Who was the MVP on the night for the Knickerbockers? It’s hard to pick just one, so let’s go with the two rooks: Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier. Robinson notched his first career double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block. He also executed the ever-rare, ever-gorgeous two-handed reverse off a feed from Lance Thomas.
As for iso-Zo, he helped pulverize the Mavs with a career-high 23 points, many of which came late. Rookie of the Year favorite Luka Doncic was helpless to guard Trier late, as he and Frank Ntilikina got whatever they wanted against Dallas’s backcourt.
Frank shot poorly for the second straight game, but did collect 7 assists and 3 steals. Tim Hardaway Jr. dropped 18 for the ‘Bockers, and ceded the ball to Trier late in the game when the rookie caught fire. Nice, veteran move from the Knicks’ leading scorer.