We’re number one! We’re number one!
The Knicks are back at the top of the tank standings after tonight’s 115-108 loss to the Sacramento Kings, thanks to some quality anti-tanking by the Phoenix Suns tonight:
SUNS BEAT BUCKS— Tankathon.com (@tankathon) March 5, 2019
Knicks back at #1— Tankathon.com (@tankathon) March 5, 2019
Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled tank programming... The Knicks lost to the Kings, who are currently fighting real hard to make the playoffs. The Knicks, to their credit, did not make it all that easy for them:
Knicks haven't been all that sharp on offense today but they've been scrappy. That's keeping them in it right now. pic.twitter.com/6WFUdC0QQJ— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
Allonzo Trier was the easy MVP of this game, notching another efficient game with 29 points on just 16 shots. His big night could’ve been even bigger if he hadn’t shot an uncharacteristic 10-15 from the free throw line.
Oh myyyyyy @ISO_ZO with the spin and the slam!!! pic.twitter.com/QxywcOUCkW— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
DJS behind the back to Trier in transition!! pic.twitter.com/7bc5x3Rptu— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
Speaking of Dennis Smith Jr., he managed a less efficient, but still pretty good, 18 points on 8-17 shooting with five assists, three steals and two blocks. And, as he is wont to do, DSJ gave us probably the best Knicks highlight of the game:
DSJ with the thievery and the SLAMMA JAMMA pic.twitter.com/ecpeWTBUOv— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
Another look at that DSJ dunk! pic.twitter.com/0VgFzReESc— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
Ok sure let's see it in slo-mo too pic.twitter.com/VwdsuqYoX6— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
De’Aaron Fox kinda overshadowed his draftmate, though:
De'Aaron Fox with the nasty breakaway windmill— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) March 5, 2019
I was pretty happy with this DSJ block on Willie Cauley-Stein too, though:
DSJ with a slick block on WCS pic.twitter.com/HdiKvU78Fe— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
Mitchell Robinson fouled out (sad face), but managed four points, seven rebounds and two blocks in his 18 minutes of run.
Oh y'know, just another easy-peasy left-handed block by Mitchell Robinson pic.twitter.com/YKioOj48Os— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 5, 2019
Noah Vonleh also fell just one point shy of his third straight double-double, with nine points and 13 boards. He was the only Knick with a positive plus-minus, and he’s really reclaimed some of that early-season fervor these last few games.
Kevin Knox only played 21 minutes, but the kid had easily his best game in a while with 11 points on 4-6 shooting. More of that, please!
So, enjoy the Suns win. Deal with the Knicks loss. Trust that the Knicks are on a righteous path to Zion. Recap coming later.