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SummerPelicans 80, SummerKnicks 74 (incomplete?): Scenes from an earthquake-delayed game


NBA: Summer League-New York Knicks at New Orleans Pelicans Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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:

Trier was leading the Knicks with 21 points on 8-14 shooting, five rebounds and four assists.

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.

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.

And he had the perfect Mitch sequence, including blocking Zion:

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:

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.