HOLY CRAP DID YOU GUYS JUST SEE THAT GAME?!
DEFENSE! TRANSITION BUCKETS! DUNKS! THREE-POINTERS! OH MY GOD!
Sorry, I’ll compose myself. But that game was SO FUN!
Where to even begin. Probably with Tim Hardaway Jr.? The Knicks need Hardaway to score this year until Kristaps Porzingis comes back, and boy did he ever score! THJ had 31 points on 10-22 shooting for the ’Bockers tonight.
Hezonja with the steal, and then count how many times the ball touches the court to go all the way down the court— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 18, 2018
Fizdale basketball: pic.twitter.com/XfALOwVURP
Kevin Knox makes his first NBA play by forcing a turnover that leads to a THJ bucket— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 18, 2018
12-0 Knicks run pic.twitter.com/1oYavhuFzg
Kevin Knox had his struggles to be sure, but he scored 10 in his debut. He was vastly overshadowed by fellow rookie Allonzo Trier though, who scored 15 off the bench and basically ended the game at the end of the third quarter:
Whoa— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 18, 2018
Zo Trier with the dunk in traffic pic.twitter.com/GLruBq20yJ
All in all, seven Knicks scored in double figures tonight — Hardaway, Knox, Trier, Noah Vonleh (12 points), Enes Kanter (16), Mario Hezonja (15) and Trey Burke (15). Truly a transcendent opening night performance for a team as young as the Knicks (facing another young team that was a little shorthanded, but still).
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MMiranda will have a recap for you guys in a little bit. GO THE KNICKS!