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Nuggets 129, Knicks 92: Scenes from the right corner three

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Saw that coming. No seriously, I wrote the subheading before the game started.

Denver Nuggets v New York Knicks
Yea, who knows, right?
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Despite Jamal Murray immediately canning a top of the key triple to open the festivities, a funky little jump start had the Knicks in front early. Then the bench unit came in and the Nuggets finished the first on a 9-0 run to go up 33-27. Featuring Juancho Hernangomez and his gang just loitering in the right corner, picking up loose change and hassling the locals.

The second quarter was more of the same and the first play of the third quarter was more still! Denver started dancing, prancing and lancing more threes. New York was down by 43 at their worst and ultimately lost by 37.

So the list of things that went right is pretty limited. Taj Gibson scrapped out some defense leading to some made-to-look-easy offense for RJ Barrett.

Something we’re starting to get used to is Marcus Morris bringing the junk to the yard.

That’s what happens when your franchise center looks like a milkshake. Anyway, point/counterpoint, don’t get used to this:

I’ll give you one guess as to whether that good sign kept sending a frequency. The horrific return of Elfrid Payton didn’t impede the re-emergence of Mitchell Robinson. Check the impeccable timing on this pinpoint pass.

The rest of Payton’s night was so rusted over, I’m surprised they drove it off the lot.

Kevin Knox II got his first career block, immediately followed by some masterful offensive stratagem by the Knicks coaching braintrust.

Just kidding, David Fizdale is not as inventive as that.

Then the Garden was treated to a mudslide, which is too graphic for this wholesome ass website. When we were finally able to return to the action... nothing mattered.

The foibles and follies continued. Walt Frazier and Mike Breen even slowly took the air out of the game. At one point an errant ball went to Clyde and he said, “I got the ball, Mike. I think i’ll keep it, so they can’t play.” That would have been the high point of the season so far.