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Timberwolves 108, Knicks 104: Scenes from a potential changing of the (point) guard

Frank and Trey > Mudiay.

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So, this was a fairly enjoyable Knicks game! Truly!

The ‘Bockers struggled mightily out of the gate against a vastly superior Minnesota Timberwolves team, but then stormed back with a few impressive runs before ultimately yielding to the tank: 108-104 Wolves is your final.

Tim Hardaway Jr. had a career-high 39 points, and went thermonuclear in the third quarter, scoring 19. Here he is howling.


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Unfortunately, he had a shot rim out in the final minute which would have brought the Knicks within 2. Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.

The real surprise in this game came at the four-minute mark in the first quarter. Wolves guard Jeff Teague was slicing and dicing through Emmanuel Mudiay at will, when Jeff Hornacek removed him. Like, for good. Mudiay didn’t come back in the game, and Frank Ntilikina (13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) and Trey Burke (15 points 9 assists) started the second half in place of Mudiay and Courtney Lee.

Fun game. Would watch again.

Recap to come.