The New York Knicks stormed back late and out-slugged the Detroit Pistons, 95-92. It wasn’t pretty, but the Knicks have won four games in a row for the first time since December 2017. Everybody get naked!
Head coach Mike Miller almost blew the game early in the fourth, keeping an ineffective Dennis Smith Jr. and Bobby Portis in the game as the Pistons stretched their lead out to seven. But then he replaced Smith with Elfrid Payton and Portis with Mitchell Robinson (yes, Mitch closed!) and the Pistons simply couldn’t keep New York off the offensive glass. The ‘Bockers grabbed 16 offensive boards, including two clutch saves by Julius Randle and Mitch. The final Mitch rebound led to a Randle bucket that stretched the lead to four.
This is EXACTLY why Mitch and Randle need to coexist.— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 9, 2020
16 offensive rebounds tonight for the Knicks. pic.twitter.com/VnS95lEN0v
Randle struggled a bit tonight (17 points on 7-17 shooting, 3 assists, 4 turnovers), but he got the bucket when he was needed most.
Mitch didn’t put up huge numbers (7 points, 5 rebounds), but he did spark the Knicks with three blocks.
Mitch has 4 blocks now btw after struggling with foul trouble early pic.twitter.com/5dcrQXVXOT— Posting and Toasting (@ptknicksblog) February 9, 2020
This pass from Reggie Bullock to Robinson was nice.
Reggie finds Mitch with a nice bounce pass ✅ pic.twitter.com/rIgCnJerN3— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 9, 2020
Recap to come. So much winning.