In many ways, the Knicks’ 125-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors was a success. Winning wasn’t gonna happen, but it was a high-scoring, competitive affair for a half, and watching the Warriors do one of their third quarter obliterations was entertaining in the way seeing a tiger eat an alligator is. The loss also helped the Knicks “gain” a game on the Lakers, who won tonight, and keep pace with Chicago, who lost.
A lot of the early fun was generated by Emmanuel Mudiay, who had a Knick-career high 23 points.
.@emmanuelmudiay has caught fire in Q1.— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 27, 2018
14p (3-4 3-PT) pic.twitter.com/OPWOCMZ0Jm
Mudiay was bringing it.
Mudiay OKAY— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 27, 2018
Also fwiw I absolutely thought Beasley would take that
(via @clippittv) pic.twitter.com/Q7je1iWgiH
The Knick point guards were on-point throughout the opening half. Frank Ntilikina with a special moment to end the opening frame.
I’ve been wanting to see Frank cut more often off the ball. Great play here off out of bounds set pic.twitter.com/33AUduLgZL— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) February 27, 2018
I love you people, so I’ll spare you footage of Golden State’s 39-18 third quarter that put the game away. Suffice it to say when JaVale McGee is hitting fallback rainbow jumpers, we’re all Jon Stewart.
You good, Jon Stewart? pic.twitter.com/3PU6VzQV82— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 27, 2018
Let Troy Williams ease the pain.
Troy Williams says No Sir pic.twitter.com/SpCXBlpzlu— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) February 27, 2018
Room for one more? The abuelita I carry within insists you have some more.
It’s garbage time BUT— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) February 27, 2018
- Dotson playing D
- Troy Williams with the steal
- Isaiah Hicks with the dunk
YOUNG GUYS!!!! pic.twitter.com/pilCf9Ugl5
Back with the recap in a bit.