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Jazz 108, Knicks 94: Scenes from an epic second-half collapse

24 good minutes ain’t enough

NBA: New York Knicks at Utah Jazz Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks let a 13-point halftime lead cascade out of their hands in the third and fourth quarters, as the red hot Utah Jazz steamrolled them en route to a 108-94 victory.

Let’s start with the good. RJ Barrett played a hell of a game, scoring 17 points on 7-11 shooting.

One might as the coaching staff (and the point guard) why RJ only got 11 shot attempts in more than 40 minutes. I know the Jazz can play D, but that is pretty absurd.

Speaking of absurd, Austin Rivers continued his torrid play against the Jazz in the first half, scoring 25 points on 10-10 shooting.

That would not continue in the second half — noticing a theme here? — as Rivers went 0-4 after halftime. The Jazz tightened up their D and the Knicks simply did not have a response. They played some sloppy, lazy basketball over the last 24 minutes. Hopefully we can just chalk it up to the typical malaise teams feel at the end of a long road trip.

Matt Miranda will have the recap later. Have a good evening, ladies and gents.