Was this the greatest tank game ever? The New York Knicks took the court against their greatest tormentors, the Golden States Warriors, and made it a game throughout. I’m not even talking about a fake comeback, either — the Knicks actually led at halftime.
Sure, eventually Steph Curry got hot and danced a jolly jig, as this team is wont to do when beating up on over-matched opponents, but the ‘Bockers showed the basketball world something this Sunday afternoon. If only they had discovered it two months earlier.
Derrick Rose was the total package as a scorer, particularly in the second half. He got to the free-throw line (10-11 from the line) and dropped 28 points.
Kristaps Porzingis has one of his best games — not just recently, but this entire season. Matched up against the unsolvable riddle wrapped in a nut-puncher known as Draymond Green, the Unicorn finally conquered some of his demons by crossing that mouth-breather like a 7’3” Latvian Allen Iverson.
He even treated fans to a vintage Kristaps put-bank dunk late.
Porzingis put back dunks are life pic.twitter.com/5Wq8OOLVzI— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) March 5, 2017
And what more can we say about Ron Baker at this point? Any thoughts, Spike Lee?
Ron Baker layup plus Spike Lee celebration! pic.twitter.com/rayxV1modB— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) March 5, 2017
Recap to come. Some game!