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Magic 131, Knicks 117: Scenes from a Grade-A Fake Comeback

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Another tank-tastic loss

NBA: New York Knicks at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Fake comebacks: they’re set to be all the rage this winter.

In true New York fashion, nobody pulls off that look better than our Knicks. Our guys went down by as much as 18 tonight, especially in a very ugly first quarter. But the kids fought back, narrowing the Magicians’ lead to as little as three points in the fourth quarter before ultimately folding down the stretch and losing 131-117.

Trey Burke once again gets the game ball for this one, as the little spark plug came off the bench for 31 points in 29 minutes (on 11-20 shooting, no less!):

Enes Kanter had another double-double off the bench with 21 points and 19 rebounds. And, as far as Enes Kanter games go, this one wasn’t quite as much of an empty stats fest, as Kanter was actually only a -4:

Tim Hardaway Jr. also had 32 points:

How you feeling about this loss, reader? Well, you can actually tell me about it personally, should you so please, because I’m joining CP on KnicksFanTV tonight! Call in at 657-383-1509:

Ashwin’s got your recap coming up in a bit!