Tim Hardaway Jr helped get things rolling in the first half contributing across the board. As the team’s bellwether, Tim getting loose allows for Kevin Knox to find rhythm jumpers and Emmanuel Mudiay to find space driving to the goal. The shots just started to come up shorter and shorter as the 76ers gradually pushed away from the Knicks.
There was plenty of fun stuff in the first half, especially from Knox and Hardaway. Here Knox slides up the side to find the open slot and slings a triple.
Knox got going in transition a bevy of times too as he became the first Knick rookie since someone named “Patrick Ewing” to score 15 points or more in six consecutive games.
Knox in transition ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iSFNzythWY— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) December 20, 2018
After that little deuce, Knox tried to get up a little higher.
Kevin Knox tried to get the Sixers on this one, but not Embiid. Go big or go home, I guess. pic.twitter.com/X93h1Wnzql— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) December 20, 2018
As the old saying proceeds, if in your first you don’t entirely succeed, try again with a little help from your friends. That’s not it. The old saying has a better ring to it. Whatever. I’m at a loss for words. Just look:
Kevin Knox is coming for you pic.twitter.com/OPD6VNZEcq— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) December 20, 2018
Yabba-dabba. Hot shit, Knoxy.
As if that wasn’t awesome enough, we were treated to some bully Tim several times on the evening.
The reverse of that was our boy Frank Ntilikina hemming up Ben Simmons’ turbo string bean face ass.
Frank handles Simmons in the Post pic.twitter.com/0oVzus9hDZ— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) December 20, 2018
Tim fought through the plantar fasciitis that will derail his season sooner or later.
Say what you want about Tim Hardaway Jr’s contract— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) December 20, 2018
The guy plays hurt and puts his body in danger every night pic.twitter.com/EfUOk0HSDg
I want him to play, but I want him to sit too. Tim has had a rough stretch after a scintillating start to the year. My imagination tells me he’ll push as hard as he can to get an All Star slot. I worry he’s already played himself out of contention though.
In the end the Sixers just had extra gears and the were able to zoom ahead. New York was unable to figure out ways to get stops and turn them into buckets. Nevertheless, excellent effort from a run of Knicks. Full recap on the horizon.