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Wizards 121, Knicks 103: Scenes from Masked Ron - Origins

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At least the first half was competitive?

New York Knicks v Washington Wizards Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Another road game, another uninspiring loss. After a back-and-forth first half, the Wizards stormed out of the gate in the third quarter and buried the Knicks, expanding their lead from 1 point to 17 in 9 post-halftime minutes. The Knicks mounted a half-assed fake comeback in the middle of the 4th, but it was for naught. Sound familiar?

This game did, however, have one thing no other game will ever have: the debut of Masked Ron. Let’s bask in his glory:

Masked Ron. And we get (at least) four weeks of this!

Okay, we can move on now. The Knicks did some legitimately good stuff in the first half! Take a look.

Here’s some good action between Masked Ron and Kyle O’Quinn:

Frank Ntilikina had a real nice second quarter, including this nice 3-ball:

and this beautiful sequence that began with some excellent defense on John Wall:

but that was about the extent of the positives. I do have one bone to pick, though. I’ve noticed much of twitter treating this

as an embarrassment of Kristaps Porzingis by Bradley Beal. That’s total BS. KP couldn’t have done much better on defense there. He maintained his footing the entire time and was ultimately in a position to contest the shot. Yes, it went in, but Bradley Beal is a really good player, and Kristaps was guarding him on the perimeter. So, in sum: fuck Twitter, fuck the Wizards, love the Knicks (but please start winning some road games).

Recap to come.