The New York Knicks rolled into San Francisco riding a 10-game losing streak. The Warriors are one of the few teams who might be as bad as the Knicks, so there was an actual chance New York could pull out a W.
So did the Knicks win? Uh, I guess so. Personally, I’m not even sure what I watched was really the sport of basketball.
The ‘Bockers took it to the Warriors in the first half, building an 18-point lead thanks to the work of RJ Barrett and Marcus Morris. Then, as they are wont to do, the Knicks shat all over themselves in the second half. If not for the consistent efforts of Morris (36 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals), it would have been yet another desultory loss. But just when it seemed as if they would pull out a squeaker, Barrett missed the game-clinching free throw and D’Angelo Russell hit a 3 over Mitchell Robinson to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, the Knicks played less worse than the Warriors, I suppose. This play was pretty cool.
Mitch OT slam kinda makes this OT worth it pic.twitter.com/0ZrDoYV4yx— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) December 12, 2019
Julius Randle (24 points, 13 rebounds) was pretty good. Barrett (22 points, 10 rebounds) had a nice bounceback game. Elfrid Payton (14 points) had as many turnovers as assists, but he was far better than Frank Ntilikina, who likely lost the starting job tonight.
Recap to come. Please go to sleep, I beg you.