To the old heads like me who remember the ‘90s, beating the Miami Heat never gets old. Riley’s goons are much better than the Knicks this season — as they have been pretty much every season this century — but the ‘Bockers erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit Sunday afternoon and stunned the Heat at MSG, 124-121.
To the footage!
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
The Heat led pretty much throughout, though they could never quite put the Knicks away. Reggie Bullock scored all 16 of his points in the second half and Julius Randle (26 points) caught fire late, hitting the go-ahead three.
Julius chose a GREAT time to knock down a jumper. HUGE BUCKET pic.twitter.com/WxOgdhkNpi— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) January 12, 2020
Kevin Knox had his first good game in forever, scoring 17 points on 6-8 shooting.
But the game ball goes to struggling rookie RJ Barrett, who put on a clinic Sunday with 23 points on 7-10 shooting. Fortunately, two late missed free throws didn’t hurt the Knicks, and were the only blight on RJ’s game this afternoon.
Watch RJ go bully-ball in the post!
GIVE THE BALL TO RJ IN THE POST AND GET OUT OF THE WAY pic.twitter.com/mzkoIDgLbY— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) January 12, 2020
Watch RJ steal and dunk!
Here’s a swell play: RJ posting up Tyler Herro, waiting for the double-team, then whipping a pass to Mitchell Robinson for the dunk.
More of this PLEASE!! RJ operating out of the post leading to the drop off pass for the Mitch SLAM pic.twitter.com/B62aUm70xO— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) January 12, 2020
Mr. Miranda will have the recap later. Have a good night everyone.