Tonight was ugly, but also weirdly beautiful for its tank majesty. The Knicks and Suns traded turnovers (Knicks — they finished with a very uncharacteristic 21 for the game) for poor shooting (Suns) in the first quarter, which saw the Knicks lead by a handful of points. Then the Suns came back in the second and led by two at halftime. After halftime, it all blew up.
My word counter says I was at 89 before I started this sentence, so let’s see if I can get to 200. It’s going to be tough, because there really was so few good things in this 107-96 loss by the first-worst team in the NBA to the second-worst team in the NBA.
Noah Vonleh continued his hot play of late with 15 points, even if he had a low rebounding total with just two:
Mitchell Robinson just can’t help but be entertaining at the very least, so he of course dazzled with eight points, eight rebounds, four blocks and two steals, even if he shot an uncharacteristic 3-7 from the floor and didn’t catch an alley-oop all night:
Blockness Monster with the volleyball spike pic.twitter.com/RZrW4fgf8J— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 7, 2019
Blockness Monster 2: Return of the Blocks pic.twitter.com/1UF5OvqsNl— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 7, 2019
Vonleh with the block on one end ➡️ Mitch with the and-1 on the other pic.twitter.com/Q3xSfQU9bk— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 7, 2019
DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 14 rebounds in his return from injury.
DJ's definitely looking spry tonight! pic.twitter.com/W6lWy742Ml— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 7, 2019
Damyean Dotson scored 15 on 6-12 shooting, and Dennis Smith Jr. also had 15 and six assists.
OH, and Clyde was in rare form tonight:
CLYDE BURN ALERT— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 7, 2019
Breen remarks that Trier got a lot of tickets because he's back in Arizona where he played his college ball.
Clyde: "The Suns obviously aren't selling out, so shouldn't have been too difficult." pic.twitter.com/a7b0yaNjtU
Zo Trier's mom is in the building.— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) March 7, 2019
Clyde: "(She) looks like his sister!"
Clyde, you sly old fox pic.twitter.com/LUbIw5EeAc
Alright, that’s 281 words. Perfect! Let’s just revel in the Knicks thoroughly owning first place in the tank standings and leave it at that.