Well, that was certainly a first.
With 7:56 left in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ first Summer League game, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Ridgecrest, CA, sending shock waves to Los Angeles and Las Vegas:
Update: The epicenter was in Ridgecrest, CA, the same location as the July 4th shaker. This one, though, was much stronger at 7.1 magnitude. That's larger than the magnitude of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. https://t.co/bAq2EASFas— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 6, 2019
First off, here’s hoping that everyone in Ridgecrest is OK. For those unfamiliar with earthquakes, a 7.1 is quite large.
As far as the Knicks are concerned, they were right in the midst of recovering from a ghastly 31-13 third quarter after dominating the first half, and had narrowed the deficit to six points on an Allonzo Trier dunk during the earthquake before play was stopped:
An earthquake has stopped the Knicks/Pelicans game— Knicks Film School (@NYKFilmSchool) July 6, 2019
Meanwhile, as the arena was shaking, Allonzo Trier got off one last dunk pic.twitter.com/PlgiwPAota
Trier was leading the Knicks with 21 points on 8-14 shooting, five rebounds and four assists.
Iso Zo takes matters into his own hands for a pretty and-1 pic.twitter.com/GR5s3xJIYr— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
Iso Zo starting the second half off with a 3 from a few feet behind the line pic.twitter.com/4qYaiNMqD4— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
Really solid game for Trier, if this game is indeed over. Who knows if the NBA will find these last eight minutes important enough to play tomorrow.
Kevin Knox also had himself a game, including an extremely hot start from the 3-point line.
Kevin Knox splashin' threes early pic.twitter.com/GkB6Apy9YT— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
Mitch dunk/Knox 3 back to back pic.twitter.com/5KGhwqm9JC— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
Knox now 3-3 on threes too pic.twitter.com/yGxzN4ZirA— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
Knox finished* with 17 points on 6-12 shooting, including 3-7 from three.
Of course, no highlight film would be complete without Mitchell Robinson, who finished with an absolutely Mitch-like eight points, 10 rebounds, four blocks (three on Zion, who exited for the second half) and two steals.
MITCH SLAMMA JAMMA BABY— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
(from his oop BFF Iso Zo) pic.twitter.com/aIlKJAcBYd
And he had the perfect Mitch sequence, including blocking Zion:
Mitch with the blocked 3 to a dunk on the other end... Ughhh I love this man so muchhhhh pic.twitter.com/3Lo1thSiBz— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
Oh, and R.J. Barrett... not great, unfortunately. Maple Mamba had 10 points on 4-18 shooting, but at least there were a few highlights:
RJ Barrett showing off that shooting form on the 3 pic.twitter.com/bZ7cS9O1dR— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
RJ Barrett with the STRONG finish and the and-1 pic.twitter.com/ItwahpbVEt— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) July 6, 2019
There’s more to talk about, but that’s all for now. To be continued? Who knows? But if not, Stingy will have the full recap for you guys soon.