Have you ever distilled 300 Knicks games into a putrid resin, put that resin into a syringe, and injected it directly into your eyeball? Well there’s no need to go through all that chemistry and whatnot—just watch Sunday night’s 102-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings instead.
Yes, the Knicks came back from a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the Kings. Yes, the Kings went ahead on an insane three from big man Skal Labissiere—he of the 29 total three-point attempts coming into this game. Of course, the Kings earned a technical foul for celebrating too early, and naturally Courtney Lee—who until recently had been leading the league in free-throw percentage—missed the technical free throw. The only surprise was that Trey Burke’s last-second heave didn’t roll around on the rim for a bit before falling offf.
Kyle O’Quinn had perhaps his finest game as a Knick, with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 blocks and 4 assists.
Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina were also standouts. Frank didn’t play at the end, though, because you need THE VETS.
Recap to come.