The New York Knicks continue to circle the toilet bowl, this time losing to a severely shorthanded Brooklyn Nets squad on national TV. The game wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate, thanks to a good old fashioned fake Knicks comeback, but the second half was pretty fun regardless.
Cheers to Julius Randle, who played the Nets’ lone star, Kevin Durant, to pretty much a standstill on the evening. Randle continued his incredible play with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Julius too strong pic.twitter.com/BnQsf8j5PO— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) January 14, 2021
It wasn’t enough, however, as the Knicks couldn’t stop dudes like Bruce Brown, Jeff Green and Reggie Perry.
Kevin Knox was also quite good, with 13 points on 5-6 shooting. Not all of them were corner threes!
Knox showing off a midrange step-back now??? pic.twitter.com/31nqhcgix8— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) January 14, 2021
Immanuel Quickley rebounded from a string of rough outings with 19 points on 7-15 shooting. The floater was a bit hit-or-miss, but he got some to fall, along with three buckets from beyond the arc.
Quick through the contact pic.twitter.com/nOP3GvGEH6— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) January 14, 2021
Once again, RJ Barrett couldn’t buy one from the floor in the first half. Fortunately for Knicks fans, he came alive in the third quarter on his way to a surprisingly efficient 20-point night.
RJ's up to 14 points in the 3rd quarter and suddenly I don't care about a W tonight as long as he can keep this energy going forward pic.twitter.com/d6MQ1w3gkZ— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) January 14, 2021
Something needs to be done about Elfrid Payton and Nerlens Noel, however. They both sucked HARD.
Alex will have the recap. Enjoy the rest of your night.