Whether you’re Team Tank or Team Win, that was a hell of an entertaining game.
Where to even begin... The Knicks went down a little early (still quite the trend so far this year) but then they stormed back to tie the game after one quarter and absolutely annihilated the Nets for three straight quarters after, winning 115-96.
Picking the best Knick from this game is like trying to pick the best candy bar — there’s countless acceptable answers. (Topical pre-Halloween reference? Check.) But for my money, Milky Way Midnight is the best candy bar, and tonight’s Milky Way Midnight was Headband Mitchell Robinson:
From the Garden rafters !!! pic.twitter.com/QIhOe26yuJ— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 30, 2018
And now he’s blocking shots... pic.twitter.com/IGMSkne8se— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 30, 2018
The big rook had 11 points on 5-5 shooting, three boards, one steal and one block on the night. Clearly the training sessions with Sheed are paying dividends quickly!
The Knicks legitimately need to just write Sheed a check for $100 million to never leave Mitchell Robinson's side if this is what 48 hours with Sheed has done for him— Ghosting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) October 30, 2018
Frank Ntilikina continued his hot play, with 16 points, five rebounds and four assists. He hit 3-of-5 shots from downtown too:
Ntilikina continues to look smooth from downtown. Knicks by 19 pic.twitter.com/9EFmSfPdfE— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 30, 2018
Tim Hardaway Jr. also put up another banner day, pouring on 25 points and a career-high-tying eight dimes. He’s been prettay good so far this year, huh?
Tim Hardaway Jr finishes the night with 25 points and a career high tying eight assists. He has now scored at least 24 points in six of the team’s first seven games.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 30, 2018
Tim Hardaway Jr with the block and then coast to coast finish pic.twitter.com/CrAOtx7RHG— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 30, 2018
Some other solid performances:
— Allonzo Trier: 12 points on 5-7 shooting, five boards. One demoralizing garbage time stuff:
Allonzo Trier with the exclamation point and the young Knicks love it pic.twitter.com/oEujPPUfxB— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 30, 2018
— Mario Hezonja: 11 points in 20 minutes
— Emmanuel Mudiay: 2 garbage time minutes total
— Damyean Dotson: 10 points and a team-leading +21
— Enes Kanter: 15 points, 15 boards, and approximately 50 missed defensive rotations off the bench
Oh, and Noah Vonleh had my second-favorite play of the night:
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Double M will have your recap later. Go the Knicks!!!