There were many heroes in this one. Kemba Walker continued his resurgence with a triple-double: 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Many of those dimes went to Julius Randle, who rediscovered his shooting stroke with 25 points on 9-15 shooting (6-9 from three).
Kemba also found Obi Toppin (13 points) for a few sweet dunks. Toppin is so good, this was only his second-best dunk of the afternoon.
MERRY CHRISTMAS OBI TOPPIN pic.twitter.com/BcETm45kKS— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 25, 2021
RJ Barrett and Quentin Grimes returned from COVID protocols. RJ started, but it was Grimes who really sparkled from beyond the arc (5-12 from three, 15 points).
Seriously, this was a great game. Even Evan Fournier contributed. And Toppin ended it with a magnificent break-away dunk.
Recap to come. Merry Christmas!