If you’re some kind of stuck-up math nerd, you might say that the New York Knicks technically lost Sunday’s game to the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-105. Shut up, poindexter! Everybody on this site knows that the Knicks automatically win any game in which Kevin Knox scores 20 or more points.
And Knox did not disappoint on this day, my friends. The rook poured in a career-high 31 points. Here is Knox breaking the 30-point barrier with a nifty James Harden step-back three.
KNOX WITH 31 POINTS HE’S 19!!! pic.twitter.com/B4WFMSljUd— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) January 13, 2019
Here is Knox eliciting what may be the first Mike Breen “BANG” call of his young career.
Not to be outdone, fellow youngster Luke Kornet went off against Philly bruiser Joel Embiid, scoring 23 points, grabbing 5 rebounds and dishing 5 assists.
Big Luke even frustrated Embiid into committing a couple of goon plays, including a flagrant foul. The Vanderbilt alum was living rent-free in Embiid’s head.
As for the rest of the squad, they fell behind by as much as 24 early in the game, but responded with pluck and gusto. Emmanuel Mudiay even had a chance to tie it at the buzzer. Not bad for a team missing Tim Hardaway Jr., Enes Kanter and Mitchell Robinson.
Miranda’s on the recap. Peace out.