The haterz will point to a bizarre Draymond Green ejection late in the second quarter, but the fact is that New York mostly had command of this game from the opening tip. The Warriors came into Thursday night on fire, but the Knicks had the medicine.
RJ Barrett led the Knicks with a career-high 28 points. He was in total command of his scoring arsenal in the first half, and he got enough buckets when the team needed it in the second half.
RJ’s first half:— RJ Barrett Stats (@RJBarrettStats) January 22, 2021
18 points on 6 field goal attempts
2 assists to 0 turnovers
Mitchell Robinson, who got a few days of much-needed rest after getting pummeled in recent games, came to life in the second half. The Warriors might have the No. 2 overall pick playing center, but young Mitch destroyed Golden State’s backline with 18 second-half points.
Warriors can't stop RJ MITCH pic.twitter.com/Ny536rpUee— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) January 22, 2021
The second unit struggled in the first half, but helped build the lead in the second. Obi Toppin had some cool dunks.
Benny will have the recap. Get some sleep, kiddos.