The New York Knicks made franchise history Friday night in Orlando, hitting 24 three-pointers in a 121-98 blowout victory. The previous Knicks record for threes in a game was 20, so they really obliterated it.
The game was a rout early on. Evan Fournier (18 points) got them started, and was showing some razzle-dazzle with his passing. Julius Randle led the team with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Knicks took a 30-point lead into the half. Apparently it was only the third time in franchise history they led by 30 at halftime on the road. Yeah, it was that kind of night.
The starters actually stumbled in the third quarter, allowing the Magic to whittle their deficit down below 20 points. The bench came in and restored order — particularly Obi Toppin, who scored 13 points and played some nice defense. It’s definitely a new season for Obi.
The fourth quarter was a three-point shooting clinic. Even rookie Quentin Grimes got into the act with the first bucket of his NBA career.
Fun game. Recap to come.