Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Knicks friends. New York was able to overpower Brooklyn this afternoon. Kristaps Porzingis (26 points on 14 shots in 27 minutes) and Frank Ntilikina (10 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal) led the way. The Knicks also debuted Trey Burke and he looked pretty good! He rapidly changes gears and darts into open space looking for openings or finding teammates in rhythm.
Game ball goes to Frank and you can kind of sum up his contributions with one of these babies:
Franikie with the swat, then takes it end-to-end and hits KOQ in-stride for the bucket! pic.twitter.com/6BwYzqtwnX— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) January 15, 2018
And one of these:
Frank pushed and stayed aggressive and made the Nets uneasy. Caris Levert will not be looking forward to being bottled up like that again.
Trey Burke, looking uncannily like Allen Iverson, immediately showed how he can contribute:
Porzingis had his way with the little Brooklyn-ites, eventually getting the shoulder waggling Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to foul out. Here is the big man in his cubicle:
Courtney Lee didn’t do much but his knightly work is on the precipice of sainthood:
Courtney Lee just tied the all-time Knicks' record for consecutive free throws made. He's hit 44 in a row, matching Chris Duhon.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 15, 2018
Full recap on the horizon. Until then, keep replaying this one...