The Knicks are back!
Wait, no, that’s not right.
The Knicks are bad! Yes, that feels correct.
Although, I guess the Knicks being “back” would imply that they’re “bad,” since the Knicks have been mostly bad this season but had a decent outing against the Brooklyn Nets their last time out.
Oh, yeah, anyway... the Knicks lost 126-98 to the Raptors tonight. This particular blogger and podcaster tuned out about halfway through the third quarter, but you’d be fully excused if you checked out and went drinking with your high school friends well before that.
It wasn’t bad the whole time though! The Knicks did actually finish the first quarter ahead 29-21 and led by as much as 11. Unfortunately, there were three other quarters to play, and the Knicks got absolutely shelled in those, including a 37-17 disaster of a second quarter. The Raptors made 21 of 41 3-pointers if you’re looking for an explanation.
Let’s get some positives out in the open real quick. RJ Barrett went home to Canada, and even though he shot a pretty ghastly 5-17, he had 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
RJ finally gets on the board in his home country after starting 0-4 pic.twitter.com/2mt6kgclOY— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
Frank to RJ for 3. A beautiful thing pic.twitter.com/H9XGvd5Dqd— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
Julius Randle had a team-high 19 points and eight rebounds...
RJ with a great look to Randle in transition pic.twitter.com/TpcbwlI7JE— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
Probably not the ideal shot you'd want to see with Siakam waiting, but Randle spinning and winning nonetheless! pic.twitter.com/E1SVdx5iXH— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
...but still did many of the things that make you unhappy with him as a player.
Randle actually had a pretty good half, but plays like this from him keep making me scratch my head. Like c'mon man just look up! RJ is right there! pic.twitter.com/SZHq22wgOb— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
Mitchell Robinson did a few Mitchell Robinson things, and most importantly, managed to only notch two fouls in 31 minutes to go with his eight points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block.
The Knicks still suck, but at least we have Mitch pic.twitter.com/KCh3jGONJA— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
Oh, and if this had gone down, it probably would’ve been the dunk of the year so far for the Knicks just based on how unexpected it was (or maybe second-best behind if Frank had been able to finish that dunk on Porzingis):
YO LOOK AT MITCH TRYNA KILL SOMEONE pic.twitter.com/o3OYZUIm3m— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
Pascal Siakam is really good and was everywhere and nowhere all at once and scored about 5,000 points.
Frank Ntilikina played alright but looked hampered by his tweaked groin. Everyone else mostly looked bad, except Iggy Brazdeikis, who can only look good in my eyes.
Iggy with the layup!— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) November 28, 2019
(Need to get excited about SOMETHING) pic.twitter.com/QrQqzQwOgD
(To be fair, I actually thought Bobby Portis had a pretty decent game as well.)
That’s all I can muster. No recap, because really, would anyone even wanna read that? I certainly wouldn’t. I didn’t even want to write this! (Marking today’s date so I can remember when this season really began to break me. Only 18 games in!)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful turkey day <3.