Big announcement! Take it away, Samuel L. Jackson!
THE KNICKS WON TONIGHT AND MADE THE OSCARS pic.twitter.com/YngX2oFsuK— SNY (@SNYtv) February 25, 2019
It’s true! Remember December 1, 2018? The Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. Mario Hezonja stepped over Giannis Antetokounmpo and we all had a nice laugh. That was the Knicks last home win of the season...
...before tonight! The ‘Bockers put nearly three months of agony behind them on Sunday night, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 130-118.
The Knicks made quite the boo-boo at the start.
When you don’t even try to hide that you’re tanking... pic.twitter.com/e7l3179H1g— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) February 25, 2019
NOTE: That was the wrong basket. They were supposed to score in the other basket.
But from there on out, it was pretty much all Knicks, even though the Spurs inevitably cut a 23-point second-half lead to only eight. But New York’s young guns responded magnificently, however, to put this one to bed.
First, it was Damyean Dotson (27 points), who hit his career-high eighth triple of the night.
From then on, it was the Dennis Smith and Mitchell Robinson show.
THE KNICKS WIN AT HOME— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 25, 2019
DENNIS SMITH TO MITCH OFF THE GLASS OOP pic.twitter.com/tM4HmstB1y
Mitch had a typical “This is what happens when you play Mitch 30 minutes, dummy!” game: 15 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Smith, though, was perhaps the true standout, with 19 points and 13 assists. His second half performance was some of the finest displays of point guarding I’ve seen from a Knick in quite some time.
Matt Miranda will have the recap. It’s time to celebrate!