The New York Knicks lost a tough one Friday night to the Boston Celtics, 104-102 . The Knicks played perhaps their best all-around game of the season, going toe-to-toe with the hated Green Goblins for 48 minutes. Unfortunately, the Knicks lack a player like Kemba Walker (33 points) or Jayson Tatum (25 points, including the game-winner) to get them over the hump in these type of slug-fests.
Hopefully RJ Barrett can become that guy some day. Barrett had a good game throughout, but missed pretty much every key shot down the stretch. Worse, he missed a few teammates on open looks. I have the utmost faith in RJ, but it’s always scary to see a talented Knick turn into a hero-ball player, even if only for a night.
Marcus Morris, continuing the Knicks’ revenge-game trend, was the hero of the evening for New York, scoring 29 points, including a massive three-pointer to tie the game briefly with only seconds left.
Frank Ntilikina started and had 10 points and one magnificent block of Marcus Smart.
ICYMI: Frank met him at the rim pic.twitter.com/NCF0yhIO17— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 2, 2019
Mitchell Robinson hurt his finger early in the second half, but returned in time to make this sweet block leading to a Knicks fast-break.
All-in-all, a pretty good night. We all knew the friggin’ Celtics would pull it out, but the Knicks made them sweat. Recap to come.