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Wizards 108, Knicks 95: Scenes from a solid loss for the tank

They tried for a while and then just weren’t good enough. Cool!

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The Knicks fell into an early hole tonight against the Wizards, and despite the heroic efforts of Allonzo Trier once again, they ultimately stuttered and fell way short of the win, losing 108-95 on the road.

But, hey, guess what? This team’s average age is under 25. Trier and Mitchell Robinson are showing huge strides with every game. Kevin Knox will be back soon. The Knicks have their own draft pick. Bask in the goodness of losses like this, where we get one step closer to a top player in the draft while still showing progress.

Anyway, let’s check in on some of the highlights from this one.

First off, Allonzo Trier, again. His nine points won’t dazzle you on the box score, but he came in just with endless energy again and managed to almost get the Knicks in the driver’s seat in the second half.

Mitchell Robinson, too. Ten points, six boards and a block for the rook tonight, including but not limited to at least three highlights plays (again). The kid is just a crazy athlete.

Tim Hardaway Jr. appeared to hurt his back in this one, and although he managed to come back from it, he never quite looked right all night.

Enes Kanter secured another double-double off the bench with 18 points and 12 rebounds. And, look, I’d be the first to point out that normally his defensive deficiencies make all that good stuff a moot point, but tonight, he actually did some stuff on D too!

So, yeah. Pretty forgettable, but not terrible, game in the long run. And we are for sure in a “long run” situation right now.

Want to chat about tonight’s game? Well, I will actually be on KnicksFanTV tonight with CP in place of J. Ellis, so check it out! Call in at 657-383-1509 and let’s chat about tonight’s game.

Stingy will have the recap for you guys in a bit!