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! is my everything pic.twitter.com/OQtbPftt2N— Robert Silverman (@BobSaietta) January 4, 2018
Masked Ron. And we get (at least) four weeks of this!
Ron Baker says he'll be playing in a mask for at least four weeks.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 3, 2018
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.