holiday (14 points) and you got your a nice little victory.
Finally, congrats to Chasson Randle, who made his Knicks debut in garbage time. Recap to come.