Could the Knicks’ young bucks build upon their fantastic fourth quarter comeback last time out as they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers once again Friday night? Uh, you could say that.
New York stormed out of the gate with an offensive barrage led by starting point guard Immanuel Quickley (22 points, 5 assists, 5 steals).
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Mitchell Robinson (8 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks) dominated on the defensive end.
Defense leads to buckets on the other end pic.twitter.com/eaLF04BkeQ— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 19, 2020
RJ Barrett (15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals) was relatively quiet and composed, yet was probably the best player overall during the preseason.
RJ getting crafty in the paint pic.twitter.com/rWJBj54W7n— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 19, 2020
The second half started with the Knicks slacking off on defense, so an angry Tom Thibodeau called a quick timeout to let them know that shit will no longer be tolerated. It’s a new era in New York, folks.
After the timeout, the Knicks continued to tear through the Cavs’ zone like tissue paper.
IQ FROM 3 AGAIN pic.twitter.com/Ab6moGaHVH— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) December 19, 2020
The Knicks scored 103 points in three quarters and led by 46. The fourth quarter was Obi Toppin, Kevin Knox and a bunch of kids who hadn’t gotten run in previous games (Ignas Brazdeikis, Theo Pinson and Jared Harper).
Iggy to Obi alley say that 5x fast pic.twitter.com/wnpgzSN3mC— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 19, 2020
My God, what a performance. Kevin Knox (20 points) couldn’t miss from 3. Reggie Bullock and Julius Randle both played well. Myles Powel got some fourth-quarter burn. Great stuff all around.
Benny has the recap. Enjoy your weekend.