Marcus Morris is 5-5 in the 3rd quarter pic.twitter.com/hpQbSPdiLR— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) December 16, 2019
Sure, our ‘Bockers went down early, as usual, but they erased most of a 16-point halftime deficit with a 33-20 third quarter. Given the quality of this Nuggets team (and the fact that the Knicks haven’t won in Denver in over a decade), this might have been their finest quarter of the season. Marcus Morris scored 16 of his 22 points in the period.
The Knicks actually took a lead in the fourth, but the offense couldn’t hit a shot down the stretch, and the Nuggets are much better than the Kings and Warriors. Also, Julius Randle started doing his thing — and not in a good way.
The Knicks received some breathtaking point guard play from Frank Ntilikina (13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals) and Elfrid Payton (10 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists).
Holy shit this pass by Frank pic.twitter.com/3BSMbPjtLW— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) December 16, 2019
FRANK STEALS— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) December 16, 2019
Kevin Knox had 10 points and a nice dunk.
Kevin Knox with the ANGRY dunk pic.twitter.com/60v4GdH0TL— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) December 16, 2019
All in all, a decent way to end a long Western Conference road trip. The Knicks went 2-2 out West. Recap to come.