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Hornets 119, Knicks 107: Scenes from VIVE LA FRANK

As good a loss as you’ll see.

MLS: Seattle Sounders at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks technically lost Sunday night, I suppose. The Charlotte Hornets scored 119 points to the Knicks’ 107, which is the clinical definition of a loss.

But this was more than just another night—this was French Heritage Night! And the Knicks’ resident Frenchman, Frank Ntilikina, rose from the ashes of his recent benching like a magnificent Gallic phoenix, dropping a career-high 18 points on Charlotte, all in the second half!

Frank was on fire from beyond the arc, hitting all four of his three-point attempts. The only sour note of the evening was when he missed out on an even 20 points after the ref called a B.S. offensive foul off a blatant Frank Kaminsky flop. Frank would later foul out. I strongly dislike you, Kaminsky.

The other star on the evening was fellow youngster Kevin Knox. The rook dropped 26 points and a career-high 15 rebounds on the evening, joining some elite teenage company.

Does this mean Knox is as good as LeBron? The numbers don’t lie.

Recap to come.