I must have gotten into some of Phil Jackson’s leftover peyote stash, ‘cuz I swear I just saw the Knicks close out a 115-112 win over the Utah Jazz—in Utah—with a lineup of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee, Michael Beasley and...Trey Burke?
Yep, the former Jazz lottery pick played nearly the entire fourth quarter at point guard. At one point midway through the fourth, the Knicks rolled out a Burke/Beasley/Lee/Doug McDermott/Enes Kanter lineup. And it kinda worked! Yeah, the Knicks gave up three three-point attempts at the end (all horrendous bricks), but Burke did some cool things.
Tim Hardaway was the real hero of the game, with 31 points on 11-17 shooting. He helped put the Knicks up in the third quarter with an epic display of three-point shooting.
Kristaps had 18 points and three blocks, and made Rudy Gobert look dumb.
Ah, this game was extremely weird. Recap will probably go up tomorrow morning. Get some sleep, youngsters!