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Jazz 108, Knicks 101: Scenes from some clutch fourth-quarter tanking

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This club knows how to lose.

NBA: New York Knicks at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Were you nervous, tank fans? The New York Knicks jumped out to a 13-point first-half lead over a super-lethargic Utah Jazz club. Gordon Hayward — he of the dapper Nazi haircut — couldn’t buy a bucket. Even after the Jazz made their inevitable third-quarter run and appeared to have the Knicks on the ropes, an 8-0 run in the final two minutes gave the ‘Bockers new life.

But some things are just meant to be. Huge Frenchman Rudy Gobert stepped up with a career high in points, dominating the young bigs of the Knicks. Hayward woke up in the fourth quarter, and the boys in orange and blue did what they needed to do...namely, they lost.

Derrick Rose continued his hot shooting, but also chipped in with the pass, finding teammates out of the pick-and-roll.

Rose even managed to hit come teammates behind him. Where has that court vision been all year?

Kristaps Porzingis started at center, opposite defensive monster Rudy Gobert. The Unicorn responded early by taking the Frenchman beyond the arc.

Kristaps scored 24 points to lead the team. Sadly, though, he couldn’t compete with the Stifle Tower on the boards.

Recap won’t be up until the morning. Goodnight, y’all.